Monday, February 12, 2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 02/12/2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 02/12/2018


Joseph M. Timko, age 71, of Mahanoy City and formerly of Shenandoah, died Sunday morning at his home. Born March 19, 1946 in Upper Shaft he was the son of the late George and Tessie (Gulick) Timko.

He was a 1963 graduate of Shenandoah Catholic High School. He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Force and served on Monkey Mountain in Vietnam. He was of the Roman Catholic Faith and a member of the former St. Stephen's Church in Shenandoah. He was a member of Mahanoy City American Legion Post 74, Ashland VFW Post 7654, BPOE 695 in Mahanoy City and was a life member of the William Penn Fire Company. He was an avid fan of the New York Giants and the San Francisco Giants.

Joe was a well known accordion player with the former band "The Legends" of St. Clair in the 1970's and 80's.

Preceding him in death in addition to his parents were a son Joseph in 1992 and a brother George in 2012.

Survivors include two sons Michael and his wife Holly of Mahanoy City, Christopher of Lost Creek, sister in law Shirlee Timko of Hazle Township, a niece Debbie Yanuzzi of Hazle Township and 3 grandchildren Colin, Nolan and Christopher Timko.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a religious service and military honors on Friday morning at 10 AM in St. Michael's Cemetery in Shenandoah Heights.

Msgr. Ronald Bocian will officiate.

Friends may call at the David D. Jarrett Funeral Home in Mahanoy City on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 PM.

Contributions in Joe's name to the Mahanoy City American Legion Post 74 or the Mahanoy City American Legion Ladies Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family and will be accepted at the visitation.

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Walter E. Shubeck, 87, of Coaldale passed Sunday February 11, 2018 at St. Luke's Miners Campus, Coaldale.

Born in Coaldale, July 10, 1930, he was a son of the late Stephen and Myrtle (Gewehr) Shubeck.

A 1948 graduate of Coaldale High School, he retired as a Printer working at both The Reading Eagle and The Tamaqua Courier. He was a member of the Coaldale American Legion. Walter enjoyed working on cars, cooking and visiting Chinese auctions.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Joyce Gabos.

Surviving are his companion, Charlotte Scheidly, Tamaqua, two brothers, Stephen Shubeck and his wife Dorothy, Macungie, PA, John Shubeck, Shoemakersville, PA, two Nephews Thomas Gabos and Stephen Shubeck, and one Niece Valerie Shubeck.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 655 E Broad St., Tamaqua, PA 18252.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday February 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with the Rev. Dan Meader officiating. Friends may call from 9:30AM to 11:00AM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Luke's Rehabilitation & Nursing 360 West Ruddle St., Coaldale, PA 18218.

Interment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.
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Elizabeth Didjunas, 96, a lifelong resident of Mill Creek, passed away Thursday at Schuylkill Center, Pottsville.

Born in Mill Creek, Oct. 23, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Julia McDonald Hoke and widow of Edward D. Didjunas, who passed March 23, 1972.

A graduate of Saint Clair High School, Class of 1938, she was a member of St. Clare of Assisi R.C. Church, Saint Clair, and the former St. Casimir R.C. Church, Saint Clair.

She was preceded in death by five sisters, Catherine Hoke, Monica McCaffrey, Dorothy Snyder, Sara Brennan and Mildred Stoudt.

Surviving are her daughter, Kathleen Didjunas, with whom she resided; nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday from St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 250 E. Hancock St., Saint Clair, with Monsignor William F. Glosser officiating. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Clare of Assisi Memorial Fund, 250 E. Hancock St., Saint Clair, PA 17970. Burial will be in St. Casimir's Cemetery, Port Carbon. Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, Saint Clair, is in charge of arrangements.

Robyn Lyn Barrett, 39, of Buck Run, beloved daughter of Holly and John, best friend and cherished sister of Heather and dog mom to her puppy Dasher, passed away at home on February 9, 2018.

Robyn was a graduate of Minersville Area High School, Dickenson College and Towson University. She taught environmental science and biology at the high school level. The environment was her passion.

She lover her family and friends and always looked forward to spending time with them.

Robyn loved baseball, especially her Pittsburgh Pirates, and spending time at the beach watching for dolphins.

She enjoyed playing card games and board games, with family and friends. She really enjoyed playing mini-golf, where she always wanted to keep score. She frequently won.

Her smile and laughter will be greatly missed by all she touched.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on April 7, 2018 at 2pm at the Trinity Lutheran Chapel, Buck Run.

Remembrances in the form of donations can be sent to Mostly Mutts, 284 Little Mountain Road, Sunbury, PA 17801 ( or The Trinity Chapel, 20 Buckhorn Road, Pottsville PA 17901.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Lewisburg Visiting Nurses for their kindness and much appreciated support.