Thursday, February 15, 2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 02/15/2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 02/15/2018


Scott DeWire, 56, of Locust Valley, PA died on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous 8 year battle with ALS.

Born in Coaldale, PA on March 28, 1961, he was a son of Chuck and Millie (nee Garenty) DeWire. Scott was predeceased by his father in December 2014. A 1979 graduate of Tamaqua High School, he was a graduate of Williamson College of the Trades, 8W2, Media, PA and a member of Foursquare Church in Frackville, PA. An employee of Air Products for 30 years, Scott was the manager of four plants and the youngest employee to be promoted to startup engineer. He traveled the world several times but loved spending time refurbishing his home, gardening, and just being outdoors.

Scott was a beloved son, brother, grandson, uncle and friend.

Active in the Williamson College Alumni Association, he was very devoted to the school and for what it stands.

In addition to his mother, Millie, Scott is survived by brothers, Charles DeWire, Jr. and his wife Lori of Englewood, FL, Pastor Todd DeWire, Sr. and his wife Mary of Tuscarora, PA, and Mark DeWire and his wife Georgia of Locust Valley, PA; sister, Dara DeWire of Delray Beach, FL; nephews and nieces, Ryan, Danielle, Jared, Todd Jr., and John; 5 great nephews and nieces; and best friend, Janice Leonard of Minersville, PA.

Services will be held at 7 PM on Sunday, February 18 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua with Pastor Mark Caston officiating. Call 6-9 PM on Sunday, February 18 at the funeral home and 10-10:30 AM on Monday, February 19 at the funeral home. Interment in Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown, PA will be at 11 AM on Monday, February 19.

Memorials in Scott's name may be made to Williamson College of the Trades, 106 South New Middletown Road, Media, PA 19063.

Online condolences may be made at Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.                

Donald Harry Green, 80, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Wednesday, February 14th, at Reading Hospital, West Reading. 

Born in Pottsville on June 29, 1937, he was a son of the late Harry & Helen (Billman) Green.
He was the husband of Judith E. (Shoener) Green. The couple would have celebrated 61 years of marriage on March 2nd.

Donald was a graduate of Cressona High School, Class of 1955.

He was the former owner and operator of V & E Fuel & Oil. Upon the sale of the business, he continued working for Jack Keller as a plumbing and heating technician until his retirement.
He was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church, Schuylkill Haven. 

Donald was a life member of Schuylkill Hose Company, Schuylkill Haven. 

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by a son,Gregory D. Green & wife, Amanda Edwards, Lynchburg, VA, and three grandchildren: Nathan, Morgan, & Hannah.

In addition to his parents, Donald is also preceded in death by his sisters: Ardith Weibley, & Sylvia McLaren.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be conducted at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Donald's memory may be made to Covenant United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 209 East Main Street, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972 or Schuylkill Hose Company, P O Box 132, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972. 


LaRue Ann Snyder, 79, of Prescott Rd., Lebanon,  passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018 at home.

Born on April 4, 1938 in Pine Grove,  she was a daughter of the late John Leo and Eleanor L. Deichert Miller.

She was a 1956 graduate of Pine Grove High School and was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Schaefferstown.

LaRue was a CNA and Restorative Nurse and retired from Cedar Haven Nursing Facility, Lebanon.
Preceding her in death was her husband Robert S. Snyder in 1984.

Surviving are three sons, Keith Snyder of York,  Kevin and wife Sharon Snyder of Palymra, John Snyder of Schaefferstown;  a daughter, Elizabeth Ondrusek of Myerstown; 7 grandchildren:  Douglas, Nicholas, Kelli, Ryan and Katie Snyder, Olivia Smaltz, Sophia Ondrusek;  a great granddaughter Lila Smaltz.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Outwood Lutheran Church, 934 Oak Grove Rd., Pine Grove with Dr. Norman C. Marks and Pastor Daniel Donmoyer officiating. There will be a visitation on Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at the Church.  Interment will follow in the Outwood Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions  be made to the Humane Society of Lebanon County, 150 N. Ramona Rd., Myerstown, Pa. 17067 or Wellspan Hospice, 1503 Quentin Rd. Lebanon, PA 17042, in her memory.

The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family online at our website


Peter Yuhas, 94, of Mahanoy City, and a former resident of South Bower Street, Shenandoah, passed away Sunday evening at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street.

Born in Shenandoah, May 4, 1923, he was a son of the late Michael and Mary (Livchik) Yuhas.

He was educated in the Shenandoah area schools.

Peter was a decorated World War II Army veteran. He was a member of Company D 1301st Engineers Combat Battalion having served in Normandy, the Rhineland and the Ardennes. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Medal, the European–African–Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal with Five Bronze Stars, the World War II Victory Medal and the Philippines Liberation Ribbon.

Earlier in life he was employed in the coal industry. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a driller and blaster for Miller Construction Co.

Peter was a member of the former Russian Orthodox Church, Shenandoah, and later attended St. Michael’s Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Shenandoah. He was an avid fisherman.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his wives, Helen Rusin Yuhas and Judith Flinchbaugh Yuhas; his son, Ronald P. Yuhas, a Navy BM3 who lost his life serving his country in the Vietnam War; three brothers, George, Michael and John Yuhas; a sister, Mary Yescalis.

Surviving are two daughters, Marlene McGrath and her husband, Patrick, Wilmington, Del., and Joyce Homa and her husband, Thomas, Mahanoy City, with whom he resided with for the past 10 years; four grandchildren, Danny, Nicole, Tommy and Kevin; a brother, Steve Yuhas, Lompoc, Calif.; a sister, Helen Kravitz and her husband, Stanley, Chatham Township, N.J.; nieces and nephews.

Religious services and interment with military honors at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, will be private at the convenience of the family.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.


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