Monday, February 19, 2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 02/18/2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 02/18/2018


Ernest Desrosiers, 93, of Mahanoy City, passed away Saturday, February 17th, at Providence Place of Pottsville.

Ernest was born in Herra Dura, Cuba on October 19, 1924, a son of the late Eva (Pineault) and John Desrosiers.

Graduated from Mahanoy City High School Class of 1942

He was a member of Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish Mahanoy City, PA 17948.

He served in the U.S. Army as a PFC in WW II in the New Guinea and Southern Philippine theater. He was awarded the Leyte Invasion Bronze Arrowhead medal and a Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two bronze stars.

After the war he specialized in watch and jewelry Repair. He owned a store, Ernie’s, on West Center in Mahanoy City. He retired as a tool and die maker in the late 80’s.

Ernie was a member of the American Legion Post 74 of Mahanoy City.

He was husband of the late Helen (Maschak) Desrosiers who passed away August of 1999.

Earnest is survived by his niece, Jilbert (Sherknus) and Husband Dominic Vitolo of Middletown, NJ; nephew George and wife Helen Sherknus of Venice, FL; and nephew John (Leo) Desrosiers, of Topton Pa. Great nephews and a niece, Dominic and Marc Vitolo, George, Jeffrey and Ryan Sherknus, Bradley and Kristy Desrosiers, Michael Desrosiers and many great-great nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by great nephew Daniel Desrosiers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Mahanoy City, PA, at 10 AM on Wednesday, February 21st, with Rev. Bill Linkchorst officiating.

Friends may call Wednesday 9 AM at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish.

Interment will follow at Skyview Memorial Park Hometown.

Family prefers donations to St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish

Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Visit to sign the guest book and send sympathy cards.


Faye A. Dissinger, 77, of Laurel St., Pine Grove, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 16, 2017 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.
Born on August 3, 1940 in Pottsville, she was a daughter of the late Claude and Mildred Hartman Krammes.
She was a 1958 graduate of Pine Grove High School and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Pine Grove.
Faye was a seamstress for most of her working days at Canoe Mfg., Pine Grove, but her real passion was music. You see, God gave her a gift, "TALENT". Having never taken a lesson, she could read, write, play and teach music (piano). She was quite an amazing piano and organ player for many churches in the area, too many to name. She also volunteered with the Kitchen Band, PA Dutch Band and Senior Citizens.
She will be greatly missed but God needed another Angel.
Preceding her in death was a brother Kenneth Krammes and a sister Nancy Jean Miller.
Surviving are her husband of nearly 58 years, Ralph Dissinger; two sons, Keith and wife Ann Dissinger of Bonneyville, Alberta, Canada, Lane and wife April Dissinger of Pine Grove; a daughter Leigh Anne Miller of Pine Grove; three grandchildren, Amanda Lucas, Russell Dissinger, Sr., both of Pine Grove and Toni Dissinger of Orwigsburg; three great grandchildren, Heaven Dissinger, Kaylee Dissinger and Russell Dissinger, Jr.; a sister Donna and husband Tom Griffiths of Carlisle; nieces and nephews.
Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 12:30 P.M. at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove with SALM John Ziegler officiating. There will be a calling time on Thursday, February 22 from 11:00 A.M. until time of service at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Manbeck's Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions in her memory be made to either Ralph Dissinger, 43 Laurel St., Pine Grove, Pa. 17963 or the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., 139 S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove, Pa. 17963 to help her family with funeral expenses.
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