Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 02/20/2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 02/20/2018


Chase E. Morgan, 9, of Pleasant Valley Rd., Pine Grove, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday morning, February 20, 2018 at home.

Born on March 21, 2008 in Pottsville, he was a son of Edward and Sharon Wariki Morgan.
Chase was a 4th grade student at Pine Grove Area Elementary School. He was a member of the Pine Grove Youth Soccer Association, West Schuylkill FC, Pine Grove Little League, Lasers Travel Baseball Team and Pine Grove Biddy Basketball team.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a sister Nia Bronson at home; grandparents, Randall and Ginny Morgan of Pine Grove, Judy Wariki of Shamokin and Ronald "Joe" Wariki of Shamokin; aunts and uncles, Jason and Kate Roadarmel of Elysburg, Sherri Fulmer of Treverton and Daniel and Jenn Morgan of North Adams, MA; many cousins.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Noon at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 312 S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove, with Pastor Jason Stump officiating. There will be visitation on Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 9:00 A.M. until time of service at the Church. Interment will follow in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions in Chase's name be made to the organizations he was involved with. The Pine Grove Youth Soccer Association, P.O. Box 374, Pine Grove, Pa. 17963; Pine Grove Little League, P.O. Box 2, Pine Grove, Pa. 17963, Pine Grove Biddy Basketball c/o Jenny Zimmerman, 199 Mexico Rd., Pine Grove, Pa. 17963; West Schuylkill FC, 1492 Mountain Rd., Pine Grove, Pa. 17963 or Lasers Travel Baseball Team c/o Sam Smeltz 22 Hidden Acres Dr., Pine Grove, Pa. 17963.
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 www.hlsnyderfuneralhome.com


John J. Fedor, husband, father, Pop-Pop, of Mill Drive, Tamaqua passed away on Tuesday February 20, 2018 at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Medical Center, Coaldale at the age of 90.

Survived by his beloved wife of sixty-five years, Ann C. (Garshell) Fedor; sons, John Jay Fedor and his wife Audrey of Nazareth, James P. Fedor and his wife Susanne of Vestal, NY, Raymond T. Fedor and his wife Catherine of Tamaqua; grandchildren, Aaron, Adrienne, Ryan, Jason, Lauren, and Bradley.

John was born in Beaver Meadows on February 10, 1928 the son of the late John and Anna (Galada) Fedor. He attended a one room grade school house in Coxeville thru 8th grade. While attending Hazle Township High School, class of 1945, he learned to play the accordion, was the center on the football team, but was able to join the band at half time to play the drums.

John served honorably in the United States Coast Guard during WWII. He began his training at the Coast Guard Institute in New London, CT earning a degree in Electronics. He was then stationed in stationed in Hawaii as a radar operator.

After completing his military service, John attended Hazleton G.I. School for TV repair. He then began work for the former Ridge Center in Lansford, PA as a TV repairman from 1950 to 1966. John was involved in one of the first installations of Cable TV in America from Summit Hill to Lansford. In 1966, John went to work for the former Atlas Powder Co. of Reynolds as a Development Engineer, retiring in 1991. During his tenure at Atlas, he built a large computer automated index machine which produced the first non-electric blasting cap.

His early education and his creativity gave him the ability to fix anything. He was a handyman in the truest sense, building and designing his own home in West Penn Twp.

A member of St. John XXIII R.C.C. of Tamaqua, John also belonged to the West Penn Lions Club, Tamaqua & McAdoo Senior Citizens. He and Ann enjoyed traveling, camping, and when his boys were young he coached their Lansford Little League team, the "Ace's".

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation services, Inc. of 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252. (570) 668-2550

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday February 23, 2018 at 11 o'clock AM from SS. Peter & Paul R.C.C. 301 Pine Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

Friends may call on Friday morning from 9:00 A.M. until 10:30 A.M. at the funeral home.

Interment with Military honors will take place at Sky-View Memorial Park Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

Memorials in his name to:

St. John XXIII R.C.C. / Renovations
266 West Broad street
Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252

Online registry and condolences maybe signed at www.griffithsfuneralhomes.com

Denise M. Paul, 52, of Locustdale, PA passed away Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. 

Born April 5, 1965 in Ashland, PA the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Mikurak) Brady. She graduated from North Schuykill High School and Empire Beauty School. She worked for Home Health Care and was a member of the Locustdale Fire Co. She enjoyed spending time with family, her dogs, and doing things for other people. 

Preceding her in death is a daughter: Illyssa Paul. 

Surviving are her husband: Timothy Paul of Locustdale, PA. Daughter: Skylar Paul. Son: Justin Eisenhart. Sister: Patricia Corrigan. Granddaughter: Bryleigh Eisenhart. Mother & father-in-law: Sue and Frank Paul. Aunt: Verda Haertsch. Niece & nephew: Megan Roby; Ryan Corrigan. Great niece & nephew: Addison Roby; Leilan Corrigan.
Funeral Services will be held from the Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland, PA on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 3:00 PM with Rev. Paul Rothermel officiating. Interment will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Ft. Springs, PA at the convenience of the family. Visitation Sunday from 1:00-3:00 PM at the Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland. 

Kull Heizenroth Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements. Charles Heizenroth III, Supervisor.


Florence J. “Flossie” Piaskowski, 89 of Shenandoah passed away on Monday at Seton Manor, Orwigsburg surrounded by her family.

Born in Shenandoah on April 7, 1928 she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Constance (Szczyglak) Bralczyk.

Flossie was educated in the local Shenandoah schools.

She was a seamstress for many years before acquiring her cosmetology license later in life. She was last employed at Betty Ann Bugden’s Total Image Salon, Shenandoah.

Flossie was active in Shenandoah’s Centennial celebrations and the annual Heritage Day festivities. She was a member of the Polka Belles, the Polish Ladies Social Club and the Greater Shenandoah Area Senior Citizens. She was a former officer and member of the Little League and Babe Ruth organizations. As a member of the Democratic Party, she worked for many years during elections at the polls.

Her love of singing was evident as she was a member of the Schuylkill County Polish Choraliers and St. Cecilia’s Choir of St. Casimir’s Church for over twenty years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Piaskowski in 1993; one brother, Charles Bralczyk; three sisters, Bertha Zuber, Helen Richards and Stella Steslow.

She is survived by three daughters, Diane Kalyan and her husband Ron of Shenandoah, Elaine Alexander and her husband Joseph of Reading and Lisa Naugle and her husband David of Wyomissing; one son, Bernard Sanders and his wife Donna of Shenandoah; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Theresa Sefcik and her husband Anthony of College Park, MD; one brother, Anthony Bralczyk and his wife Dolores of Aston; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Funeral services will be held on Friday morning at 10:30 am from Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah. A Mass of Christian Burial will then be celebrated at 11:00 am in St. Casimir’s Church, 229 N. Jardin St. Shenandoah, the sacred worship site of Divine Mercy Parish. Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, Pastor as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Casimir’s Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.

A viewing will be held on Friday morning from 8:30 am until 10:30 am at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Fr. Walter J. Ciszek Chapel Memorial Fund, c/o 108 W. Cherry St., Shenandoah, PA 17976 and will be available at the funeral home.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah is in charge of the arrangements.


Thomas Gilbert
, 89, of Wiggans, Mahanoy City, passed away Monday, February 19th 2018.

Thomas was born in Ringtown, on September 22, 1928, a son of the late Daisy (Mummey) and Harry Gilbert.

He attended school in Ringtown while growing up, then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Thomas was a lifelong equipment operator in the construction industry, and he enjoyed hunting and was an avid out doorsman.

Thomas was preceded in death by his wife, the former Marion Hillibush, in 2004.

The last member of his immediate family, he was preceded in death by many brothers and sisters in both the Gilbert and Lorah families.

He is survived by his two sons, Harry Gilbert and Scott Gilbert, both of Mahanoy City.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Rite of Christian Burial which will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, February 24th at the Christ Lutheran Church, Corner of Main Street and Mahanoy Avenue, Mahanoy City, with Rev. Fred Crawford officiating.

A viewing will be held at the at Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, 412 West Main Street, Ringtown, from 6 to 9 PM on Friday evening and again on Saturday from 9-10 AM at the church, prior to the service.

Thomas will be laid to rest at the Davis Chapel Cemetery, in Zion Grove, following the services.