Saturday, March 24, 2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 03/23/2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 03/23/2018


Helen M. Klaiss, 89, of Lavelle, PA passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. 

Born on September 30, 1928 in Barry Twp. the daughter of the late Edward and Edna (Weikel) Hinkel. She was a member of the St. John's Kimmel and the Order of the Eastern Star, Ashland Chapter. Helen taught Sunday School at the Christ E.C Church, Lavelle for over 50 years. One of her favorite things to do was quilting blankets. 

Helen was preceded in death by her husband: Frederick H. Klaiss in 2014, also a son Edward, three brothers and five sisters: Clair, George, Richard, Catherine, Grace, Ruth, Irene and Susie.

Surviving are two daughters and three sons: Martha wife of Randy Appleman of Danville, PA; Eloise wife of Scott Riesle of Promise Land, PA; Henry husband of Gail Klaiss of Hampton, VA; Arthur husband of Evelyn Klaiss of Pasadena, MD; and Frederick husband of Eleanor Klaiss of Promise Land, PA. One brother and one sister: Leroy husband of Isabelle Hinkel of Ashland, PA; Esther Whary of Gowen City, PA. Twelve Grandchildren. Nine Great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held from the St. John's Kimmel, Barry Twp. on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Rev. Bonnie Yeager officiating. Interment at Kimmel's Cemetery, Barry Twp. Viewing will be Monday, March 26, 9:30-11:00 AM, at the church. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. John's Kimmel, Barry Twp., PA or American Heart Association,968 Postal Road, Suite 110, Allentown, PA 18109. 

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


David Brian Hoffecker, 54, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Wednesday, March 21st, at his residence. 

He was born in Pottsville on October 21, 1963, a son of the late Julia T. (Stiles) and Francis B. Hoffecker. He was the husband of Christine Sue (Cory) Hoffecker. They were married July 20, 1985. He was raised in the Catholic Faith and was a Pottsville High School Graduate, Class of 1982. David worked in Maintenance at Rest Haven. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Lindsey Hoffecker and Stephanie Hoffecker, granddaughter Aubrey Blankenhorn, sisters Mary Ann, Patricia, Edna and Brother Francis. 

He was predeceased by a sister Nora. David's family was his life. His wife and two daughters meant the world to him. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, March 27th at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven, with Msgr Rev. Edward Zemanik officiating. Friends are invited to call from 9:00 AM until 10:15 AM Tuesday, in the church.

Interment at St. Joseph's Catholic Church Cemetery, Pottsville.

Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. Orwigsburg is honored to be serving the family.