Thursday, March 29, 2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 03/28/2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 03/28/2018


Margaret (Peggy) M. Scully Rebuck, 79, of Ashland passed away Tuesday March 27, 2018 after a brief illness.
Born in Ashland, PA, October 8, 1938, the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (Schoppe) Scully. She graduated from Butler Township High School. 

Preceding her in death were her husband, James (ABBA DABBA) Rebuck in 1997; a daughter, Anna Marie Maurer in 1988. Four brothers: Tommy, Bobby, Larry, and William Scully; two sisters: Annetta Bradshaw and Helen Mitten.

Surviving is a daughter, Helen Marie Rebuck and companion Michael C. Martzen; a sister, Betty Vivacqua; and best friend, Kay Price. Nieces and nephews. Peggy spent her entire life caring for others, babysitting for many children over the years to spending her time with her two best fur babies, Tucker and Hunter, who to them she was known as Gammy. Peggy had touched countless lives and was truly loved by many. She will never be forgotten and will be greatly missed by all.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Ashland, PA with Rev. Paul Rothermel officiating. Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements. Charles Heizenroth III, Supervisor.

Blanche Arner, 69, of Saint Clair, passed away on Tuesday at Geisinger Medical Center.

Born in Pottsville, she was a daughter of the late William and Catherine Evans Kline. She attended Pottsville schools. Before moving to Saint Clair, she resided in Pottsville where she was employed as a crossing guard, assisting city students at the intersection of Third and Race Streets for 17 years.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Pottsville. She was fond of box turtles, raising and nurturing several in her home through the years.

Blanche is survived by her husband of 48 years, Gary Arner, Sr.; two sons, Gary Arner, Jr. (spouse, Barbara), Saint Clair, and Jeffrey Arner (spouse, Jamie), Saint Clair; three grandsons, Gary Arner III, Jeffrey Arner, Jr., and Justin Arner; a step-grandson, Carl Miller III. She is also survived by four sisters, Mary Bound, Pottsville, Almeda Kline, Pottsville, Catherine Turnitsa, Marlin, and Sarah Kabach, South Carolina; a sister-in-law, Joan Kline, Palo Alto; nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call at Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury Street, Minersville, on Tuesday starting at 6:00 A.M. Funeral services will be conducted at Noon. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, East Hanover Township.


Gerald J. Frew, 83, of Tremont, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at his home.

Born in Zerbe, November 29, 1934, a son of the late George and Marjorie Birmingham Frew.

Gerald was a 1953 graduate of the former Tremont High School.

Gerald was United States Navy Veteran of the Korean War, where he served on the USS Dashiell, earning the rank of 1st class.

He retired as an electrician from J. Robert Basley and Penn Equipment.

He was a member of Most Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, Tremont and the Newtown Gun Club.

Gerald life revolved around his family, he especially enjoyed watching his grandsons baseball games. He will be remembered for his outgoing and friendly personality.

In addition to his parents he was preceded by three brothers, George, Robert and Donald Frew.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Wilda Ochs Frew, three children, Gerald O. Frew, Tremont, Cindy Workman and her husband Jamie, Williamstown and Scott Frew and his wife Amy, Tremont; six grandchildren, Tiffany Gilbert, Keisha Hummel, Keara Suprock, Jamie Workman II, Scott M. Frew and Steven Frew; eight great grandchildren. Nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

Services will be held Monday, April 2nd, at 7:00 pm from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc. Tower City. Visitation will be from 6-7 at the chapel. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations should be made to the Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517 or on line at To sign the guest book visit