Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 03/06/2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 03/06/2018


Joshua William James Hoppes, 29, of Tower City, passed away Sunday, March 4th, from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.

Born in Pottsville, on July 12, 1988, he was a son of Tracee (Freeman) Hoppes, partner of Norma Felpel, New Ringgold, and Darwin W. "Check" Hoppes, Jr. husband of Becky, Pine Grove.

He was the husband of Karen A. (Breech) Hoppes.

Josh was a graduate of Pine Grove Area High School, Class of 2007. He then attended Penn Tech and graduated from the HVAC program and was employed as an HVAC technician for Fort Indiantown Gap.

In addition to his parents and wife, he is survived by sons, Gabriel J. and Eli D. Hoppes; brother Matthew Hoppes and his companion Gina, Philadelphia; step-siblings Michael Yakoboski husband of Abby and Danielle Yakoboski and companion Eric Volkert; sister in law Catherine Klock husband of Blake; brother in law Daniel Breech; nieces Kadence and Brylee; maternal grandmother Carolyn Freeman; paternal grandmother Carol Kutash; mother in law Virginia Breech; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Josh is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, James A. Freeman; paternal grandfather, Darwin W. Hoppes, Sr., paternal step grandfather, Frank Kutash; and father in law, Joseph Breech.

A Memorial Service will be held at Geschwindt Stabingas Funeral Home, Inc., Schuylkill Haven, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 10th, with Rev. Ted Rathman officiating.

A visitation for family and friends will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Interment will be private at convenience of the family.

The family requests memorial donations to the Joshua Hoppes Memorial Fund, 1549 Long Run Rd., P. O. Box 33, Friedensburg, PA 17933, to establish a trust fund for his sons, Gabriel & Eli.


Evelyn I. Moyer, 91, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Monday, March 5.

Evelyn was born in Summit Station, on September 17, 1926, a daughter of the late Savannah (Hardenstein) and Howard Schaeffer.

She was the widow of Elmer L. Moyer.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Schuylkill Haven and was formerly employed by at Argo Textile.

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by a son Richard E. Moyer, a daughter Donna Stock, granddaughter Brenda Lynn Clay, brothers Herbert and Carl Schaeffer, sisters Pearl Eagan, Grace Manbeck and Erma Pohronezny.

Evelyn is survived by her daughters Carole Clay wife of Charles, Diane Ferrier wife of James, a son Kevin Moyer husband of Kathy, all of Schuylkill Haven; 11 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchild.

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held at Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home, Inc., Schuylkill Haven, at 11:30 on Friday, March 9th, with Rev. Dr. Christopher Fisher officiating.

A viewing for family and friends will be held Friday 9:30 until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Family request donations to American Cancer Society 101 Frack St. Frackville, PA 17931-1734 or American Heart Association 968 Postal Road, Suite 110 Allentown, PA 18109.

Interment will be at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.

James J. Hoban, 71, Pottsville, died Monday at his home with his loving family by his side.

Born September 14, 1946, in Pottsville, he was the son of the late John Patrick and Frances (Nagle) Hoban.

He was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville; 1964 Graduate of Nativity BVM High School; graduate of Penn State University with a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering; and a graduate of Wyoming Valley Machinist Tech.

James proudly served as a Staff Sgt. in the 68th Armory in the 157th Infantry Division in the United States Army Reserves during the Vietnam War. He was the Commander Pottsville AMVETS Post 180 from 2005-2017; and a member of the Catholic War Veterans Post 1051.

He enjoyed hunting, “monkeying around” with clocks and watches, old cars, and going to the auction on a Sunday to find treasures. James could often be seen sitting on his porch listening to baseball games on the radio.

He was an avid Pottsville Maroons fan and loved the band Chicago.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers John “Jackie” and Ronald.

Surviving is his wife of 36 years, Anna Marie (Martin), Pottsville; sons John husband of Melissa, Archbald; and Jimmy husband of Amanda, Pottsville; a granddaughter, Harper Lane; cousins, nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:30AM Friday at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville, Msgr. John Martin, James’ brother-in-law, will officiate. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday evening 6 PM to 8 PM and Friday morning 10:15AM to 11:15AM at Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home 515 West Market St. Pottsville. Interment with military honors will be announced at a later date.

The family would prefer donations be made to Pottsville AMVETS Post 180 1300 Seneca Street Pottsville PA 17901.

Please visit to leave a condolence for the Hoban family.

Margaret “Peg” Farrell, 89, Pottsville, formerly of Minersville, passed away on Monday at Reading Hospital.

Born in Duncott, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna Evanchi Malenich.

She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church, Minersville.

Peg was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, John F. “Jack Farrell, in 2010; six sisters, Julia MacCready, Mary Witters, Anna Feeser, Bertha Lipsett, Irene Scholato and Victoria LaPlaca; two brothers, Michael and John Malenich.

She is survived by a son, John “Jack” Farrell (spouse, Betsy), Pottsville; three grandchildren, Timothy Farrell (spouse, Kim), Jaclyn Purcell (spouse, Michael) and Kaitlin Hall (spouse, Alan); five great-grandchildren, Cody Farrell, Sophie, Jack and Ellie Purcell, Ethan Hall; a sister, Helen Kosinski, Minersville; a brother, George Malenich, Pottsville; nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10:00 A.M. in St. Michael the Archangel Church, 541 Sunbury Street, Minersville. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Friday from 9:00 A.M. until the time of Mass. Interment will be in St. Vincent de Paul No. 2 Cemetery, Branch Township. Donations can be made to St. Michael Church Memorial Fund.


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