Saturday, April 28, 2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 04/27/18

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 04/27/18

Daniel T. “Barney” Wagner, Sr., 52, of Lake Wynonah, passed away in the comfort of his home on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018.

Born November 8th, 1965, Dan was the son of the late William and Frances
(Schilling ) Wagner. He graduated from North Schuylkill High School in 1983. He went on to further his education at Williamsport Area Community College, where he studied to be an electrician and graduated in 1985. He was a hardworking, lifelong manufacturing electrician by trade.

Dan was a fun, loving man who created many memories with everyone he loved. He enjoyed his morning coffee rides, drifting on the water in his boat, and dancing to oldies in the kitchen with an ice cold Miller High Life. He shared his love for fishing and boating with his children, friends and family. His smile, laugh and fishing secrets will live on in the hearts of those he loved.
He is survived by his children, Daniel T. Wagner, Jr.; Alexis E. Emerich and Edward M. Emerich Jr. and wife Alissa; brother William Wagner and wife Amy, Wernersville, PA; sister Lori Turley, Frederick, MD; sister Jennifer Miller and husband, Kevin, Smithsburg, MD; his 2 grandchildren, Brady Sverchek and Elena Emerich; and extended family and many friends. 

“Do not grieve for me for now I am free.” 

Donations can be made in memory of Daniel to:
Lake Wynonah Fish and Boat Committee
406 Navajo Drive
Auburn PA 17922

A celebration of life will be held at families discretion. 

Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland is in charge.


Alex G. Henry, age 20, of Pottsville, PA passed away Wednesday, April 25th, 2018.

Born in West Reading, PA on June 2, 1997, he was the son of George W. and Kimberly E. (Davenport) Henry of Pottsville.

Alex was a graduate of Pottsville Area High School, Class of 2015. He then attended Bloomsburg University and Penn State Schuylkill. Alex worked for Omnova Solutions in Auburn. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Pottsville, where he also was involved in Boy Scout Troop 607.

Alex loved his family and friends, going to the beach, being in the outdoors, especially camping and swimming in the mountain waterholes, music, technology and computers, anything online, going to Cigar International, gaming and all night sleepovers, motorcycles, cars, and doing random silly things and shenanigans. The best thing about Alex was he was always so kind and loving

One of his famous quotes was "If snakes could drive, how scary would that be?"

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Raymond Davenport

In addition to his parents, Alex is survived by his paternal great grandmother Myrle Davenport,maternal grandmother Marion Davenport, his paternal grandmother Lois Davenport; his paternal grandfather George Henry and his wife Cynthia; aunts: Kathy Moran and her husband Pat,uncles Kevin Davenport and his wife Sandy, Scott Henry and his wife Leslie,; cousins: Eric, P.J. Kya, Kade, Ethan, Aiden, and Emma; and best friends: Tyler, Justin, Nick, Jake K., Jake S., Jake H., Tanner, Mike, Noah, Josh, Brian, Alex, Jack, and Sam. Alex also leaves behind his furry friends Grover his dog and charlotte and squash his two cats.Numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home, 208 Pike St., Port Carbon at 7PM on Wednesday, May 2nd, with Rev. Harold Hand officiating.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Wednesday from 5-7PM at the Funeral Home.

Interment will be held private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hillside SPCA P.O. Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901.

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John J. Buleza, Jr., 76, of West Brunswick, passed away Thursday, April 26th, at his residence.

Born in Pottsville on November 17, 1941, he was a son of Irene (Winn) Buleza, of Pottsville, and the late John J. Buleza, Sr.

He recently celebrated 50 years of marriage with his loving wife, Sonja H. (Valkosak) Buleza.

John was a graduate of Nativity BVM High School, Class of 1959.

He attended Penn State University for two years, prior to joining the United States Army.

John was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War and supported and participated in numerous veteran organizations and programs.

He was an active life member of the Robert E. Baker Post #38 American Legion, life member of the VFW, life member of the Veterans of the Vietnam War, Inc., Schuylkill County - Post #29, life member of Good Will Fire Co. No. 4, Cressona, and a life member of the NRA.

He was a member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven.

John retired from Lehigh Valley Dairy, Schuylkill Haven, as a supervisor.

In addition to his mother and wife, he is also survived by a step son, David Zachar & wife, Christy, Orwigsburg, a daughter, Yvonne Buck & husband, Gary, Schuylkill Haven; four grandchildren: Zade & Cody Zachar, Scott Delinko, & Dana McGinley; two great-grandchildren: Tatum & Quincy; two sisters, Carolyn Elison, Reading, & Irene Gagliardi, Harrisburg, and two brothers, David Buleza, Pottsville, & William Buleza, Oregon.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven, at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2nd, with Rev. Msgr. Edward S. Zemanik officiating.

A viewing will be held Tuesday from 5 - 7 p.m. at Geschwindt Stabingas Funeral Home, Inc., Schuylkill Haven.

An additional viewing time will be held Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church.

Interment with military honors will follow mass at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.

Family request donations in John's memory to Purple Heart Foundation, P O Box 49, 7008 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003.


Carol W. Tallman, 74, of Evangel Park Road, Tower City passed away in peaceful sleep at her home at 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 26th.

Born in Pottsville, April 11, 1944, a daughter of the late Lee J. and Catherine E. Schwalm Warfield. She was a 1962 Graduate of the former Porter Tower High School. She also attended Lebanon Valley College.

She is survived by her husband of 46 1/2 years, George E. Tallman; two sisters, Nancy Thompson, Reinerton and Ellen Barkos, Williamstown, a cousin, Clifford Warfield, Allentown; numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Carol was employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for over thirty years as a Librarian at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, formerly the William Penn Memorial Museum.

Her whole life, aside from her work, centered around her husband, her family and her church. She was a very active member of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Reinerton, where she taught Sunday School and was a major driving force behind the Women of the ELCA and its predecessor, the Lutheran Church Women.

A Celebration of Life Service for Carol will be held, Saturday, May 5th at 11:00 am from St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 10-11 at the church. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Muir at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations should be made to Women of the ELCA, St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1931 Wiconisco Street, Tower City PA 17980. The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Tower City has been entrusted with the arrangements. To sign the guest book visit