Monday, April 30, 2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 04/30/18

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 04/30/18


Emil K. Kunzmann, of Retreat Road, New Ringgold, Pennsylvania died on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Orwigsburg Center at the age of 98. 

Widower of Hildegard L. (Steudle) Kunzmann who passed away on August, 5, 2014 Emil is survived by; daughter, daughter, Evelyn Weller and her husband Christopher of New Ringgold; grand children, Karl, Kevin, and Karen; great grand children, Luke and Madeline. 

Born Thursday, November 20, 1919 in Pforzheim, Germany the son of Karl, and Emma (Kunzmann) Kunzmann. 

Emil came to America in 1957 and settled in New Jersey working as a watch repairman. He and his wife of sixty-six years enjoyed hiking in the Alps well into their 70's. He was a member of Zion Stone Church of West Penn Twp. 

Private arrangements have been entrusted to the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. of 2066 West Penn Pike New Ringgold, Pennsylvania 17960. (570) 386-5884 

Interment Zion Stone Church Cemetery, New Ringgold, Pennsylvania. 

online registry and condolences may be signed at

LeMoyne E. Frantz, 93, went into the arms of the Lord on Sunday morning, April 29, 2018 at his family residence in Rock, Pa.

A graduate of 1942 from Pine Grove High School, LeMoyne was an outstanding FFA member, who achieved many accolades for his work and served in the US Navy as Petty Officer Second Class. He was a member of Salem Hetzel's UCC and served on the Church Consistory; a life member of Mill Run Camp Association, Lycoming County; a member of the American Legion and VFW; and a lifetime member of the Schuylkill County Fair Association. He retired in 1986 after several decades as manager of the Farm Bureau/Agway in Cressona, during which time he was awarded an Honorary Keystone Farmer degree from the Pennsylvania FFA and completed continuing education at Penn State University in retail sales management.

After retirement, LeMoyne continued his work ethic by constructing popular handcrafted picnic tables, wishing wells, and dog houses, as well as traveling with his beloved wife, Betty, to Canada and Florida in their travel home. His passion for hunting and fishing big bass on Singleton Lake in Lyndhurst, Ontario was surpassed only by his love of keeping busy on the farm, mowing grass with the zero turn, and rooting on the Philadelphia Phillies.

Those who knew him will never forget Lee's sharp-witted sense of humor, outgoing personality, and generosity of helping others fix a lawn mower, repair a roof, or empty a cooler. Those who didn't know him would recognize the type of man he was through his devoted and compassionate care of his wife during the last seven years of her life, as well as his commitment to family and friends.

The youngest son of Foster and Elizabeth (nee Herring) Frantz, he was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Betty M. (nee Mutschler) Frantz, parents, and brothers, Tennyson, Ira, Russell and Landis and sisters Beulah Hummel, Mary Fegley, and Naomi Nagle. Surviving are children Stephen L. and wife Doris of Pine Grove, Lois E. Gorski of Pottsville; and Daryl F. and wife Jane of Pine Grove.

Grandchildren include Travis Frantz and wife Marissa, Pine Grove; Tamara Lesh and husband Andrew, Pine Grove; Tyler Frantz and wife Erin, Annville; Talia Doud and husband Nash, Pine Grove; Shane Shadle, Orwigsburg, Christopher Shadle and spouse Ben, Catasaqua; Jennifer Gorski, Pottsville; Carrie Lauer and husband David of Breinigsville; Katrice Kimmel, Pine Grove; Wyatt Frantz and wife Amanda, Rising Sun, Maryland. Great-grandchildren include Briar Frantz, Mackenzie, Mariah and Mitchell Lesh, Foster Frantz, Kailey Shadle, Blake and Luke Kimmel, Jackson and Belle Frantz.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Hetzel's UCC, 261 Hetzel's Church Rd., Pine Grove with Pastor Jill Bierwirth officiating. There will be a viewing on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Hetzel's UCC and Wednesday, May 2, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. at the Church. All services will be held in the social hall at Hetzel's UCC. Interment will follow in Hetzel's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Pine Grove Chapter of FFA c/o Pine Grove Area High School, 101 School St., Pine Grove, Pa. 17963 (checks payable to PGASD with FFA written in memo) or to Salem Hetzel's Chair Lift Fund, 261 Hetzel's Church Rd. Pine Grove, PA 17963 in his memory.

The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements. You may send condolences to the family at our website


Regina Zagorski, 91, of Mahanoy City, PA, passed away Friday, April 27th, at her residence.

Regina was born in Mahanoy City, PA on July 16, 1926, a daughter of the late Mary Anne (Dengaliwicz) and Casimir Zagorski.

She graduated from Mahanoy City High School.

Jeanne was a member of Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish Mahanoy City, PA 17948.

She worked for many years at City Shirt Factory.

Jeanne had belonged to the Holy Rosary Society, Golden Age of Mahanoy City, Senior Center, & Catholic Daughters of America.

She is survived by Survived by her nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Mahanoy City, PA, at 11am on Thursday, May 3rd, with Rev. Kevin P. Gallagher officiating.

Friends may call Thursday from 10am at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish.

Interment will follow at St. Casimir Cemetery Mahanoy City, PA.

Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Visit to sign the guest book and send sympathy cards.