Saturday, May 26, 2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 05/25/18

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 05/25/18


Bobby C Shadle, age 87, of Fountain, passed away Friday, May 25, 2018 at Manor Care, Pottsville.

He was born on Friday, August 22, 1930, in Hegins Twp, a son of the late Charles Shadle and the late Pearl Shadle.

He was a 1948 graduate of the former Hegins Twp High School.

Bobby retired from AMP, Williamstown and had also worked at Allied Chemical, MarLin, and Arthur Hauck Plumbing.

He was a member of Christ United Church of Christ, Fountain.

He was also a member of American Legion Post 575 of Valley View, FA&M Valley Lodge 797 of Valley View, and Tall Cedars of Lebanon Lodge 125 of Millersburg. Bobby served on the Fountain Community Cemetery Committee for many years.

He enjoyed providing transportation and assistance to his fellow veterans.

He is survived by his wife Shirley M Snyder Shadle, to whom he was married for 64 years.

He is also survived by three sons, Dennis C Shadle and his wife Bernie of Hegins, Bruce A Shadle and his wife Shereen of Raleigh, NC, and Scott A Shadle of Hegins; ten grandchildren; and twelve great grandchildren; .

Funeral services will be held at Christ's United Church of Christ, Fountain, on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 11:00 am, with Rev. Michael C Klahr officiating.

A viewing will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturday at the church.

Burial with Military Honors will be made in Fountain Community Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to American Legion Post 575, P.O. Box 754, Valley View PA 17983.

Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences can be left for the family at

Timothy J. Witman, 19, of Venice Florida, formerly of Pottsville, died Thursday at Sarasota Memorial Hospital as a result of injuries he sustained from an accident.

Born October 14, 1998 in Pottsville, he was the son of Peter D. Witman, Venice FL and Amy Barton Witman, Pottsville.

He was a 2017 Graduate of Pottsville Area High School. Referred to as a “Scholar of the World” by his parents, Tim was a bibliophile. He only loved to read hard bound books, mostly Harry Potter. His love of books inspired him to begin to writing. When he was not reading he was gaming.

He was preceded in death by a sister Quinn Witman; paternal grandparents Ed and Betty Witman; and great grandfather Jerome Barton, Sr.

In addition to his parents, Tim is survived by his maternal grandparents Jerry and Judi Barton, Pottsville; step mother Stephanie Maguire, FL; brothers Peter D. Witman II, FL; River D. Witman, FL; maternal great grandmother Jean Barton, Pottsville; niece Abriella Witman, Cressona; nephew Lukah Witman, New Ringgold; uncles and aunts JD and Stephanie Barton, Schuylkill Haven; Jake Barton, OK; Glenn and Sara Strouse, NY; Joel and Michelle Witman, SC; and Joan and John Bowers, Long Island Beach, NJ. He is also survived by cousins Todd Strouse, Summit Station; Capt. Heather Pelachick; Heidi Bowers, NJ; and Rachel McDill.

A Celebration of Tim’s Life will be held 6PM Monday June 4th at Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home 515 West Market Street Pottsville PA 17901. Family and friends are invited to call from 4PM until time of service. The family would prefer donations be made in honor Timothy to the Pottsville Free Public Library 215 West Market Street Pottsville PA 17901.

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