Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 05/30/18

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 05/30/18


Colby Robert Mattis, age 25, of Sacramento, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018 at his residence.

He was born on Tuesday, October 20, 1992, in Pottsville, a son of Heather A Schwalm Mattis of Hegins and the late Robert L Mattis Jr, who passed away in 2013.

He was a 2011 graduate of Tri-Valley High School.

Surviving in addition to his mother are a son, Cade R Mattis of Sacramento; a sister, Abigail E Weigley and her husband Adam of Dalmatia; paternal grandparents, Robert L Mattis, Sr and Susan M Mattis of Sacramento; maternal grandparents Ralph W Schwalm and Virginia J Schwalm of Hegins; maternal great grandparents, James and June Miller of Hegins; and a companion Rebekka Powers of Sacramento.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

Condolences can be left for the family at


Harvey C Lubold, age 97, of Kindred Place, Harrisburg, formerly of Valley View, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Kindred Place.

He was born on Tuesday, January 4, 1921, in Hegins Twp, a son of the late James G Lubold and the late Bessie Schwalm Lubold.

He was a 1939 graduate of the former Hegins Twp High School.

Harvey served in the US Army during World War II.

He retired from Alcoa Aluminum, Cressona.

He was a member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Valley View.

Harvey enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and bowling.

He was preceded in death by his parents; by a son, Harvey C Lubold, Jr; a brother, William Lubold, and two sisters, Helen Smeltz and Eva Klinger.

He is survived by his wife Hilda M Moyer Lubold, to whom he was married for 76 years.

He is also survived by two daughters, Linda M Sariano and her husband James of Mechanicsburg, Audrey L Gongloff and her husband Dale of Annville; six grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; a sister, Lucille Ludwig of Ashland; a brother, Melvin Lubold of Harrisburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Valley View, on Monday, June 4, 2018, at 2:00 pm, with Rev. Duane Bardo officiating.

A viewing will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Monday at the church.

Burial will be made in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Valley View.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 221, Valley View, PA 17983 or to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Rd, Harrisburg PA 17110.

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

Condolences can be left for the family at

Earl L. Klein, 91, of Tamaqua, PA died on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 in Coaldale, PA. He was the husband of Marion (nee Folk) Klein to whom he was married 54 years. 

Born in Tamaqua on September 10, 1926, Earl was a son of the late Valentine and Helen (nee Fry) Klein. A 1945 graduate of Tamaqua High School, he served in the Army during WWII. Earl worked for the Atlas Powder Company in Reynolds, PA before his retirement. He was an active member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tamaqua and was an avid golfer and fisherman. 

In addition to his wife, Earl is survived by daughters, Kathy Pelcheck of Bath, PA and Laura Hepler and her husband, Kris of Womelsdorf, PA; grandchildren, Aaron Hepler and his wife, Elizabeth of Reading, PA, Benjamin Hepler of Harrisburg, PA, Jennifer Russell and her husband, Neal of Downingtown, PA and Jeffrey Pelcheck of Philadelphia, PA; great grandchild, Avonlea Hepler; and numerous nephews and nieces. 

He was predeceased by his siblings, Thomas Klein, Bernard Klein, Arnold Klein, and June Burt. 

Services will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, June 2 in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 101 North Greenwood Street, Tamaqua with The Rev. Cindy White officiating. Interment in Sky View Memorial Park with military honors will follow services. Call 9:30-10:30 AM Saturday in the church. Memorials in Earl’s name may be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 101 North Greenwood Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252. 

Online condolences may be made at Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.


Colin M. Hasara, 38, of Mahanoy City, died Saturday at his home. 

Born in Pottsville he was the son of Bernard J. Hasara of Mahanoy City and the late Linda Weber Hasara who passed away in 2012. 

Colin attended Mahanoy Area High School and was of the catholic faith. As a youth he played for the Mahanoy City Little League and excelled as a pitcher. He had worked with his dad as a rock blaster for residential construction. Colin obtained a PA blasters license, commercial drivers license with Haz-Mat endorsement and ATF permit to handle and detonate explosives. He was currently employed with Northeast Prestressed Products in Cressona. 

Surviving in addition to his dad are his wife the former Melissa Sendatch and his two children that he was so proud of Colin Hasara Jr. and Carley Hasara, four brothers Sean and his wife Nancy of Beech Mountain, Brendon and Ryan both of Mahanoy City and Christoper of Maryland, 1 aunt, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated by the Rev. Joseph Whalen on Friday June 8 at 10:30 AM from St. Richard's Church in Barnesville. Interment will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery in Mahanoy Township. Friends may call at the church beginning at 9:30 AM. 

David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Please visit for more information.


Simon Toback, 95, of Orwigsburg, passed away Wednesday, May 30th at Seton Manor. 

Simon was born in New Philadelphia on October 7, 1922, a son of the late Mary (Lapinski) and Anthony Toback. He was the widower of Phyllis (Seltzer ) Toback . 

He was a member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church Schuylkill Haven. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II and received the Victory, Good Conduct, and American Theatre Service Medals & EAME Theatre Service Medal with three bronze Stars. He worked as a Laborer at Hamburg Battery Works for 37 years. He was a member of the Second Mountain Rod and Gun Club and the American Legion Post #369 Orwigsburg . 

Simon is survived by three daughters, Gerri, widow of Jay Rae of Orwigsburg, Marie, wife of Ronald Blew , of New Ringgold, Ann, wife of Stephen Markowicz , of New Ringgold, a stepdaughter, Susan Zierd of Rome, GA. Granddaughters Shannon Yeakel , Nicole Stein, Michele Garv, Step Grandchildren Jessica Weiderhold & Adam Zierd. Six great grandchildren Logan, Bethany, Erik, Sarah, Natalie, and Emilia. Predeceased by brothers Adam , Anthony Mitchell, Charlie, and Henry and two sisters, Agnes Greek, and Genevieve Manicaro. 

A religious service will be held Tuesday, June 5 at Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 10:30 AM, Msgr. Edward Zemanik officiating. Friends and family are invited to visit from 9 AM until time of service. 

Interment will follow at Schuylkill Memorial Park.


Eva E. "Betty" Carl, 92, of Tower City, passed away Tuesday at her home.

Born in Williamstown, April 24, 1926, a daughter of the late Ellis and Melba Putt Davis.

Eva was a retired seamstress from the garment industry.

She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Tower City.

She enjoyed collecting dolls, especially Shirley Temple, a fan of Elvis and enjoyed going to auctions. Above all, her family was her greatest joy in life.

She was preceded in death by her husband Melvin; a grandson, James Tobin, granddaughter, Dawn Behney, great granddaughters, Isabella and Destiny; a daughter-in-law, Janice Carl and two son-in-law, Vaughn Bixler and James Adams. She was also preceded in death by 11 siblings.

Surviving are three sons, Melvin "Dook" Carl, Kenneth Carl (Alice) and Robert Carl (Anita) all of Tower City; four daughters, Betty Bergey (Leonard), Elizabethville; Lucinda Bixler and Rose Adams both of Williamstown and Betsy Tobin (Jim), Tower City. One brother, Donald Davis, Newville. 25 grandchildren, 61 great grandchildren and 25 great great grandchildren.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,donations should be made to the Christ United Methodist Church, P.O.Box F, Tower City, PA 17980. Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements. To sign the guest book visit