Sunday, July 22, 2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 07/22/18

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 07/22/18


Mary H. Heenan, 82, Mahanoy Plane, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday evening.

Born in Shenandoah, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Helen Stefancavage Geguzis. She had been employed as a CNA for the former Rest Haven Nursing Home until her retirement.

Mary was a member of the former St. George’s Catholic Church and the Eagles Club, of Shenandoah. She had a passion for nursing and was a beloved caretaker. She also enjoyed bingo and trips to the casino.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William B. Heenan in 2008; her son William S. Heenan in 2006; her three brothers: William, John and Anthony Geguzis.

Mary is survived by her daughter Mary Lou Gutsie, Mahanoy Plane; her sister Helen Sosna, Phoenix, AZ; her granddaughter Megan Dolbin, Drums; her great-grandchildren: Madison Dolbin, LJ Forker; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

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Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville, is in charge of arrangements.

Derek Scott Soper, 23 of Pine Grove, passed away Saturday morning, July 21, in Hershey Medical Center.
Born on April 28, 1995 in Pottsville, he was the son of David Scott and Karen D'Agostino Soper of Pine Grove.
He was a 2013 graduate of Pine Grove Area High School and had been employed at Raker Construction.
Derek was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Frank D'Agostion, Sr.
Derek was a great son and is survived and was loved by many relatives and friends. He enjoyed spending time with his friends, playing pool, shuffleboard, x-box and target shooting. He was a social member of the Pine Grove VFW, the Pine Grove American Legion and the Pine Grove Fish and Game Asso.
Surviving in addition to his parents are a Brother, Jason Soper of Pine Grove, a step brother, Matthew Soper of Lawrenceville, Pa., a step sister, Jamie Soper of Addison, NY; maternal grandmother, Bonnie D'Agostino of Pine Grove; paternal grandmother, Sherry Soper of Elkland, Pa; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral Services will be held at H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., on Friday, July 27, at 10:00 am with Pastor Jason Stump officiating. There will be a viewing on Thursday, July 26, from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove. Interment will follow in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove.
The family would prefer, in lieu of flowers, donations be given to the Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA, P. O. Box 332, Schuylkill Haven, Pa. 17972, in his memory.
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Robert L. Ferrebee, 93 of Pine Grove, passed away on Sunday, July 22, in the Lehigh Valley Health East in Pottsville.
Born on December 17, 1924 in Pine Grove, he was a son of the late John and Stella Miller Ferrebee.
Robert was a W.W.II veteran with the U.S Marine Corps where he was a corporal and served as an amphibian Truck Crewman. He was qualified on the Rifle MM and Bayonet. He participated in action against the enemy at Okinawa, Ryukyu Island, and in the occupation of China. He received the Good Conduct Medal.
Robert was a truck driver six years for the former Foz-Knapp Mfg. in Pine Grove and then worked 30 years as a Conductor for Reading Railroad/Conrail in Enola.
He was a member of Jacob's Lutheran Church , Pine Grove,
Preceding him in death were his wife, Anna Louise Miller Ferrebee in August of 1980, three sisters, Amy Koons, Eva Warner, Mabel Sattizahn; five Brothers, Harry, William, Harrison, Elmer, and John Ferrebee.
Surviving are two Sons, Dale and wife Brenda Ferrebee of Schuylkill Haven, David and wife Audrey Ferrebee of Danville; Grandson, Jeremiah Ferrebee, Granddaughter, Tamara Noecker, four step grandchildren, Aleisha Brixius, Jeremy Herring, Jared Bardall, Aaron Bardall; Great-Granddaughter, Caeli Noecker, Great-Grandson, John Noecker; four step great grandchildren, Delton Brixius, Julia Brixius, Cadence Herring, Finley Herring; and a Sister, Sadie Umbenhauer of Pine Grove.
Funeral Services will be held at Jacob's Lutheran Church, 316 Suedberg Road, Pine Grove, on Wednesday, July 25, at 11:00 am with Pastor Barry Spatz officiating. There will be a viewing on Wednesday, July 25, from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Jacob's Lutheran Church. Interment will follow in the Jacob's Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove.
The family would prefer, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Jacob's Lutheran Church, c/o Denice Wolfe, 21 Locust Street, Pine Grove, PA 17963, in his memory.
The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove, is in charge of services. You may send condolences to the family online at our website


Carl A. Nester, 90, of New Ringgold, died Saturday, July 21st, at his residence. Carl was born in Rausch's , PA on September 24, 1927, a son of the late Eva R. (Daubenspeck) Miller and John Nester. He was the widower of Elizabeth C. (Miller) Nester. He was a member of Zion's Red Church Orwigsburg, and attended The Mc Keansburg School. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force in WW II, earning a Victory Medal.

He was employed as a Heavy equipment operator for Atlas Power Company and worked for Hecla Machine Company for over 40 years.

Carl is survived by his two Step-sisters, Kathryn, widow of Donald Reinhart & Darlene, wife of Norman Staller. Two Step-brothers, Alvin, husband of Betty Miller, & Elwood, husband of Kay Miller. He was predeceased by his Step-Brother Marlin Kramer, husband of Irene. Carl is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A Religious Service will be held on Monday July 30th, 11:00 AM at Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Orwigsburg, with Rev William Pifer-Foote officiating. Friends are invited to call from 10:00 AM until time of service.

In lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Zion's Red Church , P. O. Box 334 Orwigsburg, PA 17961.

Interment Services, with Military Honors, will be held at Zion's Red Church Cemetery, Orwigsburg.