Friday, August 3, 2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 08/02/18

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 08/02/18


Mary Lusso Fertich, Auburn, passed away Tuesday, peacefully, at Seton Manor, Orwigsburg.

Mary was born in Fultonville, N.Y., April 2, 1941, a daughter of the late Leon and Mabel Penner Lusso.

She was the wife of the late Larry Fertich.

She was a graduate of the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District. She attended State University of New York at Oneonta. She earned her master's degree in home economics.

She worked as a home economics teacher.

Mary was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Quick; a brother, Norman Lusso; her mother-in-law, Dorothy Fertich.

Mary was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Summer Hill, Auburn.

Mary is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth, wife of Christopher Baugh, Silver Spring, Md.; a son, William Fertich, Lake Wynonah. She is also survived by grandchildren, Maxwell Baugh, Jordan Baugh and Tyler Baugh; brothers-in-law, Dale Fertich and his wife, Charlotte, and Paul Fertich and his wife, Kay; sister-in-law, Pauline Shirk.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Summer Hill, Auburn, with Pastor Kenneth McDowell officiating. Interment will follow at Citizens Cemetery, Ashland. A visitation will be held 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's United Church of Christ. Memorial contributions may be made to Hillside SPCA, P.O. Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901, or St. Paul's United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, 1235 Summer Hill Road, Auburn, PA 17922.


Robert C. Caluori, 83, Pottsville, died Thursday at Lehigh Valley Medical Center- East.

Born June 1, 1935, in Brooklyn New York, he was the son of the late Robert C. and Loretta (Paravano) Caluori.

He was a member of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church. While residing in New York, he was employed by the city of New York and the Department of Highways.

Robert is survived by his daughter Joann Matina, Pottsville and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 11AM Wednesday, August 8 at the Chapel on the grounds of Calvary Cemetery, Hillside. Schlitzer Allen Pugh 515 West Market Street Pottsville has been entrusted with arrangements.


Phyllis E. Koch, 70, of Tower City, passed away Wednesday at the Lehigh Valley Hospital - East, Pottsville.

Born in Pottsville, December 1, 1947, a daughter of the late Hilbert and Genevieve Nelson Reiner.

She was a retired seamstress from the garment industry.

Phyllis enjoyed being at her camp in Beavertown, doing crafts and spending time with her family. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett Koch, Jr. and a brother, Lamar Reiner.

Surviving are her children, Emmett Koch III, Tower City; Christine Trego, Valley View; Tim Koch, Williamstown; Hope Zerby, Muir and Jimmy Koch, Tower City; her companion Floyd Fidler with whom she resided; a sister, Diane Shutt, Muir; brother Wayne Reiner, Tower City; 5 grandchildren. Nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday, August 6th at 11:00 am from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc., Tower City with Pastor Amanda Bressler. Burial will be in the Methodist Cemetery, Muir. Viewing will be from 10-11 am at the chapel. To sign the guest book visit


Michael Grady, 61, of Scranton, passed away Tuesday, July 31st, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill East, Pottsville,

Michael was born in Ashland, PA on June 2, 1957, and is survived locally by brothers and extended family and friends.

As per his family wishes, all services will be private.