Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 08/07/18

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 08/07/18


Ronald I. Mace, 77 years of age of South Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg Campus Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. 

Surviving are son, Ronald T. Mace and his wife Jeanette of Tamaqua; daughter, Kimberly A. Focht of Tamaqua; sisters, Debra Hill wife of Cal of Tamaqua, Barbara Hamm of Weatherly; grand children, Nicole, Brandon, Carissa, Arion, Davin, Mark & Tia; great grandson, Clayton. 

Ron and his late wife Lois owned and operated many textile cutting rooms throughout the region. They also operated R.I.M. Beverage in Tamaqua for many years. Ron retired from the Tamaqua School District having worked maintenace; however, he immediately went back to work for the school district part time until this year. 

Ron was a member of Masonic Lodge F.& A.M. #238 Tamaqua, and enjoyed the companionship of his dogs Mac and Scotter. He was an avid outdoorsman who liked to hunt and fish. His family fondly remembers yearly trips to Canada. 

Born Wednesday, January 29, 1941 in Coaldale, Pennsylvania the son of the late Henry and Beatrice (Barrington) Mace. Ron was also predeceased by; wife, Lois (Love) Mace in 2012; son, Mark James Mace in 1984. 

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvani a18252. (570) 668-2550

Funeral Service will be at 11 o'clock A.M. from the funeral home on Friday August 10, 2018. Friends may call on Thursday evening August 9, 2018 from 6 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. 

Masonic Services Thursday evening at 7:30 P.M.

Interment will be in Sky View Memorial Park, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania. 

Memorials in his name to:

Hillside S.P.C.A.,51 S.P.C.A. Road
Pottsville, Pennsylvania 17901


Tamaqua Area High School Athletics
138 West Broad Street
Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252 

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.griffithsfuneralhomes.com


Leon John Buber, 88, of Wayne Township, PA, passed away Friday, August 3rd, at The Gardens at York Terrace, Pottsville.

Born in Minersville, PA on April 11, 1930, he was a son of the late Stiney & Agnes (Jones) Buber.

He was the widower of Helen M. (Moyer) Buber, his wife of 50 years.

Leon was a graduate of Lewellyn High School and had served in the United States Navy from 1950 - 1954.

He had been employed as a forklift operator at Whippany Paper Mill, and later worked as a molder, assembler, and pourer for Penn Steel, Hamburg.

Leon was a member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven, and also attended St. Mark's United Church of Christ, Cressona.

He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed raising pidgeons.

Leon is survived by step-son, Barry Zimmerman, grandchildren: Tammie, Todd, & Troy Saunders, Deborah, David, Randy, Richard, Robin, Diane, & Cindy Zimmerman, numerous great-grandchildren, and a sister, Bernice Anderson.

In addition to his parents and wife, he is also preceded in death by his step-children: Clair Zimmerman, and Barbara (Zimmerman) Saunders.

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be conducted at Ebling-Stabingas Funeral Home, Cressona, at 12 noon on Wednesday, August 8th.

A viewing will be held at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday.

Interment with military honors will immediately follow the service at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA

JoAnn Helen Roehrig, After a brave and courageous fight, JoAnn passed away in her home surrounded by family on August 4. She is survived by her partner of 25 years, Wilmer Weiss; her children – Ginger Weiss, Lisa Bochicchio, Lynn Hubler, and Steve Roehrig; and their spouses – Kyle, Bill, Brian, & Candee. Mammers, as they called her, was blessed to have 8 grandchildren; Nikki, Ryan, Rachel, BJ, Ashley, Alex, Justin, and Cody. She also has 4 great-grandchildren whom she loved and adored; Addison, Alexis, Autumn & Kaiden. She is also survived by her brother, Steve Melchionne and his wife Mildred in addition to many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.She was preceded in death by her beloved mother, Betty Melchionne and her Aunt Jean Hardy.

JoAnn attended Empire Beauty School, worked for many years in the Minersville Dress factory, and was the co-owner of Big Diamond Raceway for much of her adult life.

If you were to ask her what brought her the most joy, she would say her children. She devoted her life to them. Not only did she accompany them on every school trip – including 2 trips to Germany – she was also their bowling coach at Westwood Lanes and the President of the Band Association. When she wasn’t running them to practice, attending concerts, or cheering them on at sporting events, she somehow still found time to be actively involved in the community with the Ladies Amvets, Sir Optimist Club, and Women Who Care.

Known as one of the “Golden Girls”,she could be seen anywhere from Minersville to races at Grandview to Atlantic City to Florida with Nana Betty, Arlene, Cheryl & Theresa. She enjoyed their travels together, time spent with their families and their famous “bitch sessions”.

Mom, Mammers, Mimi, Aunt, sister, and friend will be remembered for her love of cooking, never ending pool parties, “Buy” games and her uncanny ability to dance from beginning to end to both Wipeout and the Twist, but more so because she was beautiful inside and out. She was kind, generous, loving, always ready with a joke, and made friends wherever she went.

She will be greatly missed by all who were blessed enough to know her.She continues in eternal life, so it is not goodbye, It’s simply “I’ll see you later”.

At the family's request, memorial contributions in JoAnn's memory may be sent to either Lehigh Valley Health Network, Attention: Office of Philanthropy, 2100 Mack Blvd., P O Box 1883, Allentown, PA 18105-1883. On the memo line of your check, please note CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, or to Saint Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.

A Memorial Service will be conducted at Ebling-Stabingas Funeral Home, Cressona, at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

A visitation from 5 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home Thursday evening.

Interment will be privately held at the family’s convenience.

To extend online condolences, visit, www.gsesfuneralhomes.com

Ebling-Stabingas Funeral Home, Cressona, has been entrusted with arrangements, with cremation services provided by Riverside Cremation Services, LLC, Schuylkill Haven.


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