Monday, September 24, 2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 09/24/18

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 09/24/18


Blanche L. (Marino) Herring, of Lake Hauto, Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 23, 2018, as a guest at Heritage Hills Senior Center in Weatherly, PA at the age of 89.

Widow of Charles Herring who passed away on March 14, 2016.
Blanche is survived by her dear niece, Mary Frances (Chamberlain) Migiorino and her husband Robert and their sons Joseph and Michael; along with many nephews, nieces, cousins, and good friends.

A graduate of Summit Hill High School and Franklin School in Philadelphia, Blanche retired from the former Coaldale State Hospital having serving as supervisor of the X-Ray department for many years. She was an active member of the First Congregational Church of Coaldale, teaching Sunday School, and as a former director of the Choir. She and Charles belonged to the former Mahoning Valley Country Club where they were both avid golfers. Blanche was a member of the Lake Hauto Club and enjoyed playing Bridge. She was a Penn State and Pittsburgh Steeler's football fan. Blanche and Charles wintered in Florida for many years.

Born Monday, April 1, 1929 in Summit Hill, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Nicholas Marino, and Frances M. (Napoli) Olmi. Blanche was also predeceased by; her son, Charles R. Herrring; sisters, Esther M. Chamberlain, Ida Unger; and step-father, Joseph Olmi.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252. (570) 668-2550

A funeral service will be at 11 o'clock AM on Wednesday September 26, 2018 from the First Congregational Church of Coaldale located at 123 East Ruddle Street Coaldale, Pennsylvania 18218. Rev. Steven Nemeth and Rev., Dr. Wayne Benack to officiate. Friends may call in church from 9:30 A.M. until time of worship.

Interment will be in Sky-View Memorial Park, Hometown, Pennsylvania.

Memorials in her name to:
First Congregational Church
123 East Ruddle Street
Coaldale, Pennsylvania 18218

Online condolences may be made to the family at


James E. Colahan, 66, of Mt. Carmel passed away Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 at the home of his son in Gordon, PA.

Born in Columbia County August 9, 1952 the son of the late John and Ruth (Minnich) Colahan. He graduated from North Schuylkill High School and worked as a woodworker for many years until retirement. He was a member of the Wilberton Fire Company and the Life member of the Clover Fire Company, Mt. Carmel.

A daughter Tammy wife of David Razzis of Wilberton, PA. Three sons: James Jr. husband of Kelly Colahan of Gordon, PA., Michael husband of Kathy Colahan of Wilberton, PA. and Jason Colahan of Ashland, PA.  Four sisters survive: Emma Lonsdale, Wilberton; Nancy Confair, Wilberton; Jackie Kobilis, Wilberton and Donna Flain, Mahanoy City, PA. Fourteen grandchildren, nieces and nephews survive.

Funeral Service will be held from the Willard Rothermel Funeral Home, Mt. Carmel, PA, at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 26,2018.

Rev. Rose Marquardt officiating.

Viewing Wednesday 9:00-11:00 A.M. at the Willard Rothermel Funeral Home, Mt. Carmel, PA Interment at the convienence of the family.

Donations can be made to the family in lieu of flowers.

Willard Rothermel Funeral Home, Mt. Carmel, PA is in charge of arrangements. Charles Heizenroth III, Funeral Director.


Dorothy M. Shadle, 89, of Lavelle, passed away Saturday morning, September 22nd, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born in Lavelle, February 28, 1929, she was the daughter of the late George and Leona Banning Leach. She was a graduate of the former Ashland High School, class of 1947, and was employed for thirty one years as a Sub Clerk with the U.S. Postal Service in the Lavelle Post Office. Dorothy was a kind and loving women. She cared very deeply about her family and the people she served daily at the post office. Her dedication to her church, post office, and friends was unmeasurable. She was the mother of four adoptive children, always taking pride as home maker.
She was a member of the former St. Mauritius Catholic Church, now St. Charles Barromeo Roman Catholic Parish, Ashland.
Preceding her in death were brothers, Harlan and Donald Leach, and sisters, Rose Bogetti and Catherine Flannery.
Husband: Forrest Shadle, devoted wife of 68 years
Son: Ted and his wife Penny, Lavelle
Son: Sean Shadle, State College
Daughter: Maria Picarelli, Lewisburg
Daughter: Margaret Fantauzzo, McCleansville, N.C.
Twin Sister: Doris E. Herb, Lavelle
11 Grandchildren, 1 Great Grandson, Nieces and Nephews
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service, Tuesday, September 25th, 11 AM, in Christ United Lutheran Church, 437 Airport Road, Ashland. Officiating will be Rev. Laura Csellak, pastor of Christ United Lutheran Church, and Rev. Paul Rothermel, Pastor of St. Charles Barromeo Catholic Parish. Interment will be in the Citizen’s Cemetery, Lavelle. A viewing will be held in the church Monday evening, 6 to 8 PM, and Tuesday morning, 9 AM until service. Visit
The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of arrangements.


Theodore A. Kemmerling, 76, of Sweet Arrow Lake Rd., Pine Grove, passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at home.
Born on March 9, 1942 in Pine Grove, he was a son of the late Charles M. and Dora A. Herring Kemmerling.
Theodore was a self employed carpenter.
He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Pine Grove.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Judith A. Kemmerling in 2009, four brothers, Roy Kemmerling, Daniel Kemmerling, Harvey Kemmerling Sr., and Robert Kemmerling; two sisters, Eva Zimmerman and Ina Zerbe.
Surviving are two sons, Theodore Kemmerling II, Michael A. Stalnecker, both of Pine Grove; two granddaughters, Lindsey and Katie Kemmerling; a brother, Kurt Kemmerling, Sr. of Pine Grove; two sisters, Olive Charles of Newark, DE, Doris Bohler of Pine Grove; nieces and nephews.
All Services will be held at the convenience of the family.
The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements and you may send condolences to the family online at our website


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