Saturday, October 6, 2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 10/05/18

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 10/05/18


Jean G Tiley, known by many simply as Nan, formerly of Easton, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at the age of 93, while in the care of her granddaughter Diana Lynn Latsha in Binghamton, New York.

Widow of George E. Tiley who passed away on April 25, 2000. she is survived by her son; Keith D. Tiley of Easton, Pa.; granddaughter, Diana Lynn Latsha, wife of Scott, and their daughters, Taylor, Melanie and Chaise; brother, Harold Osenbach of New Ringgold. Many nieces and nephews also survive Jean.

Born Tuesday, September 29, 1925 in Reading, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Charles Walter, and Maude Ida (Kocher) Osenbach. She grew up on the family farm on Blue Mountain Drive, and her heart was always there. Jean was also predeceased by her daughter, Joy Ann Tiley on October 1, 2004; sisters, Betty Snyder, Dorothy McHugh, Violet Wood; brothers, Herman and Burton Osenbach.

Jean was a talented seamstress and could crochet anything. She was also a renowned housekeeper for many people over the years, and always seemed to become part of their family. She enjoyed traveling and managed to see all 50 states and a few foreign countries as well. She was never afraid to try new things or visit new places. The world will be a little more boring without her in it.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Choconut Center United Methodist Women, 5 Lewis Road, Binghamton, NY 13905.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. 2066 West Penn Pike New Ringgold, Pennsylvania 17960. (570) 386-5884

A Funeral service will be held on Tuesday October 9, 2018 at 11 o'clock A.M. from the funeral home, Rev. Tom Hester to officiate. Friends may call on the morning of from 9:30 A.M. until time of services.

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

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Carl A. Eidem, 75, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Friday, October 5th, peacefully, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Schuylkill, E. Norwegian St., Pottsville, following a 16 year battle with cancer.

Carl was born in Pottsville, PA on December 18, 1942, a son of the late Margaret (Korkie) and Arthur L. Eidem.

He was the husband of Susan (Putt) Eidem, to whom he was married for 51 years.

Carl was employed by, and eventually retired from, The Dana Corporation.

Carl had been enlisted in the National Guard. He was also a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Schuylkill Haven, PA, Skyliner's Motorcycle Drill Team, and Schuylkill County Motorcycle Drill Team. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and motorcycling.

He is survived by a daughter, Barbara, wife of Erik Creveling, of Deer Lake; two sons, Joseph, husband of Doris Eidem, of Auburn; and Dave Eidem, of Pottsville.

Carl is also survived by two sisters, Pauline Holliday, of Orlando, FL; Ann Eidem, of Ringgold, GA; a brother, John, husband of Mary Ann Eidem, of Pine Grove; Grandchildren: Kyle Eidem and Sabrina Hunt; Great-Granddaughter: Aaliyah Green; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held at Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home, Inc. , Schuylkill Haven, PA, at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, October 10th,with Rev. Craig Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven, PA.

A viewing for family and friends will be held on Wednesday from 9:30 AM until the time of the service at Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home, Inc., 25 E. Main Street, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972.

Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Joseph "Sarge" Majetsky, age 96, of the village of Trenton, died Friday morning at Hometown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Trenton he was the son of John and Eva (Lahouchak) Majetsky. He attended local schools and was an Army veteran of WW II serving in the Ardennes and southern France and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was last employed by Beltrami Enterprises. He was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church in Mahanoy City, the DAV, United Mine Workers and the Trenton Social Club. 

He was preceded in death by sisters Eva, Mary, Anna and Julia and brothers John, Anthony and Michael. 

Survivors include his wife of 68 years the former Julia Sapar, 3 sons Joseph L. and His wife Marie and Stephen all of Trenton and Richard of Quakake, grandchildren Amanda Yaari of New York City, Jeremy Majetsky of Renovo and Megan Majetsky of Mahanoy City. great grandchildren Madeleine Grace Yaari, Gavin Majetsky and Carter Friel as well as several nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Divine Liturgy with Office of Christian Burial to be celebrated by the Rev. James Carroll on Tuesday at 10:30 AM from St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. 

Friends may call at the church on Tuesday morning beginning at 9 AM. David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. 

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Nicholas (“Nick”) J. Borzak, 80, Frackville, passed away on Thursday at Broad Mountain Nursing Home after a brief illness. The family would like to thank the nursing home for their excellent care and compassion.

Born in the former Ashland State Hospital, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Margaret (Bernotas) Borzak. Nick was a graduate of Frackville High School where he met his wife, the former Ruth Moser. They were married for 60 years.

Nick is also survive by four sons: Douglas, Frackville, Nicholas and his wife Jessica, Bozeman, MT, Brian and his wife Suzanne, Allentown, and Brent and his wife Ashley, Frackville. Nick is also survived by two sisters, Margaret Drula, Melbourne, FL and Janet Harper, Frackville, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Borzak.

Nick was a proud US Marine. After discharge, his family moved back to Frackville where Nick coached the Dolphins mini football team and the Elks Little League baseball team.

Nick retired as Frackville borough supervisor and then served as Mayor of Frackville from 2002 until 2006.

Nick dedicated his life to his family and community. He served as a police officer for both West Mahanoy Township and Frackville Borough. A devoted sports fan, Nick cheered for Mount Carmel football, the Green Bay Packers and the New York Yankees. He was very close to his furry grand-dog, Bradi. Nick was an avid outdoorsman and loved wildlife. He dedicated his life to fitness and weightlifting and all remember his unbelievable feats of strength.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to an animal rescue of your choice.

Services are private at the convenience of the family. Interment will be at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA.