Thursday, October 11, 2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 10/11/18

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 10/11/18


Paul D. Derr, husband, father, son, brother, 55 years of age of Packer Street, Weatherly, Pennsylvania passed away suddenly on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at home in Weatherly.

Survived by his beloved wife, Connie J. (Pfeiffer) Derr; sons, Jesse Lincovich of Tamaqua, Jason Derr and his wife Jenna of New Tripoli, Christian Ormiston and his wife Rebecca of Weatherly, Elijah Derr of Weatherly, Luke Derr of Weatherly and Jonah Derr of Weatherly; daughter, Abigail Ormiston and her fiancé Corey Klinger of Whitehall; sisters, Mary Jane Derr of Tamaqua, Donna Lech wife of Bernie of Tamaqua, Ellie Miller wife of Lenny of Tamaqua, Wendy Fabrizio wife of Tom of Schuylkill Haven; grand children, Teagan, Tobin, and Kerrianne.

Born Monday, June 24, 1963 in Coaldale, Pennsylvania Paul was the son of Catherine Jane (Jones) Derr and the late Arthur Daniel Derr, Sr. He was predeceased by brother, Arthur D. Derr, Jr.

Paul was a hard worker who loved the Denver Broncos, the South Ward and most of all his family. Paul was a devoted father who reveled in his children's accomplishments.

Private Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home & Cremation Services of 211 First Street Weatherly, Pennsylvania. ( 570) 427-4231

Donations in Paul's name to: Connie Derr 736 Packer Street Weatherly, Pa. 18255
in care of Luke/Elijah/Jonah.

Online condolences may be made to the family at


Gerald J. Fey, 92, of Columbia passed away Sunday evening at Susquehanna Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Pottsville, August 15, 1926, he was the son of the late Raymond and LuLa (Lunckenbill) Fey.

He was a Pottsville High School graduate, class of 1943.

Gerald proudly served his country during World War II, serving in the United States Army. He was first stationed in the Philippines and was in the first wave of American troops to enter Japan.

Gerald retired from ITT Grinnell Corporation as an engineer. Prior to working for ITT Grinnell Corporation he worked for Penn Reels. He had a proud achievement with two of his reel designs that were used in the movie JAWS. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife, Thelma Peffer and a brother, Raymond Fey.

He is survived by his loving wife, Yvonne M. (Hake) Fey; son, Dr. Charles Fey; stepson Larry husband of Sirën Hake. He also leaved behind his loving cat of 20 plus years, Pepper.

Graveside services with Military Honors will be held on Friday, October 12 at noon at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Pottsville, Rev. Anthony Swamy will be officiating. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.

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Allen L. Schwartz, 92, of Lebanon, passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2018 in StoneRidge Towne Centre, Myerstown.

Born on January 2, 1926 in Pine Grove, he was a son of the late Charles Milton and Carrie Owens Schwartz.

Allen was a 1943 graduate of Pine Grove High School and was a member of St. Stephen's Christian Fellowship Church in Lebanon.

He was a Sergeant in the Army having served during WWII in New Guinea and was a member of the 4164 QM Depot Co.

Allen was a supply clerk for the PA National Guard at Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville until he retired in 1986. He was a founding member of the Ft. Indiantown Gap Conservation Club.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman, who told wonderful stories about his outdoor adventures and member of the NRA and American Legion.

Preceding him in death were his wife of 58 years, Dorothy M. Baum Schwartz; a son David Schwartz; 4 brothers, Slater, Luther, Fred, and John Schwartz; 3 sisters, Emily Roman, Claire Dapkas, and Betty Schwartz.

Surviving are two sons, Dr. Thomas C. and wife Starla Schwartz of Newcastle, WA, Daniel A. Schwartz of Scottsdale, AZ; a daughter, Janet E. and husband Daniel Light of Cornwall; four grandchildren, Jeremy, Karissa, Dominique and Sarah; one great grandchild Rio; nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove with Rev. Ronald L. Salem officiating. There will be a viewing on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. at the Funeral Home, Inc. Interment will follow in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Central Pa Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 2080 Linglestown Rd., Suite 104, Harrisburg, Pa. 17110 in his memory.

You may send condolences to the family online at our website


Joann A. Dalton, 86, of Orwigsburg, passed away Wednesday, October 10th, at her residence, with her loving husband, Bill, by her side.

Joann was born in Auburn, on February 10, 1932. She was married to William Dalton on October 31st, 1960. Joann was an Auburn High School Graduate, and she worked as a Secretary. In addition to, Bill, her husband of 58 years, Joann is survived by her son, Gary Rudy, husband of Deborah and her Granddaughter Kelly Rudy.

There will be no services.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Orwigsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hillside SPCA PO Box 233 Pottsville, PA 17901, in Joann’s Memory.