Saturday, October 13, 2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 10/12/18


Schuylkill County Obituaries for 10/12/18

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Rosemary E. Kristoff, 81 years of age, of Barnesville, Pennsylvania passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg Campus.

Survived by her husband of fifty-nine years, James Joseph Kristoff, Sr.; son, James Kristoff and his wife Diane of Colorado.

Born Tuesday, March 7, 1939 in Palmerton, Pennsylvania daughter of the late Ignatz and Rose (Mihal) Sepos. Rosemary was also predeceased by; son, Michael A. Kristoff in 2015; sister, Margaret Andrukitas; brother, Ignatz Sepos, Jr.. Many nieces and nephews survive her.

Margaret was a member of St. John XXIII R.C.C. of Tamaqua. She worked for CVS in the former Jamesway complex of twenty-five years. Rosemary was an avid reader.

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


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

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Chris S. Marton, 51 years of age of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at home.

Born Sunday, October 16, 1966 in Coaldale, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Maryann (Jobrey) Marton of Lehighton, and the late Andrew Marton.

Surviving are daughter, Brooke A. Marton, brothers, Brian Marton and his wife, Sissy and David Marton; Aunt Virginia Moyer of Tamaqua; nieces, nephews and many friends.

A talented Spackler, Chris was an outdoorsman who enjoyed the companionship of his dogs. He was an ardent Dallas Cowboys football fan.

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

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

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Olga Honyara, 90, of Minersville, passed away on Thursday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Schuylkill – East.

Born in Primrose, Cass Township, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Catherine Drahhusczak Peron. She was a 1946 graduate of Cass Township High School. She worked for Abbott Laboratories in North Chicago, Illinois. Upon returning to Schuylkill County, she worked in the local garment industry. She later worked at the former Miracle Mart and Intermediate Unit 29, Marlin.

She was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Minersville. She helped with maintenance at the former Ss. Peter & Paul School; and also enjoyed cooking as a volunteer at St. Nicholas Catering.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Honyara, in 2004. She was also preceded by three brothers, Frank Peron, John Peron and Steve Peron; three sisters, Anne Wietecha, Helen Lipko Latanishen, and Mary Schultz.

Olga is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, including her caregiver, Kay Wilson, Minersville. Friends may call on Wednesday at Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury Street, Minersville, from 6:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M., with Office of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. Interment will be in St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Branch Township. The family prefers contributions to Ss. Peter & Paul Church. , 90, of Minersville, passed away on Thursday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Schuylkill – East.

Born in Primrose, Cass Township, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Catherine Drahhusczak Peron. She was a 1946 graduate of Cass Township High School. She worked for Abbott Laboratories in North Chicago, Illinois. Upon returning to Schuylkill County, she worked in the local garment industry. She later worked at the former Miracle Mart and Intermediate Unit 29, Marlin.

She was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Minersville. She helped with maintenance at the former Ss. Peter & Paul School; and also enjoyed cooking as a volunteer at St. Nicholas Catering.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Honyara, in 2004. She was also preceded by three brothers, Frank Peron, John Peron and Steve Peron; three sisters, Anne Wietecha, Helen Lipko Latanishen, and Mary Schultz.

Olga is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, including her caregiver, Kay Wilson, Minersville.

Friends may call on Wednesday at Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury Street, Minersville, from 6:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M., with Office of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. Interment will be in St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Branch Township. The family prefers contributions to Ss. Peter & Paul Church.

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Rosalie Dronick McLoughlin, 65, of Pottsville, passed away on Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Schuylkill – East.

Born in Pottsville, she was a daughter of the late George “Speedy” Dronick and the late Mary Plesnarski Dronick. She was a 1970 graduate of Nativity B.V.M. High School and received her Bachelor’s degree from Penn State. She resided in Washington Crossing and worked as a licensed insurance agent in New Jersey. She returned to Schuylkill County in 2005, and was employed by M&T Bank, Orwigsburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Patrick McLoughlin, in 1994 after only ten years of marriage. Before his death, they enjoyed traveling and especially loved Venice, Italy. Rosalie was generous to her community and to her family.

She is survived by a brother, George Dronick (spouse, Denise), Pottsville; three sisters, Mary Ann Strenkoski, Dowdentown, Branch Township, Geraldine Whiteash, Minersville, and Jane Novinger, Erie, Colorado; nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call St. Michael the Archangel Church, 541 Sunbury Street, Minersville, on Wednesday from 2:00 P.M. until 2:50 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 3:00 P.M. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Branch Township. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to St. Michael the Archangel Church. Dutcavich Funeral Home has charge.

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