Monday, October 22, 2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 10/21/18

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 10/21/18


Mary Ellen Marchalonis , 77 of Locust Valley, Barnesville passed away at Seton Manor, Orwigsburg on Saturday October 20.
Born in Providence RI on June 2nd 1941 she was the daughter of Charles and Jean Burd Plumb.

She grew up in Pottsville and graduated from Pottsville High School in 1959, and from Bloomsburg State College in 1964. She received a Masters Degree in Reading from Bloomsburg in 1969.
Except for a short time in the Tamaqua Area School District, Mary Ellen spent most of her teaching career in the Mahanoy Area School District as a Remedial Reading teacher.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Bernie: a son Robert and wife Melissa of Lancaster PA.; a daughter Mary Catherine Seibert and her husband James of Orwigsburg PA; grandsons: Ryan Shakely and wife Jessica of Hummelstown PA; Matthew Marchalonis and Wife Leslie, Corpus Christi TX; Michael Marchalonis and wife Madison, Bentonville AR; Adam Seibert and wife Mackenzie, Jacksonville FL, James Seibert Jr., Raleigh NC; and granddaughter Janelle Meck and husband Ben, Ardmore PA. Great grandchildren, Evelyn, Katherine and Logan. A sister Jean, and husband Dr. Arthur Kriner, Greensboro NC.
She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Mahanoy City Women's Club, Mahanoy City Book Club, Mahanoy Area Retired Teachers Group, Mahanoy City Knitting Group, First United Methodist Church, Pottsville; attended Christ Lutheran Church, Mahanoy City; various bridge groups, and was a past member of the Mahanoy City Library Board. In retirement she volunteered at Meals on Wheels and the Pottsville Soup Kitchen.

Mary Ellen loved nothing better than spending holidays, birthdays and vacations with the family. She was an avid reader and a dedicated bridge player. She enjoyed travel and with her husband and friends saw most of this country and the world. She enjoyed being with people. She was loved and will be greatly missed by family and friends. 
A Memorial Service will be held at the Christ Lutheran Church, Mahanoy City on Friday Oct 26, at 11 am Friends may call from 9 am until time of service. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Mary Ellen's name to: the Mahanoy City Public Library, 17 W. Mahanoy Street, Mahanoy City, PA 17948; Christ Lutheran Church, PO Box 4, Mahanoy City PA; or the First United Methodist Church, 330 West Market Street, Pottsville PA 17901

Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Visit to sign the guest book and send sympathy cards.


Kenneth R. Singleton, age 76, of Port Carbon, PA passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at his home. 

Born in Lancaster, PA on October 16, 1942, he was the son of the late Howard and Violet (Greenawalt) Singleton. 

Ken attended Manheim Twp. High School. He worked for Exide Battery in Hamburg until retiring and was a member of the Trinity E. C. Church in Frackville. Ken was a crossing guard in Arnot's Addition for the Saint Clair and Pottsville School Districts. Ken loved his family, going camping, riding his motorcycle, dogs, going to Knoebels, being in the outdoors, and fishing. 

Ken is survived by his wife of 45 years, Darlene B. (Blackwell) Singleton; six daughters: Angela Stoyanoff and her husband Robert; Wendy Hagbloom and her husband Richard; Tracy Freed and her husband Kevin; Kelli Singleton; Michelle Singleton and her companion Terri Gibbons; and Vicky Naradko and her husband Charles; a son Eric Singleton and his wife Jennifer; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brothers; a sister; nieces; and nephews. 

Services and interment will be held private. The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home in Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements. Please send condolences to


Raymond Jeronis, 65, of Brown Street, Tamaqua, PA died on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 in Bethlehem, PA. Born in Tamaqua, he was a son of the late Michael C. and Florence (nee Baddick) Jeronis. A graduate of Marian High School, Raymond attended Bucks County Community College and Penn State University. He was an army veteran who served in Germany as a pharmaceutical chemist. 

At one time, Raymond had worked for Air Products in Rush Township, PA. He is survived by his brother, Michael J. Jeronis and his wife, Judy of Levittown, PA. 

Raymond was predeceased by a sister, Maryanne Muller. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at a later date. Online condolences may be made at 

Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.


Peter Zedonek, 67, of Woodland Acres, Norwegian Township, formerly of Mar Lin, passed away on Friday at home surrounded by his family.

Born in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Peter and Janet Ramsay Gottschall Zedonek.

He was a graduate of Nativity BVM High School; and attained his Master’s Degree in Education from Pennsylvania State University.

Peter was the Grocery Manager at Radzievich’s Market, Minersville, and Principal of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic School before retiring.

He was a faithful member of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Minersville.

Surviving are his devoted wife of 16 years, the former Pamela Kahler Adams; two brothers, Herbert Gottschall, Allentown, and David Gottschall. Mar Lin; nieces and nephews and his fur children.

Relatives and friends may call on Thursday from 9:00 A.M. at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 415 N. Front St. Minersville. Requiem Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Petro Zvarych officiating. Donations are preferred to St. Nicholas Church Memorial Fund. Interment will be in the parish cemetery, Branch Township.


Mrs. Grace A. (Lorah) Petrey, age 87, of the village of Park Place, passed away on October 20, 2018. She was born in Brandonville, PA on September 16, 1931. 

Her parents were Raymond Lorah and Carrie E. (Tyson) Lorah. She was a graduate of Sheppton High School, Class of 1949 and worked for a time as a licensed practical nurse. 

She was preceded in death by a brother Harold Lorah and a sister Marion Lorah. 

Surviving are her husband William Robert Petrey, married 68 years as of August 19, 2018, a daughter Brenda M. Kylen of Mechanicsburg, two sons Robert James Petrey and his wife Judith of Barnesville, Mark Allan Petrey and his wife Kimberly of Grier City, a sister Martha Parker and her husband Bill of Harrisburg, nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. 

Services will be private. 

David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City is entrusted with arrangements. Please visit for more information.


Beatrice F. Malloy, 97, former Shenandoah and Girardville resident passed away peacefully Friday evening at Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Shenandoah Heights.

Born in Connerton she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary Schmidt Corrigan. She had been employed as a waitress at the former Woolworths in Shenandoah.

She was a member of the former St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Girardville, now St. Charles Borromeo Parish.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Malloy in 1975 also by her son James L. Malloy

Beatrice is survived by her son Danny and his wife Debbie Malloy, Gilberton, her sister Peggy wife of Claude Fetterolf, Fountain Springs, her daughter-in law Peggy Malloy, Allentown and her grandchildren; Kaitlynn, Allie, Danny and Jarrid, her great-granddaughter Fiona also by several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Girardville, with Rev. Paul Rothermel, pastor, as the celebrant. Interment will be in Annunciation Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. Friends may call at the church on Thursday morning from 8:30 a.m. until time of mass.