Monday, November 5, 2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/04/18

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/04/18


Robert L Hoffman, age 90, of Hegins, formerly of Pine Grove, passed away Friday, November 2, 2018 at the home of his daughter in Hegins.

He was born on Friday, October 19, 1928, in Spring Glen, a son of the late Carlos Hoffman and the late Margaret Hoover Hoffman.

Bob was a breaker foreman for Blaschak Coal Corp, Ravine, prior to his retirement.

He was a member of the Schuylkill Church of the Brethren, Pine Grove.

Bob was also a member of the Paradise Valley Hunting Club, Pine Grove. He enjoyed yard work and maintaining his home.

His wife, Reba Daubert Hoffman, passed away in 2011. He was also preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Amanda Barry; and two sisters, June Daubert and Betty Lenker.

He is survived by two daughters, Suzann M Barry and her husband Steven of Hegins and Sandra L Strickler and her husband Bryan of York Springs; a son, Kevin C Hoffman and his wife Marie of Pine Grove; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Schuylkill Church of the Brethren, Pine Grove, on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 11:00 am, with Pastor Richard Hoffman officiating.

A viewing will be held from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Wednesday at the church.

Burial will be made in the Schuylkill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Pine Grove.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Rd, Harrisburg PA 17110.

Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences can be left for the family at


Robert O. Rarick, 91, of Valley Road, Tamaqua, PA died on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at home. He was the husband of the late Theresa (nee Moyer) Rarick who died in 1994. 

Born October 7, 1927, Robert was a son of the late Harold and Jennie (nee Stamm) Rarick. A 1945 graduate of Tamaqua High School, he served in the Pacific Theater during WWII as a member of the Navy. Later Robert joined the Marine Corps Reserves. He was a self employed carpenter until he retired. Upon retirement, Robert worked for the Area Agency on Aging and as a tax assessor in Tax Assessment Office at the Schuylkill County Court House. He served as a supervisor in Walker Township for 20 years and was the grand Marshall of the 2017 Veterans Day Parade in Tamaqua. Robert was a member of the Little Schuylkill Lions Club where he had held most of the officer chairs and had been the District Governor of the Lions. 

He is survived by daughters, Kathleen Rarick of Tamaqua and Beth Frace and her husband Charles of Dillsburg, PA; grandchildren, Stephanie Barron and her husband Dave of Tamaqua, Charles Frace of Dillsburg, and Elizabeth Frace Jones and her husband Ryan of Dillsburg; and great grandchildren, Jake Barron, Tressa Barron, Liam Jones, and Maura Jones. 

Robert was also predeceased by brothers Carl, Arthur, Raymond, and Harold. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. 

Online condolences may be made at
Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.


Mary Nevenglosky, 94, of Hometown, PA died on Saturday, November 3, 2018 in Coaldale, PA. She was the wife of the late Joseph Nevenglosky who died in 1965. 

Born on April 30, 1924, Mary was a daughter of the late John Stalmach and the late Josephine (nee Costello) Stalmach-Bialis and her husband Andrew “Zeke” Bialis. A 1942 graduate of the former Coaldale High School, she also graduated from the Empire Beauty School in Pottsville, PA. A hairdresser, Mary also worked as a nutrition aide at Penn State Schuylkill Campus from 1970-1990 and served as a past Rush Township tax collector. She was a member of St. John XXIII Catholic Church where she formerly was a member of the Ss. Peter and Paul Church choir and ladies auxiliary. Mary was a member of the Coaldale Polish Club where she had served as a secretary, a member of the Hometown Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, and a member of the Rush-Ryan Seniors. She is survived by her children, Joseph Nevenglosky and his wife, Gina of Mountaintop, PA, Janie Libby of Magnolia, DE, Donald Nevenglosky and his wife Cindy of Hometown, Kenneth Nevenglosky of White Bear, PA, and Robert Nevenglosky and his wife Debbie of Hauto, PA; 11 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by sisters, Blanche Suda and Jennie Shanosky. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Friday, November 9 in St. John XXIII Catholic Church, 307 Pine Street, Tamaqua, PA. 

Interment in St. John the Baptist Byzantine Cemetery, Summit Hill, PA will follow the mass. Call 10-11 AM on Friday at the church. Memorials in Mary’s name may be made to the Hometown Fire Company, 45 Mahanoy Avenue, Tamaqua, PA 18252. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.


Claire R. Bowman, 88, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Friday, November 2nd, peacefully, at Seton Manor, Orwigsburg.

Claire was born in Schuylkill Haven on July 27, 1930, a daughter of the late Evelyn R. (Weber) and Ralph Bowman.

She was employed as an administrative assistant at Pennsylvania National Bank, Schuylkill Haven, until she retired in 1995.

Claire was a member of First United Methodist Church, Schuylkill Haven. Claire served for 21 years as the church's treasurer. She also served as the junior choir director, taught Sunday School to children, and served on the church's administrative board. Additionally, she volunteered with UNICEF, sang with the Schuylkill County Choral Society, sang with the Cressona Band, and was the treasurer for the Schuylkill Haven service unit of the Salvation Army. Claire was a trained opera singer who had the opportunity to move to New York. Instead of moving to New York to pursue her singing career, she chose to remain in the Schuylkill Haven area to sing praises to her Lord.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 10, beginning at 12 PM at First United Methodist Church, Schuylkill Haven, with Rev. Dr. Christopher Fisher officiating.

Memorial contributions may be sent to First United Methodist Church 420 Saylor Street Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972. If making a memorial contribution in Claire's memory, please note in the memo portion of the check that the donation is to be made to the choir.

Interment will be held at a later date at Union Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven.

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


Morris S. Williams, 79, of S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove, passed away on Friday, November 2, at home.

Born on January 25, 1939 in Jonesville, VA, he was the son of the late Bruce and Edith Miner Williams.
He was a Navy veteran having served during the Vietnam War.

Morris worked as a machinist.
He was the mayor of Pine Grove for 8 years.
Preceding him in death were a sister and three brothers.
Surviving are his wife, Gloria Krammes Williams; four daughters, Kathy and husband Franklin Schaeffer, Sandra Miller and companion Kurt Wessner, Edith and husband Michael Daubert, all of Pine Grove; Melissa and husband John Breslin of Schuylkill Haven; 10 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; a step son Jeff Dinger; two step daughters, Jane Belghali and Jennie Canfield; 4 step grandchildren; a sister Blanche Messer of Inman, S.C.
A Celebration of Life Services will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. at the Pine Grove Masonic Lodge, 23 Oak Grove Rd. Pine Grove with Rev. Krista Roehrig officiating. Interment will be held at a later date at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.
The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements and you may send condolences to the family at our website


Daniel M. Shadle, 56, of Center St., Donaldson, passed away on Friday, November 2, 2018 at home.
Born on February 18, 1962 in Pottsville, he was a son of Lorraine E. Deiter Shadle of Fountain and the late Dr. James S. Shadle, Sr.
He was a member of Christ Church in Fountain.
Daniel was employed at the WalMart Distribution Center in the Asset Protection Dept.
He was a 1980 graduate of Tri Valley High School and graduate of Penn State with a BA in Marketing.
Daniel loved to race sprint cars and watch his children play sports and other activities they were involved with. He was also an Avid Penn State Fan.
Preceding him in death was a sister Dianne Wagner.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife of 4 years and companion for 18 years, Amy Graeff Shadle; three daughters, Chloe, Emma and Gabrielle Shadle; a son Daniel Shadle, all at home; a brother, James Jr. and wife Cindy Shadle of New Cumberland; nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove with Pastor Claude Schach and Pastor Mike Klahr officiating. There will be a viewing on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, from 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.
You may send condolences to the family at our website


Uncle Mike (King Crab) Breiner, 68, of Tamaqua, passed away at his residence.

He was born on June 24, 1950, a son of the late Ethel (Ferryman) Willing.

During his life, King Crab was a commercial Fisherman in Delaware, and was employed by the Stroh’s Brewing Company, Breiningsville, and Hart Metals, Tamaqua. When not working Uncle Mike was either in a Pool Room, taking other people’s money or at the closest Beach he could find. He enjoyed his many trips to Jamaica and camping at Devils Hole, Lewistown Valley. In addition to his Mother, he was predeceased by 2 brothers, Bruce & Barry Breiner.

Uncle Mike is survived by a son, George Michael DeAngelo, husband of Heather, of Lehighton, PA and his brother, Kenneth Breiner, husband of Gail, of Orland Hills, IL. He is also survived by Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and Friends.

There will be a “Going to the Beach One Last Time" Gathering from 5:00 to 7:00 on Wednesday, November 7th at Hamilton - Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Orwigsburg. Uncle Mike will be laid to rest, with his Pool Cue, in St. Jerome's Church Cemetery, Tamaqua. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, Please take the time to enjoy a sunset.


James A. "Nuff" English
, 78, of Pine Grove, formerly of Tower City, passed away Friday at the Geisinger Medical Center.

Born in Reinerton, September 25, 1940, a son of the late Lloyd and Merle Zimmerman English.

Jim was an Army Veteran during the Vietnam era.

He was a graduate of Porter Tower High School and Williamson Trade School.

Jim was the retired owner of English Masonry.. He was an accomplished mason, who took great pride in his work.

He was of the Methodist Faith, a member of Ashlar Lodge #570 F&AM, Lykens and the Orwin Fire Company.

Jim thought the world of his family. He enjoyed reading and fishing. He was an avid fan of Penn State football and wrestling, and the Philadelphia Phlllies.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Esther Jane Klinger.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Faye Miller English, one son; James English, Jr., and his wife Angie, York; one daughter, Heather Hershey and her husband Kemp, Lititz; one sister, Edith Dreisigacker, Tower City; brother-in-law, Jim Miller, Joliett; five grandchildren he was extremely proud of; James English and his wife Krissy, Jacob English and his wife Katie, Hannah English, Benjamin and Brynn Hershey. One great grandson, Ryan James English. Nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November, 7th at 11:00 am from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc., Tower City with Pastor Annette Shutt and Rev. Dennis Hummel. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Tower City. Viewing will be from 10-11 at the chapel. Memorial donations in Jim's name can be made to the Orwin Fire Co., Dietrich Avenue, Orwin, PA 17980. To sign the guestbook visit


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