Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/07/18

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/07/18


John J. “Jack” Kephart, 71 of Mahanoy City formerly of Pottsville, died Tuesday at home.

He was born September 11, 1947 in Pottsville son of the late Joseph D and Catherine Brennan Kephart.

He was a 1965 graduate of Nativity BVM High School.

Prior to retiring Jack worked for Penske Trucking, Ryder, Heatron Inc, DuraClean and NAPA.

Jack was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Pottsville where he was a van driver and a member of Men of Trinity. He was also a volunteer for the Pottsville Soup Kitchen.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Marie Burke; a brother, J. David Kephart. Surviving are his wife of 45 years Cheryl Corby Kephart; a son, Joe Kephart and his wife Tammy, Pottsville; a daughter, Vickie Willier, and her husband Adam, Ephrata; 4 grandchildren, Haley Zerby, Caitlyn Kephart, Chelsea and Adalie Willer; nieces and nephews.

Throughout his life Jack was a steam engine locomotive enthusiast as a well as a heavy machine coal shovel enthusiast

Service of remembrance will be held 11AM Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Pottsville, with Rev. Chris Rothharpt, officiating. Family and friends are invited to a visitation from 6-8PM Sunday at from 10-11AM Monday at the church. The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions made to Penn State Hershey ALS Clinic and Research Center, 30 Hope Dr., Hershey PA, 17033 or ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Road - Suite 260, Ambler PA, 19002. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville. Arrangements are under the care of James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville

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John F. “Jack” Moran, 89, Frackville, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest, Allentown.

Born in Girardville, he was a son of the late Martin and Kathryn O’Donnell Moran. Jack worked as an insurance sales manager until his retirement.

Jack was an Air Force Veteran having served during the Korean War. As a graduate of Penn State University, Jack was a devout Penn State football fan and a member of the Alumni Association.

Jack was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Frackville. He was an outgoing and social member of the community being involved in many organizations such as the Knights of Columbus Council 2580, Frackville; the Schuylkill Assembly Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, Pottsville; the Frackville American Legion Post 398 and the Ancient Order of Hibernians Jack Kehoe Division 1, Girardville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Kodis Moran in 1996; his brother, Ted Moran and a sister Regina “Jean Kowker” Miller.

Jack is survived by his three loving children, Patricia, Christine and David Moran; his sister Eleanor “Nonie” and her husband Thomas Scott; his sisters-in-law: Fena and Helen Kodis; his devoted friend Irene Roman along with many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 14th at 10 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 49 N. Line Street Frackville with Rev. Brian Miller, pastor, as the celebrant. Friends may call at the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday morning from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Interment with military honors will be held in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

** NOTE:  Dates for Viewing and Mass of Christian Burial changed from original posting

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made, in Jack’s name, to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services at PO Box 98018 Washington DC 20090-8018 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.


James R. Maley, 73, of Minersville, passed away on Tuesday at home surrounded by his loved ones.

Born in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Thomas and Lillian Jefferson Maley. He was a 1962 graduate of Cass Township High School and also graduated from Williamson Trade School, Media.

He worked as a machinist for ALCOA, Cressona, where he also served as shop steward for the United Steelworkers. He was later employed by Honeywell Films, Pottsville until retirement.

He was a member of Trinity Chapel, Buck Run. He was also a member of Minersville Rotary, where he served as past president and had been honored as a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a member of the former ALCOA Bowling Team, and in recent years, enjoyed golfing with the Senior League at Hidden Valley.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Wendy Nabholz, in 2012; six siblings, Rose Morgan, Lillian Koslov, Thomas Maley, Elvin Maley, William Maley and Irma Maley.

Through all of Jim’s accomplishments in his life, his greatest pride was his family. He married his high school sweetheart, the former Lois Ann Kardisco, to whom he was married for 53 years. He derived tremendous joy from spending time with his children and grandchildren. Jim’s family was the first and foremost love in his life; and he will be forever missed.

In addition to Lois Ann, Jim is survived by two children, Heather Lynn Maley, Pottsville, and Brett Maley (spouse, Kathryn), Lake Wynonah; his son-in-law, Chris Nabholz, Pottsville; six grandchildren, Hannah, Noah and Emma Nabholz, Chase Maley, Valent Koscil and Abigail Greenhalgh. He is also survived by five siblings, Dolores Cielinski, Garwood, New Jersey, Robert Maley, Garwood, New Jersey, John Maley, Glen Dower, Ronald Maley, Landisville, Eugene Maley, Buck Run; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 A.M. from Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury Street, Minersville. Friends may call on Saturday from 7:00 A.M. until the time of service. Interment will be in Mount Peace Cemetery, Branch Township.



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