Thursday, December 6, 2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/06/18

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/06/18


David L. Fritz, 79, of Barnesville, PA, passed away Saturday, December 1sst, at Wilkes Barre General Hospital.

David was born in Pottsville on November 21, 1939, a son of the late Grace (Guers) and Roy Fritz.

David graduated from Mahanoy Township High School class of 1957.

He served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard during the Vietnam War.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Tamaqua.

He worked as a dairy farmer on his family farm and he retired from Honeywell Corp Pottsville.

David was an avid hunter and fisherman, raised chickens, pigeons and rabbits.

He was the husband of Joan (Stride) Fritz.

David is survived by a daughter, Leah, wife of Richard Knapp, of Barnesville, and a sister Lynette, wife of Henry Faust, Beltzville..

He is also survived by 4 Grandchildren Rebecca, Rachael, Jessica, Rylee and great grand son Jack, nieces.

David is preceded in death by a daughter Cheri Lee Burke.

A graveside service will be held at Hersker's private cementery, Barnesville, at 11 am on Monday, December 10th, with Rev. Phyllis Wolford officiating.

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


Joseph D Frantz, age 80, of Erdman, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Lehigh Valley Hospital - E Norwegian, Pottsville.

He was born on Wednesday, April 6, 1938, in Pottsville, a son of the late William Frankenstein and the late Eleanor Edden Frankenstein.

He served in the US Air Force.

Joe retired from PP&L, Harrisburg.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran "Klinger's" Church, Erdman.

He was also a member of the IBEW #1600 of Harrisburg.

Joe was an avid mechanic and loved fixing things.

He was preceded in death by his parents; by a grandson; and by three sisters and a brother.

He is survived by his wife Rose M Klinger Frantz, to whom he was married for 50 years.

He is also survived by a daughter, Radell E Allgaier and her husband Richard of Drums; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; three sisters, Jane Murphy of Pottsville, Marie Caruano of Schuylkill Haven, and Ruth Smigo of Pottsville; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at Zion Lutheran "Klinger's" Church, Erdman, on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 10:00 am, with Rev. Jonathan Jenkins officiating.

Burial will be made in Zion Lutheran "Klinger's" Cemetery, Erdman.

Memorial contributions can be made to Zion "Klinger's" Lutheran Church, c/o Klingerstown Lutheran Parish, 48 Main St, Klingerstown PA 17941 or to Sugarloaf Fire Company, P.O. Box 80, Sybertsville PA 18251.

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

Condolences can be left for the family at


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