Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 01/30/19

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 01/30/19


Catherine I. Lynch, 95 of Orwigsburg, formerly of Deer Lake, died Tuesday at Orwigsburg Center, Orwigsburg.

She was born January 25, 1924 in Pottsville a daughter of the late Fredrick and Bessie Shappell Reinhart.

She was a graduate of Pottsville High School.

She was a manager at the former Mootz Candy, Pottsville, prior to retiring.

Catherine was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville.

She was preceded in by her husband Joseph E. Lynch, Jr., on December 25, 2008; a daughter, Susan Foley; 3 brothers, Bill, Harry, and Leo Reinhart; a sister, Betty Seifert; Surviving are her daughter, Kathleen Bieber and her husband Keith, Schuylkill Haven; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11AM from St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville. Family and friends are invited to a visitation from 10AM until the time of mass at the church. The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions made to the American Cancer Society, 712 Keyser Ave, Taylor PA, 18517. Interment will be at the convenience of the family at Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville.

Arrangements are under the care of James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville. Please share your memories and condolences with Catherine’s family by signing the guest book at


Frances V. (Sadusky) Kowalick, 88, of Delaware, formerly of Lost Creek, passed peacefully Monday in Delaware.

Born in Shenandoah, December 9, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Loretta (Rejent) Sadusky.

She was a graduate of the former West Mahanoy Township High School.

Frances was a former member of St. Casimir Church, Shenandoah.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband, Casimir Carl Kowalick, on Sept. 21, 2008; one daughter, Donna Marie Robertson; one son, Frank C. Kowalick; two brothers, Joseph and James Sadusky.

Surviving are her daughter, Ann Louise Conroy, of Lost Creek; her son, Raymond Kowalick and his wife, Kathy, of Dover, Delaware; eight grandchildren, William, James, Brian and Christopher Conroy, Ashley Jeter and Nicholas, Melanie and Kimberly Kowalick; eight great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Emily, Abby, Will, McKenzie, Brayden, Christian and Juliun; one brother, Gerald Sadusky, and his wife, Andrea, of Allentown; one sister, Marie Sadusky, of Dover, Delaware; nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Casimir Church, 229 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah, the Sacred Worship Site of Divine Mercy Parish. Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Casimir Cemetery, Shenandoah. A viewing will be held from 9 until 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Casimir Church.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.


Martha 'Midge' Moser, 89, of Ringtown, passed away Wednesday, January 30th, 2018, while a guest at the Shenandoah Senior Living Community.

She was born in Shenandoah, on June 17, 1929, a daughter of the late Lillian (Shoup) and Harry Engle.

Midge was retired from the local garment industry, and for many years sold produce from her porch on Main Street in Ringtown.

She was a lifelong member of Aurand Memorial United Methodist Church in Ringtown, where she was a member of the Polyanna Class and was in charge of preparing the elements for Holy Communion at the church.

Midge enjoyed growing gladiolas in her garden as well as crocheting and plastic canvas needlepoint She also enjoyed attending her grandchildren's activities.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert Weikel in 1970 and by her second husband, James Moser in 1990. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Harry and Gerald Engle.

Midge is survived by two daughters, Linda, wife of Orval Shoup, and Brenda, wife of Donald White, all of Ringtown. She is also survived by brothers, Edward Engle, of Coatsville; John Engle; Ronald Engle and Robert Engle all of Ringtown; her aunt Catherine Lorah of Brandonville and an uncle Frank Drumheller of Danville.

She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Heather, Amanda, Megan, Jennifer and Donald, along with 6 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, February 2nd at St. John's Lutheran Church in Ringtown, with Pastor Jay Serafin officiating.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing from 9 AM to 11 AM on Saturday, at the church prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Aurand Memorial United Methodist Church, 217 West Main Street Ringtown, PA 17967.

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