Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 02/11/19

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 02/11/19


Randall Todd "Randy" Zagar, age 55, of Palo Alto, PA passed away with his family by his side on Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at his home. Born in Pottsville, PA on November 8, 1963, he was the son of the late Steve and Blodwyn (Williams) Zagar. Randy was a graduated of the I.U. 29 in MarLin, Class of 1985. He worked for the Avenues in Pottsville for over 35 years. Randy was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Pottsville and a member of the Barracuda Drum and Bugle Corp out of Schuylkill County. Randy loved to go and watch all sporting events, especially events involving Pottsville and Philadelphia teams except for the Eagles because he was a Dallas Cowboys fan. Randy is survived by two brothers: Stephen Zagar and his wife Kate (Thomas), who he lived with in Palo Alto and Richard Zagar and his wife Kathleen, Reading; and his best buddy Ralph Falls and his wife Joanne, Palo Alto. Services and interment will be held private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Avenues in memory of Randy 2 Park Street Pottsville, PA 17901. The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home in Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements. Please send condolences to www.robertaevansjrfh.com


Wayne Lloyd Herb, 96, of Elysburg, and formerly of Pitman, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born Aug. 17, 1922, in Klingerstown, Pa., he was the son of the late Lloyd S. Sr. and Mabel (Clark) Herb. He was married to the late Arlene Jacko, who preceded him in death in 2001.

A farmer and avid sportsman, Wayne worked 20 years as a mechanic and retired from Kerris and Helfrick, Mt. Carmel. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and was a member of the F&AM Herndon Lodge #702, the Valley of Harrisburg Consitory and St. Peter’s UCC in Paxinos. Wayne took up archery hunting in his early nineties and successfully harvested two deer.

Wayne loved to tinker with engines, enjoyed his weekly ritual of dinner and cards with friends, and was famous for his homemade ice cream, peanut butter pies and sauerkraut. He will be deeply and fondly missed by family and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, Wayne was preceded in death by two brothers, Clayton Herb and Lloyd Herb Jr., two sisters, Helen (Herb) Fertig and Grace (Herb) Falck and their spouses, two nieces, two nephews and a great-grandnephew.

Wayne is survived by a sister-in-law, Betty Boyer, twelve nephews and nieces, and many grandnephews and nieces and great-grandnephews and nieces.

Viewing will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 10-11 AM at St. Peter's UCC, (Blue Church), Airport Road, Paxinos with the funeral service following at 11 a.m. with Pastor Paul Gurba officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Philadelphia Shriners Hospital C/O Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.

The Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home, Klingerstown, has charge of the arrangements. To sign the online guest book please visit www.srrfh.com.


Dolores Marie Hughes (“Dee”), 92, of Saint Clair, passed away Saturday February 9, 2019 at LVHN-Schuylkill East, Pottsville.

Dolores was born February 2, 1927 in Middleport, Pennsylvania, to the late Annibal and Julia (Betrusky) Brito. Dolores was the eldest of five children and left high school to help her mother raise her siblings after her father passed away when she was 16.

She worked as a seamstress during WWII and was devoted to supporting her family.

In 1949 she married Theodore Hughes, and became a mother of 5. She was known for always opening her door and kitchen to many of the neighborhood children and was a fixture in the community. Dolores was a woman of strength and heart, who at 92 did not miss a beat when it came to those that she loved. Dolores was an independent woman, devoted to God and her Catholic faith, and enjoyed cooking and gardening in her earlier years. She will be missed greatly and forever loved by her family.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Theodore F. Hughes Sr; son Theodore Hughes Jr.; daughter Michelle Sukeena; 2 sisters Marie Dale and Margaret Homa.

Surviving are her daughter Jacqueline Marie Vesay of Hegins; 2 son Mark Hughes and his wife Linda of Barnesville; John Hughes of St. Clair; grandchildren Yvonne E. Hokanson and her husband Lantz; Theodore Hughes and his wife Kimberly; Tiffany Hughes; Sabrina Ash and her husband Nathan; great grandchildren Lilith, Wyatt, Lila, and Emmett Hokanson; Julia and Alexandra Hughes; siblings, Manuel Brito and Emily McDowell. Nieces and Nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 AM Friday, February 15, 2019 from St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 250 E. Hancock St., Saint Clair, PA 17970 with Monsignor William Glosser officiating. Friends may call from 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday and 8:30-9:00 Friday from Bruce T Hart funeral home at 110 N. Second Street Saint Clair. Burial will follow at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at 11:30 AM.


Myrna J. Geil, 87, of New Ringgold, passed away Saturday, February 9th, at her residence, with her family by her side. Myrna was born in New Haven, Connecticut on May 4, 1931, a daughter of the late Gertrude (Berger) and Samuel Silver. She was the widow of Franz G. Geil. Myrna worked as a Nurse Aide at Hamburg State Hospital and also St. Francis, Orwigsburg Myrna is survived by two daughters, Nancy, wife of Ben Sadusky and Marie J., wife of John Riegel, with whom she lived. Three sons Mark Geil, husband of Patti; Franz Geil, husband of Jackie; Michael Keller, husband of Deb. She is also survived by 15 Grandchildren, 17 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren. Myrna was preceded in death by her daughter Patricia A. Gordon; grandson John Michael Geil; sister Carol Lyman and brothers Soloman & Julius Silver A Celebration of Life Service, for Myrna, will be held in the Community Room, at 1 Applewood Circle, in Orwigsburg on Friday evening, Feb 15th, at 6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Autism Society, 4340 East-West Hwy, Suite 350 Bethesda, MD 20814, in Myrna’s memory. Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. Orwigsburg is honored to be assisting the family.


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