Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 03/26/19

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 03/26/19


James Matthew "Jimmy" Hess, age 55, of St. Clair, PA passed away Thursday, March 21st, 2019 at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia.

Funeral Services will be announced at a later date by the Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home in Port Carbon.


Dorothy A. "Dot" Elison, 84, of Pottsville, passed away peacefully on Sunday evening in Providence Place, Pottsville.

Born in Pottsville, on July 28, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Robert V. and Thelma M. (Crosland) Runkle.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist, Pottsville, where she belonged to the church choir for several years.

Dot was a very active member of the community, where she served on Pottsville PTA as Treasurer and President of Boy Scouts Line Troop 3. She held several offices on the Pottsville Wrestling Association and was a life member of the Yorkville PTA.

She was a homemaker for her entire life and enjoyed spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Elison, on September 11, 2016, and to whom she was married 63 years; brothers: Francis and Thomas Runkle; sister, Jean M. Savary; and nephew, Mark Savary.

Dot is survived by a daughter, Christina D. Seiger, wife of Mark, of Pottsville; three sons: Richard C., Elison, husband of Celie, of Brookshire; Ronald W. Elison, husband of Terry, of Breinigsville; Robert V., Elison, husband of Nancy , of Barnesville; grandchildren: Tara, Brian, John, Matt, Ryan, Emma, Michelle, and Holly; great grandchildren: Chase, Olivia, Lillian, Zepplin, Isabelle, Owen, Leah, and baby girl Elison due August 19th; brother-in-law, Paul Savary, of Allentown; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 30th, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 913 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, with Rev. David J. Loeper officiating. A viewing will be held on Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville and on Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the procession will leave for church.

Interment will follow in St. John #2 Cemetery, Pottsville.

The family request contributions in Dot's memory be sent to: St. John the Baptist Memorial Fund, 913 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, PA 17901.

Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at lordbixler.com.


Joseph “Pork” Prock, 64, Englewood, Frackville passed away peacefully Sunday evening at home.

Born in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Peter and Marie Berg Prock. He worked as a laborer for Weiner’s Metals, Pottsville until his retirement.

Pork was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Frackville, a life member of Friendship Fire Co. Englewood, Frackville and the Englewood Sportsman Club.

He is survived by his brother Francis P. Prock, Englewood, Frackville and several cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday morning at the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville with Rev. Brian Miller officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday morning from 8 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Englewood, Frackville.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Friendship Fire Company at PO Box 157 Frackville, PA 17931.


Carl Kisko, 75, of Lake Wynonah, formerly of Tremont, passed away on Saturday at Reading Hospital.

Born in Minersville, he was a son of the late Anthony Kisko and the late Julia Carroll Kisko Santai. He was a graduate of St. Stanislaus Parochial School, Minersville. He worked as an independent truck driver.

He was a member of the former St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Minersville. He was also a member of Teamsters, Local 429, Reading.

He was preceded in death by two siblings, Leon Kisko and Carole Charowsky.

Carl is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Ruth Larish; three children, Terry Cupit (spouse, Matthew), Las Vegas, Christine Hazzard, (spouse, Charles), Lake Wynonah, and John Kisko (spouse, Jane), York; a grandson, Charles C. Hazzard. He is also survived by a sister, Theresa Kilrain, Albuquerque; nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call on Thursday from 5:30 p.m. with memorial services at 7:00 p.m. at Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury Street, Minersville.


Barbara A. Rogers, 70, of Primrose, Cass Township, passed away on Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Schuylkill – East.

Born in Minersville, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Anna Wartella Wyslutsky. She was a 1966 graduate of Cass Township High School and a 1969 graduate of the Reading Hospital School of Nursing. She began her nursing career at the Reading Hospital before working at the dental practice of Dr. Vincent Dauchess, DDS, Pottsville. She later chose hospice care as a specialty, working for Professional Home Health Care, Pinnacle Home Health and Hospice Care and Diakon Hospice, St. John’s.

She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Minersville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael Rogers.

Barb is survived by her husband of 48 years, Michael “Razz” Rogers; four daughters, Michelle Charowsky (spouse, Russell), Forestville, Kimberly Bergan (spouse, Keith), Blandon, Kathryn Maley (spouse, Bret), Lake Wynonah, and Cassandra “Casey” Hains (spouse, Jeremy), Lebanon; seven grandchildren, Noah and Alexis Charowsky, Cailey, Riley and Brady Bergan, Chase Maley and Charlotte Hains. She is also survived by a sister, Sandra Wyslutsky, Lancaster and a brother, Father Nicholas “Ron” Wyslutsky, Mogadore, Ohio; nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call at Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury Street, Minersville, on Friday from 7:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Services will be held at 11:30 A.M. in Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, 558 Sunbury St, Minersville. Interment will be in Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Cemetery, Branch Township. The family prefers donations to the Ss. Peter & Paul Orthodox Cemetery Fund. Visit www.dutcavich.com.


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