Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 04/02/19

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 04/02/19


Donald “Ducky” Jones , 73, of Mill Creek Manor, Pottsville, died Tuesday at home surrounded by his family.

Born in Mill Creek , February 10, 1946, He was a son of the late Charles and Susan (Leddy) Jones.

Donald served in the US Army during the Vietnam War

Ducky retired as Shovel Operator from Reading Anthracite.

He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic
Church, St. Clair; St. Clair Fish & Game Association and a charter member
of Independent Hunting Club.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son
Christopher Jones in 2015 sister Bettylou Swartchick.

Surviving are 3 sons Adrian Miller and his wife Cathy of
Pottsville; Kevin Jones and his wife Angela of Pottsville; Paul Jones of St. Clair; daughter Michele
Lutsky and her husband Jason of Pottsville; brother Charles “Butch” Jones of MD; 3 sisters Nancy Olson of Lavelle; Kathleen Webb of Mt. Top; 7 Grandchildren; Nieces & Nephews.

Friends may call from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Friday at Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home 110 N. Second St. St. Clair, PA 17970. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM Monday from St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 250 E. Hancock St. St. Clair with Msgr. William F. Glosser be
officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Clare of Assisi Memorial Fund at
the above address.

Burial with military honors will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville .

Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, St. Clair, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be sent to http://www.brucethartfuneralhome.com


Maynard J. Petri, 89, of Broad Mountain Avenue, Frackville, passed away Friday, March 29th, at the Broad Mountain Nursing Center, Frackville,

Born in Shenandoah Heights, December 21, 1929, he was the son of the late Margaret Oakum Petri, and attended West Mahanoy Township High School. Following high school, he served in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of Corporal until his discharge February 1956, He was employed as a police officer for the Boroughs of Frackville and Girardville until his retirement.

Maynard was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, Frackville, a former member of Frackville Lodge #737, Free and Accepted Masons, Fraternal Order of Police, Schuylkill Lodge #25, and Frackville Elks, Lodge #1533. He loved helping the young people of Frackville, the kids knew they had a friend in Maynard.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Clara Chappell Petri, passing

October 31, 2010, and a son in law, Ralph Wittig, brothers Daniel, and John, and sister Virginia Staninas.


Daughter: Lisa Wittig, Frackville

Grandchildren: Chad, Keith, and John Wittig

Great Grandchildren: Madeline, Sophia, Chase, Zackary, and Nate Wittig.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service Thursday, April 4th, 11AM, at the Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, 56 N. Balliet St., Frackville. Officiating will be Rev. Jeffery Merwine, pastor. Internment with military honors will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Frackville. A viewing will begin in the church at 9:30 AM until service.

Visit www.Fritzfuneralhome.com. The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert M. Dolan, 69, of Ashland, PA passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Lehigh Valley East, Pottsville, PA with his loved ones by his side. 

Born in Ashland on April 15, 1949 the son of the late Anna Dolan. 

He was a 1967 graduate of North Schuylkill High School. He enjoyed watching football and was an avid Notre Dame fan. He worked as a bartender at Marrones Cafe in Girardville for 30 years. He also worked at other local bars and McGuires Pub in Atlantic City. He was a member of many local clubs and fire departments. 

Along with his mother, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Anna and Vincent Dolan.

He is survived by his Aunt Betty Dolan of Maryland, cousins, his caregiver Kaity Korn of Ashland, and lifelong friends Arlene Loftus of Pottsville, David Boppel and Jimmy Marrone both of Ashland.
He had countless friends he made throughout the years.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland with Rev. Paul Rothermel officiating. Visitation 9:30-11:00 AM Wed. April 10 at the funeral home. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. 

Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home Inc. Ashland is in charge of the arrangements. Charles Heizenroth III, Supervisor.



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