Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 04/08/19

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 04/08/19


Albert J. "Moose" Talick, 74 years of age, of Macungie, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on Monday, April 8, 2019, at home while in the care of his family.

Survived by; beloved wife of 51 years, RoseMary (Barrett) Talick who he dated since the 10th grade; daughters, Dr. SusanTalick wife of Dr. Michael Ehrig of Bethlehem, Kristine Schwartz wife of Randy of Emmaus; brother, Leon G. Talick and his wife Gloria of Bordentown, NJ; grand children, Molly and Bridget Ehrig.

Born Tuesday, August 8, 1944 in Mary-D, Pennsylvania the son of the late Albert S. and Mary (Krynock) Talick.

A 1962 graduate of Marian Catholic High School, Al served honorably in the United States Navy where he was stationed in Guantanamo Bay during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Upon his return home he began a thirty-five year career with Western Electric, retiring from Lucent Technologies of Allentown.

As a young man Moose was a member of the renowned Schuylkill County Band "The Chevelles" playing rhythm lead guitar. Al enjoyed playing golf, dotting on his grand daughters, and was a talented wood worker and Jack- of- All-Trades. Al and RoseMary are members of St. Ann's R.C.C. of Emmaus.

Pending arrangements have been entrusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. of 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252. (570) 668-2550.

Expressions of sympathy or a fond memory of Al can be sent to www.griffithsfuneralhomes.com


Ronald L Schadel, age 78, of Gratz, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2019.

Ron was born on Tuesday, March 18, 1941, in Fearnot, a son of the late Lee and Mae Snyder Schadel.

He was a graduate of Tri Valley High School, Class of 1960.

Ron completed training at Cumberland Valley Technical School, working with HVAC, and retired as a Plumber/Pipefitter with McClure Company, Local #520.

He was a member of Spruce Spring Hunting Camp, Erdman Sportsman Association, Gratz Diamond Jubilee, and Gratz VFW #2385.

Ron loved spending time outdoors with friends. He enjoyed hunting trips to Colorado; fishing and hunting bear in Alaska; vacations out west; weekend camping; gardening; and taking Cindy and Milo (The Yorkie) for car rides.

In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his sister, Peggy Herb.

Ron is also survived by daughter, Holly, and husband Carl Martin of Millersburg; son, Kevin L. Schadel of Albuquerque, NM; grandson, Colby J. Schadel; great-grandchild, Lucas J. Schadel; three brothers, Glenn, husband of Bonnie, Halifax; Bruce, husband of Tanya Schadel, Sacramento; and Rick, husband of Susan Schadel, Erdman; companion, Cindy Phillips, Elizabethville; brother in law, Edwin Herb, Halifax.

Services will be held at "Klinger's Church", Erdman, on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at 11:00 am, with Rev. Jonathan Jenkins officiating.

A visitation will be held from 10 A.M. until the time of service at the church.

Burial will be made in the parish cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the church.

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

Condolences can be left for the family at www.buffingtonreed.com


M. Jayne Lucas, 64, of Scranton, PA, passed away Friday, April 5th, at her residence.

Jayne was born in Mahanoy City, PA on August 7, 1954, a daughter of Mary Jane (Davies) Lucas, of Mahanoy City and the late Victor J. Lucas.

She graduated from Marian High School. Class of 1972

While in high school worked at St Canicus Parish in Mahanoy City, Pa as an organist.

Jayne later graduated from Marywood College with a Bachelor’s in Music Education 1976.

She Taught at St. Thomas More After College.

Jayne has a Master’s in Liturgy from Marywood College, and worked at Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Scranton Pa. as principal organist.

She was an adjunct professor in music at Marywood College and Music in the Stroudsburg School District and the North Schuylkill School District for a short time. Continued her affiliation with North Schuylkill as music co- director for the North Schuylkill Theatre Arts Program for over 20 years.

Jayne worked at St. Joseph’s Church in Minooka for several years while pursuing her doctoral studies at The Catholic University of America, Washington DC, in both Liturgy and Music Theory.

She began her career at The University of Scranton in 2002 as Director of Liturgical Music which was later expanded to include Director of Liturgy as well leaving her the title of Director of Liturgy and Liturgical Music where she worked until the time of her death.

Jayne had a long and varied career as a premiere organist. Jayne loved to travel and was blessed to be able to perform on some of the best organs throughout Europe. She also was a substitute organist at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. Jayne was scheduled to begin working at Old St. Peter’s Church in New York City when the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks happened. She was not able to continue with that career as the church was no longer able to sustain new staff. However, she was invited back to Old St. Peter’s Church on several occasions, most notably the one year anniversary of 9/11, to play the organ for the many masses that occurred to mark that event.

Through her many years at the University of Scranton Jayne has touched many students’ lives through her energy, buoyant personality, spiritual guidance and the special gift of Music and Liturgy. She also had a great influence on the lives of the many high school students she worked with through the North Schuylkill Theatre Arts Program, helping them realize the musical potential each of them had inside. Her work with that program helped to produce some outstanding Broadway productions and to earn several theatrical awards. Jayne is appreciated by so many students, staff and the many people she touched throughout her life. Jayne was always up for a party. She enjoyed her life to the fullest and made sure that anyone near her came along for the ride. Being from the coal region, Jayne enjoyed making boilo and shared it and its recipe with many special friends.

Jayne loved her family with her whole heart and that love was shared for her hometown of Mahanoy City. She will be greatly missed by her family and a multitude of friends. She was preceded in death by her brother Vicky and her father Victor. She is survived by her mother Mary Jane Lucas, faithful companion and caretaker Joanne Judge, brother James (Virginia) Downingtown PA, sister Christine Davis (Bill) Mahanoy City, brother Harry Lucas, Mahanoy City and brother Michael Lucas, Barnesville PA as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s church, Mahantongo Street, Pottsville, at 10 am on Saturday, April 13th, with Father Rick Malloy S.J. officiating. There will be no calling hours at the church.

Calling hours in Scranton will be held at Madonna Della Strada Chapel, on Monroe Avenue at the University of Scranton on Thursday April 11th, from 4:30-7:30pm and Friday April 12th, 6 to 9 pm at Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City.

Interment will follow at St. Canicus Cemetery Mahanoy City, PA.

In lieu of flowers, Jayne’s family asks that you consider making a donation in Jayne’s memory to either Saint Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, 319 Mahantongo Street, Pottsville, PA 17901 or The University of Scranton c/o University Advancement 800 Linden Street Scranton, PA 18510.


Helen S. "Babba" Florida, 83, of Muir, passed away Monday, April 8th at the Lehigh Valley Medical Center - East, Pottsville.

Born in Pottsville, June 30, 1935, a daughter of the late Steven Starzetsky and Susan Verchick Baruka.

Helen was a retired seamstress from the garment industry.

She was of the Catholic Faith.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Mark Starzetsky; a brother, Adam Baruka.

Surviving are her husband, Charles F. "Red" Florida; two sons, Vincent Meehan, Pottsville and Michael Meehan and his wife Sandy, New Philadelphia; three grandchildren, Angela, Stephen and Erin Meehan; one great grandson, Oliver Inghram; her goddaughter, Tameka Lebo, Muir; a sister Veronica Hoepstine.

Following Helen's wishes there will be no services. Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., has been entrusted with the arrangements. To sign the guest book visit www.dimonfuneralhome.com


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