Sunday, April 14, 2019

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 04/13/19

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 04/13/19


Dennis Bennett, 54, of Gilberton, PA, passed away Wednesday, April 10th, at Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest, Allentown.

Arrangements are incomplete.

Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Visit to sign the guest book and send sympathy cards.


Karen M. Malis, age 83, of Pottsville, PA passed away Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at Orwigsburg Center.

Born in Pine Grove, PA on July 10, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Felker) Curry.

Karen was a graduate of Canton High School, Class of 1953. She worked for the Acme Grocery Store in Pottsville and Curry's Meat Market in Palo Alto. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in St. Clair. Karen loved gardening, cooking, baking, and enjoyed being a house wife, Mother, and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years Anthony P. Malis in 1988, son Anthony J. Malis, brother James Curry, sisters: Helen Krammes, Janet Stramara, and Joanne Greene, and grandson James Malis.

Karen is survived by son Martin J. Malis and his wife Kathy, Cressona, PA; son Michael A. Malis and his wife Bethany, Brunswick, ME; daughter Karen M. Wright, Schuylkill Haven, PA; daughter Terry A. Malis, Hughesville, MD; son Paul M. Malis and his wife Kim, Pottsville, PA; 10 grandchildren: Shannon, Ashley, Zachary, Megan, Alexander, Elaina, Elliot, Anthony, Martin, and Tony; 5 great-grandchildren: Sadie, Shawn, Sophia, Evelyn, and Wyatt; step grandchildren: Lauren and Jamie; step great-grandchildren: Grace and Paiten; 3 sisters: Carol Vicario, Summerville, SC; Linda Hudson, Newark, DE; and Susan Kleinman, Douglasville, GA; and nieces and nephews.

A Religious Service will be held at the Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home in Port Carbon on Monday April 15th at 10:30AM, with Msgr. William Glosser officiating.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Monday morning from 9:30-10:30AM at the Funeral Home.

Interment will be held in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in St. Clair.

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Linda J. Geiger, 67, of Owl Creek Road, Tamaqua, PA died on Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Shenandoah, PA. 

Born in Lehighton, PA on January 22, 1952, she was the daughter of H. Bruce and Jean G. (nee Miller) Geiger. A 1969 graduate of Tamaqua High School, Linda worked at the former Pizza Hut in Tamaqua. She was a former Girl Scout and attended St. John Lutheran Church in the Heights, Jim Thorpe, PA. 

In addition to her parents Bruce and Jean, Linda is survived by brothers, Barry Geiger and his wife Linda Jo of Oswego, NY, Brad Geiger and his wife Deborah of Buckeye, AZ, and Bryan Geiger and his wife Judy of Orwigsburg, PA; nieces, Brook Geiger and Mallory Geiger; and nephews, David Bashore and Maxwell Geiger. 

Services will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, April 17 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua with The Rev. F. Peter Muhr and The Rev. William Thompson officiating. Interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Tamaqua will follow the services. Call 10-11 AM on Wednesday at the funeral home. 

Memorials in Linda’s name may be made to St. John Lutheran Church in the Heights, 319 South Avenue, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229. Online condolences may be made at 

Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.


Cathaleen M. "Cass" Carl, 88, of Tower City, passed away Saturday morning at the Tremont Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Clarks Valley, September 9, 1930, a daughter of the late Irvin and Mildred Esterline Hummel.

Cass was a 1948 graduate of Porter Township High School.

She was a retired seamstress from the garment industry. Cass formerly attended the Christ United Methodist Church, Tower City.

Cass enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening and crocheting.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Allen "Gutch" Carl, 2005; Son-in-law, Thomas Minnich: two brothers William and Donald Hummel; one sister, Joyce Wise.

Surviving are one daughter, Gail Minnich, Tower City; one son, Wesley Carl and his wife Kathy, North Carolina; two grandchildren Michael Minnich and his wife Perri, Williamstown and Mandy Daniel and her husband Mike, Alabama; two great grandchildren, Wyatt Minnich and Ruthie Cherry. One sister, Marian Kiehl, Tower City. Nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Thursday, April 18th from the Christ United Methodist Church, Tower City with Pastor Annette Shutt officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to, JDRF, Central PA Chapter, 3009 Market Street, Camp Hill PA 17011. Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., has been entrusted with the arrangements. To sign the guestbook visit


William George Dalton, 80, of Orwigsburg, passed away Thursday, April 11th, at Seton Manor.

William was born in Pottsville on August 2, 1938, a son of the late Doris (Reinhart) and Harry Dalton. He was the widower of Joann Dalton. They were married October 31st, 1980.

He was a retired 20 year veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force. His last tour of duty was in Vietnam. He also served in England, Spain, Germany, and Morocco.

Services are private and entrusted to Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Orwigsburg.

Lee S. McGuinness, 31, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Thursday, April 11th, at his residence.

Lee was born in Pottsville, on December 26, 1987.He was a son of the late Marsha K. (Saylor) McGuinness, and Gary L. McGuinness, a retired fuel delivery driver for Keller/Jack Rich, Schuylkill Haven.

Lee graduated from Blue Mountain High School, Class of 2006; and attended Temple, and Wilkes Universities.

He was previously employed by McDonald's, The Call, and CVS.

Lee was a member of First United Methodist Church, Schuylkill Haven.

In addition to his father, he is survived by aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A graveside service will be conducted by Rev. Brian Reading at Union Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven, at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17th.



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