Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 06/10/19

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 06/10/19

David A Lucas, age 67, of Hegins, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

He was born on Tuesday, June 12, 1951, in Joliett, a son of Lila J Wolfgang Lucas of Donaldson the late Ray "Checky" A Lucas.

David A served in the US Army during the Vietnam Era.

He was a self employed coal miner.

He was a member of the Independent Miners Association, Valley View Gun Club, VFW Post 8235 and American Legion Post 575 both of Valley View, Joliett Fire Company, Lavelle Fire Company, and the Pine Grove Fish and Game.

David A and his wife LaRae were involved with their community. He helped hundreds of area people in times of need; raising funds through his David A Pizza Sales and David A Soup Sales. He was an advocate for coal miners rights and benefits. David A enjoyed sitting on his porch listening to country music, giving his familiar wave to those passing by.

His wife LaRae M Deeter Lucas passed away on May 24, 2019. He was also preceded in death by his father and by a brother, Robin E Lucas.

He is survived by son, David A Lucas, Jr and his wife Angel of Valley View; two daughters, Denise Clark and her husband John of Hegins, and Christine Love of O'Fallon, IL; five grandchildren, Jonathan Clark, Jeremy Clark, Jessica Neumeister, Isabella Lucas, and Lola Lucas; seven great grandchildren; five brothers, Rick L Lucas of Joliett, Gary R Lucas of Donaldson, Kevin T Lucas of Donaldson, Darryl "Bimmer" W Lucas of Donaldson, and Barry Lucas of Birdsboro; five sisters, Judy A Hoover of Williamstown, Debra J Cinqmars of Williamstown, Christine J Morgan of Valley View, Donna E Morgan of Valley View, and Faye Nanni of Birdsboro; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Valley View, on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 11:00 am, with Rev. Curtis Zemencik officiating.

There will be no viewing or visitation prior to the service.

Private burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Ashland.

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

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

Jean A. Tomalavage, 104, Frackville, passed away peacefully Monday morning at The Gardens at York Terrace, Pottsville.

Born in Shenandoah she was a daughter of the late Charles and Agnes Nojunas. She had been employed as a Administrative Assistant for the former Sorins Inc., Shenandoah, until her retirement.

Along with her husband she owned and operated the former Tomalavage Grocery Store, N. Nice St., Frackville for several years.

She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Frackville.

She was preceded in death by her husband John Tomalavage and two sisters; Isabelle and Della.

Jean is survived by her three sons; Joseph and his wife Ann Tomalavage, Pottstown, John and his wife Hiroko Tomalavage, Lancaster and Charles and his wife Michelle Tomalavage, Carlisle also by 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11 a.m. in Annunciation B.V.M. Catholic Church, Frackville, with Rev. Brian Miller, pastor, as the celebrant. Interment will be in St. Louis Cemetery, Englewood, Frackville. Friends may call at the church on Friday morning from 10 a.m. until time of mass.

Sign the guest book, leave personal condolences and for further information please visit www.thomasmsullivanfuneralhome.com.

Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville, is in charge of arrangements


Kelly A. (Aungst) Krasnitsky, 46, of Pottsville, passed away Friday at the Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest.

Born in Pottsville, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Nancy Koch Aungst.

She was a graduate of Minersville Area High School. She worked as a clerk in the local Auto Parts industry. She was of the Lutheran Faith.

She is survived by a sister, Susan Aungst, at home and a brother Robert Aungst, Minersville.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday at 6:30 PM from the Donald J. Butler Funeral Home, 328 Sunbury St., Minersville. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 to 8 PM. Private Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

To offer condolences to the family or to light a candle in Kelly’s memory, visit us at www.donaldjbutlerfh.com


Catherine T. Parker, 56, of St. Clair, died Saturday June 8, 2019 at Lehigh Valley Health
Network – Cedar Crest, Allentown.

Born in Pottsville, June 16, 1962, she was a daughter of Joseph J. and Rose Lukach
Brehony of Pottsville.

Cathy graduated in 1980 from Pottsville High School and was a member of St. Clare of
Assisi Roman Catholic Church, St. Clair.

Surviving are a sister, Rose Doorly and her husband Thomas of Pottsville; niece Alison
Williams and her husband Shaun of Pottsville; 2 great-nephews, Coby and Brody;
Aunts and Uncles.

Prayer Service will be held at 8:00 PM Wednesday from Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, 110
North Second Street St. Clair. Friends may call from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday at the Funeral Home. Interment will be held at the convenience of the


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