Sunday, July 7, 2019

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 07/07/19

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 07/07/19


Fae A. Hubler Geist, 82, of Ashland passed away Friday, July 5th, 2019 at her home surrounded by family. She was born on May 24, 1937 at the Ashland Hospital. She was the second child of 11 born to the late Arthur and Anna (Kellerman) Hubler. She grew up in Lavelle and graduated from Butler Township High School in 1954. Fae was a loving Wife, Mother, and Grandmother. Fae certainly got a lot of enjoyment from cooking, baking, and spending time with her siblings. She was a member of the Barry E.C. Church in Lavelle, and was employed by Masser's Inc. for 25 years until her retirement in 2004.
Fae was preceded in death by her husband Ronald "Sunshine" Geist; oldest son Gary Geist; Great granddaughter Breize McCabe; as well as sisters: Carole Masser; Donna Tobias; Janet Perchinski; and brothers: Arthur Hubler and Ronald Hubler. Surviving are her daughter Teri Geist, Ashland; sons: Ronald Geist, husband of Patty, Paxinos; Scott Geist, husband of Jodi, Zion Grove; Todd Geist, husband of Ruth, Ashland; Rick Geist, fiance of Rhonda, Shenandoah Heights; and Glenn Geist, Ashland. Grandchildren: Jennifer Morgan; Lisa McCabe; Gary Geist; Echo Matern; Tehana Geist; Tyler Geist; Brooke Semanchik and Kelly Moore. 27 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Great Grandchildren. She is also survived by siblings: Deanna Frantz; Ellen Harner; William Hubler; Deb Fetterolf; and Judy Hubler. Nieces and Nephews also survive.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM from the Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland. Rev. Nelson Reppert officiating. Interment in Barry Cemetery. Barry Twp. Viewing Sunday, July 7, 2019 6:00-8:00 PM and from 9:00 -11:00 AM Monday
from the Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home.
Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Charles Heizenroth III, Supervisor.

Helen E. Mirabella, age 90, of Palo Alto, PA passed away with her loving family by her side on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Schuylkill, East, in Pottsville.

Born in Schoentown, PA on June 2, 1929, she was the daughter of the late John Tarris & Bertha (Powelton) Tarris Kralick.

Helen was a graduate of Soldier's Memorial High School in Port Carbon, Class of 1947. She was co-owner and operator at Angelucci's Sub Shop in Palo Alto.

Helen was a member of St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church in Port Carbon & a member of the rosary society . Her strong faith, love & trust of Jesus and love of family is what was always most important to her. She adored her grandchildren and was a devoted, loving Mother and grandmother, who always put family first.

Helen was the strongest, most incredibly kind and generous person that loved life. She always made holidays very special especially for her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Maurice D. Mirabella on February 16, 1983.

Helen is survived by two daughters: Mary Anne Fasick and her husband Robert, Lewisberry, Christine Maccarone and her husband Michael, Pottsville; three grandchildren: Maurisa Fasick, Lauren Dunn, and Michael Maccarone; a sister Leona Buber and her husband Edward, Port Carbon; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Seton Manor Nursing Home Chapel in Orwigsburg at 12noon on Wednesday, July 10th, with Msgr. William Glosser officiating.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Wednesday morning from 10am-12noon at the Seton Manor Chapel.

Interment will be held in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Pottsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hillside SPCA @ P.O. Box 233 Pottsville, PA 17901

or to the Seton Manor Activities Fund.

The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home, Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements. Please send condolences to


Florence M. Cremia, 86, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Thursday, July 4, at Tremont Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Cumbola, May 23, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Mary and Thomas Polansky.

She was a graduate of Blythe Township High School.

She was the wife of Andrew J. Cremia. They celebrated 63 years of marriage.

She was a member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven, and Schuylkill Haven Senior Citizens. She loved to sew in her free time.

Florence was preceded in death by her daughter, Karen Cremia.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her sons, Andrew J. Cremia, Shepherdstown, W.Va., and Thomas J. Cremia, Bethlehem; granddaughters, Nicole and Taylor Cremia; brothe,r Russell Polansky.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 11, at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven, with Monsignor Edward S. Zemanik officiating. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 until 10:15 a.m. Thursday at the church. Family requests donations to St. Ambrose Church Memorial Fund, 201 Randel St., Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972.


Betty N. Henry, 78, of Frieden Manor, Schuylkill Haven, passed away Thursday evening at her home surrounded by her family.

Born in North Manheim Twp., she was a daughter of the late Levi and Catherine Mockovcak Donton.

She was educated in the Pike School and also the Schuylkill Haven schools. She was retired from Rohrers Knitting Mill and also worked at the former Sharon Valve, Schuylkill Haven. She was a member of the Pottsville Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers John, Levi, Richard and Frank and a sister Eva.

She is survived by her husband Kermit M. Henry to whom she was married in 1961; 2 sons, Robert and his wife Gloria, Pottsville and James, Schuylkill Haven; 2 brothers, Paul and Boyd Donton; and 3 sisters Catherine Donton, Anna Jenkins and Mary Donton; nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Arrangements are by the Donald J. Butler Funeral Home, 328 Sunbury St., Minersville. To offer condolences to the family or to light a candle in Betty’s memory, visit us at

Sarah Powanda, 99, of Pottsville, formerly of Frackville, passed away Saturday at Schuylkill Center with her family by her side.

Born in Shenandoah, March10, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Hipolite and Cashmira Gorski Iwaszkiewicz. She attended Frackville Schools.

She worked as a sewing machine operator for the former Model Garment Factory, Frackville.

Sara was an active member of St. John the Baptist Polish National Catholic Church, Frackville, having helped in many parish functions; she was also a member of the ILGWU and a former Girl Scout Leader.

Sara loved helping others; she enjoyed exercise and especially liked playing pinochle with her partner, Dan. She will be missed by her highrise family.

She was preceded in death by her husband; Frank Powanda; a daughter; Charlotte Muldowney, in 2017 and nine brothers and sisters.

One of twelve siblings, Sara is survived by a daughter Patricia Penberth, West Berlin, NJ; a sister; Dorothy Moser, Fort Meyers, FL; a brother, Walter Ivas, Summerville, NJ; grandchildren; Diana Hess, Pottsville; Christopher Muldowney, Pennsicola, FL; Eric Muldowney, Pottsville and Charles Penberth, III, Lindenwald, NJ; five great-grandchildren; Zack, Delaney, Aaron, Yasmine and JJ.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Polish National Catholic Church, Frackville; Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Albert L. Gricoski Funeral Home, Frackville. Interment will be in St. John’s Parish Cemetery, Frackville.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Thank you to Dr. Kamla Mishra and Staff, as well as the Schuylkill Center Nurses and Staff, for taking wonderful care of her.


Mary Ellen Felegi, 74, of Shenandoah, passed away Thursday at Broad Mountain Health and Rehabilitation Center, Frackville.

Born in Shenandoah, January 16, 1945, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Botsko) Felegi.

She was a retired garment worker, having been employed for more than 30 years at the former Martin Shirt Co., Shenandoah.

Mary Ellen was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah, formerly St. Stephen’s Church. She was also a member of Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were aunts, uncles and cousins.

Surviving are her caregiver and dear friend, Josephine “Josie” Markiewicz, of Shenandoah, and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Divine Mercy Church, Shenandoah, with Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. A visitation will be held from 8:30 until 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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