Sunday, July 21, 2019

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 07/20/19

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 07/20/19


K. Carole Heacock, 87, of Pottsville, passed away on Thursday afternoon at Providence Place.

A native of Lock Haven, PA, she was born on December 23, 1931 to the late Charles C. & Helen (Boardman) Bonadio.

She was a 1949 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School in Lock Haven and worked for the Sylvania company previous to her marriage to John Heacock, of Bedford, PA in 1954.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Church in Pottsville and was a retired social worker aide having been employed by the Schuylkill County Head Start program.

Later in life Carole found an interest in horseback riding and following in her father’s and children’s footsteps added two horses, Kiowa and Albie, of her own to her family. She had many great experiences and made many new friends through her horses. In addition, she had a dog named Lucky who was her faithful companion.

Carole’s family is forever grateful for the care, compassion, and friendship throughout her years at Providence Place.

In addition to her parents and an infant son, Thomas, Carole was preceded in death by her husband John F. Heacock to whom she was married 61 years.

She is survived by three daughters, Ann, wife of Thomas Sinton, Pittsburgh; Teresa, wife of Warren Vedilago, Jonestown; and Dianne, wife of Richard Dougherty, Friedensburg; six grandchildren, Amy(Sinton) wife of Cullen Flanders, Thomas Sinton and wife Amanda (Schiller), Ryan Hutchinson and Liz(Philips), Maria Achenbach, James Hutchinson, and Joseph Vedilago; eight great grandchildren Hannah, Ethan, Dylan, Nathan, Emily, Luke, Sophia, Parker and step great grandson, Mason; one brother Charles F. Bonadio, of Massachusetts, many brother and sister-in laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, July 25th at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 913 Mahantongo St., Pottsville with the Rev. David J. Loeper officiating. A viewing will be held at 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church.

Interment with will follow in St. John #2 Cemetery, Pottsville.

The family request contributions in Carole's 's memory be sent to St. Jude's Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Evan Evans Richards, 86, of Coaldale, PA died on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in Coaldale. Born in Coaldale on February 4, 1933, he was a son of the late Norman and Hilda (nee Kern) Richards. A graduate of the former Coaldale High School, Evan went on to earn a bachelor’s degree at Muhlenberg College and a master’s degree from Lehigh University. He was a guidance counselor and a football coach at Emmaus High School. Evan was a member of the Blue Lodge #692, Emmaus and a 32-degree Mason, Lehigh Consistory. An avid golfer, he was a former member of the Mahoning Valley Country Club. Evan was also an avid woodworker and fisherman. Evan is survived by granddaughters, Samantha Lahue and her husband Alexander of Slatington, PA and Nicole Gill of Bethlehem, PA and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter Lou Ann Gill and brothers, Norman H. Richards, Clarence Richards, Ronald Richards, and Col. William Richards. A memorial service will be held at 7 PM on Wednesday, July 24 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home with The Rev. Dr. Wayne Benack officiating. Call 6:30-7 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.


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