Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 07/22/19

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 07/22/19


Veronica Supernavage, 103, of Mahanoy City, passed away Saturday, July 20th, at her grandson’s residence in Elizabethtown where she lived for the last 2 years. Prior to that she lived in Camp Hill for 16 years.

Veronica was born in Shenandoah, PA on January 14, 1916, a daughter of the late Antoinette (Baronsky) and Peter Mitchell.

She was a member the Church of the Good Shepard, Camp Hill.

She was a factory worker at the former Eagle Brothers Shirt Factory Mahanoy City, and the former Martin Shirt Factory Shenandoah.

She was wife of the late Walter Supernavage.

Veronica is survived by three daughters, Anna Marie Post, of Camp Hill; Dorothy Whalen, of Collegeville; Catherine Muza, of Camp Hill; a son,William R., of Shenandoah Heights; and by a sister, Antoinette "Tessie" Dornsife, of East Greenville PA.

She is also survived by 10 Grandchildren 2 step Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren 4 step Great Grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by a brother Peter Mitchell, and a sister Anna Menter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Mahanoy City, PA, at 10AM on Saturday, July 27th, with Rev. Kevin P. Gallagher officiating.

Friends may call Saturday 9AM at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish Mahanoy City.

Interment will follow at Skyview Memorial Park Tamaqua, PA.

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

Madeline “Madge” Kerrigan, well known Pottsville resident, passed away peacefully on Saturday evening at her residence.

Born in Pottsville she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Margaret Bonin Kotch.

She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Pottsville.

Madge was a graduate of Frackville High School and Cedar Crest College, Allentown. She was a member of the board of directors of Pottsville Hospital and Past President of Eastern Region and State, Pennsylvania Association of Hospital Auxiliaries, Schuylkill County Board of Assistance, Schuylkill County Society for Crippled Children, Schuylkill Country Club and former Pottsville Club, Frackville Elks #1533 Auxiliary, Pottsville Current Events and the Pottsville Hospital Home Health Board.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years Paul F. Kerrigan in 2000 and her sister Ione Geier.

Madge is survived by her daughter April wife of Edward Wytovich, Ashland, her foster daughters; Christina Norwich, NC and Dana wife of Bill Vink, West Chester, her grandchildren; Stephanie wife of Jason Potter, Christen wife of Tony Lutkus, Sarah Wytovich, Mary Kate, Paul, Jack and William Vink, Erin Polen, Clarissa Norwich and Joshua and his wife Jocelyn Norwich, great-grandchildren; Swayzee Norwich, Will Potter and Madeline Cooney, also by nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Pottsville, with Msgr. Edward O’Connor, pastor, as the celebrant. Entombment will follow mass at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Englewood, Frackville.

A viewing will be held on Thursday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Friday morning from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at the Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, 1818 Mahantongo Street, Pottsville.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made, in Madeline’s name, to the charity of your choice.

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.

Lawrence E. Moyer, 79, of Lewistown Valley, PA died on July 21, 2019 at home. He was the husband of Judith (nee Merkel) Moyer to whom he was married 55 years. Born in Tamaqua, PA on July 17, 1940, Larry was the son of the late Clarence and Anna (nee Reinert) Moyer. A 1957 graduate of Tamaqua High School, he worked for the Hamburg Foundry until his retirement in 2008. Larry was a member of Zion Church, Lewistown Valley where he, along with his wife Judy, volunteered at church fundraisers and the preschool. Larry was a member of the New England Fire Company. He was a great handyman and jack of all trades. A loving husband, father, grandfather, he is survived by wife, Judy; sons, Daniel Moyer and his wife Ray Anne, Leonard Moyer and his wife Traci, and Diamond Moyer and his fiancĂ©e Amber all of the Lewistown Valley; grandchildren, Brianne Moyer, Zachary Moyer, and Sabrina Moyer; sister, Shirley Miller of Tamaqua; and several nephews and nieces. A sister, Katherine Miller, preceded him in death. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Friday, July 26, 2019 in Zion Church, Valley Road, Lewistown Valley with Pastor Jim Williams officiating. Interment in Zion Church Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials in Lawrence’s name may be made to the Zion Church, Lewistown Valley, 489 Valley Road, Tamaqua, PA 18252 or to the New England Fire Company, 7 Miller Lane, Tamaqua, PA 18252. Online condolences may be made at www.zgfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.


Kenneth Ira Adams, of Orwigsburg, passed away Saturday, July 13th, at Orwigsburg Center - Genesis Healthcare.

Kenneth was born in Lititz, PA a son of the late Bernice (Shriner) and Ira Adams.

He attended Lititz High School and was employed by Pepsi and also worked for years manufacturing Aircraft Propellers.

Kenneth is survived by his siblings and their spouses.

A public Memorial Gathering will be held from 11:00 to Noon on Thursday July 25th, at Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Orwigsburg. Interment will be private.


Vivian J. Plesce, 86, of York, entered into heaven to be with her beloved husband, Tony, on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

Born in Weston, she was the daughter of the late William and Edna (Lenhardt) Fedrigon.

Vivian was a 1951 graduate of Hazleton High School. Upon graduating, she worked for Westinghouse in Indiana before returning to the Hazleton area where she was employed in the garment industry.

Vivian was a vibrant woman who was dedicated to her family. She loved cooking, shopping, and music, and had a lifelong passion for dancing. She could strike up a conversation with anyone and genuinely enjoyed chatting with people.

Preceding her in death in addition to her parents, were her husband, Anthony J. Plesce, her sisters Joyce Applegate and Elva Banas, a brother Gerald Fedrigon, and her son James Yenkevich.
She is survived by her devoted daughter, Deborah Tuer and her husband Randy, her sons William and wife Carmella, Thomas and wife Kim, and Al Yenkevich, as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, 412 West Main Street, Ringtown, at 3:00 PM on Friday, August 2, 2019. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Vivian’s family from 1:30 PM until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations can be made to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, Radnor Station Building 2, Suite 320, 290 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087


Gary Lee Fisher, 61, of Williamstown, passed away unexpectedly Sunday night at his home.

Born in Pottsville, August 21, 1957, a son of the late Frank Sr. and Darlene Zerembo Fisher.

Gary was a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard 131st Transportation Company, Williamstown where he was deployed to Afghanistan.

Gary was retired heavy equipment operator from PennDot. He currently was a truck driver for Natural Soil Products, Good Spring.

Gary was a lifetime member of the Gratz VFW.

Gary loved spending time outdoors on the mountain in Williamstown; He was always willing to lend a hand to family and friends in any way he could. He was a jack of all trades.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Thomas E. Fisher.

Surviving are his companion of 22 years, Nancy Deibert with whom he resided with; his siblings, Darlene Fisher-Yoder, Hegins; Frank Fisher, Jr., Lebanon; Michael Fisher, Alaska, William Fisher, Newport, Beverly Molino, Palmyra and Barbara Witmer, Tower City; Numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Saturday, July 27th at 11:00 am from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc, Tower City with Pastor Annette Shutt. Visitation will be from 10-11 am at the chapel. To sign the guest book visit www.dimonfuneralhome.com


Donald David Hatter, Sr., 60, of Tremont, passed away suddenly, Saturday, July 20th at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest - Allentown.

Born in Pottsville, September 20, 1958, a son of Merwin and Nancy Miller Hatter, of Donaldson.

Don was a 1976 graduate of the Pine Grove High School.

He was employed by Kane Steel, Pottsville for 31 years until their closing. He currently was employed by Jeld-Wen Windows and Doors.

Don enjoyed being in the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.

In addition to his parents he is survived by two sons, Donald "Donny" Hatter, Jr., and Derrick Hatter (Ashley), both of Tremont; three brothers, Gary Hatter (Sally), Donaldson; Mark Hatter (Pam), Tremont; and his twin Ronald, Lickdale. Three grandchildren, Sloan, Alex and Kylie Hatter; Nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Don's life will be held Friday, July 26th at 11:00 am from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc., Tower City, with Pastor Annette Shutt. Visitation will be from 10-11 at the chapel. To sign the guest book visit www.dimnfuneralhome.com


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