Monday, August 5, 2019

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 08/04/19

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 08/04/19


It is with great sadness that the family of R. Jason Green, D.M.D. announces his passing. Jason passed away peacefully in the early morning of August 2nd, surrounded by friends and family at 53 years of age.

Jason was born on November 29th, 1965 in Pottsville, PA to the late Dr. Roy C. Green and Charity Portz Green.

Jason practiced dentistry for 24 years and owned Green Family Dentistry in Pottsville, PA. Jason graduated from Cardinal Brennan High School in 1983 and went on to study at Ursinus College and Temple School of Dentistry. He was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Jack Kehoe Division No.1, Girardville, and St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Ashland.

Jason was an outdoorsman who loved upland bird hunting and deep sea fishing. He was a mate on several boats in Cape May, NJ from the time he was 12 years old and enjoyed going on trips in the Outer Banks of NC, Mexico, St. Thomas and Maryland. He was lucky to spend one of his last days fishing. Jason was always ready to roast a pig and was happiest when he could share a feast with family and friends. He spent a lot of his time cheering on his favorite teams, which included the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies, but especially those where his children were involved--Villanova Football, University of Virginia Track and Field, and the North Schuylkill Spartans.

Above all else, Jason was a family man who dedicated his life to his wife and children. He was a generous, loving man and will be remembered fondly by all of the lives he has touched. He is survived by his wife, Robyn Gownley Green of Ashland; son, Jonathan Green, fiance Gabrielle Irvin, of Conshohocken, PA; daughters, Carter and Emma Green, Ashland; brothers Douglas and Roy C Green; nieces and nephews, Connor and Gavin Hinchliffe, Rachel, Jake and Charity Green, in-laws Frank and Kathy Gownley, Heather and Stephen Hinchliffe.

In addition to his beloved parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jonathan C. Green.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, August 8th at 10:30 a.m. from St. Charles Borromeo Church, Ashland with Rev. Christopher Zelonis as the celebrant. Friends are invited to his viewing at the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Girardville on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made, in Jason’s name, to Operation Smile, 6435 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA 23509 or Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, PO Box 781352, Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352

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


Dr. John “Jack” Tice Dolbin, Jr., 70, Pottsville, died Thursday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Allentown.

Born October 12, 1948 in Pottsville, Jack was the son of the late John Tice Dolbin, Sr. and the late Lois Schlottman Dolbin.

Jack had a deep faith in God and love for Jesus Christ. As a child growing up in Pottsville he attended
Trinity Lutheran Church; while residing in Denver CO he attended South Sheridan Baptist Church; after moving back to his hometown of Pottsville he and his family were members of Word of Life Baptist Church.

He was a 1966 Graduate of Pottsville High School; 1970 class of Wake Forest University, Winston Salem NC; and a 1977 Graduate of the National College of Chiropractic now known as the National University of Health Sciences, Lombard IL.
Jack was an All State Halfback for Pottsville High, he was elected to play in the Big 33 game against
Texas. He was an outstanding basketball and track and field athlete setting records in the 220 yd dash,
Long Jump and Triple Jump. Following high school he had an outstanding football career at Wake Forest University where he was All ACC his Sophomore year and All ACC in Track and Field 2 years straight, setting the 220 yard sprint record.

Jack continued to play football professionally in 1970 with the Pottstown Firebirds and won the Atlantic Coast Football League Championship. That moment in his career was just as memorable to him as his Super Bowl season with the Broncos. In 1971 Jack continued his semi pro career with Schuylkill County Coal Crackers of the Seaboard Football League. After a few years out of football he earned a spot in 1974 with the World Football League’s Chicago Fire.

In 1975 he earned a roster spot as a wide receiver with the Denver Broncos. He played in 67
consecutive games starting 33 of them. He highlighted his NFL career by starting in Super Bowl 12 for the Broncos. He was their leading receiver in the Super Bowl against the Dallas Cowboys.
He was elected to the Pottsville All Sports Hall of Fame, the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame and the Semi Pro Football Hall of Fame.

After retiring from football, he began his career as a chiropractor. He was a beloved chiropractor in
Pottsville for 33 years. He was an outstanding educator and entertaining lecturer. He was committed to evidence based health care for his patients and presenting education to chiropractors everywhere. He had a genuine passion for the profession and his patients often called him “miracle worker.”

Dr. Dolbin was active in many organizations locally, state and countrywide. He was a former member of the School Board for Pottsville Area School District; member of Pottsville City Council; Board member of Penn State University, Schuylkill campus; involved with Fellowship of Christian athletes; guest faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School (2003); Previous team chiropractor for Villanova University Athletic Department; team chiropractor for the University of Maryland Gymnastics Team; event chiropractor for Pan-American Weight Lifting Competition (2001); and an active member of the American Chiropractic Association and the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association.

Jack had so many hobbies, too many to list all of them. He loved flying and earned a private pilot license. He found every excuse to fly. He loved horseback riding, could play music by ear on many different instruments (clarinet, piano, guitar, harmonica) and would watch Perry Mason reruns or Law and Order anytime he could. He loved the New York Yankees and called Mickey Mantel his all-time favorite player.

Jack will be deeply missed by many friends and colleagues however no one will miss him more than his family. He and his loving wife Jane (Barnes) celebrated their 49 th wedding anniversary July 30. The couple was blessed with four children and eleven grandchildren; son Josh Dolbin husband of Jennifer, New Ringgold PA; daughter Jill Pillus wife of David, Brentwood TN; daughter Rachel Schreiner wife of Chris, Arlington VA; and daughter Christian L. Dolbin, Pottsville PA. Grandchildren, John Tice “JT” III, Rebekah J., Joshua Luke, Jr., Noah R., Marshall T., Payson J., James B., Dylan Victoria, Bennett L., and Elizabeth M; along with his two dogs Ike and Bogart “Bogie”.

He is also survived by brothers Cameron Dolbin, Friedensburg and Mark Dolbin, Allenwood; several
nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson Jeremiah Dolbin Pillus.

The Dolbin family would like to invite the public to attend a visitation Friday evening August 16
from 5 to 7PM at Martz Hall 1541 Laurel Blvd. Pottsville.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 1 PM Saturday August 17 at Trinity Lutheran Church 300 West Arch Street Pottsville with Rev. Chris Rotharpt, Off. Additional visitation hours will be held from 11AM until the time of service at the church.

Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

The family would prefer contributions be made to the Dr. Jack T. Dolbin Memorial Fund c/o The Howard S. Fernsler Academic Center 1501 West Laurel Blvd. Pottsville PA 17901, or National University of Health Sciences Department of Chiropractic Research 200 E. Roosevelt Rd. Lombard IL 60148.

Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home 515 West Market Street Pottsville PA has been entrusted with
arrangements. Please visit to leave a condolence or share a memory for the
Dolbin family.


Stiney Glovich, 87, of Buck Run, passed away Friday evening at the home of his daughter.

Born in Buck Run, he was a son of the late Nicholas and Helen Gober Glovich.

He was educated in the Buck Run and Cass Twp schools and was a 1951 graduate of the former Cass Twp High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Germany during the Korean conflict. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Chapel, Buck Run. He lived in New Jersey for 42 years where he was employed by Olivetti Corporation in Bridgewater, N.J. He was one of the original members and also past commander of American Legion Post 507, Bridgewater.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death in 2013 by his wife, the former Dorothy Bowers.

He is survived by his daughter Carol Sterling and her husband Robert, Foster Twp., 3 granddaughters, Lisa DeNeane and her husband Michael, Sykesville, Md., Lauren Evans and her husband Craig, Lansdale, Pa. and Emily Sterling, Alpharetta, Ga.; 4 great grandchildren, Addison Evans, Ava DeNeane, Nathan DeNeane and Evan DeNeane.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday morning at 11AM from the Donald J. Butler Funeral Home, 328 Sunbury St., Minersville. Rev. Carl Shankweiler will officiate. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday morning from 8AM until the time of the service. Private internment will be in Schuylkill Memorial Park Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions in memory of Stiney to the Trinity Chapel, 71 Upper Beechwood Ave., Pottsville, Pa. 17901. Contributions will be accepted at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family or to light a candle in Stiney’s memory, visit us at


Velma J. Hertzig, 75, of Tamaqua, PA died on Saturday, August 3, 2019 in Bethlehem, PA. She was the wife of the late Edward Hertzig. Born in Coaldale, PA on July 14, 1944, Velma was a daughter of the late Robert C. and Emma F. (nee Evans) Reese. A 1962 graduate of Tamaqua High School, she was a training supervisor for the former Morgan Knitting Mill, Hometown until it closed. Velma is survived by a daughter, Marifrances (nee Mincavage) Gilbert and her husband, Timothy J. of Lake Hauto, PA; granddaughter, Kristina F. Gilbert of Lake Hauto; sisters, Sheryl Lindner and her husband, Ronald of Ringtown, PA and Raene Sell and her husband, Bert of Tamaqua; brother, Leonard Stahler of Tamaqua; and 10 nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Joseph W. Mincavage in 1984; a brother, Lamar Rickard; and a sister, Eleanor Skelding. Services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, August 9 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua. Interment in Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown will follow the services. Call 6-8 PM on Thursday and 10-11 AM on Friday 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.

Dorothy Bowen Foura, 102, of Shamokin, formerly of Schuylkill Haven, died Friday, August 2, 2019 at Shenandoah Senior Living Community.

Born in Gordon, May 29, 1917, She was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Dibert) Omlar.

She was a devout Christian and was a member of Lavelle Church of the Nazarene, Lavelle.

Dorothy enjoyed crocheting, feeding her birds and baking, but most of all she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husbands Raymond Bowen, in 1980 and Benjamin Foura in 20006.

Surviving are a son Raymond “Skip” Bowen and his wife JoAnn of longwood, FL; 3 daughters: Gloria F. Fegley and her husband Paul of Summit Station; Dorothy A. Wenrich and her husband Woody of Shoemakersville; Joy L. Wolfe and her husband Robert of Fountain Springs; 4 Step-Children: Norman Foura and his wife Barbara of East Cameron Twp.; Walter Foura and his wife Donna of Stewartstown; Marlin Foura and his wife Joyce of Mifflinburg; Earl Foura and his wife Lori of Coal Twp.; 27 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, 26 great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday August 6, 2019 from Lavelle Church of the Nazarene, 2879 Fairgrounds Road Lavelle 17943. The Rev. Jeremy Smallwood will be officiating. . Friends may call from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Monday and 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Tuesday at the Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lavelle Church of the Nazarene at the above address. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Frackville.

Nice Hart Funeral Home Inc., Frackville, is in charge of arrangements.


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