Sunday, October 6, 2019

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 10/06/19

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 10/06/19


Alfred L. Hadesty, 80, of Tamaqua, PA died on Thursday, October 3, 2019 in Coaldale, PA. He was the husband of Norma “Susie” (nee Delp) Hadesty. Born April 19, 1939 in Tamaqua, Alfred was a son of the late Stanley and Kathryn (nee Folweiler) Hadesty. He worked as a manager for Weis Markets for over 30 years. After his employment with Weis Markets, Alfred worked for Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company for 10 years. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Tamaqua and the Tamaqua Zoning Board; a social member of the Tamaqua Legion; and a former member of the Tamaqua Ambulance Association and the American Hose Company. Alfred and his wife were the proprietors of Susie’s Food Store in Tamaqua for 8 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Kim Valianatos and her husband Chris of Hellertown, PA; son Lew Hadesty and his wife Chris of West Penn Township, PA, John Hadesty and his wife Karen of West Penn Township, and Jay “Mick” Hadesty and his wife Nikki of Hometown, PA; grandchildren, Steven Hadesty, Juli Hadesty, Morgan Hadesty, Michael Hadesty, Manny Valianatos, Dimitri Valianatos, and Amanda Tessitore; great grandchild, Nora Hadesty; brothers, Richard Hadesty and his wife Judy of Tamaqua and David Hadesty and his wife Gayle of Tamaqua; sisters, Nancy Lesisko and her husband Leo of New Ringgold, PA and Eleanor Hadesty and her companion Bill Gaumer of Tamaqua; and numerous nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by brothers, James Hadesty, Raymond “Chops” Hadesty, Thomas Hadesty, and Donald Hadesty and sister, Marie Howells. Services will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, October 9 in Trinity United Church of Christ with The Rev. Kevin Duffy-Guy officiating. Interment in Odd Fellow Cemetery, 501 West Broad Street, Tamaqua will follow the services. Call 10-11 AM on Wednesday at the church. Memorials in Alfred’s name may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, 22 Lafayette Avenue, Tamaqua, PA 18252. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.


Helen Tarris, 92, of Port Carbon, died Thursday October 3, 2019 at Manor Care Health Services, Pottsville. 

Born in Five Point, Cumbola, August 29, 1927, She was a daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Turanicza) Danshock.

She was a graduate of Blythe Twp. High School and then worked as a Seamstress for Colonial Blouse, Pottsville, and was a member of the ILGWU.

She was a member of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, St. Clair.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband Metro Tarris on December 10, 2017.

Surviving are son Leonard Tarris and his wife Rita of Middleport; daughter Elaine Vrabel and her husband James of Lancaster; 4 Grandchildren Melissa, Stacie, Paul and Gregory; 1 Great grandson Seth. Nieces and Nephews

Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:30 AM Tuesday October 8, 2019 at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church 105 N. Morris St. Saint Clair, PA 17970 with Msgr. Myron Grabowski officiating. Friends may call from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Tuesday at Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home 110 N. Second St. Saint Clair, with Panachida being held at 9:45AM. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, St. Clair.


Wayne W. Shoup, 61, of Ferndale, Washington, passed away on February 5, 2019.

He was born in Roswell, New Mexico on November 25, 1957, a son of the late Clair and Joyce (Deeble) Shoup.

Growing up, Wayne’s father served in the Air Force, and some of his fondest childhood memories were made when they lived in Bermuda.

He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, crabbing, catching snakes and baseball.

Wayne was a loving and positive man, finding the best in every situation. His enthusiasm for politics and his country was second to the love of his family, and the joy that his grandchildren Johnny and Grace brought him.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Lyndia, and their children, David, John and Jennifer; and a brother Glenn Shoup and niece and nephews, Clinton, Jessica, Jared and Trevor, along with his two grandchildren. His aunt, Jean D’Arconte-Deeble also survives as do several cousins.

A graveside commital service will be held at St. John’s Cemetery in Ringtown, on Saturday, October 12th at 11 AM. Relatives and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery, as Wayne will be laid to rest on the family plot immediately following the service.

The Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, Ringtown is assisting Wayne’s family during this time of need. More information and directions are available at www,


Kenneth F. "Rick" Wolff, 70, of Suedberg Rd, Pine Grove, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019 at home.
Born on October 7, 1948 in Tremont, he was a son of the late Ernest E. and Naomi Seitz Wolff.
He was a 1967 graduate of Pine Grove High School and later received a certificate in Carpentry from Vo-Tech.
Kenneth was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corp having served during the Vietnam War.
He worked at Penn Dye, Bethlehem Steel, Kaplan, Martin Carpentry and Tri-Vet Contracting.
He was a member of the Pine Grove VFW and Pine Grove Fish & Game.
Preceding him in death was a brother Ernest Wolff.
Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Catherine M. Schrader Wolff; two sons, Brian Wolff of Pine Grove and Michael Wolff of Hatfield; daughter, Pamela and husband Gary Messinger of Fredericksburg; six grandchildren, Ashlyn and Riley Messinger of Fredericksburg, Joshua and Andrew Messinger of Charles Town, WV, Abby Kehr and Daniel Messinger of Grove City; four great grandchildren, July, Jade, Jaclyn and Joy Messinger; four sisters, Carol Zimmerman, Ruth Salzmann, Elizabeth Gail Krivenko, and Cynthia Griffiths; three brothers, Bruce Wolff, Gurney Wolff, and Luther Wolff; sister-in-law, Vera Sanders; brother-in-law, Frederick Schrader, nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 12:30 P.M. at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove with Pastor Gary Messinger officiating. There will be a visitation on Thursday, October 10, 2019, from 11:00 A.M. until 12:30 P.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the VFW Ritual Fund,c/o Pine Grove VFW Post 3432, 140 S. Tulpehocken St. Pine Grove, Pa. 17963 or Home and Community Care Programs through the Lebanon VA, 1700 S. Lincoln Ave. Lebanon, Pa. 17042 in his memory. Please check our website for any changes to the Lebanon Va donations.
You may send condolences to the family online at


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