Thursday, October 10, 2019

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 10/10/19

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 10/10/19


John F. Moran, 76, Pottsville, died Wednesday evening at Schuylkill Center Genesis Eldercare.

Born September 25, 1943 in Pottsville, he was the son of the late Joseph J. and Ivy B. (Martin) Moran.

John was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church, Pottsville where he was a trustee and head usher for many years.

He was a 1962 graduate of Pottsville Area High School. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. While serving in Vietnam he was stationed on the USS Pine Island, a seaplane tender.

John retired from OMNOVA Solutions, Auburn, after forty plus years of employment.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers William M., Joseph B., Thomas P., Francis R., James J.; and a sister Geraldine Moran Robinson.

John is survived by a son Craig D. Moran, Pottsville; brothers Patrick D. and Dennis M.; sisters Mary E. Moran, Joan M. Wagner, and Jeannette H. Furness, all of Pottsville.

Funeral Services will be held 11AM Saturday October 12 at the Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home 515 West Market Street Pottsville. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 9AM until time of service. Interment will be held on the grounds of Calvary Cemetery, Hillside. The family would prefer donations be made in John's memory to either the First Baptist Church 701 Mahantongo Street Pottsville PA 17901 or the Minersville EMS 25 North Street Minersville PA 17954. Please visit to leave a condolence or share a memory of John.


Gerald R. “Shep” Kimmel, 87, of Orwigsburg, passed away Tuesday, October 8th, peacefully, at Luther Ridge at Seiders Hill., Pottsville

Shep was born in West Brunswick Township, PA on July 17, 1932, a son of the late Elsie Mae (Sheipe) and Joseph D Kimmel.

He was the widower of Barbara “Bobbie” Ann (Yeager) Kimmel.

He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Orwigsburg and was a 1949 Orwigsburg High School Graduate.

Gerald served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He worked as a Line Splicer for Verizon Telephone for over 40 Years. He was an avid hunter, and enjoyed countless hours afield with family and friends. His lifetime hobby was golfing and he spent many days on the greens with “The gang”. He loved all Philadelphia sports, but his favorite sport was watching his grand daughter Alicia play basketball. He was a Member of Masonic Lodge # 138.

Gerald is survived by his

Daughter, Kathy, wife of Raymond Metz

Daughter Carol, wife of Dennis Gordon

Son, Rob Kimmel, husband of Adrienne

Daughter Joanne, wife of Ronald Steranko

Gerald is also survived by his brother, David Kimmel , husband of Jackie and 8 Grandchildren Victoria, Laura, Emily, Alicia, Grayling, Finn, Maggie & Katie, 1 Great Granddaughter Penelope.

He was predeceased by his brother Stewart Kimmel.

Public Visitation with family will be held from 9:30 AM until 10:45 AM on Wednesday, October 16th at Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Orwigsburg. There will be a Masonic Service at 10:45 followed by a Religious service at 11:00 AM with Jamie A. Barton Officiating.

Interment will be in Kimmels Church Cemetery, with Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St John’s U.C.C. Church, 236 East Market Street Orwigsburg, PA 17961 or National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163


Dennis R. Leitzel, 69, of Pottsville Street, Lykens, passed away Thursday morning at his home.

Born in Mandata, January 17, 1950, a son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Hollenbach Leitzel.

He retired after 40 years with Guilford Mills, Pine Grove.

Dennis was of the Protestant Faith. He was a member of the Seven Points Hunting Club. He was a former volunteer with the Lykens/Wiconisco Ambulance Association.

He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting. Dennis liked spending time and visiting with his family and also crocheted in his spare time.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Patsy Mattern and Faye Harris.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Susan Nolen Leitzel; two sons, Brian R. Leitzel and his wife Coleen, Millersburg and Shane E. Leitzel, Highspire; four grandchildren, Alicia Hoke; Taylor, Kelsey and Zachary Leitzel; one great granddaughter, Ainsley Hoke; two sisters, Betty Carl, Dalmatia and his twin, Diane Leitzel, Millersburg; Nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, October 15th at 11:00 am from the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc., Tower City with Rev. Norman Lawrence. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Riverview Memorial Park, Halifax. Visitation will be from 10-11 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations should be made to Residential Home Health and Hospice, 100 Sterling Pkwy Suite 110, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. To sign the guest book visit


Teresa Neary, 93, formerly of Girardville, PA passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Phoebe Allentown, Allentown, PA.

Born in Girardville on January 31, 1926 the daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Fritzgerald) Maley.

Teresa attended Girardville Schools. She worked at the Acme Markets until retirement. She was a member of the former St. Vincent's Catholic Church, Girardville, a Eucharistic Minister, a member of the Red Hat Society, Catholic Daughters, and Fountain Springs Country Club.

Along with her parents, Teresa was preceded in death by her husband Jim Neary, 2013 and son Mark Neary, 2014. Four Sisters: Mary McGinley, Barbara Hermitt, Nora Byrn, and Helen Kucharczuk.
Surviving are a niece: Mary Clare Plucinsky of Whitehall. 3 granddaughters: Kelly, Katie, and Krissey.

A Mass of the Christian Burial will be held 12:00 Noon Tuesday October 15, 2019 at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Ashland with Msg. Edward Coyle officiating. Interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Ashland. Viewing 10:30 AM until the time of service at the church.

Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home Inc., Ashland is in charge of the arrangements. Charles Heizenroth III, Supervisor.


Shirley A. Winters, 85, formerly of Ashland, PA, a resident of Luther Ridge at Seiders Hill, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Genesis Schuylkill Center, where she had been a patient for the past month.

Born in Lavelle, PA on June 1, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Melvin and Grace (Wentzel) Leib.

Shirley was a 1952 graduate of Ashland High School, and spent the majority of her life happily caring for her family and home. She was a member of Zion’s Reformed United Church of Christ where she sang in the choir for many years. She was also a lifetime member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary Post 7654, Ashland, the Friends of St. Joseph, Ashland, and the Ashland Historic Preservation Society.

She was preceded in death by her husband of forty years, Thomas Winters, her parents, and her brother Melvin Leib, Jr., aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She is survived by two nieces, JoAnne Leinenbach, of Ashland, and Jean Anne Hervieux, Pawtucket, RI, a great-niece Janelle Hervieux, RI, cousins Linda Ossman, Mark Loeper, and Burd Wentzel, all of Ashland, Kenny Loeper, Fla, and close friends Nick Lane and Rosie Kroh, Ashland.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, October 14, 2019 at Zion's Reformed UCC, Ashland with Pastor Laura Csellak officiating. Interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Ashland. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Zion’s Reformed UCC, 2400 Centre St, Ashland, PA 17921.
Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home Inc., Ashland is in charge of the arrangements. Charles Heizenroth III, Supervisor.


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1 comment:

  1. Rest in peace John, you were always a good, fair man, God bless.