Saturday, November 9, 2019

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/09/19

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/09/19


Ret. Maj. Raymond L. Morgan, 77, of Pleasant Valley Rd., Pine Grove, passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at home.
Born on May 8, 1942 in Pottsville, he was a son of the late

Raymond Sr. and Lillian Mae Fry Morgan.

He was a graduate of Shamokin High School and Penn State University, where he obtained his Masters Degree.
Raymond was an Electronic Warfare Officer for US Air Force. He was in the Air Force for 22 years and 11 months and 28 days, serving during the Vietnam War, receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross. Flying in B66's, B52's, and B47's, he protected American aircraft by blocking enemy missiles.

After his retirement from the Air Force, he worked at Werner's and was known as "the man who wore the red suspenders".

Surviving, are his wife of 57 years, Pamela Sands Morgan; two daughters, Karen Morgan of Reading, Jamie and husband Tadd Shiffer Sr. of Pine Grove; son, Raymond III and wife Soundra of Tampa, FL; 5 grandchildren, Morgan, Eric, Tadd Jr., Alexia and Ethen; two sisters, Michele Morgan of Pine Grove and Esther Fisher of Hamburg.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., with Craig Werner officiating. There will be a viewing on Thursday, November 14, 2019, from Noon until 1:00 pm at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Pine Grove Food Pantry, c/o Cathy Nagle 527 Dad Burnhams Rd., Schuylkill Haven, Pa. 17972 in his memory.
You may send condolences to the family online at


Deborah A. Ciappa, 66 years of age passed away peacefully at home in Andreas while in the care of her family.

Born on May 7, 1953 in Philadelphia the daughter of the late William Ross and Marian Jean (Vey) Miller.

Survived by; her companion of 23 years, Donald "Ziggy" Sigler; daughter, Emily B. Ciappa, Lori Zimmerman; sons, Louis Landis, Dylan Ciappa, Ray Sigler; brother, Michael Miller and his wife Michelle; grandchildren whom affectionately called her grand ma Spotsy, Seth, Madison, Zoe, and Lexi.

Deborah enjoyed taking care of her family and had worked for Carbon Transit Unit of Nesquehoning.

Private arrangements have been entrusted to the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. of 2066 West Penn Pike New Ringgold, Pennsylvania 17960. (570) 386-5884

Expressions of sympathy or a fond memory of Deborah may be sent by visiting

Cathy J. Zechman, 49, of Jonestown, passed away Friday, November 8th, at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey PA.

Cathy was born in Lebanon, on March 9, 1970, a daughter of Doris Zechman, Lebanon and the late Gerald Zechman.

Cathy had previously attended the Christ United Methodist Church, Tower City.

She is survived by 3 daughters; Amanda Negrete of Annville, Melinda Snesavage of Williamstown, and Melissa Zechman of Lebanon. 1 brother Scott Zechman of Reading; 2 sisters, Tina Scheer of Jonestown and Sandy Boyer of Lebanon. 4 grandchildren who she adored, Hope, Dalton, Dezirae and Catherine. Several nieces and nephews including, Jennie Boyer who was very dear to her.

Services will be held on Thursday, November 14th at 11:00 at Christ United Methodist Church, 400 E. Grand Avenue, Tower City with Pastor Annette Shutt. Burial will be in Zion's Cemetery, Grantville. Viewing will be from 10:00 - 11:00 at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Dimon Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 644 E. Grand Avenue, Tower City, PA 17980 to help the family with expenses. The Dimon Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. have been entrusted with the services. To view the guestbook, visit

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