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Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/29/19


Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/29/19

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Fredrick F. Rabbits, 75, Homesville, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday evening with his loving wife and sister-in-law by his side.

Born in Shenandoah, he was a son of the late John and Florence Caroll Rabbitz. Fred worked as a heavy equipment operator for both California and Pennsylvania DOT along with being co-owner with his wife of Alexandria’s Salon and Day Spa, Frackville.

Fred was a member of the AOH Jack Kehoe Div. #1, Girardville along with being the leprechaun at the annual Girardville St. Patrick’s Day parade along with multiple other area parades.

For the past several years, Fred served in the role of Santa Claus making appearances with most local schools, fire companies, clubs and organizations helping children with the magic of believing and granting wishes for the Make a Wish Foundation.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Fredrick Rabbits II and his brother John Rabbits.

Fred is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Mary Malafarina Rabbits, Homesville; his brother Randy and his wife Patty Rabbits, Frackville; his sister Beverly Lord, Frackville; sister-in-law, Tara Malafarina, Homesville; his children, Wesley Rabbits, Michigan, Angela and her husband Pete Durantine, Carlisle and their families; his beloved dog, Petie; also survived by several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 4th at 7:30 p.m. at the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Girardville with Msgr. Myron Grabowsky officiating. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 5 p.m. until the time of service. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made for Fred’s legacy “Santa Christmas Fund” to Alexandria’s Salon at 40 S. Lehigh Avenue Frackville, PA 17931

Sign the guest book, leave personal condolences and for further information please visit www.thomasmsullivanfuneralhome.com

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

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Robert T. Eye Jr., 71, Frackville passed away on Wednesday at Lehigh Valley Hospital Schuylkill, Pottsville.

Born in Ashland, he was a son of the late Robert and Virginia Grady Eye. Bobby worked as a police dispatcher for the Capitol Police, Harrisburg and the Pennsylvania State Police, Frackville Barracks until his retirement.

He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Frackville and a former member of St. Joseph’s Church Frackville and Girardville.

Bobby was a 1966 graduate of the former Ashland Area High School. He was a member of the Frackville Elks Lodge #1533, the Frackville Knights of Columbus Council 2580, Girardville AOH Jack Kehoe Division #1, the Retired State Police Association, the National Rifle Association, the Whipporwill Southend Field and Stream and the Frackville Area Senior Citizens.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grand-daughter Sarah Ashley Eye; two brothers, Thomas and Kevin Eye.

Bobby is survived by his loving wife, with whom he just celebrated 50 years of marriage with, Andrea Kaplafka Eye, Frackville; his son Timothy and his wife Gina Eye, Chicago, IL; his daughter Tiffany and her husband David Himic, Schuylkill Haven; his sister Lynda and her husband Jerry Zendrosky, Girardville; his grandson Logan Andrew Himic and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday December 3rd at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Frackville with Msgr. Edward S. Zemanik as the celebrant. Friends are invited to call at the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be held in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

Sign the guestbook, leave personal condolences and for further information please visit www.thomasmsullivanfuneral.com

Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville is in charge of the arrangements.
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Barbara "Babs" Tuggle, 82, resident of Green Valley, AZ, and former resident of Mahanoy City, PA, died Tuesday morning, November 26, 2019, after a brief illness. 

Barbara was the daughter of the late Agnes and Martin Blue of Mahanoy City. She is survived by a brother, Robert Blue of Barnesville. Her family is planning a memorial service to be held in Mahanoy City at a future date. 

Louis D Truskowsky Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. is in charge of local arrangements.
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Howard L. Freeze, Jr., 68 of Cressona passed away Thursday while at Lehigh Valley Medical Center – East.

Born in Pottsville December 27, 1950 he was the son of the late Howard Sr. and Evelyn Freeze.

Howard was a member of United Presbyterian Church in Pottsville. He also served in the United States Reserves.

He worked as a maintenance mechanic at many local companies including ARGO, Pottsville Bleach and Dye, Wolfe Bleach and Dye and others.

Howard will be known as a hardworking and loving husband. He loved to joke around and was very handy and enjoyed remodeling.

In addition to his parents he is predeceased by a sister, Helen Burke.

He is survived by his loving wife the former Edna M. Brannigan. He is survived by his step-daughter Rose Buckingham wife of William of Pottsville and grandchildren; Madison Rose, Kyle William, and Spencer Liam. He is also survived by his sisters; Janet Muller, Barbara Post, Peggy Dewitt, and Karen Cortese and two loving dogs Abby and Bella.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. at Grabowski Funeral Home, Schuylkill Haven. Pastor Peggy Pfeiffer will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services. Interment will follow on the grounds of Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.

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Jason D. Williams, 47, of Pottsville, died unexpectedly on Tuesday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

Born in Reading, on April 21, 1972, he was the son of Carrie (Williams) Cook and Tillman Sims, and step-father, Alonzo Cook, Jr.

Jason worked as a laborer at Justice Contracting.

In addition to his parents he is survived by children: Cameron Williams, of Schuylkill Haven; Jayden Sementilli, of Acksworth, GA; and Zaria Sementilli,of Pottsville; brothers: Alonzo Cook, III, of Reading; Joseph Cook; of Feasterville, PA; and Tillman Simms, Jr., of Reading; and sister, Michelle Jones, of Reading.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 4th at 1:00 p.m. at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville. A viewing will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service in the funeral home.

Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

The family request contributions be sent to: Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, PA 17901, to help defray funeral expenses.

Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.lordbixler.com

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Adrian "Andy" Casterline, 53, of Lincoln Rd., Pine Grove, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
Born on March 31, 1966 in Wilkes Barre, he was a son of the late Emil and Helen Emmons Casterline.
He was an Army veteran.
He loved the outdoors, fishing and enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter Bentlee.
Preceding him in death were a son Jeffery; three brothers, Joe Casterline, Larry Casterline, and Wayne "Butch" Casterline; a sister, Patricia Casterline.
Surviving are his wife of 13 years, Ruth Bender Casterline; children, Nicholas, Nichole, Angella, and Felicia, all of Pottsville, Angela Garrity of Wilkes Barre, Samantha and Candace Casterline of Tennessee, Andrew Casterline of Nebraska; grandchildren: great grandchildren: two sisters, Ruth Thomas and Cheryl Casterline, both of Wilkes Barre; nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc. 139 S. Tulpehocken St. Pine Grove, PA 17963 in his memory.
You may send condolences to the family online at www.hlsnyderfuneralhome.com

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Louis F. Mirocke, 81, of Shenandoah, passed away on Wednesday, November 27th at the Shenandoah Senior Living Community.

Born in Shenandoah on January 25th, 1938, he was the son of the late August and Mary “Grodecki” Mirocke.

Lou was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked as a custodian for Shenandoah Valley High School for many years. He was an avid fan of the Shenandoah Valley Blue Devils, Penn State, the Philadelphia Eagles, and Philadelphia Phillies. He was a member of the Hookies Fire Company, Shenandoah and the former AMVETS.

Besides his parents, Lou was preceded by a brother, Joseph Mirocke and his wife Dee, a sister-in-law, Sharon Mirocke, and a brother-in-law, John “Jack” Buchinsky

Surviving are 1 brother, Greg Mirocke of Shenandoah, a sister, Madeline Buchinsky of Shenandoah, nieces and nephews, and cousins.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, December 5th from 9 to 10:30am at the Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc, 40 N. Jardin St, Shenandoah. Scripture services will be conducted at 10:30am at the funeral home by Msgr. Ronald Bocian. Interment will follow in the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Lou’s memory by be made to the Shenandoah Area Free Public Library, 25 W. Washington St, Shenandoah, Pa 17976

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