Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 01/14/2020


Schuylkill County Obituaries for 01/14/2020

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Bruce Allen Croneberger, 86, of Schuylkill Haven, PA, passed away Monday, January 13th, at Tremont Health and Rehabilitation Center, Tremont.

Born in Friedensburg, PA on April 27, 1933, he was a son of the late John Kenneth & Helen Rebecca (Heffner) Croneberger.

He was the husband of Shirley Rose (Felty) Croneberger, whom he married February 15, 1953 and would have celebrated 67 years of marriage this year.

Bruce graduated from Schuylkill Haven High School, Class of 1951; and served in the U.S. Army.

He was employed as lab supervisor at Alcoa for 44 years; was a member of the 25 Year Club. He bowled, golfed and played baseball with the Alcoa league. Bruce and Shirley enjoyed camping in 48 states.

Bruce was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Schuylkill Haven where he held numerous positions within the church.

In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by two great-granddaughters: Bailey & Brianna Croneberger.

In addition to his wife, Bruce is also survived by a daughter, Brenda Ellex & husband, Terry, Cressona,& a son, Bruce Croneberger II & wife, Beth, Valley View, as well as grandchildren: Bruce Croneberger III & wife, Erika, Zachary Ellex & wife, Amanda, Brooke Sims, & Alicia Ellex, great-grandchildren: Brayden, Elijah, Bradley, Remington, & Madilyn, a sister, Lois Gibson, widow of Frank, New York, a brother, Don Croneberger & wife, Lucy, New Jersey, and nieces & nephews.

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be conducted on Friday January 17, at St. James Episcopal Church, Schuylkill Haven, at 11 am with Rev Jeffrey Funk officiating

A viewing will be held at the church from 10am until the time of service on Friday.

Interment will follow the service at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.

At his family's request donations in Bruce's memory may be sent to St. James Episcopal Church Dock Street and Paxson Avenue Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972.

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Thomas Raymond Quirk, Jr., 68, of Pottsville passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Lehigh Valley Hospital- Schuylkill East.

Born in Pottsville on December 22, 1951, he was the son of the late Thomas R. and Shirley (Peffer) Quirk.

He attended St. John Catholic School and Pottsville Area High School

Thomas served in the United States Coast Guard. He was a member of the AMVETS and the Buck Fever Rod and Gun Club.

For many years he worked as a salesman and bartender in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Tom loved his family, nature, shooting pool, and playing poker.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brother, Stephen Quirk.

He is survived by his sister, Patrice Quirk, Pottsville.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 9AM until 11AM on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home, 515 W. Market St., Pottsville. Interment will be held at a later date at Holy Cross Cemetery, New Philadelphia.

Please visit SchlitzerAllenPugh.com to leave a condolence for the Quirk family.

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Thomas W. Shaulis, 86, of Somerville, N.J., formerly of Shenandoah, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020, at his residence.

Born in Shenandoah, he was a son of the late Frank C. Shaulis Sr. and Anna (Francis) Shaulis.

He was a 1951 graduate of the former J.W. Copper High School, Shenandoah. He attended Penn State University and received a B.S. in chemistry from Rutgers University, N.J.

Tom retired as a supervisor from General Electric in Bridgewater, N.J.

He was a longtime member of the Knights of Lithuania Council 63 Lehigh Valley.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were two brothers, Frank C. Shaulis Jr. and Louis G. Shaulis, Ph.D.

Surviving are his wife, Helene Gwiazdowski “Star” Shaulis; one son, Thomas M. Shaulis, of Somerville, N.J.; one sister, Margaret Janowicz and her husband, Frank, of Massillon, Ohio; nephews, Francis Janowicz, Greg Janowicz and Glenn Janowicz; his niece, Kim Jones.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Divine Mercy Church, 232 W. Cherry St., Shenandoah, with Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Fatima Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. Relatives and friends may call from 10 until 11 a.m. Thursday at Divine Mercy Church.

Walukiewcz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.
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Michael J. Hertz, 87 of Pine Grove, passed away on Sunday January 12, 2020 in Hershey Medical Center.
Born on March 1, 1932, in Glen Dower, he was a son of the late Andrew and Anna Polk Hertz.
He was a 1950 graduate of Cass Township High School.
Mike was a Cpl. in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict having served with Hq. & Hq. 7 Service Battery 663rd FA BN.
He was employed as a mechanic over 20 years for P.P.&L.
Preceding him in death were his wife of 62 years, Shirley E. Morgan Hertz, on December 30, 2019; two brothers, Emil and James Hertz; two sisters, Gloria Walasavage and Mary Ann Muscara.
Mike is survived by his daughter, Dawn E. Hertz of Harleysville; five brothers, Paul and wife Frances Hertz, John and wife JoAnn Hertz, Andrew Hertz and his companion Ann Marie, Thomas and wife Marie Hertz, George and wife Janice Hertz; two sisters, Arlene Reiff and Betty Mae Hertz; nieces and nephews.
All services and interment, in the Donaldson Cemetery, will be private at the convenience of the family,
The family would prefer, in lieu of flowers, donations be given to the Hillside SPCA, P. O. Box 233, Pottsville, Pa. 17901, in his memory.
The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove, is in charge of arrangements. You may send condolences to the family at our website at www.hlsnyderfuneralhome.com.

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