Saturday, May 9, 2020

Skook News Obituaries for 05/09/2020

Skook News Obituaries for 05/09/2020

Obituaries for Schuylkill County and the surrounding areas.


William T. Moran, 79, of Pottsville, died Friday May 8 at Lehigh Valley Hospital- East Norwegian Campus.

He was born in Heckscherville, Schuylkill County, on December 23, 1940 and was the son of the late Thomas J. and Margaret V. (Grace) Moran who owned and operated the Washington Hotel in Minersville.

Bill served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. He was a 1959 graduate of Nativity BVM High School, Pottsville and was employed as a Postal Clerk by the U.S. Postal Service for 20 years.

He was a member of the Yorkville Hose and Fire Company, Pottsville; Sunny Rod & Gun Club, Minersville; The American Legion, Minersville; and Walter Griffith #180 AMVETS, Pottsville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy A. (Schaeffer) Moran; and brothers Francis Moran; James Moran; Thomas Moran; and Magisterial District Judge Charles V. Moran.

Surviving are his daughter, Margaret Kurtz wife of John, Mechanicsville; son William Moran Jr husband of Nicole; four grandchildren, Nicholas Kurtz, Nathan Kurtz, Olivia Moran, and Annie Moran; brothers Edward Moran and Leonard O’Connor, both of Minersville; along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home 515 West Market St. Pottsville. Interment with military honors will be held on the grounds of St. John the Baptist RC Cemetery, Pottsville. Please visit to share a memory or leave a condolence for the Moran family.


Robert P. “Lucky” Gennerella, 64 of Schuylkill Haven, died Friday at Providence Place, Pottsville.

He was born June 4, 1954 in Pottsville a son of the late John Sr and Helen Ball Gennerella.

He was a 1972 graduate of Pottsville Area High School.

He worked various jobs as a drywaller and also worked at Cabela’s Sporting Goods Store, Hamburg, prior to retiring.

Bob was a member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven and a former member of Wing Snapper Model Airplane Club.

Through out his life Bob played guitar for 30 years and a fan of Stevie Ray Vaughn. He also loved riding around on his Harley, as well as tinkering, building, and flying model airplanes.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John Gennerella, Jr.

Surviving are his wife of with whom he would have celebrated 39 years of marriage with on May 16, Natalie Mercuri Gennerella; 2 daughters, Angela Hufnagle and her husband Eric, Auburn; Alexandra Patrocino and her husband Willy, Schuylkill Haven; 3 grandchildren, Marcus and Elliot Patrocino, Adaline Hufnagle; a sister, Martina Briener and her husband David, Schuylkill Haven; nieces and nephews; 2 best friends Mike and Bob

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be private at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven. The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions be made to American Cancer Society, 712 Keyser Ave, Taylor, PA 18517. Interment will be private at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.

Live streaming services will be available starting at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 13th via a link that can be found on or the James E. Humphrey Funeral Home Facebook Page.

Arrangements are under the care of James B. Humphrey, Funeral Director, James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville.

Please share your memories and condolences with Bob’s family by signing the guest book at

George Davies, Jr., 86, of Buck Run, passed away Monday, May 4th, at ManorCare Health Services, Pottsville.

George was born in Philadelphia, Pa. on December 28, 1933, a son of the late Mary (Boychalk) and George Davies, Sr.

He was the widower of Margaret (Luckacina) Davies.

He was a member of Saint Michael the Archangel Minersville.

He was a high school graduate and attended Camden Community College & the Motion Picture Operators School, Norfolk VA. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Korean War 1952-1956 aboard the USS Isherwood

He Electrician in the Navy & was employed at US Steel in Fairless Hills, GD Electric in Levittown, Trigen in Philadelphia.

George was a member of the US Steel Electrical Union, Navy Club of the United States of America. Some if his favorite past times were restoring classic cars such as a 1957 Chevy and antique cars Model A and 32 Coupe. He was also a skilled stained glass craftsman. In addition to his parents, and his wife, Margaret, he was preceded in death by a son, David Davies.

George is survived by three daughters, Catherine Ingram, Dawn Crawford, &

Jean Davies. A son, Mark Davies.

George is also survived by 8 grandchildren: Christina Thomas, Amy Reichenbach, Jeremy Crawford, Emma Crawford, Clinton Oliver, Kyle Davies, Kayla Faherty, Kiana Heldibridle.

14 Great Grandchildren: Arielle Morello, Erin Thomas, Gabriel Reichenbach, Lily Crawford, Navar Crawford, Nova Crawford, Liam Crawford, Marie Faherty, Fiona Faherty, Edmund Faherty, Oliver Faherty, David Heldibridle, Kaitlyn Heldibridle, Theresa Hildibridle

1 Great Great Granddaughter: Gianna Marie Morello-Jackson

A Memorial service shall be scheduled at later date.

Interment Washington Crossing Veterans Cemetery.

Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville entrusted with the arrangements.


Marie E. Jobe, 65, of Greenfield Street, Williamstown, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, May 9th at Geisinger - Holy Spirit, Camp Hill.

Born in Harrisburg, August 19, 1954, a daughter of the late John Sr. and Alma Buggy Flynn.

Marie was a 1972 graduate of Williams Valley High School. She was employed with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 30 years, retiring as an executive secretary with the Office of the Inspector General, a job she took great pride in.

She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Williamstown and a social member of the Williamstown American Legion.

Marie's greatest joys were those spent with her family and friends. She loved her family immensely. She also had a great love for her pets, Abbie and Gracie.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother James "Jimmy" Flynn.

Surviving are her husband of 41 years, Donald S. Jobe; her daughter Mandi M. Jobe and her boyfriend Chris Lenker, Williamstown; a brother, Jack Flynn, Williamstown. Nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.

Marie will be laid to rest privately at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Cemetery, Williamstown with Rev. Mike Opaki officiating. Memorial donations in her name should be made to the Williamstown American Legion, 123 W. Market St. Williamstown, PA 17098. The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., is honored to serve the Jobe family. To sign the guestbook visit


Linda K. Tyson, 65, of Andreas, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2020, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Marlin “Bubby” Tyson. They were married on June 5, 1976 and celebrated 43 years of marriage. 

She was last employed with the former Scotty’s Fashion, Lehighton, and Bishop Mills, Weissport. Born in Lehighton, she was the daughter of Dolores (Markley) Solt, of Ashfield, and the late Phaon Solt. She was a member of St. Peter’s Church, West Penn. She previously was a member of the Boy Scout Troop 755, Clamtown. Linda enjoyed the outdoors and at a younger age, she liked to swim. She loved her family and animals, especially her cats. 

She was preceded in death by a sister, Sheila (Solt) Hill. 

Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are a son, Daniel, of Andreas; a brother, Mark Solt and his wife Lori, of Ashfield; two nieces and a nephew. 

Services will be private. 

Contributions may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517. 

Arrangements are being handled by the Hartman Funeral Home, 1791 West Penn Pike, Rte. 309, New Ringgold. Online condolences may be made at


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