Friday, May 22, 2020

Skook News Obituaries for 05/21/2020

Skook News Obituaries for 05/21/2020

Obituaries for Schuylkill County and the surrounding areas.


Mabel "Mem" H. Starr, 97, formerly of Klingerstown and Georgetown Heights Apartments passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at Premier at Susquehanna Village, Millersburg, where she had been a resident since 2017

Mabel was born in Pitman, on March 20, 1923, a daughter of the late Lizzie (Rebuck) and Victor Y. Reiner.

She attended the Pine Park High School and worked in several local garment factories, Muskin Shoe Factory and Mandata Poultry.

She was a member of Salem Church of Rough and Ready, Klingerstown

Mabel's family was the most important aspect of her life. She enjoyed cooking family meals, gardening, canning, playing cards and quilting.

Mabel is survived by a a son,Dennis, husband of Cindy Starr, of Fearnot, daughter, Christine, wife of James Gessner, of Leck Kill.; 8 Grandchildren, Randyl Wedde, Stephen Miller, Barbara Huntsinger, LaRee Hoffman, Troy Starr, Peggy Snyder, and Curtis and Benjamin Gessner; 8 great grandchildren, Kirby Huntsinger, Joel Miller, Kari King, Morganne Starr, Tyler Starr, Hilary Snyder, Sara Hoffman, Darryl Crouthermel; 8 great great grandchildren, Julia and Brennan Huntsinger, Carson and Caroline King, Willow and Briar Miller, Violet and Iris Crouthermel, as well as nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Russell W Starr, who passed away December 7, 1994; two daughters, Marie Miller and Beverly Wedde; two sisters, Katie Reiner and Ruby Mullen; four brothers Charles, Daniel, Harry, and John Reiner; and her companion Clarence (Quelly) Brosious.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held when such gatherings are permissible.

The family wishes to thank her special nurse, April Kroh and the caregivers of Premier at Susquehanna Village, Millersburg for their care and support over the past 3 years.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the Salem Church of Rough and Ready Memorial Fund, 1128 Ridge Road, Klingerstown, PA 17941

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home, Klingerstown. To sign the online guest book please visit


Alan Eugene Miller, 82, of Woodbridge, Connecticut and formerly of Hometown, PA, New York, and Florida, died on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 in Connecticut. He was the husband of the late Dorothy L. (nee Brown) Miller who died January 21, 2004. 

Born in Lehighton, PA on February 2, 1938, Al was a son of the late Eugene A. and Helen (nee DePuy) Miller. A 1955 graduate of Lehighton High School, he attended the United States Armed Forces Institute at the University of Maryland for 2 years. Al served in the Army from 1957-1960. He worked in systems programing at IBM in Poughkeepsie, NY for 25 years, retiring in 1993. Al volunteered as a tax preparer for AARP. A member of a Bridge Club, he was nationally ranked in the Bridge Society. Al loved to do puzzles, spend time in his garden, and was an avid horseshoes player. 

He is survived by sons, Alan E. Miller, Jr. of Cumming, GA, James E. Miller of Naugatuck, CT, and Keith Miller of Suffern, NY; 6 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; brother, Gary Miller of FL; and numerous in-laws, nephews, and nieces living in PA. 

He was also predeceased by a sister, Marilyn Smith. Memorial services will be held at a later date. 

Memorials in Alan’s name may be made to the Tamaqua Public Library, 30 South Railroad Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252. Online condolences may be made at 

Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.


Rose T. Morgan, 81, of Duncott, passed away Wednesday afternoon at The Gardens at York Terrace, Pottsville.

Born in Heckchersville, she was a daughter of the late James and Sarah Eisenhuth Conville.

She was of the Catholic faith and was a member of the former St. Kieran’s Church, Heckchersville. She attended the Cass Twp schools. She was a dedicated homemaker for her husband and children.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters Lori Martin and Claire Conville and brothers, Francis, Jerome and Leroy Conville.

She is survived by her husband George; 2 sons Bryan and his wife Leeann, Frackville and Allan, Reading; 3 grandchildren, Amanda, Ashton and Ashley; 3 great grandchildren, Aiden, Kay and Logan; sisters Isabel Grace, Cathleen Whalen, Sarah Schoffstal and brothers Robert, James and John Conville.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Donald J. Butler Funeral Home, 328 Sunbury St., Minersville. To offer condolences to the family or to light a candle in Rose’s memory, visit us at


Gregory Earl Berger, 67, of Tower City passed away suddenly Wednesday, May 20th at his home.

Born in Lykens, September 14, 1952, a son of the late Earl and Lorna Moyer Berger.

Greg was a 1970 graduate of Williams Valley High School and a 1974 graduate of Williamson Trade School.

He was a retired maintenance supervisor with the Hershey Corporation.

Greg enjoyed watching all kinds of sports, especially the Raiders, the Giants and NASCAR. He was huge fan on the Beatles.

Surviving are his five children, Heather Berger, Williamstown; Shawn Berger and his wife Heather, Williamstown; Bridget Lennich and her husband Michael, Hope Degler and Brittney Berger all of Jonestown; one brother, Randy Berger, Tower City; twelve grandchildren he was very proud of, Tredgen and Tytan Shuttlesworth; Jacoby and Parker Mihalick; Collin, Camden and Myla Berger; Brennan and Graison Lennich; Gwen, Gabby and Mitchell Degler.

Following Greg's wishes there will be no services. The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements. To sign the guest book visit www.dimonfuneralhome.c


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