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Skook News Obituaries for 07/15/2020

Skook News Obituaries for 07/15/2020

Obituaries for Schuylkill County and the surrounding areas.


Garry R. "Mike" Moyer
, 68, of White Birch Lane, Pine Grove, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at home.

Born on March 18, 1952 in Pottsville, he was a son of Glenn Moyer of Pine Grove and the late Margaret Mary Ellen Daubert Moyer.

He was a 1970 graduate of Pine Grove High School.

Garry was a Batcher Technician for Power Packaging, Inc. in Reading.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Patsy Hein Moyer; a son, Ben Moyer and wife Gwendalin Hoenich-Moyer of Jonestown; a daughter, Melissa and husband Michael McManus of Collegeville; four grandchildren, Ava Grace, Bella Faith, Shea Noelle, and Isla Joy; four sisters, Gail and husband Dennis Adams, Donna and husband Joe Witherow, both of Pine Grove, Brenda and husband Joe Keefer of Denver, Susie and husband Joe Hall of Picture Rocks; a brother, Dale and wife Susan Moyer of Pine Grove; nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove with Pastor Barry Spatz officiating. There will be a viewing on Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church Youth Ministry Fund, 312 S. Tulpehocken St. Pine Grove, Pa. 17963 in his memory.

You may send condolences to the family online at


Terry C. Weckle, 80, of Camp Rd., Pine Grove, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2020 in Rosewood Rehab and Nursing Center, Schuylkill Haven.

Born on September 25, 1939 in Pontiac, MI, he was a son of the late Henry and Arlene Keith Weckle.
He was a Navy veteran who proudly served his country during Vietnam.

Terry worked as a Packer and Truck Driver for the Federal Government in New Cumberland.
Preceding him in death was a son, Timothy Weckle.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Patricia Lengel Weckle; a daughter, Sandra Kemmerling of Pine Grove; two grandsons, Jared and Alexander Kemmerling; three sisters, Sally Andrea of Lemoyne, Mable Headley of Michigan, Carol Morgan of Kentucky; a brother Bruce Weckle of Kentucky; nieces and nephews.

Graveside Services and interment will be held on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, 312 S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove, with SALM John Ziegler officiating.
The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements and you may send condolences online at


Gary L. Adams , 76 yrs. of age, of South Tamaqua Drive, West Penn Twp., Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Salisbury Twp..

Born Wednesday, November 10, 1943 in Coaldale, the son of the late Lewis and Alma (Whetstone) Adams. He was also predeceased by at brother, Lynn Nelson Adams.

Surviving are; his wife of 44 years, Barbara (Mills) Adams; children, David L. Adams, Mark J. Adams, Jason S. Adams and his wife Kim, Deborah E. Adams and husband Muju.

A graduate of Tamaqua Area High School, Gary earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tri-State University in Indiana. He served honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Returning home, Gary worked for the former Atlas Powder Co. of Reynolds, and retired from Tobyhanna Army Depot having worked there as an Industrial Engineer.

Christian by faith Gary was a member of the Primitive Methodist Church of Tamaqua. Gary was a talented mechanic who liked to work on his collection of cars. Gary was a private pilot, member of the Tamaqua American Legion, Antique Automobile Club of America, Train Collectors Assoc., and life member of the National Rifle Assoc.

Graveside with Military Honors will be bestowed at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania on Saturday July 18, 2020 at 10 o'clock A.M.

In lieu of flowers, thank someone who served in the Military, buy an American made product, and do a good deed for a random stranger.

Online condolences may be made to the family at


Terry Angel Gonzalez
, 30 years of age of East Abbott Street,Lansford, Pennsylvania died tragically on Monday, July 13, 2020, from injuries sustained when a vehicle struck him while riding his motor cycle on Rte.# 54 in Nesquehoning.

Born Monday, June 18, 1990 in Allentown, Pennsylvania he is survived by; his father, Israel J. Gonzalez and his companion Tammy Fisher of Lansford; mother, Amelia Morales and her husband Carlos A. Martinez of Easton; daughters, Tara Gonzalez of Lansford, Jazmin Gonzalez and her mother Teresa Stout of Lansford; brother, Charles A. Cruz of Easton, James Spotts and his wife Tancha Matriccino, CJ Fisher; sisters, Alana N. Morales of Easton, Michelle C. Gonzalez and her husband Christopher of Broomall, Stephanie Gosley; Terry also has many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles whom survive him.

Terry worked in many area warehouses. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting 4- wheeling, fast cars, and spending time with family.

Private arrangements entrusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation services, Inc. of 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252. (570) 668-2550

Online condolences may be made to the family at


Frances "Cookie" Gudisauskas
, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, 69 years of age,of Wild Cat Road, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at St. Luke's Miners Memorial in Coaldale, Pennsylvania.

Born Wednesday, August 30, 1950 in Coaldale, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Robert and Frances (Hanlon) Pelo.

Surviving are; her husband of 49 years, Joseph R. Gudisauskas; daughter, Kelly J. Sfarra wife of Anthony of Tamaqua, PA; grand children, Kayla and Camerin Miller.

A 1968 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School, Frances was a member of St. John XXIII R.C.C. of Tamaqua. Frances adored her family, enjoyed the companionship of her dog Breely, but was always ready when a shopping trip was announced.

Private arrangements entrusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. of 655 East broad street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252. (570) 668-2550
Interment will be in St. Jerome R.C.C. Cemetery, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

Online condolences may be made to the family at


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