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Skook News Obituaries: September 18th, 2020

Skook News Obituaries: September 18th, 2020


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Earl M. “Tut” Shoener
, 92 of Pine Grove, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Geisinger St. Luke's Hospital, Orwigsburg.

Born February 16, 1928 in Valley Furnace, he virtually spent his entire life in Pottsville. He was the son of the late Samuel and Alice (Wolfe) Shoener.

The last two years Earl lived with his God daughter, Michele, her husband, Lee, their children and their English Mastiff in Pine Grove. Earl was also a sports fanatic, he loved watching football, baseball and golf. He was an avid fan of Eagles, Penn State Nittany Lions, Phillies, PGA Golf and Pottsville Crimson Tide spectator of any sport.

Earl proudly served his country during the Korean War, serving in the United States Army. He retired as a United State Postal mail carrier in 1990.

He was a proud Charter Member of Walter L. Griffith AMVETS Post 180, past member of the VFW, Pottsville, and Cressona American Legion.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Leona E. “Sis” (Adams) Shoener; brother, John Shoener; sisters, Mary Stanchick, Roberta Sumoski, and Anna Schappel.

He is survived by his step-son, Edward H. Robbins and his lifelong partner, Glenn, FL ; god daughters, Michele M. Mills-Yom wife of Lee, Pine Grove, PA and their children and fiancees, Joshua and Brielle, Philadelphia, PA, Brandon and Cassandra, Reading, PA, Gabrielle Yom, Harrisburg, PA and Siandra Yom of Reading, PA ; God Daughter Nancy Noel-Piel wife of Gary, Ocean View, DE; dependable friend, Ricky Hause; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 11AM on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home, 515 W. Market St., Pottsville. Family and friends may call from 9:00AM until the time of the service at the funeral home. Interment with military honors will be held in Mt. Peace Cemetery, Minersville.

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Carol R. Ahrensfield
, 84, of Newport News, VA, formerly of Lake Wynonah, passed away Thursday, September 17th, at Hospice and Support Care of Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.

Born in Schuylkill Haven, PA on September 15, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Solomon Dewey & Bessie J. (Sterner) Ditzler.

She was the widow of Clayton E. Ahrensfield.

In addition to her parents and husband, Carol is also preceded in death by her brothers: Carl, Ronald, Kenneth, & Donald Ditzler, and sisters: Alvina Turner, & Betty McCue.

Carol attended Pottsville Area High School.

She was a former member St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Summer Hill, Auburn.

Carol also belonged to Order of the Eastern Star-Chapter 43 of Warwick, Rainbow Hose Co. No. 1, Schuylkill Haven, and Port Carbon American Legion.

As a machine operator, she retired from Argo in 1996.

Carol is survived by a daughter, Robin Morehart, of Newport News, VA; a son, Bradley Ahrensfield, of Portsmith, VA; three grandchildren: Keith, & Geoff Morehart, and Zachary Ahrensfield, two great-grandchildren: Layla, & Theodore, and two brothers, Larry Ditzler, of Lake Wynonah; and Thomas Ditzler, of Pottsville.

A Funeral Service will be held at Geschwindt Stabingas Funeral Home, Inc in Schuylkill Haven, PA at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Kathleen Ash-Flashner officiating on Wednesday, September 23rd.

A viewing will be held at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services on Wednesday.

Interment will follow the service at Manbeck Cemetery, Washington Township, PA.

The family requests donations in Carol's memory to Hospice and Support Care of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway Williamsburg, VA 23188.

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Scott C. Glunz, 44 of Pottsville, died Friday morning at Rosewood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Schuylkill Haven.

He was born September 2, 1976 in Pottsville son of Noel Glunz, Pottsville and the late Cheryl Youse Glunz.

He was a 1995 graduate of Pottsville Area High School.

He was a Navy having veteran having served aboard the USS Ross DDG 71

He was last employed by Shellmate and Lowes.

Scott was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville and St. John Beneficial Society.

In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by a sister, Gail Close;

In addition to his father he is survived by a son Scott A. Glunz, Pottsville; a sister, Melissa LeBlanc, Pine Grove; a brother, Mark Glunz; Pottsville
4 nieces and 1 nephew, Mallory, Marcel, Maelynn LeBlanc and Adrianna and Hailey Glunz; his former wife Karen Glunz, Pottsville.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:30AM from St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville with Rev. David J. Loeper as celebrant. Family and friends invited to a viewing Tuesday evening from 6-8PM and from 9-10AM Wednesday James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville. Interment with military honors will be held in Charles Baber Cemetery, Pottsville.

Please share your memories and condolences with Scott's family by signing the guest book at www.jehumphreyfuneralhome.com

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Mr. Francis J. "Fritz" Schreyer
, age 88, of Wapwallopen and formerly of Mahanoy City, died Wednesday night at the VA Medical Center in Lebanon. 

Born in Mahanoy City he was the son of the late Henry and Frances (Blum) Schreyer. He was a 1950 graduate of Mahanoy City High School and served with the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He worked for and retired from Firestone in Pottsville and was a member of American Legion Post 74 and St. Teresa of Calcutta Church both of Mahanoy City. 

Preceding him in death in addition to his parents were his first wife the former Marylou Machamer, a granddaughter Heather Manbeck, two brothers and three sisters. 

Survivors include his wife of 22 years Gloria Rinehimer Schreyer, 2 daughters Donna Kraft of New Orleans and Lisa Schreyer and her partner Larry Lishman of Barnesville, a grandson Richard Wellington and a great grandson Alexander Manbeck as well as nieces and nephews. 

 Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral on Tuesday morning at 10:30 AM from David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City. The Rev. Leo Maletz will officiate. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Fidelis Cemetery in Mahanoy Township. 

Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday morning beginning at 9:30 AM until time of services. All guests are requested to wear your mask. Please visit www.jarrettfuneralhome.com for more information.

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Elizabeth M. Gresh
, age 95, of Mahanoy City, died Wednesday afternoon at HCR ManorCare in Pottsville. 

Born in Mahanoy City she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Bush) Wargo. She attended Mahanoy City schools and worked as a housewife caring for her family. She was a member of St. Teresa of Calcutta Church in Mahanoy City. 

Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were her husband Stanley, brothers Andrew and John and sisters Lucy and Anna. Survivors include her children Stanley and his wife Susan, Michael and his wife Mona, Beth and her husband Mark, Angela and her partner Frank and Thomas and his fiancee Shelly, a brother Joseph and grandchildren Amy and her husband Arthur, Megan and Melissa and great grandchildren Haylie, Hanna, Lily, Sam, Naomi, Olivia and nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated by the Rev. Kevin P. Gallagher on Wednesday morning at 11 AM form St. Teresa of Calcutta Church in Mahanoy City. 

Interment will follow in St. Casimir's Cemetery in Mahanoy Township. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday morning from 10 AM until time of Mass. All attending are requested to wear their mask.

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Helen M. Bosevich, 77, Frackville, passed away peacefully on Thursday at Geisinger Medical Center, Shamokin with her daughter at her side.

Born in Shamokin, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Hannah McCarthy McGinn.

She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Frackville. Helen was a devout Catholic and enjoyed traveling.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald J. Bosevich in 2015, her sister Mary McGinn Neary and three brothers; Patrick, Nicholas and John “Jack” McGinn.

Helen is survived by her daughter Hannah Bosevich and her companion Joe Stein, Frackville, her brother Thomas and his wife Kay McGinn, Newark, DE also by several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Frackville, with Rev. Brian Miller, pastor, as the celebrant. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery, Elysburg.

A viewing will be held at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of mass.

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Betty Lou Decker, 86, Frackville, passed away peacefully Friday at Schuylkill Center, Pottsville.

Born in Shenandoah she was a daughter of the late Naysh M. and Anna E. Swoyer Decker. She had been employed as a telephone operator and later supervisor for the former Bell Telephone Co. of Pennsylvania in Bethlehem ,until her retirement.

She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Frackville and a member of the Bell Telephone Pioneers.

She enjoyed life and laughter and especially spending her free time reading.

She was preceded in death by two brothers; Naysh and John Decker and by three sisters; Helen McAndrew, Evelyn Kotch and Annabelle Decker.

Betty Lou is survived by two brothers; Christian J. Decker and Howard and his wife Helen Decker, her sister Dianne Decker, Frackville and also by several nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday in St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Frackville, with Rev. Brian Miller, pastor, as the celebrant. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Englewood, Frackville. A viewing will be held on Friday from 8:30 until 10:30 a.m. at the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville.

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Bonnie L. Ciesnolevicz
, 65, of Harrisburg passed away Thursday, September 17th, at her home.

She was born on July 8, 1955, a daughter of the late Roger L. Derr and Elizabeth Lewis Derr. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister Dot. She was a 1973 graduate of Williams Valley High School.

Bonnie was a devoted mother to Mike and Cole. Her proudest title was "BB" to Cameron and Sloane.

Bonnie is survived by Michael and Barb Ciesnolevicz, Colorado Springs, Colorado and Cole and Tracey Ciesnolevicz, Sinking Spring, PA. She is also survived by the lights of her life, Cameron and Sloane, her grandchildren, her siblings, David, Lynne, Kenn, Melanie and Tonya. Niece, nephews and an incredible circle of friends.

Bonnie was employed for 46 years at AMP Incorporated/TE Connectivity, and loved her job and fellow co-workers. Her greatest joy was spending time with family, friends and her beloved dog Maddie.

Bonnie will be laid to rest privately in the Williamstown Methodist Cemetery. There will be a celebration of her life announced at a later date. At Bonnie's request, in lieu of flowers, "Do something to make someone smile".

The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., is honored to serve the Ciesnolevicz family. To send condolences to the family please visit www.dimonfuneralhome.com.

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Doris F. Germani
, 88, of Williamstown, passed away Thursday, September 17th at the UPMC- Pinnacle, Harrisburg.

Born in Williamstown, January 5, 1932, a daughter of the late Arthur and Alfa Fetterhoff Bowerman.

She was a 1949 graduate of the former Williamstown High School. She had worked at the former Harry Feaster's Grocery Store, Williamstown.

Doris was a member of the Twin Valley Alliance Church, Williamstown. She was a social member of the Williamstown American Legion, where she looked forward to breakfast every Saturday morning.

She loved cooking, baking, gardening and watching the birds in her yard. Doris will be remembered for being a wonderful and loving Mom, MeeMaw and Gram. She will be deeply missed.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband John P. Germani, 2001.

Surviving are a son, John E. Germani; three daughters, Jodi A. Germani; Dina M. Williard and her husband Gary and Dawn M. Germani; one sister Faye Bowerman, all of Williamstown; 7 grandchildren she adored, Gary Jr., Joshua, Erik, Garrett, Karley, Lainie and Marcus; three great grandchildren, Logan, Faith, Cannon and one expected soon.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 22nd at 11:00 am from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc, Tower City with Pastor Joel McGarvey. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Williamstown. Viewing will be from 10-11 at the chapel. Please follow CDC Guidelines. Memorial donations in Doris’ name should be made to the Twin Valley Alliance Church, 9781 Rt. 209 Williamstown PA 17098 or Williamstown American Legion, 123 W. Market Street, Williamstown PA 17098. The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. is honored to serve the Germani family. To send condolences to the family visit www.dimonfuneralhome.com

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