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Skook News Obituaries: September 20th, 2020

Skook News Obituaries: September 20th, 2020


James Richard Klinger
, of Williamstown, died on Sunday, September 20th after a very brief illness.

Born on January 4, 1950, he was the son of the late Donald and Elsie Klinger. Jim was a 1967 graduate of the Williams Valley High School's F-Troop and a 1971 graduate from Mansfield State College. He retired from the Halifax Area School District in 2006 where he worked for 35 years as an Elementary Special Education and Technology teacher. While at Halifax he also coached football, wrestling, track and baseball. He also coached football at Williams Valley High School 1983 thru 1985. Jim enjoyed teaching and continued his work as a training consultant with the educational software company Study Island from 2006 to 2010. Jim (Coach K) was also a local radio sports announcer for WQIN and WQLV radio stations from 1980 to 2006.

While at Mansfield State College he was a member of the Mountie football team and later inducted into the Mansfield University Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame.

Jim enjoyed volunteering with his friends at the Williamstown Borough's Stoney Park, the Williamstown American Legion and the Williams Valley Football Stadium Club. He spent his summers traveling with Jane following MLB baseball teams. Gardening, painting their Victorian house, and taking care of neighborhood lawns with his life time friend Bob were some of his favorite hobbies. Jim placed great value on his many friendships and enjoyed his time with all of them.

Surviving are his loving wife Jane Margo McNeal Klinger, to whom he would have been married 44 years on November 4th; brothers, Tom of Lykens; Deek of Tower City and Gary (Shelly) of Williamstown. Also surviving is his loving sister Cindy (Dennis) and his sister-in-law, Sarah McNeal also of Williamstown, nieces and nephews.

At Jim's request there will be no service. Donations in his memory can be sent to the Williamstown American Legion, 123 West Market Street, Williamstown, PA 17098 or the Hillside SPCA, P.O. Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901

The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation services is honored to serve the Klinger family. To send condolences to the family please visit


Ronald Zerby, 88 of Ashland, PA passed away Sunday, Sept. 20,2020 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. Arrangements will be announced in the following days.

Heizenroth Funeral Home in Ashland is in charge of arrangements.


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 a 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 veteran having served aboard the USS Ross DDG 71

He was last employed by Shelmet 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, Adrianna and Hailey Glunz.

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 at the James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville. Interment with military honors will be held in Charles Baber Cemetery, Pottsville.

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