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Skook News Obituaries: October 21st, 2020

 

Skook News Obituaries: October 21st, 2020

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Paul Joseph Petock
, 80, of Craigs, Mahanoy City, PA, passed away Monday, October 19th, at his residence.

Services are private at the convenience of family.

Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Visit www.truskowskyfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book and send sympathy cards.





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Alvarette E. Owens
, 95, of S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020 at Providence Place, Pine Grove.

Born on May 5, 1925 in Heckscherville, she was a daughter of the late William and Sally Starr Leininger.

She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Pine Grove, where she was very involved in various church groups and activities. She was especially fond of the many years she served with the Ladies Goodwill Class and was often in charge of cooking for church functions and banquets.

Her hobbies included knitting, oil painting and drawing and cooking. She played with the Senior Citizens kitchen band. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, Edward and loved spending time with her family.

Alvarette was a seamstress for the former Canoe Mfg. Company, Pine Grove.

Preceding her in death were here husband of 70 years, Edward E. Owens, Sr.; a son-in-law Dan Bradley; six brothers, William, Charles, Earl, Theodore, Robert and her twin Albert Leininger.

Surviving are her daughter, Sheila Bradley of Fernandina Beach, FL; two sons, Edward Jr. and wife Frances Owens of Milton, DE and Brent Owens of Pine Grove; four grandchildren, Kelly Owens, Kerri Owens and husband John Fortunato, Pam Owens and Scott Bradley and wife Deborah; four great grandchildren, Alex, Robby, Kristen and Tomas; one great great granddaughter Makenna; and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a viewing on Sunday, October 25, 2020 from 3:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove. Graveside Services and interment will be held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at the convenience of the family with Dr. Ira Lydic officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 68, Pine Grove, Pa. 17963 in her memory.

You may send condolences online at www.hlsnyderfuneralhome.com

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Frances R. Mumper, 92, of Tremont, passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in the Tremont Health & Rehab Center.

Born on February 9, 1928 in Valley View, she was a daughter of the late Gurney Ray and Tillie Jane Koons Seitz.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Tremont.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Robert G. Mumper; six sisters, Naomi Wolff, Madelyn Quinty, Nancy Phillips, Clara Wise, Ruth Seitz and Mae Miller; one brother Arthur Seitz.

Surviving are her daughter, Glenda and husband Randy Reichert of Pine Grove; two grandsons, David and wife Wendy Reichert of Alabama, Glenn and wife Chris Reichert of Pine Grove; five great grandchildren, Skyler Vega, Alexandra Reichert, Brittney Lehman, Addison Reichert, Brady Reichert; a great great grandson, Waylon Stevenson; two brothers, Donald and wife Betty Seitz of Annville, Arlin Seitz of Cleona, and a brother-in-law, Jay Mumper of Carlisle.

Graveside Services and interment will be held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at the convenience of the family with Pastor Barry Spatz officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 6 W.Main St. Tremont, Pa. 17981.

The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements and you may send condolences online at www.hlsnyderfuneralhome.com .

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Joyce A. Clifford
, 78, of Tower City, passed away Tuesday, October, 20, 2020 at the Schuylkill Center, Pottsville.

Joyce was born in Grantville, December 8, 1941, a daughter of the late David and Marie Rhoads.

Joyce enjoyed being surrounded by family, always looking forward to her summer picnics. She enjoyed gardening, her poodles and her grand fur babies.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Clifford, June 7, 2020; four sisters and four brothers.

She is survived by her daughter, Stacey Pautienus, Esq., and her husband William, Tower City, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Joyce will be laid to rest privately at the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Williamstown with Pastor Annette Shutt officiating. In lieu of flowers donations should be made to Hillside SPCA, Inc., PO Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901. The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Tower City has been entrusted with the arrangements. To send condolences to the family visit www.dimonfuneralhome.com

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Phyllis Pearl Miller Bloch
, 92, of Valley View, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 20, 2020 surrounded by her loving family at her home.

Phyllis was born in Pitman on December 29, 1927, a daughter of the late Lee A. and Lydia Morgan Miller.

She graduated from the former Hegins Township High School in 1945. Phyllis was a secretary for her late husband’s business, Kenneth A. Bloch Hauling and Excavating.

She was a very active member of St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Valley View where she held many offices including vacation bible school teacher, president of the women's group, and board member. She was always willing to lend a hand wherever needed. She established a memorial fund which helps send 15 to 20 youth to summer church camp as well as establishing a scholarship, in her husband's memory, awarded to an aspiring Tri-Valley High School senior pursuing further education in the music field. She was also a member of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution and Daughters of America, Pitman Chapter.

Phyllis was very generous with her time and resources and was always doing something for others, driving for Meals on Wheels, Volunteer Home Care, Sight Loss Support, spending nights with elderly neighbors; delivering care packages to nursing homes, helping with bloodmobiles are just a few to name.

In addition to her faith and philanthropy, family was also a matter of great importance. Sunday dinners, annual beach vacations, attending grandchildren's activities and birthday celebrations were always her priority.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth A. Bloch, 1989; a daughter, Holly Bloch, 1969; two sisters, Marie Hepler and Rena Hoffman.

Surviving are a son, Daniel Lee Bloch, Valley View; two daughters, Rachel Bloch Koppenhaver (David), Valley View and Wendy Bloch Campbell, Orwigsburg; three granddaughters, Andrea Campbell Scarola (Dan), Kempton; Kara Koppenhaver Tucker (Ross), Harrisburg and Kristen Koppenhaver Snyder (Brock), Millersburg; a grandson, Alex Kenneth Campbell (Casey), Garrison NY; seven great grandchildren, Tyler, Dillon and Jake Scarola; Tess and Helen Tucker and Sebastian and Sawyer Snyder.

Phyllis will be laid to rest at the convenience of the family in the St. Andrew's United Methodist Cemetery, Valley View next to her beloved husband Kenneth and daughter Holly. A memorial service to honor her life will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 11:00 am from St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Valley View. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory should be made to St. Andrew's U.M. Church, P.O. Box 221, Valley View PA 17983. The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Tower City, has been entrusted with the arrangements. To send condolences to the family please visit www.dimonfuneralhome.com

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Ralph F. Buchspics, Sr.
of Ashland, PA passed away Wednesday morning, October 21, 2020 at Seton Manor Nursing Home, Orwigsburg, PA

Born in Ashland, PA, September 26,1924 the son of the late Anna (Zoch) and Arthur Oestreich, and Louis Buchspics.

He was a 1942 graduated of Ashland High School. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII. He retired from the Laubenstein Manufacturing Co, Ashland after 42 years of service. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Citizen's National Bank, Ashland.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years Sopie (Harviletz) Buchspics; two sons: Ralph F. Jr, (Kaye) and Robert (Michelle) and a daughter Debra Levengood (Doug). 5 grandchildren: Bobby, Amanda, Kyle, Kris, and Shane. 3 great grandchildren: Gavin, Lea, and Kendra.

Services will be private at the request of the family. Interment in Brock Cemetery, Ashland. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 35 N. 9th St.Ashland, PA 17921.Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Charles Heizenroth III, Supervisor.

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Mae V. Tobin
, 91, of Ringtown, passed away Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 at Providence Place Senior Living of Pottsville, where she recently resided.

Mae was born in Ringtown, on February 11, 1929, a daughter of the late Effie (Fuhrman) and William Rupert.

She was a graduate of the former Ringtown High School, and she and her late husband, Joseph Tobin, moved to the Mohnton, Pennsylvania area, where she worked in the garment industry. After retiring, they moved back to the Ringtown area, where they enjoyed both their home and yard.

She was a member of St.John's Lutheran Church in Ringtown.

In addition to her husband, Joseph Tobin who passed away in 2014, she was preceded in death by brothers and sisters.

Mae is survived by her son, Thomas Tobin, and his wife Roberta of Ringtown; a sister, Verna Parker, of Ringtown; and a brother, Paul Rupert, of Shoemakersville.

She is also survived by three grandsons, Oliver Tobin, CT; Donovan Tobin and Simon Tobin both of Pittsburgh, along with nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service followed by interment will be held at 1 PM on Monday, October 26th, 2020 at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, with Pastor Jay Serafin officiating.

Relatives and friends are invited to a viewing from 10:30 to 11:45 AM on Monday, October 26th, 2020 at the Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, 412 West Main Street, Ringtown.

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Lillian M. MacCready, 86, of Minersville, passed away Sunday, October 18th, at Genesis Eldercare Schuylkill Center, Pottsville.

She was born in Minersville, Pa. on February 5, 1934, a daughter of the late Edith B. (Lewis) and Frank L. MacCready. She was a graduate of Minersville High School.

Lillian was a member of First Congregational Church of Minersville. She was a longtime employee of the former Messner & Hess 5 & 10 store.

Lillian was called home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was a member of the church choir and taught Sunday School for many years. She was proud of her Welsh Heritage and looked forward to the St. David’s Day celebration (The Gymanfa Ganu - Welsh Hymn Sing) at First Congregational church. She was a lifelong resident of Minersville and looked forward to Friday night football cheering for the Battlin’ Miners. She was a devoted Aunt to her many nieces and nephews and enjoyed holiday celebrations with all her family members.

Lillian was preceded in death by Brothers and Sisters: Lewis, Kenneth, Harry, Edith, Willis, Donald (Archie), Jean, Robert, Arlene, Sam and Russell. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Lillian is survived by nieces and nephews.

All Services are private at the convenience of family. .

Interment at Schuylkill Memorial Park Schuylkill Haven.

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

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