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Skook News Obituaries: October 4th, 2020


Skook News Obituaries: October 4th, 2020


Rose Kolos, 95, Frackville, passed away peacefully Saturday evening while under hospice care.

Born in Frackville, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Anna Damiter Wilinsky. She worked as a seamstress for the former Charles Rabin Factory, Frackville until her retirement.

Rose was an active member of St. John the Baptist Polish National Catholic Church, Frackville where she helped with the making of pierogies and easter eggs. She was a member of the Frackville Senior Citizens and enjoyed bowling.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John M. Kolos; her son John S. Kolos; her sisters: Eva Homa and Mildred Panikarchuck; her brothers: Michael, John, George and Walter Wilinsky.

Rose is survived by her two granddaughters, Kathleen and Ellen Kolos; a great- granddaughter Emerson Rose and several nieces/nephews and great nieces/nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday October 7th from St. John the Baptist Polish National Catholic Church, Frackville with Rev. Robert Plichta as the celebrant. Friends are invited to her viewing on Wednesday morning from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville. Interment will take place in St. John’s Cemetery, Frackville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made, in Rose’s name, to St. John the Baptist Polish National Catholic Church at 414 W. Oak Street Frackville, PA 17931.


Debbie L. Ryan
, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, of Hazle Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020, at St. Luke's Bethlehem at 62 years of age.

Born Thursday, November 7, 1957 in Lehighton, the daughter of the late Fred and Marlene D. (Gerber) Steigerwalt.

Surviving are; her husband of 27 years, Phillip M. "Flip" Ryan III; sons, James A. "Jamie" Ryan and his wife Anastasia of Brighton, MI, Phillip Michael Ryan, IV of Tamaqua, John T. "Jack" Ryan of Pottsville; her grandchildren whom she adored, Augustus "Auggie", Arianna, Teagan, Declan, Archer, Mabel, and Millie; aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A 1975 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School, Deb matriculated to Penn State University. Deb worked for Schuylkill County Public Assistance Office, and had previous stints with Children in Youth, and Office of Aging in Schuylkill County.

Deb, was a member of St. John XXIII R.C.C.. She enjoyed walks at the reservoir with Flip and their German Shepherd Gia. Deb so enjoyed following Jamie during his collegiate football day's while playing for the University of Notre Dame, and then Mike during his career playing for the University of Connecticut. Family was Deb's main priority. She will be missed by all.

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

A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday October 7, 2020 from St. John XXIII R.C.C. 307 Pine Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania at 10 o'clock A.M. Friends shall be received at the end of Mass.

Interment will be in St. Jerome R.C.C. Cemetery Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

Memorials to: Tamaqua Carbon / American Cancer Society 33 West Ridge Street Lansford, Pennsylvania 18232

Online condolences may be made to the family at


Mary R. Trumpeter
, 94, a lifelong resident of Williamstown, passed away peacefully, Sunday, October 4, 2020.

Born in Williamstown, October 17, 1925, a daughter of the late Ignatius and Cecelia Morrison Readinger.

Mary was a graduate of the former Williamstown Catholic High School. She was a retired secretary from Ft. Indiantown Gap.

She was a faithful member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Williamstown, a member of the Sacred Heart Parish Council of Catholic Women and a social member of the Williamstown American Legion. She enjoyed doing her daily crossword puzzles in the newspaper. Mary loved being surrounded by her loving family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Trumpeter, 1988; five brothers, Joseph, Bernard, Cornelius, James and Vincent Readinger.

Surviving are nieces and nephews, including Greg and Mary Lou Readinger, who were Mary's caregivers; great nieces and nephews, including, Greg and Tiffany Readinger, Mary Readinger and Matt Readinger, whom she considered grandchildren; great great nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated Wednesday, October 7th, at 11:00 am from the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Williamstown with Rev. Michael Opoki, AJ as celebrant. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 10-11 at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Williamstown American Legion, 123 W. Market Street, Williamstown, PA 17098. The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., has been entrusted with the arrangements. To send condolences to the family visit


Christine L. "Chrissy" Hoilko
, 49, of Hazle Township passed away Friday, October 2nd, 2020 at her residence. .

Christine was born in Hazleton, on May 31, 1971, a daughter of Pauline (Wagner) Hoilko, of Freeland and the late John Hoilko, Jr.

She attended the Freeland High School, and worked as a waitress at the former Blue Comet Diner and then as a CNA at Mountain City Nursing and Rehab. Center in Hazleton.

Chrissy enjoyed the holiday seasons, especially Halloween. She loved to decorate and make crafts, along with cooking for and spending time enjoying her family.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her finacee, with whom she spent over 27 year with, Dean Kancir in July of this year.

She is survived by her mother Pauline, and by her son, Andrew Antonelli, of Hazle Township. Her sister Paula Hoilko-Bogansky and her brother John Hoilko, III, along with nieces and nephews also survive.

Chrissy loved and leaves behind two umbrella cockatoos, Zack and Mickey; a sengril, Malibu; a sunset conyard, Baby.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date, which will be announced.

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