Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Skook News Obituaries: October 6th, 2020


Skook News Obituaries: October 6th, 2020


Dr. Carl Richard Bemiller, CAPT, US Navy (Ret) passed away Saturday at his residence in Pottsville. He was 88 years old.

Born February 22, 1932 in Silver Run, MD, he was the son of Carl Timothy and Sarah (Yealy) Bemiller. He graduated from Eichelberger High School in Hanover, and then from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He received his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from Thomas Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia, and went on to do specialty training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology.

In his capacity as a physician, Dr. Bemiller proudly served for 20 years in the United States Navy, including a tour aboard the USS Vulcan during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He finished his military career as Commanding Officer of the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA.

Following retirement from the Navy, Dr. Bemiller spent his second 20 year career in Pottsville, as a partner in the medical group Marshall Rismiller & Associates.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia (Houck) Bemiller, and his son Carl Richard Bemiller II.

He is survived by his sons Timothy A. Bemiller and his wife Lynn, of San Diego, CA, and Tracy S. Bemiller and his wife Casey of Oakland, MD and six grandchildren: Erica, Brent, Todd, Tristen, Eric, and Christopher Bemiller.

He is also survived by his sister Carollee Cunningham of Peachtree City, GA and brother Albert “Jack” Bemiller of Buffalo, NY.

Private interment will be held on the grounds of Rest Haven Cemetery in Hanover. Schlitzer Allen Pugh 515 West Market Street has been entrusted with arrangements.

Please visit SchlitzerAllenPugh.com to leave a condolence for the Bemiller family.


Michael Sedar, Jr.
, beloved father and brother, 89 of 222 East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at St. Luke's Hospice Bethlehem at 89 years of age.

Born Friday, April 3, 1931 in Frackville the son of the late Michael Sedar, Sr., and Eva (Macleba) Sedar. Mike was also predeceased by; his wife of 43 years, Lillian P. (Miller) Sedar on Dec. 31, 2004; son-in-laws, John Houser, Marlin Troxell; sisters, Eva Kolbinko, Mary Sedar, Helen Palmer, Catherine Sedar, Ann Sedar; brothers, Wassel, Adam, and John Sedar.

Surviving are; daughters, Carol M. Troxell and Barbara Houser both of New Ringgold; son, Michael A. Sedar and his wife Lori of Leesport; brother, Paul Sedar of Frackville; nieces and nephews.

Mike retired from J. E. Morgan Knitting of Hometown having worked as a cutter. He was a devoted member of Ben Salem Church of Lehighton having served as Deacon, and member of the Citizens Fire Co. of Tamaqua. An ardent baseball fan, Mike favored the Yankees and Phillies. Spending time with family, and doing Lottery Scratch Offs where his greatest joys.

Mike served honorably as a member of the Army National Guard.

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. of 2066 West Penn Pike New Ringgold, Pennsylvania 17960. (570) 386-5884

Private Services will be held from Ben Salem U.C.C. 1965 Church Hill Road Lehighton, Pennsylvania 18235 on Friday October 9, 2020 with interment in the parish cemetery.

Memorials in Mikes name to:
Ben Salem U.C.C. "Youth Group"
P.O. Box 128 Andreas, Pennsylvania 18211

online condolences may be sent in care of www.griffithsfuneralhomes.com


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