Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Skook News Obituaries: February 10th, 2021


Skook News Obituaries: February 10th, 2021

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Kenneth E. Davis, 69, of Hallton Hill Rd., Pine Grove, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021 in Pine Grove with his daughter by his side.

Born on December 4, 1951 in Pine Grove, he was the son of the late Leonard Sr. and Margaret Schaeffer Davis.

He was a welder and forger and retired from Dayton Superior in Tremont.

Kenneth was a loving father and pop and he loved his grandchildren. He was also an avid wrestling and Philadelphia Eagles fan.

Preceding him in death was a sister Carolyn Davis.

Surviving are his daughter, Megan Davis and a son, Kelby Davis, both of Pine Grove; four grandchildren, Cameron, Owen, and Austin Davis, and Jase Schnoke; four sisters, Cheryl Ann Davis, Sandra Derr, Sharon Kimmel and Sheila Reinhart; a brother, Leonard Davis, Jr.; nieces and nephews.

Graveside Services and interment will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 11:15 A.M. at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove with Rev. Brian Beissel officiating. There will be a viewing on Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc, 139 S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove, Pa. 17963 in his memory to help with expenses.

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Dorothy M. Dailey, 78, formerly of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Tuesday, February 9th, at Orwigsburg Center, Orwigsburg, where she had been a resident.

Born in East Pensauken, NJ on June 24, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Frederick & Frances Josephine (Cendrowski) Hauntsman.

She was the widow of James Victor Dailey, Sr.

In addition to her parents and husband, Dot is also preceded in death by all of her siblings: Walter, Florence, & Anthony Hauntsman, Frederick Hauntsman II, & Rose Visalia.

She was a member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven.

Dot was previously employed as a floor person at Argo Mills, & Alpha Mills, both in Schuylkill Haven.

Dorothy is survived by two daughters, Linda Litwack, of Schuylkill Haven; Dottie, wife ofDan Walker, of Conway, SC; a son, James V. Dailey, Jr., husband of Dawn; of Schuylkill Haven, grandchildren: Samantha Litwack, Dylan Litwack, James Dailey, husband of Ashley, and Erica Dailey, and great-grandchildren: Abriyah, Giovanni, & Lyla. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, February 16th at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church in Schuylkill Haven, with Rev. Msgr. Edward S. Zemanik officiating.A viewing will be held at the church from 9:15-10:15 a.m. on Tuesday.

Interment will follow mass at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in memory of Dot to the Dementia Society of America by mail to PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901, or online


Lori Lynn (Haines) Groody
, 56, beloved wife, mother, Nanny, and Aunt of 1834 Walnut Street, Ashland, passed away Monday, February 8, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving husband and family members after a long courageous battle with cancer. 

She fought bravely and never complained. She was known to help others who were having a bad day, even though she herself was going through so much. She touched countless lives, who will be changed forever. She was born November 29, 1964, at Shamokin State General Hospital and was the daughter of the late Richard and Janice (Llewellyn) Haines of Coal Township.She was a 1983 graduate of Shamokin Area High School and Northumberland County Area Vocational Technical School where she studied Cosmetology. She was a state certified licensed cosmetologist. She owned and operated Allison’s Sport Shop in Ashland and later pursued her career in banking with Wells Fargo and was the manager of the Mount Carmel Branch Office.

She continued her career with a position in Harrisburg working for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a DCED Grants writer until becoming ill. She also worked as a beautician at Pink Ivory Salon in Fountain Springs, until this past summer, even as she underwent treatment and the country went through a pandemic. Her work ethic was strong. Her clients adored her and she will be missed. Thank you to Janine Lucas, the owner of Pink Ivory, for the opportunity to interact with so many great people. 

Lori enjoyed attending and tailgating at Penn State football games, attending and watching Philadelphia Phillies games and attending her grandsons’ sporting events in the summer months. You would always find Lori and Michael at their second home, camping with their family and friends at the Bit of Heaven Campground along Pine Creek, Lycoming County, which brought her happiness, demonstrating Lori’s love of nature and ultimately her love of her husband and family. Lori loved her “mountain rides” and enjoyed tubing on the creek or just being with Michael at the camper with her second family. She enjoyed “the crew” at Little Pines Acres Lodge in English Center, who embraced her as one of their family. She and Michael welcomed many people at their camper over the years and they were wonderful hosts.

Over the years Lori and Michael and their friends took many vacations to the Caribbean. Aruba was her favorite island. He has many beautiful memories that will help comfort him in the days to come.  She was a member of Ashland’s Good Fellowship Club and enjoyed many evenings there with friends. It was rare that Lori could be found without a smile or a kind word for people at the club.

Lori was preceded in death by a brother Kenny Haines (1974), mother Janice (2017), and father Richard (2020). She was also preceded in death by her mother and father in law William and Teresa Groody and her sister in law Patricia Groody. 

Lori is survived by the love of her life, her husband, Michael who she married March, 17, 2007. He knew she was the one the day he heard her watching TV and the music from ESPN SportsCenter playing. He was devoted to her every day. He was with her every minute to her last breath. She was a devoted mother to sons David Allison and his wife Vanessa of Lavelle and Joshua Allison at home. 

Even at her sickest, her inspiration were her grandsons, Luke and Blake of Lavelle. Being a Nanny changed her life and brought her the greatest joy. The time she spent with Luke and Blake will be cherished forever. Even in her last days, their voices brought a smile to her face and lifted her spirit. 

Also surviving are her brothers Ricky Haines, Coal Township and David (Tina) Haines, Kulpmont, and sister, Debra Mirack, Coal Township. She is also survived by brothers and sisters in law William Groody (Angela), Fountain Springs; Marie Groody (Mary Ann Devlin), Ashland; Christine Groody, Ashland, Joseph Groody (Ann Marie), Ashland; John (Kathy) Groody, Ashland, Rosemary Nevius, Kulpmont; and James Groody (Alette), Louisville, Colorado. She was a beloved aunt to nieces and nephews Lindsay Haines (Ryan Smallets), Shamokin: Chris Haines (Anna), Elysburg; Eric Haines (Naomi Njeri), Arizona; Jason Mirack and Justin Haines, Coal Township; Janelle Gemberling (Mike Shuey), Ashland; William Groody (Tori), Los Angeles; Damien Groody (Kim), Harrisburg; Chelsea Burlett (Elliott), Pottsville; Edward Burns (Robin), Palmyra; John Karavage (Nikki), Palmyra; Kaitlin Karavage (Eric), Hershey; Faith and Joey Groody, Ashland; John Groody, Valley Forge; Olivia Kercher (Matt), Reading; Sarah Groody (Morgan), Glenmore; Eric Groody (Erin), Ashland; Jennifer Pisarz (Cory), Kulpmont; Evonne Groody, Ringtown; Jolie Groody, Louisville, Colorado. 

She is also survived by countless “adopted” nieces and nephews. She made every one of these nieces and nephews feel like they were the only one in her life. Each one will feel her loss differently but so very deeply.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, Feb.13,2021 at 12:00 Noon from the Kull-Heizenroth
Funeral Home, Ashland, PA. Pastor Paul Eby officiating. Interment will be at a later date.

Visitation Saturday 10:00-12:00 PM from the Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland,PA.
Charles Heizenroth III, Supervisor.


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