Friday, February 19, 2021

Skook News Obituaries: February 19th, 2021


Skook News Obituaries: February 19th, 2021

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Patricia Ann Stackfleth
, 63, of Schuylkill Haven, PA, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, February 15th, 2021. 

Patricia Ann Stackfleth was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on August 12th, 1957, to parents Mary Patricia Schanne and William E. Stackfleth. Both Navy veterans, Mary proudly served as a nurses aid in the Navy Reserve from 1955-1959, where she met and married William, a soldier.

Patricia was an only child and moved with her parents from Philadelphia to Babylon, NY, where she grew up. As a young adult, Patricia headed to Manhattan, in search of enriching her life. There, she secured herself a place to live and found work as a receptionist and a waitress. During her experience waitressing, she met the manager of the steakhouse, Andrew, who would soon become her husband and father of her children. They quickly fell in love, married on Janurary 15,1974, and lived in Park Slope Brooklyn, later holding residence in Manhattan, NY. They were married for 8 years and went on to have two children together, Gabrielle and Danielle. During this time, the family moved from Manhattan to Flushing, Queens and Patricia attended Parsons School of Design in NY, NY earning her Bachelors Degree of Interior Design. Patricia lived in New York until she moved to Schuylkill Haven, PA, in 2002.

Patricia appreciated the innocence of life, held God close to her heart and always tried to walk in Jesus' footsteps. She was a sweet, kind and humble person, regularly donated to her Church and helped others whenever possible. She did not have much, but whatever she did have she was always more than willing to share with others. She took a lot of joy in helping people. She was very pious and content with the little things in life. Mom taught us to always appreciate every moment and make it count. Patricia, or "Patty Ann", as her mother fondly called her, was an artist who thrived at interior design. Her passions were her Bible studies, participating in Church events, flower arrangements, decorating, animals, she enjoyed watching and listening to the performing arts.

Patricia was predeceased in death by her Mother Mary, Father William, stepfather Camine Spinelli lll, an aunt Frances Evonoski and two Uncles, Charles and John Schanne.

Patricia is survived by two daughters, Danielle Yvette Khan, wife of Iqbal, of Toms River, NJ; and Gabrielle Noelle Shambo of Toms River, NJ, two granddaughters: Yasmina Rose Khan, & Mia Rumana Khan, and the father of her children, Andrew Ronald Cossen, Manchester, NJ. She was a cherished daughter, niece, friend, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren and all who knew her.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at Danielle's home, 7 Green Island Road, Toms River, NJ 08753, on Feb 28th at 1pm.


Sharon Marie Ball
passed away Tuesday, February 16th at Geisinger-St. Luke’s Hospital in Orwigsburg, PA. She was 63-years-old. 
Sharon was born on August 17, 1957 in Pottsville, PA to Adella Jean (Rhode) Dillman. She grew up in Schuylkill County, graduating from Blue Mountain High School in 1975 and continuing on to earn her Associate’s Degree from the National Legal Secretarial School at Hagerstown Business College in 1977.

She married her love and partner, Hugh Daniel Ball, on November 30, 1985. They lived in several different parts of the country before returning to Orwigsburg to be closer to her family. Dan and Sharon remained happily married for nearly 30 years until his death, and she is excited to be reunited with him.

She is survived by her son, Andrew Ball, her mother, sister, brothers, nieces, nephews, and a number of other loving relatives and close friends.

Even though Sharon was taken too soon, she lived a full life surrounded by people who loved her. Her interests included reading, traveling, dining, and above all, she relished in sharing her time and experiences with friends and family. Never without advice or a helping hand, Sharon improved the lives of everyone around her and she will be missed very much.

A Religious Service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, February 23rd at Hamiltion-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Orwigsburg, PA, with Rev. Kenneth Melber Officiating. The public is invited to call from 9:00 am until the time of the service. Due to weather, the interment will be private, at a later date, in Zion’s Red Church Cemetery in Orwigsburg. Guests are asked to follow CDC guidelines to stop the spread of Covid-19.


Nancy E Harner, age 86, of Barry Twp, passed away Friday, February 19, 2021 at Providence Place, Pottsville.

She was born on Wednesday, January 30, 1935, in Minersville, a daughter of the late George R Berner and the late Loretta (Shadel) Berner.

She was a graduate of the former Cass Township High School.

She was a member of Barry Salem United Methodist Church, Weishample.

Nancy enjoyed gardening and bird watching. She was also very active in her church and her community.

Her husband, Charles M Harner, passed away in 1989. She was also preceded in death by her parents and by eleven siblings.

She is survived by a daughter, Michelle L Harner of Douglassville; three sisters, Ruth Berner of Minersville, Joan Berner of Minersville, and Betty Anderson of San Antonio, TX; a brother, Richard Berner of Minersville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at Barry Salem United Methodist Church, Weishample, on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at 11:00 am, with Rev. Benjamin Scholl officiating.

A viewing will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Wednesday at the church. COVID-19 policies will be followed for the viewing and the service. Masks will be required.

Burial will be made in Salem Cemetery, Weishample.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 3544 N Progress Ave. Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, is in charge of arrangements.

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