Saturday, February 6, 2021

Skook News Obituaries: February 6th, 2021


Skook News Obituaries: February 6th, 2021

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Sylvan L. Lehrman, 85, of Pottsville, passed away on Thursday evening at Schuylkill Center, Pottsville.

Born in Ashland on November 29, 1935, he was the son of the late Harry and Mary (Silverman) Lehrman.

He was a graduate of Frackville High School and Brooklyn College of Pharmacy, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree.

Sylvan proudly served his country during peacetime in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Oheb Zedeck Synagogue.

Sylvan was a member of the Schuylkill County Pharmacist Association and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, where he served on the board.

He owned and operated the family business, R X D Pharmacy in Pottsville, Minersville, and Shenandoah from 1977 until his retirement in 2008.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rosalie J. (Neiman) on May 4, 2019 and to whom he was married 59 years; daughter, Beth, in 2013; and sister, Arlene.

Sylvan is survived by a son, Craig Lehrman, husband of Dana, of North Wales, PA; and grandchildren: Sam, Max, and Ava.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Interment will take place in Tifereth Israel Cemetery, Mount Carmel.

The family request contributions in Sylvan’s memory be sent to: Pottsville Free Public Library, 215 W. Market St., Pottsville, PA 17901

Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at


Martha (Nahas) Dodds
, 96, of Orwigsburg, formerly of Saint Clair, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 4th at Seton Manor Nursing Home where she had been a resident for the past few years. Born on October 30, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Elizabeth (Jabron) Nahas and grew up in Frackville until her marriage to her husband, George P. Dodds in 1948. They raised their family in Saint Clair and spent 68 years happily married until George’s passing in 2016. Mrs. Dodds was a devoted member of Saint Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church where she proudly served on the church sodality and in the choir. During her years in St. Clair, she was also a member of the Junior Women’s Club. Martha was employed by A & P Supermarkets and after retirement she and her husband spent many winter months vacationing in Florida. Martha enjoyed sewing, gardening, crafting, and attending her grandchildren’s many sporting and musical events. Nothing was more precious to Martha than her family.

She is survived by her children: Robert and his wife Paula of Orwigsburg, Dennis and his wife Donna of Valpariso, IN., Maureen and her husband Dr. Peter Nicholas of Leesport and Dr. George and his wife Dr. Federica Morandi of Knoxville, TN. Of her seven siblings, she is survived by her sisters, Josephine Swirsky of New Ringgold and Betty Gough of Phoenix, AZ, and her sister -in-law, Olga Nahas of Frackville. Martha, has seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren who will miss her dearly.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Clare of Assisi on a later date at the discretion of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 250 E Hancock St., St. Clair, PA. Martha and George’s tombstone over their final resting place states… “Together Forever” and so it will be.


Marian L. Martin
beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 at Sunset Ridge Healthcare, Bloomsburg, PA and has gone into the arms of her Lord and Savior. Born May 17,1923 the daughter of the late Frank and Catherine (Freed) Weikel of Lavelle,PA. She graduated from Ashland High School and applied her secretarial services in Harrisburg, later working at local factories while raising her family. She worked as a secretary at Kaiser Aluminum Corp., Port Carbon,PA. She sold Avon Products door to door in the 1960”s and became a Tupperware dealer in the 1970’s & 80”s. Marian was a member of the local vocal group The Noland Ensemble led by Ruth Kyler, performing in public concerts in the surrounding communities. Marian’s Faith was an important part of her life. She was a member of Bethany E.C. Church, Ashland,PA for over 50 years where she served the Lord as Secretary to the Pastor and also with voice as a member of the church choir. She was a member of the Christian Woman’s Society serving as President for several years. She led another Christian woman group “The Lunch Bunch”,a monthly meeting based on faith, humor and social interaction. Marian was loved for her beautiful soul and generous spirit. 

In addition to her parents she was preceded by a brother William Weikel. 

Surviving are five children: Barbara (Ted) Artz, West Chester,PA; Paul, Bloomsburg,PA; Kay (Terry) Paul, Warminster,PA; Patti (Lew) Kaufman, Gordon,PA and Annette (Bruce) of Bloomsburg,PA.
Surviving are eleven grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren three great great grandchildren and three nieces.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, Feb.11,2021 at 10:00 AM from Bethany E.C. Church, Ashland,PA. Officiating Rev. Dennis Snyder & Rev. Bryan Dever. Graveside services will be private in Sunnyside Cemetery, Lavelle,PA. Visitation Thursday 9:00-10:00 AM from Bethany E.C. Church. COVID Precautions and CDC guidelines will apply to visitations and services. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Marian to: Bethany E.C. Church, 13th & Market St., Ashland,PA 17921. Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland, Charles Heizenroth III, Supervisor is in charge of arrangements.


Helen M. McGeever, 93, of Pottsville died Saturday morning at home. Arrangements are under the care of James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville.


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