Monday, February 8, 2021

Skook News Obituaries: February 8th, 2021


Skook News Obituaries: February 8th, 2021

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Gladys (Blume) Syzdek
, 95, of Barnesville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 6th at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville and entered her heavenly home to meet her Lord and Savior.

Born on August 15, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Margaret (Evans) Blume.

She was a graduate of Mahanoy Township High School and a member of St. Richard's Church, Barnesville.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Frank Syzdek in 2001, after 56 years of marriage.

Surviving is her daughter Sandy Syzdek of Barnesville and a son Frank Syzdek and his wife Carole of Barnesville.

In addition to her husband, Gladys was preceded in death by brothers Bryce Blume, Quentin Blume and Clifton Blume.

A mass of Christian Burial will be scheduled at St. Richard's Church with Rev. Eric Tolentino officiating at a later date due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Interment will take place in St. Casimir Cemetery Mahanoy City.

Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Visit to sign the guest book and send sympathy cards.


Allen W. Hedemann, age 75, of Pottsville, PA passed away Saturday, February 6th, 2021 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, East in Pottsville.

Born in Pottsville, PA on March 29, 1945, he was the son of the late Allen Hedemann of TX and Mary (Matier) Delenick and Peter Delenick of Pottsville, PA.

Allen was a graduate of Pottsville High School, Class of 1964. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a Sgt in the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1968. Allen would later be employed by the U.S. Navy as a Computer Program Analyst in Mechanicsburg, PA until he retired. He was also a volunteer fireman for the Good Intent Hose Company in Pottsville.

Allen was a loving and devoted husband, father, and friend to many. He loved spending time with his family and those closest to him. When not spending time with them, he enjoyed participating in billiards tournaments, softball leagues, as well as playing and coaching volleyball.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Suzanne M. (Lendini) Hedemann on September 12, 2011, a son William Hedemann, and brother in heart and best friend Charles R. Coleman.

Allen is survived by his children Allison M. Wollyung of Llewellyn, PA, Anthony P. Hedemann, Nicole A. Melusky and her husband Rob, and Allen W. Hedemann Jr., all of Pottsville, PA, daughter in heart and niece Tawnya Bickleman of Port Carbon, PA; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; along with other cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A private viewing and funeral service will be held at the convenience of his family.

Interment with Military Honors will be held at Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery in Pottsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Allen's name to the American Heart Association.

The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home in Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements. Please send condolences to


Olga (Kurchock) Piaskowski, 90 of Frackville formerly of Shenandoah passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021.

Born in Frackville on May 27, 1930 she was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Shabosky) Kurchock.

Olga was a graduate of the former Frackville High School.

She was last employed in the Shenandoah garment industry.

Olga was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah formerly Saint Casimir’s Church. She was also a member of the Shenandoah and Frackville Senior Citizens, the Frackville American Legion Post #398 Ladies Auxiliary and the ILGWU.

Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were her husband, Thomas Piaskowski in 1987, her son Michael Piaskowski in 2019; four brothers, Peter, John, Michael and Paul; four sisters, Mary, Kathryn, Eleanore and an infant at birth.

Surviving are her daughter, Kathryn “Kathy” Sinkiewicz and her husband John “Cinco” of Shenandoah; five grandchildren, Dr. Melissa Sinkiewicz and her husband Brent Ruby of Towson, MD, John “JT” Sinkiewicz and his fiancĂ© Lisa Rosenbaum of Perry Hall, MD, Mark Piaskowski with Angie of Shenandoah, Matt Piaskowski with Jennifer of Shenandoah and Michelle Piaskowski of Frackville; one sister, Anna Blozusky of Lebanon; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial, visitation and interment services will be announced in the near future.


Mary B. Toward
, 92, of Tower City, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2021 at the Lehigh Valley Medical Center, Allentown.

Born in Tower City, April 13, 1928, a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Piano Paradise.

Mary was a 1946 graduate of the former Porter Township High School. She was a retired clerk from Ft. Indiantown Gap.

She was of the Catholic faith. She was a member of local Senior Citizen's Centers, where she could often be found taking trips. She enjoyed shopping with her daughter, talking on the phone every day with her dear friend Grace Bast, and spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Toward, 1969.

Surviving are her daughter, Joanne Grimm and her husband Tim, Allentown; two grandchildren, Justin and Cody Grimm; two great grandchildren, Jay and Gabriel Grimm; a brother, Mark Paradise, Middletown; sister, Barbara Wagner, Tower City; very good friend who always looked after Mary, Dennis Grimm, Muir.

Mary will be laid to rest privately in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery, Williamstown; Memorial donations in her memory can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements. To send condolences to the family visit


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