Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Skook News Obituaries for February 9th, 2021


Skook News Obituaries: February 9th, 2021

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


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 of Dan 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 www.DementiaSociety.org/donate.


Mary C. Monahan, 103, formerly of St. Clair, died Monday February 8, 2021, at Schuylkill Center, Pottsville.

Born in St. Clair, January 8, 1918, She was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Mahoney Cummings.

She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, St. Clair, PA

She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Monahan in 2013.

Surviving are nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at St Clare of Assisi RC Church, 250 East Hancock Street St. Clair, PA 17970. The Rev. Msgr. William F. Glosser will be officiating. . Friends may call from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Tuesday at the Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Clare of Assisi Memorial Fund. Burial will be in Queen of the Universe Cemetery, Norwegian Twp.

Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, St. Clair, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be sent to http://www.brucethartfuneralhome.com


William Charles Musselman,
47 years of age, of Sunny Road New Ringgold, died on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at home.

Born in Coaldale the son of the late William Franklin Musselman. William was also predeceased by; step mother, Faye Maryann (Kreiger) Musselman; sister, Terry Lee Alonge; brother, Todd Fritz.

Surviving are; brother, Ronald Musselman; sisters, Lynn Kunkel and her husband, Michael, Tracy Horan; many nieces and nephews.

A Tamaqua Area High School graduate, William served honorably in the United States Marines during the Persian Gulf War. William worked as a cook for local diners, and enjoyed collecting sports cards.

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

Interment with Military Honors bestowed Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Annville, Pennsylvania.

Online registry and condolences may be signed at www.griffithsfuenralhomes.com


Ronald Roy Ramsdale, 70 of Ashland, PA was called home to his Lord and Savior on Monday February 8, 2021, passing away suddenly at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Pottsville.

Born in Washington DC on February 6, 1951 the son of the late Edward and Helen
(Felegi) Ramsdale. Ronald worked as a machine operator in the poly-plastics industry, climbing the ranks to manager before retirement at the age of 64. He was a member of the Good Fellowship Club, Ashland, and also spent time volunteering with the Washington Fire Co., Ashland.

A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Ronald is survived by his wife Janelle (Lloyd) Ramsdale of 55 years. A daughter, Laurie Ann Ramsdale, a son Ronald J. Ramsdale, and 2 granddaughters, all of Ashland. A sister, Pamela Lapotsky, Mt. Carmel, and brother in law, Claude Lloyd, Girardville. We will miss you Pop.

A memorial service and interment will be at the convenience of the family.

Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.


Bertha (Dudash) Ptaszkowski
, age 85 of Shenandoah Heights passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, February 7, 2021 at the Shenandoah Senior Living Community.

Born in Mahanoy City on October 17, 1935 she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Wargo) Dudash.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed at the former K-Mart, Schuylkill Mall, Frackville.

She was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah formerly Saint Casimir’s Church. She volunteered her time by knitting and crocheting slippers and afghans for patients in the local nursing homes.

Bertha was the best Mom, Mom-Mom and Great-Mom-Mom.

Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were her husband, John J. “Yak” Ptaszkowski, Sr. on July 28, 2014; two sons, John Jr. and Ronald and her daughter, Jean Marie.

Surviving are two daughters, Karyl Ptaszkowski of Shenandoah Heights and Regina Ptaszkowski Mazur of Bloomsburg; one son, Francis “Archie” Ptaszkowski of Drums; grandchildren, great-grandchildren; one brother, Alex Dudash of Sacramento, CA; two sisters, Mary “Mamie” Beaver of Allentown and Nellie Faust of Bethlehem; nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.

Graveside services will be held in Saint Casimir’s Cemetery with date and time to be announced in the near future.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah is in charge of the arrangements.


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