Saturday, March 20, 2021

Skook News Obituaries: March 20th, 2021



                                                               

Skook News Obituaries: March 20th, 2021

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.

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Carol Perry Scheihing
, of Oakton, VA, formerly of Pottsville, PA, passed away unexpectedly on March 14, 2021 due to complications of abdominal surgery, at Reston Hospital Center, Reston, VA, with her family by her side.

Born in Pottsville, PA on March 21, 1934 to John and Bettina (Long) Perry. She was a graduate of Pottsville High School, class of 1952. She furthered her education at Penn State University and George Mason University with degrees in English and Dietetics. She also pursued advanced studies and certifications in commensurate fields.

She spent her entire career in the Health, Benefits and Defense arena. Her primary position while in Pottsville, PA was an Assistant Director for Veterans Benefits at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Upon marriage she, and her husband Fred, were stationed overseas and became an active civilian under military assignment spouse. She was an interviewer and writer for “Stars and Stripes” Military Newspaper. Her passion for writing continued in many facets throughout her life.

When she and her husband, returned from living overseas, they continued serving Our Country at different locations that required Fred’s qualifications, clearances and background including State College PA, the Main Line of Philadelphia, Berwyn, PA and finally to the Washington, DC suburbs of Fairfax and Oakton, Virginia.

She was a loving, caring, and stoic mother and spouse who effectively ran the home yet as the needs arose that her skills were requested outside the home, she implemented her talents and kept everything running smoothly. A perfect example of this was the Blizzard of 1979; where the Washington, DC area had record breaking snow, in two “back-to-back” storms. Yet, unlike many, she planned and had the driveway shoveled and car at the foot of the driveway backed in and ready to go, all while taking care of her two children! At that time Fred was on one of his numerous international business trips to Israel in his capacity as a Branch Chief for the Defense Intelligence Agency, yet he was so concerned he made an international call to check on his family.

At the time of her passing she was in process of writing a hybrid autobiography. She was an avid reader of numerous newspapers and journals along with supplementing the news via television. She was up to date with knowledge of everything going on in the world, virtually until the day she died!

She took pride in her Catholic Faith and affinity for St. Anne and St. Jude.

For many years she enjoyed planning and preparing gourmet quality meals while still considering their nutritional aspects as well as their appearance.

She had a passion for Good Music, Broadway, Fine Food, Travel, Clothing, Purses, and Aesthetics. In all instances she was an interesting and engaged conversationalist whether with her family, friends (many sadly deceased) and whoever she encountered. She had a great appreciation of History, in that she both experienced many historic events personally, and continuously accumulated a wealth of knowledge that extended beyond her time. Her ability to keep up with the latest technology surpassed many of her peers, this was encouraged by a husband that built Television Sets, then computers and kids that had her using a cell phone over thirty years ago!

She is predeceased by her beloved and cherished husband of 58 years, Frederick Andrew Scheihing (Sept 15, 1933-Jan 27, 2020) her parents John and Bettina (Long) Perry, all five of her siblings their spouses, in-laws, and a nephew.

She is survived by their daughter Dr. Anne-Lisa Winters, and their son Gregory F. Scheihing (Associate Broker, RE/MAX Xecutex) of Oakton, VA, a niece, and nephew.

Viewing will be held on Monday, March 22nd from 6:00-8:00 PM and a second brief Viewing on Tuesday in the funeral home from 12:00 PM until the procession will leave for Church at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, PA 17901

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 23rd at 1:00 PM at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 319 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, with Father Edward B. Connolly officiating. Reception to follow.

Interment will be held on Wednesday, March 24th, at 1:00 PM at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA 17003

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

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Liliana L. Doublestein
, 93, of Pottsville, passed away on Friday evening at Schuylkill
Center, Pottsville, with her loving daughter by her side.

Born in Arnot's Addition, on March 29, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Francizek and Marie (Shandor) Longo.

She was a graduate of Pottsville High School, class of 1945. She attended the Ford School
of Business and the program Go60 at Penn State University for seniors.

Liliana was a member of Oheb Zedeck Congregation, where she was a former member and first woman president of the congregation. She was also a member and president of the Oheb Zedeck Sisterhood as well as of Oheb Zedeck chapter of Hadassah.

She enjoyed catering and preparing baked goods and Challah bread. Liliana even
created a 6 foot cake for a fundraiser for the Hadassah Hospital in Israel.

Liliana was employed as an office manager for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
for the EPA Department of Mines for over 20 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman J. Doublestein,
who passed away in 1979.

Liliana is survived by a daughter, KimAlyse Popkave, and grandson, Chaim I. Popkave,
both of Pottsville.

Services are private at the convenience of family .

Interment will take place in Oheb Zedeck Cemetery.

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

Online condolences may be expressed at lordbixler.com

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Charlotte M. Smith
, 93, of Frackville, died Thursday March 18, 2021 at LVHN Cedar Crest, Allentown.

Born and a lifelong resident of her families homestead in Frackville, November 26, 1927, She was a daughter of the late Harry and Catherine (Geiger) Smith.

She was a graduate of Frackville High School class of 1945.

She retired as a buyer from Pomeroy’s Department Stores, Pottsville, Wilkes-Barre, Wyoming and Wyoming Valley Mall.

Charlotte was a lifetime dedicated member of the former Christ Episcopal Church North Parrish, Frackville ;a former treasurer of Christ Church and North Parish, choir member, lector, church school teacher, officer and member of the Episcopal Churchwomen, Alter Guild, former Secretary and member of the North Parish Vestry; volunteer at the Frackville food bank for 15 years; former member of the Pottsville Pilot Club; Frackville Women’s Club and Chorus; 50 Year member for the Eastern Star Ashland and Frackville Senior Citizens;

She was preceded in death by the last member of her immediate family, brother Harry Smith in 1984.

Surviving are cousins and her Goddaughter Sara Kallonkowski of Wilmington, DE; and many dear and close friends.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Friday from Nice Hart Funeral Home Inc. 9 N. Lehigh Ave. Frackville, PA 17931. The Rev. Dr. Kurt K. Kovalovich will be officiating. . Friends may call from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to North Parish Episcopal Church PO box 487, Frackville, PA 17931. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Frackville .

Born and a lifelong resident of her families homestead in Frackville, November 26, 1927, She was a daughter of the late Harry and Catherine (Geiger) Smith.

She was a graduate of Frackville High School class of 1945.

She retired as a buyer from Pomeroy’s Department Stores, Pottsville, Wilkes-Barre, Wyoming and Wyoming Valley Mall.

Charlotte was a lifetime dedicated member of the former Christ Episcopal Church North Parrish, Frackville ;a former treasurer of Christ Church and North Parish, choir member, lector, church school teacher, officer and member of the Episcopal Churchwomen, Alter Guild, former Secretary and member of the North Parish Vestry; volunteer at the Frackville food bank for 15 years; former member of the Pottsville Pilot Club; Frackville Women’s Club and Chorus; 50 Year member for the Eastern Star Ashland and Frackville Senior Citizens;

She was preceded in death by the last member of her immediate family, brother Harry Smith in 1984.

Surviving are cousins and her Goddaughter Sara Kallonkowski of Wilmington, DE; and many dear and close friends.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Friday from Nice Hart Funeral Home Inc. 9 N. Lehigh Ave. Frackville, PA 17931. The Rev. Dr. Kurt K. Kovalovich will be officiating. Friends may call from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to North Parish Episcopal Church PO box 487, Frackville, PA 17931. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Frackville.

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Roseann Wolfe, 60, of Minersville, passed away unexpectedly on Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Schuylkill, East.

Born in Pottsville, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Marcella Arant Marteslo. She was a 1979 graduate of Minersville High School; and worked as a home health aide.

She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Minersville. She enjoyed dining out at local restaurants and was an avid bingo player.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Peter Marteslo, in 2016.

Roseann is survived by her husband of 40 years, James D. Wolfe, Sr.; her son, James D. Wolfe, Jr.; two siblings, George Marteslo and his wife, Debra, Mechanicsburg, and Darlene Rogers, Shippensburg; nieces and nephews, including Kristi Sprow and her children, Madison, Peter and Christopher; Alexis, Amanda and Dustin Marteslo, Jacqueline Foster and Dr. Jeffrey Marteslo. She is also survived by her canine buddy, Colby.

Services are private.

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