Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Skook News Obituaries: March 31st, 2021


Skook News Obituaries: March 31st, 2021

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Mr. James J. "Jimmy" Frank
, age 76, of Indiana, PA and formerly of Tuscarora, died Friday evening at Indiana Regional Medical Center. 

Born in Pottsville and raised in Minersville, he was the son of the late James W. and Helen (Ehrhart) Frank. 

He was a graduate of Nativity High School and also attended the Ford Business School. He had been employed by the National Labor Relations Board, Van Huesen, Steco Trailers, Argo Knitting Mills, Boscov's, Shawnee Resort, Alfonso's Restaurant, Moravian Book Store and Inter-Media Marketing. Over the years he had resided in Minersville, Washington DC, Elizabeth NJ, Allentown, Saylorsburg, Pottstown, and Schuylkill Haven. He was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Church in Brockton where he served as a trustee and sang with the choir, St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church in Allentown, St. Bernard's of Clairvaux in Indiana, PA and Holy Protection Mary Byzantine Catholic Church in Homer, PA, was a member of the Tuscarora Fire Company and was a volunteer at the Indiana Regional Medical Center. 

He is survived by two daughters Stephanie Bernardyn and her husband Mark of Gilberton and Janelle Tewksbury and her husband Justin of Allentown, 2 brothers John and his wife Marlene of Minnesota and Thomas and his wife Jean of New York, and one sister Patricia Green and her husband Raymond of Hegins and grandchildren Noel, Payton, Kendall, Madison, Victoria and Athena, his ex wife with whom he kept a friendly relationship Marian Marko Frank of Tuscarora, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

James was best know for his love of Christmas. He was known as Santa or St. Nick. He played St. Nicholas for several churches in Schuylkill and Carbon Byzantine Churches. He enjoyed cooking, baking, and becoming a social media guru in retirement. He cherished every moment with his family. He was proud of his six granddaughters and always excited to share news about "Pappy's Girls!" and kept a subscription to his hometown newspaper to share stories of his granddaughters activities. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Divine Liturgy with Office of Christian Burial to be celebrated by the Rev. James Carroll at 11 AM Saturday April 17, 2021 from St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church in Mahanoy City. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Tuscarora, Friends may call at the church from 9:30 AM until time of Liturgy. David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. 

Please visit for more information. Contributions in his name to Embassy of Hillsdale Park ATTN: Activities, PO Box 138, Hillsdale PA 15746 would be appreciated.


Anthony C. Campanicki, 59, of Ringtown, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 29th, 2021.

Anthony was born in Bristol, on November 25, 1961, a son of Theresa Campanicki and the late John Campanicki.

He was a 1980 graduate of the Cardinal Brennan High School and worked as a welder in the industrial and heavy equipment industry.

Anthony enjoyed hunting and fishing, and he was a fan of NHRA drag racing. He was a talented mechanic who was always willing to help out anyone in need of his mechanical abilities.

In addition to his mother Theresa, he is survived by his sister Marisa Campanici-Salm and her husband, Joe, along with two brothers, John Campanicki, and his wife Gerry and Thomas Campanicki, and his wife Lori.

Nieces and nephews also survive.

Anthony will be laid to rest in the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Shenandoah, during private family services for his immediate family.


Stuart W. Lewis
, 94, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017 in residence at Sacred Heart Senior Living, Northampton, PA. He was the husband of the late Florence (Hendrickson) Lewis. 

He was born and raised in Pottsville, PA, the son of the late William J. and Helen (Remensnyder) Lewis. After graduating from Pottsville High School in 1940, he served honorably in the US Navy in WWII as Quartermaster First Class aboard the USS Hancock, CV-19. He worked almost fifty years in construction as a surveyor and highway engineer, having worked for a company, which built portions of the PA Turnpike and the Interstate Highway System. He served one term as president of the eastern PA section of the American Society of Highway Engineers. 

Survivors: Son Richard S. husband of Mary Ann (Evans) Lewis of Bethlehem, Son Robert T. husband of Sandie (Adamaitis) Lewis of East Windsor, NJ., Daughter Kathleen A. Lewis of Opelika, AL., Son S. Gary husband of Donna (Strubeck) Lewis of Richmond, VA. and Daughter Karen E. (Lewis) wife of Craig A. Davis of Boca Raton, FL. Surviving siblings, sister Helen (Lewis) Heisler of Mechanicsburg, PA and brother Burton Lewis of Weatherly, PA; also 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. 

Services: A memorial service will be held at the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 17th and Hamilton Streets, Allentown, PA on Friday, April 7th at 10:30 a.m. 

A visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home. Interment will be at Schuylkill Memorial Park in Schuylkill Haven, PA at a later date. 

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Miller-Keystone Blood Center, 1465 Valley Center Parkway, Bethlehem, PA, in Stuart's name, where he had donated over five gallons of blood during his lifetime.


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