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Skook News Obituaries: April 15th, 2021


Skook News Obituaries:  April 15th, 2021

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


George M. Marcincin, 38, of Orwigsburg, passed away tragically on Monday, April 12, 2021. He was the husband of Shelia C. (Paine) Marcincin. They were married on November 16, 2013 and celebrated seven years of marriage.

Born in West Reading, he was the son of George F. and Mary A. (Stoudt) Marcincin, Shoemakersville. He was a 2001 graduate of Fleetwood High School. George was a U.S. Army 101st Airborne veteran serving two tours in Iraq; one with the Army in which he was enlisted from 2001-2005; and the other with the Army National Guard enlisted 2008-2009. George worked for the Orwigsburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He cared deeply for the residents and his Orwigsburg Center family. George enjoyed collecting and playing Magic The Gathering; and collecting Star Wars, Transformers, and Marvel items. He would take his kids to flea markets and yard sales looking for these treasurers. George would go to Alchemist's Cove Games and Comics in Schuylkill Haven every Saturday. He especially enjoyed spending time with his children and family; and snuggling and watching movies with his wife Shelia.

Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are four children: Teresa L. (14), Harley L. (6), Jaicen W. (5), and Mervin T. (3). George is also survived by his brother: Kyle M. Marcincin, and his wife Kaitlyn, Mertztown; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Richard W. and Sue A. Paine, Hamburg. He will be missed by his cat: Wicket; and dog: Jar Jar Binks.

Services will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 am from Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc., 223 Peach Street, Leesport. Burial will follow in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. A viewing for will be held in the funeral home on Monday 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Tuesday 8:30 to 9:30 am. Those attending are encouraged to come as you are and dress casually as George would want you to. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516. For online condolences, please visit,


Janice Fennessy, 74, former Locustdale resident, passed away Tuesday, April 13th, at the Mt. Carmel Nursing Center, Mt. Carmel. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced.

The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. William R. Petrey, age 93, of Park Place, passed away April 12, 2021.

Born in Mahanoy City he was the son of the late Raymond and Amanda (Fefrehn) Petrey. He was a graduate of Mahanoy Township Class of 1945 and retired from Service Electric Cable TV after 59 years of service. He was a member of F.A. & M. Lodge 357. 

Preceding him in death and addition to his parents were his wife Grace, a brother Raymond Petrey and a sister Mae Gibbons. He is survived by a daughter Brenda Kylen of Mechanicsburg, 2 sons Mark A. Petrey and his wife Kimberly of Grier City, Robert J. Petrey and his wife Judith of Barnesville, 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Services will be privately held. 

David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements.


Frank A. Tokarick
, 61, of Primrose, passed away Wednesday morning at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia.

Born in Pottsville, he was a son of Mary Polinsky Tokarick and the late Frank Tokarick.

Frank was a 1978 graduate of Minersville Area High School. He was part of the Ammo Troop while serving in the U.S. Air Force and served 20 years and is a retired veteran of the U. S. Air Force. He worked at Lowes Distribution Center RDC961 for the past 22 years and was an Operations Manager. He was a member of St Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Minersville.

He was preceded in death by his father Frank and a step daughter Katrina.

He is survived by his mother Mary, at home; 2 daughters, Patrice Tokarick, at home and Nicole Tokarick Harmon, a U. S. Marine Corp Veteran , Minersville; a son Craig Tokarick, South Dakota; 7 grandchildren, Austin Hendricks, Brandon Adams, Emily Harmon, Abby Smith, Tyler Tokarick, Jacob Tokarick and Jaden Tokarick; a brother Michael Tokarick, Gordon; 2 sisters, Mary Ann Davis, Pottsville and Debra Kramer, Cressona; a former wife Sandy Komives, Minersville; 2 nieces, and his favorite friend, his dog, “Ammo”.

Requiem Divine Liturgy will be at 11AM Monday in St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 415 Front St, Minersville. Rev. Mark Fesniak will officiate. Relatives and Friends may call at the Donald J. Butler Funeral Home, 328 Sunbury St., Minersville on Monday morning from 8AM to 10:30 AM..

Internment with Military Honors will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Pa. The family would prefer remembrances of Frank be in the form of contributions to either Tunnels To Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, New York 10306 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516. Contributions will also be accepted at the funeral home.

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