Sunday, April 4, 2021

Skook News Obituaries: April 4th, 2021


Skook News Obituaries:  April 4th, 2021

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Regina M. Zimmerman, 82, of Lititz, formerly of Pine Grove, passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Lancaster General Hospital.

Born on October 3, 1938 in Pottsville, she was a daughter of the late Harry C. and Frances M. Kintzel Daubert.

She was a 1956 graduate of Pine Grove High School and a 1959 graduate of the Reading Hospital School of Nursing.

Regina was an RN and worked at Berks Heim for 27 years.

She was a member of Lititz Church of the Brethren.

Regina loved to cook, bake and quilt.

Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Marvin A. Zimmerman; two sons, Brian Zimmerman of Shillington, Bruce and wife Cyndi Zimmerman of Slatington; three grandchildren, Erica Zimmerman, Rachel Zimmerman, and Callun Bryce Zimmerman.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at the Schuylkill Church of the Brethren, 347 Sweet Arrow Lake Rd., Pine Grove with Pastor Eric Landram officiating. There will be a viewing on Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at the Church. Interment will follow in the Schuylkill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Pine Grove.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Lititz Church of the Brethren, 300 W. Orange Street, Lititz, Pa. 17543 in her memory.

The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements and you may send condolences online at


Robert L. Krammes, Sr., 88, of W. Main St., Tremont, passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at the Tremont Health & Rehab Center.

Born on November 10, 1932 in Rock, he was a son of the late Arthur and Bessie Krause Krammes.

Robert was a 1951 graduate of Porter Twp. High School.

He was a United States Army veteran during the Korean Conflict, serving in Germany for 2 years.

Robert was a Produce Manager for A & P Food Store, where he was employed for 41 years.

He was a member of St. Peter's UCC, Tremont, the American Legion in Tremont, Tremont Area Senior Citizens, and the Newtown Fire Co. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and sports, and was an avid Penn State and Philadelphia Phillies fan..

Preceding him in death were his wife Violet Krammes in 1976; a son, Bruce Krammes; three brothers, Arthur Krammes, Floyd Krammes, and Edward Krammes; three sisters, Eva Kramer, Dorothea Kutz, and Minerva Ritter.

Surviving are his loving companion, Shirley Fitzpatrick of Tremont; three sons, Robert L. Jr. and wife Stacey Krammes of Hegins, James and wife Debra Krammes of Newtown, Ronald and wife Kathy Krammes of Tremont; his adoptive daughter Lori and husband Jim Deichert of Newtown; grandchildren, step grandchildren, great grandchildren, step great grandchildren; four brothers, Allen Krammes of Schuylkill Haven, Bill Krammes of Harrisburg, Clarence Krammes of Nashua, NH, Thomas Krammes of Pottsville; nieces and nephews.

Graveside Services and interment will be held on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Tremont with Pastor Claude Schach officiating. There will be a viewing on Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to St. Peter's UCC Memorial Fund, 57 Spring St. Tremont, PA 17981 in his memory.

You may send condolences online at


Katherine Chelak, 95, of Buck Run, Foster Township, passed away on Thursday at Providence Place in Pine Grove.

Born on January 18, 1926 in Buck Run, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Catherine Gober. She was a 1943 graduate of Cass Township High School and was employed in the local garment industry.

She was a homemaker, a caregiver, and the matriarch of a large family. She never forgot a birthday or a special occasion.

A devout Catholic who loved her Church, she was a member of St. Matthew the Evangelist Church of Holy Family Parish, Minersville.

Preceding her in death were her husband of forty years, Stephen Chelak, and four siblings, Anna Postick, Joseph Gober, Frank Gober and Sophie Borrell.

Katherine is survived by siblings, Josephine Romanko, Pine Grove, Rose Turnowchyk, Lancaster, Paul Gober (spouse, Monica), Sumter, South Carolina, and Thomas “James” Gober (spouse, Marion), Deptford, New Jersey; nieces and nephews.

Visitation was at Dutcavich Funeral Home, Sunbury Street, Minersville, with Mass of Christian Burial in St. Matthew the Evangelist Church, 139 Spruce Street, Minersville.

Graveside services will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Friday, April 9, in Old St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, St. Canicus Road & Cemetery Road, Mahanoy Township. Pandemic restrictions prevent the erection of tents at cemetery services. Please come prepared for rainy weather.