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Skook News Obituaries: May 19th, 2021


Skook News Obituaries:  May 19th, 2021

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Richard A. “Possum” Pastula
, 61 of Mahanoy Plane passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, May 18, 2021 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville with his loving wife Mary Elizabeth (Lomas) Pastula by his side.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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



Marilyn Condrack, 81, of Seltzer, passed away Tuesday afternoon at her home surrounded by her family.

Born in Minersville, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Caroline Postic Roscoe.

She was a graduate of Minersville High School and was a retired business owner. She was a member Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Minersville. She was also a member of the ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Francis “Butch” Condrack.

Marilyn is survived by her son, Paul Condrack and his wife Tammy, Pottstown and her daughter, Lynn Seidel and her husband Jeffrey, Macungie; 4 grandchildren, Tyler Condrack and his fiancĂ©e, Amy Wisniewski, Hanna Condrack, Nathan Seidel and Haley Seidel; 2 brothers, Michael “Gary” Roscoe and his wife Lori, Mt. Joy and Francis Roscoe and his wife Vinnie, West West Terrace; nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call at the Donald J. Butler Funeral Home, 328 Sunbury St., Minersville, on Saturday morning from 10AM to 11:30AM. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions in memory of Marilyn to either the ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia, 321 Norristown Road, Suite 260, Ambler, Pa. 19002 or to the Spirit Lutheran Trust Hospice, 1920 Good Hope Road, Enola, Pa. 17025. Contributions will be accepted at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family or to light a candle in Marilyn’s memory, visit us at


Laura Jean Astarita, 37, of MarLin passed away Monday, May 17th, at LVHN Cedar Crest. 

Laura was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on December 25, 1983, a daughter of Michael A. Astarita and the late Angela B. (Macari) Astarita. In addition to her father Michael, Laura is survived by a sister, Susan A. Astarita, a companion Mark Angelisanti. She is also survived by numerous caring caregivers, Uncles, Aunts, and cousins. At the request of the family all services are private. 

Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville entrusted with the arrangements