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Skook News Obituaries: May 22nd, 2021


Skook News Obituaries:  May 22nd, 2021

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Russell N. Hiney, 83, of Ashland, formerly of Mahanoy City, passed away Tuesday, May 18th, at Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest, Allentown.

Russell was born in Mahanoy City, PA on March 15, 1938, a son of the late Mary (Greiner) and Nathaniel Hiney.

Russell graduated from Mahanoy City High School Class of 1956, and served in the U.S. Navy until 1958. Upon returning home he started his own contracting business with his father. He was always well known for being a brilliant carpenter.

He belonged to St. Paul’s UCC Church in Mahanoy City.

He was the husband of Sonia (Hadamaka) Hiney for 60 wonderful years.

Russell is also survived by two daughters, Lisa Taylor of Ft. Myers FL; Karen Pinchot of Frackville; a brother, James Hiney of Fresno Ca.; son-in-law, John Pinchot of Ashland; two granddaughters, Adrienne Pinchot and significant other Tyler Shustack of Frackville; Noelle Pinchot of Nashville, TN; and great grandson Landyn Shustack, with another great grandson on the way.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy (Hiney) Mongeau, in 1985.

A Funeral will be held at Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Mahanoy City, PA, at 11 am on Wednesday, May 26th.
Friends and family may call Wednesday 9 to 11 am at the funeral home.

Interment will follow at Skyview Memorial Park Tamaqua, PA.

Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Visit


Tiffany G. Kase
, 39, Frackville passed away on Friday evening at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest, Allentown.

Born in Danville, she was a daughter of Sally Kase Lawrence and her step-father Dave Lawerence and was preceded in death by her father, Roy Drumheller, her son Brandon Yeager and father-in-law, Earl W. Yeager.

Tiffany was an active member of the American Hose Co., Mahanoy plane and St. Paul’s UCC, Ringtown.

She enjoyed camping with her family, wreath making, country music, and clipping coupons.

In addition to her mother and step-father, she is survived by her fiancé of 25 years, Kevin Yeager, Frackville; she was a loving mother to her three daughters: Tara, Katelynn and Kaylee Yeager; her siblings: Stacey Higgins, Monica Lawrence, David Lawrence, Aaron Lawrence and Scott Lawrence Yeager; a soon to be grandson; also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 25th at 11 a.m. from the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville with Pastor Craig Zimmerman, officiating. Friends are invited to her viewing from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be held in the Citizen’s Cemetery, Lavelle.

Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home Inc., Frackville is in charge of the arrangements.


Gerald V. (Gerry) Pawlowski, Sr.
77, of Auburn, passed away Saturday, May 22nd, while in the company of his family and pet dog Buddy, at his residence.

Gerry was born in Berwick, PA on June 1, 1943, a son of the late Betty I. (Hippensteel) and Victor A. Pawlowski.

He was the husband of Joyce Weller Pawlowski. They were married on March 10, 1962. He was raised in the Baptist Faith and was a Graduate of Bensalem Township High School, Class of 1961.

In his younger years, he was a Detective Sergeant for Northampton Township Police Department, was assistant chief of Richboro Fire Company and Chief of Trevose Heights Rescue Squad. He was a 50 Year member of Newtown Masonic Lodge #427 and Doylestown Chapter # 26.

He joined the Patriot Guard Riders to pay tribute to veterans and for the last several years was the assistant state captain for Eastern Pa. He was a leader of men and always wanted to bring out the best in everyone.

He was last employed as the night Supervisor for Berks Packing, Reading,Pa. Gerry had a strong passion for Motorcycles and his memberships include the Deer Lake Hog Harley Owners Group (HOG), Schuylkill Co. Motorcycle Club where he had served as a president for 5 years, and the Schuylkill County Motorcycle Drill Team where he said he learned aggressive, defensive riding skills.

In addition to Joyce, his wife of 59 years, Gerry is survived by h is son, Gerald Pawlowski Jr., husband of Susan, of Orwigsburg. His daughter, Cheryl A. Truab, wife of Robert, of East Norriton; and granddaughters Carissa Kramer, Baltimore and Erin Kramer, Reading, as well as a niece Sandi Rynier wife of Richard in Columbia, PA

On Saturday June 5th, a Masonic Service will begin at 10:45 AM in the Schuylkill Masonic Lodge No. # 138 F & AM, 1000 East Market St., Orwigsburg. A Celebration of Life Service, for Gerry, will follow at 11:00. The Memorial gathering will begin at 9:00 AM. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's Hospice, Development Office, 801 Ostrum St, Bethlehem, PA. 18015 or Patriot Guard Riders of PA.789 Washington Pike Avella, PA 15312.

Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. is honored to be entrusted with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's Hospice, Development Office, 801 Ostrum St, Bethlehem, PA. 18015 or Patriot Guard Riders of PA.789 Washington Pike Avella, PA 15312.


Delores M. Mulkusky
, 88 of Shenandoah passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, May 20, 2021 at the Shenandoah Senior Living Community.

Born in Shenandoah on March 2, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Verchomsky) Walukiewicz.

She was a member of SS Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Mount Carmel and Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah.

Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were her son, Joseph Mulkusky; two grandsons, Jason Zulkowski and Steven Finkel; one brother, Jack Walukiewicz; and her companion of forty-eight years, John Strahutsky.

Surviving are her daughter, Debra “Debbie” Navarrete and her husband Martin of Shenandoah with whom Delores resided with; her son, Robert Mulkusky and his wife Donna of Milton; two grandsons, Barry Boyer of Shenandoah and Bryan Mulkusky of Milton; one granddaughter, Jessica Mulkusky of Chicago Illinois; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Roseann Chowanes and her husband Joseph of Shenandoah; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Parastas Service on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 10:00 am at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah with the Very Rev. Archpriest Michael Hutsko officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in Old St. Casimir Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Wednesday morning from 8:00 am until 10:00 am at the funeral home.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah is in charge of the arrangements.


Charles J. “Charlie” Magalengo, 74 of Frackville passed away on Thursday morning, May 20, 2021 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Allentown.

Born in Shenandoah on August 8, 1946, he was a son of the late Joseph and Jennie (Kacelowicz) Magalengo.

He was a 1964 graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah.

Mr. Magalengo was a decorated US Air Force Vietnam Veteran. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant having served from November 1965 until May 1969. He received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Air Force Good Conduct Medal.

He retired after forty-two years of service working in the printing department at Silgan Corporation, Hazleton.

Charlie was of the Catholic faith.

Preceding him in death in addition to his parents were two sisters, Josepha “Joey” Karr and a sister at birth, Barbara Jean Magalengo.

Surviving are his wife of fifty-one years, the former Mary Ann Petusky; his son, Scott Magalengo and his wife Holly of Quakertown; four granddaughters, Keile, Aislin, Tavia & Mila Magalengo; one brother, Jan Magalengo and his wife Sally of Deer Lake; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services with military honors and interment in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights will be held at a later date.

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


Harold “Punk” Menne
, 62 of Ashland passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 20,2021 at home. 

Born in Ashland Aug. 25,1958 the son of the late Harold and Evelyn (Korn) Menne.

He attended North Schuylkill High School and worked on construction until retirement.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son Troy Shivelhood; two Sisters: Bonnie and Debbie and a brother John. 

Surviving are his companion for over 30 years Tina Stephens; two daughters: Amanda Kelly & Tianya Menne; two sons Timothy Stephens and Travis Stephens. Brother Joe Menne and sister Joanne Cress. Six grandchildren: Korina Kelly, Willow, Rosilyn, Abel & Carsen Stephens and Remington Manhart. Nieces and nephews survive

A viewing will be held Wednesday, May 26,2021 from 10:00 AM-12:00 noon from the
Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland, PA.