Thursday, May 27, 2021

Skook News Obituaries: May 27th, 2021

                                                                                                                               

Skook News Obituaries:  May 27th, 2021

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.

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Jacqueline L. Biasi, a lifelong resident of Coaldale, Pennsylvania passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at St. Luke's Monroe Campus in Stroudsburg at 85 years of age.

Born Thursday, July 25, 1935 in Coaldale, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Harold, and Leona (Wallesea) Jones. She was also predeceased by; husband, Joseph Ambrose Biasi on December 29, 2019; brothers, Thomas, and Harold "Butch" Jones.

Surviving are; daughter, Betsy Weaver wife of Kevin of Tamaqua; sons, Joseph J. Biasi and his wife Erla of New Ringgold, David J. Biasi and Betsy Steffy of Tuscarora; brother, Richard Jones of Waretown NJ; sister, Sandy Kenders of California; grandchildren, Aimee and her husband Matt, Joe and his wife Mary K., Celina, Kyle, Matthew; great grandchildren, Joseph Ambrose, Rocco K., Phillip J., Jaclyn L..

A graduate of Coaldale High School, Jacqueline assisted her late husband in the operation of Biasi Beer Distributors of Coaldale from 1963 to 1981. A member of St. John XXIII R.C.C. of Tamaqua, Jacqueline, enjoyed needle point, and Cross Stitch. Jacqueline was an ardent bingo player.

Private arrangements entrusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. of 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252. (570) 668-2550

Interment will be in Our Lady of Mt Carmel Cemetery, Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania.

Memorials in her name to:
Coaldale Volunteer Fire Company #1
121 West High Street
Coaldale, Pennsylvania 18218

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.griffithsfuneralhomes.com

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Carole I. Gehrig, 85, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Tuesday, May 25th, at Lehigh Valley Medical Center-Cedar Crest, Allentown.

Born in Cressona, on July 13, 1935, a daughter of the late Florence (Heinze) and Guy L. Hoy. She was the widow of William L. "Bill" Gehrig, Jr.

She was a member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Schuylkill Haven. She was a graduate of Cressona High, where she made lifelong girlfriends. In high school she played basketball and softball and her love of sports continued throughout her life. She knew all the coaches and players in the NFL, better than those "in" the NFL. She was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, warning new tenants that on Sundays she would be yelling at the TV when the Steelers were playing, and that nothing was wrong, unless they were losing. She would often be seen twirling her 'Terrible Towel' around her head.

She retired from Hamburg Center, Hamburg.

Carole loved her girls, grand kids and great granddaughter dearly, she was a loving Nan, Nanny, Mom or to them all. Although she was not a fan of cats, Sophie chose her to be her Nanny. She was a member of the Senior Citizens of Meadowbrook Center, where she enjoyed exercise classes and weekly get togethers. She loved the casinos, vacationing at Dewey Beach, watching Hallmark Movies, all types of flowers and sitting out in the yard with a good book. She was always ready to crochet a personalized baby blanket to pass the time and was an excellent seamstress. She would make Easter outfits for her daughters and granddaughters. A lover of music and a pianist, she instilled that into her girls and grandchildren throughout their lives.

Most importantly, Carole was a strong-willed, independent, loving woman who passed those traits along to her daughters Cynthia Moore, Wernersville, Karen Dudley, Pottsville, Wendy Schuller, Schuylkill Haven and Janet Meck, Orwigsburg. LOVE YOU MORE, MOM.

She is also survived by her grandchildren Sara Dudley, Julia and Emily Schuller and Maria and Michael Russo; great granddaughter, Camryn; sister Gail Knauf, Ohio.

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her brothers Donald, Guy, Jr., Kenneth and Gerald and a sister Joan Luckenbill.

A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Schuylkill Haven, on Wednesday, June 2 at 10:30 am with Rev. David Rowe officiating.

A visitation for family and friends will be held prior from 9:30 am until the time of the service at the Church.

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