Friday, May 7, 2021

Skook News Obituaries: May 7th, 2021


Skook News Obituaries:  May 7th, 2021

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Bradley R. Klare, 33, Pottsville, died unexpectedly Thursday, May 6 as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

Born September 8, 1987, in Pottsville he was the son of the late James and Patricia Klare Sborz.

Brad was a graduate of Pottsville Area High School and the former McCann School of Business where graduated with an associate’s degree in Computer Business. He was the owner of the former BK Computer Services, Ashland.

Brad would do anything for anyone and always wanted the best for his nephews and niece. He enjoyed working on cars and computers, walking his dogs and hiking with his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents Leo and Frances Klare.

Brad is survived by his two sisters Lisa Klare, Minersville and April Sborz, Pottsville; nephews Gavin Klare and Dominick Shappell; niece Brittney Shappell; uncle Richard W. Klare, Klingerstown; aunts Mary F. Purcell, St.Clair; Karen Klare Moyer, Pottsville; and Theresa M. Klare, Pottsville; and several cousins. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends but missed the most by his two faithful and loyal companions, his dogs Nolah and Eskie.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects Saturday May 15th from 10AM to noon at the Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home 515 West Market Street Pottsville. Interment will private and at the convenience of the family. Please visit to share a memory with the Klare family.


George James Krasinsky
, 50, of Pottsville, passed away on Wednesday at St. Luke's Hospital-Anderson Campus, Easton.

Born in Pottsville on August 13, 1970, he was a son of Fay (Staller) Krasinsky and the late Alphonse Krasinsky.

He was a 1989 graduate of Pottsville High School and a member of the Pottsville AmVets.

George was self-employed and the owner of TKO Cleaning Services, LLC, for 18 years.

He enjoyed playing golf and fantasy football

In addition to his mother, George is survived by his wife, Kanya M. (Moore) Krasinsky, to whom he married in January 2021; six daughters, Hailey R. Krasinsky, of Port Carbon; Brynn E. Krasinsky, of Port Carbon; Kayla D. Krasinsky, of Port Carbon; Bailee Daniels, of New Ringgold; Cloe Moore and Kaya Morris both at home; three sisters, Michelle Curlis, of Minersville; Shirlanne Zimmerman, of Friedensburg; Ann McFarland, of Pottsville; a brother, Joseph Krasinsky, of Cressona; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, May 10th, at 1:00 p.m. at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville. A visitation will be held on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service in the funeral home.

Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

The family requests contributions in George's memory be sent to: Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA, 18 Wertz Dr., Pine Grove, PA 17963.

Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at


Jeanne S. Jones
, 86, lifetime resident of Frackville, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born in Frackville she was the youngest of 10 children of the late Carmine and Theresa Gallo Sarra. Jeanne was a well known teacher having taught for several years at the former Frackville Elementary School until her retirement.

She was a devout Member of St. Joseph The Worker Parish, Frackville, member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. James and Knights of Columbus, Fr. James Hogan Auxiliary both of Frackville.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years Ronald E. Jones in 2015 and her beloved son Brad in 2021 her brothers and sisters; George, Peter, James, John, Caroline, Josephine, Angeline, Rose and Mary.

Jeanne is survived by her daughter-in-law Kathleen Jones and her grandchildren Samantha and Chase Jones, all of Mountain Top also by several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 11th, at 11 a.m. in St.. Ann’s Catholic Church, Frackville with Rev. Brian Miller, pastor, as the celebrant. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday morning from 9 a.m. until time of mass. Interment will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

All CDC guidelines will be followed.


Lois Lorraine Harvey
, 68, of Mount Carmel, PA formerly of Locustdale, passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at the home of her daughter, Tina Artman, with her family by her side. Born in Ashland, PA January 22, 1953 the daughter of the late George C. and Amellia (Shields) Kerner. She graduated from Ashland High School.

She was married to Robert Harvey, Sr. until his passing in March 2011. They both worked at Knoebel's together until she got sick and had cancer, which she survived. They were a very happy couple. Many years after her husband died she met Kenneth Cochren from Williamsport, PA and eventually moved to Williamsport to be with him. She lived with him for many years, he is a wonderful man and was very good to our mother. She ended up in the hospital in November 2020 and it was up and down from there. She came home to her daughter Tina's to be comfortable with her family by her side. She was a very loving, strong willed person and will be missed very much by all that knew her.  She had a very big family. 

Survivors include her daughters: Melissa, wife of Edward Ringes Jr., Mt. 
Carmel; and Tina, wife of John Artman, Atlas. Stepdaughter, Brenda (Harvey) wife of Carl Miscavage, Shamokin; Son Bobby Harvey, Virginia.

9 grandchildren: Crystal Kerner, Fountain Springs; Desirae Kerner, Mt. Carmel; Kayla Sebastian and Logan Artman, Atlas; Barbara, Seanna and Travis Zimmerman, Shamokin; and Zeth and Felicia Harvey, Virginia. 12 great grandchildren and she was very close to Kale Buckles and Abrionna Kerner.
A sister, Patsy Hinkle, Locustdale. Her partner, Ken Cochren, Williamsport. Nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Preceding her in death in addition to her parents and husband are a son, John Mekosh, Jr. 2000; grandson Dee S. Kerner, 1988, two sister: Ann Logan and Margaret Shivelhood, and a brother Gerard Kerner.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Brock Cemetery, Ashland, PA. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to Christ's E C Church, Locustdale,PA. Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Charles Heizenroth III, Supervisor.


Rosalie Garrity
, 69, of Minersville, passed away Thursday morning at her home.

Born in Frackville, she was a daughter of the late George T. and Rose K. Swaldi Bracey.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed caring for her family and dog Elvis. She was a graduate of North Schuylkill High School and was of the Catholic Faith.

Rosalie was an avid Little League fan and loved watching her grandchildren playing sports. She was the proud mother of “4 Boys”.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law Loreen Garrity and a sister Barbara Wood.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, William Garrity; 4 sons, William and his wife Ginger, St. Clair, Anthony and his wife Deborah, Minersville, Brian, Schoentown and Shawn, Schoentown; 9 grandchildren, Tobi Lynn Garrity, Logan Seamus Garrity, Liam Richard Garrity, Amber Bohn, Sarah Johnston, Matthew Johnston, Chelsey Johnston, Mark Galen and Alyson Galen; numerous great grandchildren; and a brother George “Deuce” Bracey.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 11AM in St. Clare of Assisi Church, 250 E. Hancock St. St. Clair. Relative and friends may call at the Church, on Wednesday from 9 AM until the time of the Mass. Interment will be in St. Casmir’s Cemetery, East Norwegian Twp.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer remembrances of Rosalie in the form of contributions to the Port Carbon Little League, P.O. Box 135, Port Carbon, Pa. 17965. Contributions will also be accepted at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by the Donald J. Butler Funeral Home, Minersville. To offer condolences to the family or to light a candle in Rosalie’s memory, visit us at


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