Sunday, June 13, 2021

Skook News Obituaries: June 13th, 2021


Skook News Obituaries:  June 13th, 2021

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Marie A. Horner, 78, of Pottsville, passed away peacefully in Providence Place on Friday afternoon surrounded by her family.

Born in Pottsville in 1942, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Theresa (Meta) Ricciotti.

She was a 1960 graduate of Minersville High School.

Marie was an executive secretary for American Argo Corporation for over 20 years, retiring in 1994. She was also an administration clerk for Norwegian Township for approximately 15 years until 2012.

She enjoyed dancing, shopping and traveling in her spare time.

Marie is survived by a son, Mark T. Horner, husband of Elizabeth, of Cibolo, TX; and companion, Frank Ryan for 35 years.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 15th, at 11:00 a.m. at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville. A visitation will be held in the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.

Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Pottsville.

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

Online condolences may be expressed at


Annetta M. Welsh, widow of Herbert Ronald "Herbie" Welsh of New Ringgold, Pennsylvania passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 11, 2021, at St. Luke's Bethlehem. She was 80 years of age.

Born Sunday, June 16, 1940 in Coaldale, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Peter, and Josephine (Sozio) Lisciana.

Surviving are daughter, Michelle A. Stelmack wife of Mark of New Tripoli; sister, Edith Kane of Cinnaminson, NJ; grandchildren, Kyle Stelmack and his wife Morgan, Tyler Stelmack.

A Tamaqua High School graduate, Annetta was a member of St. John XXIII R.C.C. of Tamaqua. She retired from the former Sears Catalog Store in Tamaqua having worked as a sales woman. Annetta enjoyed summers at the Bungalow, visiting the casino, and tending to her home.

A devoted grandmother, Annetta never missed a game, or school event for Kyle and Tyler. Annetta, reveled in being a good Nana to her grandsons.

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

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday June 17, 2021 at 11 o'clock A.M. from St. John XXIII R.C.C. located at 307 Pine Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252, Rev. Robert Finlan to officiate. Friends may call from 9:30 A.M. until 10:30 A.M. in the rear hall of the church.

Interment will be in St. Jerome's R.C.C. Cemetery, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

Memorials in Annetta's name to: Tamaqua Tamaqua High School Athletic Department 134 West Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252

Online condolences or a fond memory of Annetta may be made to the family by visiting


Carl H. Klinger, 89, of Harrisburg, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving wife and children, Friday, June 11, 2021 at Hershey Medical Center.

Born on February 15, 1932, in Erdman, a son of the late Harlan and Mary Klinger.

Carl was a graduate of the former Hegins Township High School Class of 1950 and Bucknell University Class of 1954.

After college, he worked for his father at Klinger Chevrolet in Sacramento for over 40 years. He began first as an employee and later as the owner and dealer. He retired in 1995.

Carl was a member of St. Paul’s U.C.C., Sacramento, where he served as a teacher, consistory member, and as a member of the cemetery association. Carl was also a member of Masonic Lodge #797 in Valley View, Harrisburg Consistory of the Scottish Rite, former board member at The Gratz National Bank and social member at the Sacramento Fire Co.

Carl was an avid sports fan and loved nothing more than watching any kind of baseball game. He loved talking to people whether it was chatting at the local coffee spot or making new friends on his travels. His most favorite topic of conversation was about his heritage and deep roots of his beloved hometown, Klingerstown, PA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Amy Klinger, and brother, Paul Klinger.
Carl is survived by his wife of 66 years, Carol (Schminky) Klinger.

He is also survived by his 3 children: Sally and husband Lewis Zimmerman, Valley View; Tim and wife Wendy Klinger, Harrisburg; Jane and husband Peter Savas, Boston, MA; 10 grandchildren: Joseph and wife Amy Zimmerman, Kate and husband Kevin Fertig, Brittney Klinger, Turner and wife Bethany Klinger, Elizabeth, Perry, Hannah, Tess, Madison, Halley Savas and 4 great grandchildren: Millie Fertig, Charlotte and Ivy Zimmerman and Holden Klinger.

Services will be held at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Sacramento, on Thursday June 17th at 11AM with Rev. Raymond Holland officiating.
A visitation will be held from 10AM until the time of service at the church. Burial will be immediately following the services at St. Paul's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions can be made to the church at: St. Paul's U.C.C. 2300 E. Main Street Sacramento, PA 17968.
Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences can be left for the family at


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