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Skook News Obituaries: June 20th, 2021


Skook News Obituaries:  June 20th, 2021

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Paul E. Reinhart, 78, of Sweet Arrow Lake Rd., Pine Grove, passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at home.

Born on September 24, 1942 in Suedberg, he was a son of the late John Sr. and Doris Reinhart Rutter.

He was a graduate of Pine Grove Area High School and a member of Jacob's Lutheran Church, Pine Grove.

Paul was a Mechanic at Guilford Mills, Pine Grove for over 40 years.

He enjoyed trap shooting and sporting clays, loved the outdoors and hunting and was a member of the NRA.

Preceding him in death were his wife of 58 years, Marguerite Symons Reinhart on Nov. 20, 2019; and two sisters, Helen Kreiser and Evelyn Boyer.

Surviving are two daughters, Heather and husband Edward Stewart of Tremont, Nicole Whitaker of West Lawn; six grandchildren, Jaimie, Elizabeth, Nicholas, Sophia, Marissa, and Andrew; one great granddaughter, Rhylin; two sisters, Sue Ann Ritzman of Pine Grove and Anna Marie Fornwalt of Middletown; one brother, John Rutter, Jr. of Middletown; nieces and nephews.

All Services will be held at the convenience of the family with Pastor Barry Spatz officiating. Interment will be in Jacob's Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital Memorial Giving 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 in his memory.

The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove, is in charge of arrangements and you may send condolences online at


Richard D. "Ricky" Oswald
, loving husband, doting father, of Summer Valley Road East Brunswick Twp., New Ringgold, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on June 18, 2021, he was 65 years of age.

He was born Thursday, August 18, 1955 in Pottsville son of the late Richard O., and Laverne (Steigerwalt) Oswald.

Surviving are; his wife of 26 years, Claudia D. (Roeder) Oswald; his daughter who he adored, Tracy Mae Oswald, and her companion, Travis Ulsh; many aunts, uncles, numerous cousins; as well as step children, Timothy Roeder, Valerie Dowdy also survive Ricky.

A1974 graduate of Blue Mountain High School, Ricky attended Schuylkill County Vo-Tech, where he liked spending time working on cars. Ricky, worked at Remmey Pallet Company of Lehighton for 8 years, and then worked at WalMart in Hometown for 10 years in the produce and freezer department. A hard worker Ricky retired in 2017. He was a member of Zion Stone Church of West Penn Township.

Ricky enjoyed everything about the outdoors. He was an ardent collector of vintage collectables. Ricky had an extensive antique automobile, sci-fi collection. Ricky, and Claudia would scower yard sales, and auctions in hope of adding to their collection.

Ricky loved all animals, land or sea, but he had a special place in his heart for a fluffy whit dog that was always by his side named Damian Lee.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home & Cremation Services of 2066 West Penn Pike New Ringgold, Pennsylvania 17960. ( 570) 386-5884

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday June 24, 2021 at 11 o'clock A.M. from the funeral home. Friends may call from 9:00 A.M. until the time of services.

Interment will be in Zion's Stone Church Cemetery, New Ringgold, Pennsylvania.

Memorials in his name to:
Zion Stone Church of West Penn Township
45 Cemetery Road
New Ringgold, Pennsylvania 17960

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