Monday, July 12, 2021

Skook News Obituaries: July 12th, 2021


Skook News Obituaries:  July 12th, 2021

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Marie Lesusky, 63, Mahanoy City, PA, passed away Friday, July 9th, at Lehigh Valley East Norwegian, Pottsville.

Marie was born in Mahanoy City, PA on August 30, 1957, a daughter of the late Sophie (Sofranko) and Leonard W. Lesusky.

She was a member of Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish Mahanoy City, PA 17948.

She had worked for many years as a secretary for the Toole Law Firm in Shenandoah, and then worked for Schuylkill County.

She had volunteered for the St. Vincent DePaul Society food bank. She loved fitness and was health conscious and going to the beach. She also loved to bake and cook.

Mahanoy Area High School class of 1975, and graduated from McCanns School of Business class of 1977 with an associate’s degree

Marie is survived by her companion John Belfiore.

Marie is also survived by two brothers, Francis M. Lesusky, husband of Lori Madiara, of Coopersburg; Leonard P., husband of Joanne Lesusky, of Port Carbon.

She is also survived by 2 nephews, Garrett and Jeffrey.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Mahanoy City, PA, at 10 am on Monday, July 19th, with Rev. Kevin P. Gallagher officiating.

Friends may call Monday from 9 to 10 am at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish.

Interment at Assumption BVM Cemetery Mahanoy City, PA.

Family prefers donations be made to St Vincent DePaul Society.

Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Visit to sign the guest book and send sympathy cards.


Dennis M. Underwood, 66, of St. Clair, went home to Our Lord, on Wednesday, July 7th, 2021.

Born in Pottsville, PA on December 12, 1954, he was the son of the late Charles M. and Mary T. (Sullivan) Underwood.
Denny was a self employed contractor and was a member of the Lighthouse Church in Orwigsburg.

In his free time, he loved to hunt and fish.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Judith Ann Pollman.

Denny is survived by his wife, Chantel J. (Whelski) Underwood, St. Clair; a son Kyle Underwood, Ohio; a daughter Denielle Underwood, Friedensburg; three grandchildren Gaige, Colton, and Laney Grace; two brothers: Richard Underwood and his wife Cynthia, Bluffington, SC and Charles R. Underwood, Lake Wynonah; a sister, Lori A.Seddon, Pottsville; nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Lighthouse Church in Orwigsburg at 1PM on Saturday, July 17th, with Pastor William Orff officiating.

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Marion F. Davis
, 66, of Zion Grove, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, July 11, 2021.

Marion was born in Shenandoah Heights on January 12, 1955. She was a daughter to the late Harold and Helen (Long) Teter. In addition to her parents, she preceeded in death by three brothers Clyde, Charles (Wilt), and John Teter.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Barry Davis, of Zion Grove. She is also survived by her 5 daughters; Sandy Lewis (Davis) of Boiling Springs, Tina Davis and her significant other, Ron Wagner, Zion Grove, Corey Ulp (Davis) and her husband Kenny, Northumberland, Amy Martz (Davis) and her husband Shane, Mansfield, and Marie Burkland (Davis) and her husband Jeremey, Nescopeck. Two brothers, Earl Teter and his wife Pattie, Ringtown, Carl Teter, Zion Grove, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her children and brothers she is also survived by her ten grandchildren (Justin Lewis, Kristalyn Licina, Briana Neidlinger, Noel Neidlinger, Mikayla Kile, Riley Burkland, Bailey-Jo Burkland, Payton Ulp, Wyatt Burkland, and Kenna Martz) who were the light of her life.

Marion was a longtime employee in the fast-food industry in and around the Bloomsburg area. Prior to that she was a stay-at-home mom and community babysitter for many local children.

Marion was a longtime member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Zion Grove where she sang in the church choir, taught Sunday school, and served on the church council. She was a longtime dedicated Bloomsburg Panther fan up until a few years ago when she found herself cheering for a few of her grandchildren who are Central Blue Jays. She was also active in coaching youth softball and leading multiple girl scout troops.

Relatives and friends are invited to a time of visitation with Marion’s family at Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, 412 West Main Street, Ringtown on Thursday July 15th from 6-8pm. Her funeral service will be at 11am on Friday July 16th at the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Zion Grove. An additional time for visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 10 am. Rev. Dr.Phil Smith will officiate. Marion will be laid to rest at the Mt. Zion Cemetery immediately following the service.

Marion's family will be providing flowers, and ask that in lieu of flowers, donations in her honor can be made to the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church. Donations will be used for youth activities such as Bear Creek Camp.