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Skook News Obituaries: July 18th, 2021


Skook News Obituaries:  July 18th, 2021

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


George M. Watsula
, 66 years of age, of Tuscarora, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at home while in the tender care of his wife of 19 years, Mary Ann (Regalis) Watsula.

Born Sunday, March 20, 1955 in Coaldale, Pennsylvania the son of the late George M. Watsula. George was also predeceased by; stepfather, Bernard Sharpe.

In addition to his wife, George is survived by; mother, Regina 'Jean' Sharpe of Tamaqua; sister, Mary Regina Howay of Tamaqua; nephew, Jason Howay and his wife Jessie, their children, Aneesa and Mackenzie; mother-in-law, Patricia Regalis; brother-in-law Joseph Regalis and his wife Patricia.

A graduate of Marian Catholic High School and Stevens Trade School, George served honorably in the United States Army. A phone technician for many years, George retired from Henkels & McCoy of Blue Bell. George enjoyed days spent with Mary Ann and was an ardent Philadelphia Eagles fan.

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

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. John XXIII R.C.C. located at 307 Pine Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252 at 11 o'clock A.M. on Monday July 26, 2021. Friends will be received at the church annex from 9:30 A.M. until 10:45 A.M.

Interment with Military Honors to be bestowed SS. Peter & Paul R.C.C. Cemetery Owl Creek Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

Online condolences may be made to the family at


Lois L. Zimmerman
, 84, of Elizabethville, passed away peacefully, Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Cedar Haven Health Care Center, Lebanon.

Born in Dayton, May 18, 1937, a daughter of the late Arthur and Jenny Lubold Berry. Lois was a 1955 graduate of the former Williamstown High School.

She was a member of the Immanuel/Wesley United Methodist Church, Loyalton where she was a long time Sunday School teacher.

Lois loved her church and reading her bible. She could often be found watching TV, drawing or listening to Gospel and Country music, the Gaither Vocal Band and George Strait being her favorites. In her younger years, she enjoyed traveling and going to live concerts.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Zimmerman, 1995; a brother, Arthur Berry, 2002 and a grandson, Michael Zimmerman, 2020.

Surviving are her three children, Jack Zimmerman and his wife Jean, Tower City, Craig Zimmerman and his wife Cindy, Pine Grove and April Zimmerman, Enola, two sisters; Marilyn Shertzer and Ruth Berry both of Millersburg. Three grandchildren, Nicole Hoover and her husband Jason, Alyssa Adams and her husband Ryan and Matthew Zimmerman; three great grandchildren, Ethaniel and Miriam Hoover and Lacie Zimmerman. Nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 11:00 am from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc., Tower City with Rev. Mark Hoffman officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Elizabethville. Visitation will be from 10-11 at the chapel.

To send condolences to the family or view the video tribute visit


Eileen Loftus Schlegel, 57, of Ashland, passed away Saturday, July 17th, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. 

The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, will announce funeral arrangements.


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