Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Skook News Obituaries: July 27th, 2021


Skook News Obituaries:  July 27th, 2021

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Rosemary "Chuttie" Zimmerman
, 71 of Pine Grove, passed away on Saturday, July 24, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, Allentown.

Born on May 16, 1950, in Fear Not, she was a daughter of the late Roy Lettich and Florence Carl Lettich Lyons.

Rosemary had been employed in the Deli Department of the former Berger's Markets, Pine Grove. Making chocolate candy of all types was her hobby.

She had been a crossing guard and a social member of various fire companies.

Her Husband of 22 years, Robert P. Zimmerman, preceded her in death on March 1, 2016.

Surviving are six Brothers, Gregory "Radar", Randy, Todd, Gene, Jacob and Robert; and three sisters, Carol, Doris and Donna.

Funeral Services will be held at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., on Friday, July 30, 2021 at 10:00 am with Pastor Barry Spatz officiating. There will be a viewing on Friday, July 30, from 9:00 am - 10:00 am at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc. Interment will follow in the St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove.

You may send condolences online to the family at www.hlsnyderfuneralhome.com


Richard P. Orsulak
72 years of age, of Summit Hill, passed away on Monday July 26, 2021 at the Hershey Medical Center, Hershey Pennsylvania.

Born in Palmerton the son of the late Joseph P., and Ruth Irene (Barrett) Orsulak.

Richard is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Arlene A. (Gorka) Orsulak; sons, Richie of Summit Hill, Christopher Orsulak and his wife Denise of Berwyn, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Michael, and Evelyn Violet Orsulak; brother, LTC retired AF Joseph P. Orsulak and his wife Kathryn of Bossier City LA. Numerous cousins, nieces and nephews also survive Richard.

A 1967 graduate of Panther Valley High School, Richard earned his BS & MS in Organizational Management at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania.

Richard served honorably in the United States Army from 1967 to 1969. as a battalion computer operator for an honest John Missile Battalion in Germany during the Vietnam War.

Upon his discharge Richard was hired by Silberline Mfg. Company, Inc. of Lansford, Pennsylvania. His Silberline career spanned 43.5 years. Richard served in many capacities, Tech Service Technician, Assistant & Quality Control Supervisor, Director of QA and Director of Innovation Projects, Technical Transfer Lead with Yasida based in Caofun, Shandong Province China.

Richard enjoyed reading, and gardening. He took great pleasure in being a devoted grandpa. He will be remembered and missed by all who knew him

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

Interment with Military Honors to be bestowed Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery 60 Indiantown Gap Road Annville, Pennsylvania 17003 on Friday August 13, 2021 at 1:30 P.M.

Memorials in his honor to:
American Heart Association
PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692

Online condolences or a fond memory of Richard can be sent by visiting www.griffithsfuneralhomes.com


Harold H. Nester
, of Chestnut Street New Ringgold, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 25, 2021, at home while in the tender, loving care of his family at 82 years of age.

Born Sunday, April 23, 1939 in East Brunswick Twp., Pennsylvania the son of the late Henry W., and Ida M. (Steigerwalt) Nester. Harold was also predeceased by; sister, Faye E. Brommer; grandchildren, J.J. See, Jennifer Schwenk.

Surviving are; his beloved wife and companion of over 35 years, Mary A. (Miller) Nester; children, Kevin S. Nester of New Ringgold, Bonnie Waltman wife of Raymond of Llewellyn, Teresa L. Marshall wife of Douglas of Southampton, NJ, Betty See and her companion Dave Zweizig of Girardville, George H. Nester and his wife Sherry of Mountain Top; step children, Arthur Schwenk and his wife Lori of New Ringgold, Lisa Ditzler and her husband William "Rocky" of New Ringgold, Michael Schwenk and his wife Nicole of Leesport. 14 grand children; 15 great grandchildren and sister, Arlene B. Nester of Tremont.

Harold was a dedicated maintenance coordinator for OZ Gedney Foundry in Berks County for over 44 years. A member of Christ Church of Mckeansburg, Harold took pride in volunteering with the food pantry, church events and was an active participant in the Band of Brothers. An avid outdoorsman, Harold liked to hunt, and fish. He was a member of the New Ringgold Fire Company, Strausstown Rod & Gun Club, Roedersville Fish & Game Club of Pine Grove, and N.R.A.

Never one to sit, Harold was always available to assist family, and friends, with electrical work, cutting down trees or cutting grass. His skills and knowledge will be greatly missed.

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

Funeral service will be held on Friday July 30, 2021 11:00 A.M. from Christ Church of McKeansburg 6 South Race Street New Ringgold, Pennsylvania 17960. Friends may call in church from 9:30 A.M. until the time of services. Rev. Sunny Stock to officiate.

Interment will be in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania.

Memorials in his name to:
Tamaqua Carbon American Cancer Society
33 West Ridge Street
Lansford, Pennsylvania 18232

Online condolences or a fond memory of Harold can be expressed by visiting www.griffithsfuneralhomes.com


Virginia L. "Ginny" Boyer
, 80, of Williamstown, passed away Monday, July 26, 2021 at Tremont Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Wiconisco, December 21, 1940, a daughter of the late George and Marion Welker Harman. She was raised by her late grandparents, Edward and Alberta Harman of Wiconisco.

Ginny was a a graduate of the former Wiconisco High School. She retired from Brubaker Tool and Dye, where she worked as an inspector. After retirement she loved her job at Lisi's Shell in Elizabethville.

In addition to her parents and grandparents, Ginny was preceded in death by one great-grandson, Joseph; one great great grandson, Charlie; son-in-law, Tony Muggio.

Ginny is survived by her companion of 48 years Jack Whitcomb, Williamstown; Children, Jackie Seiger (Richard), Minersville; John Boyer, Williamstown; Lisa Stansfield (Jeff), Halifax; Amy Muggio, Harrisburg; Scott Boyer (Ang), Williamsport; Grandchildren, Jessica, Michael, Amber, Sarah, John, Kyle, Kristin, Colby, Geoffrey, Matthew, and Dakota; 14 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild; 2 brothers George Harman, Millersburg, and Gerald Harman, Lock Haven.

Graveside services will held on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 3:00 pm from the Methodist Cemetery, Williamstown.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Tremont Health and Rehab Activity Fund, 44 Donaldson Road, Tremont, PA 17981.

The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.


Christine M. Kendig
, 62, of Tower City, passed away Monday, July 26, 2021 at her home after a courageous year long battle with cancer.

Born in Lebanon, January 6, 1959, a daughter of the late Earl and Elsie Kaster Kendig.

She was a graduate of Northern Lebanon High School. Chris was currently employed as a crew leader with Guilford Mills, Pine Grove.

She was a member of the Perse Club, Jonestown, Tower City Loyal Order of Moose, Orwin Gun Club, and the Orwin Fire Company Auxiliary.

Chris enjoyed taking cruises and spending time at the beach.

Surviving are her sister, Jackie Wenrich, with whom she resided; a nephew, Bobby Stager, Monroe Valley; two nieces, Billie Gibson, Harrisburg and Andrea Duhon, Raleigh, NC; great nieces and nephews, Tara Milliken, Joseph Siegrist, Izabella and Keegan Duhon.

Following Chris's wishes services will be private.

In lieu of flower, donations can be made to Compassus Hospice, 1001 James Dr., Suite B34, Leesport, PA 19533.

The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., has been entrusted with the arrangements. To send condolences to the family visit www.dimonfuneralhome.com