Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Schuylkill County Obituaries: August 24th, 2021


Skook News Obituaries:  August 24th, 2021

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


James L. "Jamie" Edwards
, 50, of Cressona, PA, passed away August 23rd at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.

Jamie was born in Tacoma, Washington on January 4, 1971, a son of Wayne & Betty (Tibbs) Edwards, of Delhi, LA.

He was the husband of Amy Louise (Rothhaar) Edwards to whom he was married to for 14 years.

Jamie worked in the Fabrication Department at Hydro Extrusions, Cressona PA.

In addion to his wife and parents, Jamie is also survived by two daughters: Jayme Nichole Ready, & husband, Cody, Farmsville, LA & Lauren Carraway, & husband, Tyler, of Delhi, LA; a step-daughter, Jessica Lee McArdle, & wife, Lindsay, of Avalon PA; & a brother, Allen Edwards, husband of Tammy of Delhi, LA.

He is also survived by 6 grandchildren who called Jamie "Pap Pap": Landen (Bubba), Jayse, Cole, Carter, Payton and Emma.

Public Viewing will be held 2 - 4 PM and 6 - 8 PM on Thursday, August 26th at Ebling-Stabingas Funeral Home in Cressona, PA. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held at 8 PM Thursday, August 26th at the funeral home.

Interment private at convenience of the family.


John F. Hudock, 92, of Branchdale, Reilly Township, passed away on Tuesday at home.

Born on November 28, 1928 in Branchdale, he was a son of the late Josephh Hudock, Sr., and the late Mary Padelsky. He was a 1946 graduate of Reilly Township High School, where he was named to the all-county basketball team. He worked for Garden State Tanning until retiring.

He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, having served in Germany.

He was a member of the former St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Branchdale, and a current member of St. Matthew the Evangelist of Holy Family Parish, Minersville. John was active in both parishes as an adult altar server and lector. He was also a kitchen volunteer, preparing food for parish fundraisers.

He was also a life member of the Pine Grove American Legion, and a member of the Citizens Fire Company, Branchdale, where he was recently recognized for 65 years of firefighting service. He was a fan of the Phillies, often attending Spring training in Florida; and was an avid Penn State fan.

He was preceded in death by four siblings, Joseph Hudock, Jr., William Hudock, Elizabeth Hoover and Catherine Slavickas.

Jack is survived by two brothers, Gerald Hudock (spouse, Diane), Pottsville, and Vincent Hudock (spouse, Rena), New Philadelphia; nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his caregiver and good friend, Mary Jane Quinn, Branchdale.

The family will accept visitors at Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury Street, Minersville, on Friday from 6:00 P.M. and on Saturday from 6:00 A.M. Visitation will end promptly at 8:45 A.M. when procession will form. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 A.M. in St. Matthew the Evangelist Church, 139 Spruce Street, Minersville. Visitors and attendees are expected to follow CDC guidelines. Interment with military honors will be in St. Mary Star of the Sea Cemetery, Branch Township.


Robert N. “Robin” Ehrig
, 76, of Tamaqua, passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2021. 

Born in East Stroudsburg on November 27, 1944, he was the son of the late John P. and Elizabeth (Seligman) Ehrig. He graduated from Tamaqua Area High School the Class of 1962. He attended Tri-State College, and graduated from Indiana University of PA with a Master of Science degree and East Stroudsburg University with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts degree in Geography and Urban Planning. He served honorably in the U.S. Army with two tours in Vietnam from 1966 through 1968. Prior to retiring, he was employed by Mack Trucks and later a private investor. Robin was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Tamaqua, a life member of VFW Post 2540, Stroudsburg, DAV, Mountain City Chapter #3, American Legion Post 0922, Canadensis, and Trout Unlimited. He enjoyed fly fishing in the Poconos. 

He was also preceded in death by a brother J. Peter Ehrig on April 6, 1993. 

Services will be private. Arrangements are being handled by the Hartman Funeral Home, 1791 West Penn Pike, Rte. 309, New Ringgold. Online condolences may be made at