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Skook News Obituaries: August 4th, 2021


Skook News Obituaries:  August 4th, 2021

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Marianne Mertens - Harley, 57 years of a age, of Shenandoah, Pennsylvania passed away on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Hazleton Campus.

Born Thursday, January 23, 1964 in Philadelphia county the daughter of the late John Jacob Thompson, and Mary Ann (Bazemore) Thompson. She was also predeceased by her son, Michael J. R. Mertens

Surviving are; her husband of 35 years, Gary W. Harley; daughters, Savannah J. Harley of Port Carbon, Marianne E. Harley and her fiancé Jason Bellitts of Weatherly, Amanda L. Harley of Weatherly; sisters, Donna Cerelli, Charlotte Alberswerth and Bonnie Mertens; Brother, Gabriel Mertens; grandchildren, Sandy, Charlotte, Grace, Madelynne, and Waylon; aunt, Christine Bazemore. Nieces and nephews also survive Marianne.

Marianne attended Luzerne County Community College. She was an advocate, assisting families who have lost children. A devoted grandmother, Marrianne helped homeschool her grandchildren. She was a good cook, and baker.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home & Cremation Services of 211 First Street Weatherly, Pennsylvania 18255. (570) 427-4231

Graveside Services will be held on Saturday August 7, 2021 at 11 o'clock A.M., Union Cemetery located on East Main Street Weatherly, Pennsylvania 18255.

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Rozanne Theresa Brozyno
, 80 years of age, of Hunter Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at home while in the care of her family.

Born Wednesday, July 30, 1941, the daughter of the late Myron and Rose Marie (Dibuo) Epler. She was also predeceased by; grandson Jerry J. Feathers; brother, Myron Epler.

Surviving are sons, James Heffelfinger of Tamaqua, John Heffelfinger and his wife, Anna of Coaldale; daughters, Corinne M. "Corky" Feathers and her husband, Jerry of Tamaqua, Kelly Rose Heffelfinger: sister, Melanie Rose Epler of Harrisburg; 4 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren.

Rozanne attended Marian Catholic High School, and was a member of St. John XXIII R.C.C. of Tamaqua. Rozanne worked as a bank teller and previously at Atlas Powder Co, of Reynolds. Rozanne enjoyed summer days at the Bungalow Pool.

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

Graveside Services Monday, August 9, 2021 10 o'clock A.M. St. Jerome R.C.C. C Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

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