Monday, September 6, 2021

Skook News Obituaries: September 6th, 2021


Skook News Obituaries: September 6th, 2021

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Robert Joseph Miller Sr.
, 77, of Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly and formerly of Arlington Street, Tamaqua, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, in Lehigh Valley Health Network – Hazleton campus. He was the loving husband of the late Bernita “Bonnie” Miller, who passed away on July 17, 2017. They had been married 49 years at the time of her passing. 

Born on Feb. 28, 1944, Bob was the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth “Betty” (Christ) Miller. He is a 1962 graduate of Marian Catholic High School. He was veteran of the United States Navy, having reached the rank of Petty Officer 3rd Class. He served aboard the USS Constellation and was on the ship on Aug. 5, 1964 when it was involved in the Gulf of Tonkin battle that eventually led into the Vietnam war. He was honorably discharged in 1966. Once home, he married Bonnie and settled in Tamaqua, where they welcomed one son, Robert Jr. He and Bonnie owned and operated Miller’s News Agency on Center Street in Tamaqua for 30 years before retiring on April 1, 2008. They had purchased the business from Bob’s father, who had operated the store before them. During their time in the business, they sold peanuts, tobacco products, newspapers, magazines, candy and lottery tickets, including a jackpot lottery winner; made many friends who were affectionately called “The Coffee Club” and had been a staple in the Tamaqua community since 1979 until the store closed. Prior to owning Miller’s, Bob worked in Easton at Ingersoll Rand. He loved sports, especially the Philadelphia Phillies and Notre Dame football; the many trips to Canada to go fishing with his son and friends over the years and in recent years, spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed reading history books and also found a new pastime in puzzles recently. He was a member of American Legion CH Berry Post 173 in Tamaqua. 

Surviving are his son, Robert “Bob” J. Miller Jr., and his wife Amy of Nesquehoning; two grandchildren, Logan Joseph and Jordan Grace Miller; two sisters, Joanne Gibas of Oceanside, California, and Janet and her husband Jim Lindenmuth of Tamaqua; two brothers-in-law, Donald Boran and his wife, Patricia of Hometown, and Larry Boran and his wife Debra of Tamaqua; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

The family would like to thank Heritage Hill Senior Community for assisting in Bob’s care for the last three months; as well as all of those who have helped him over the years. 

Services: Private, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the Carbon County Friends of Animals, 77 W. 13th St., Jim Thorpe PA 18229 or Hillside SPCA, 51 SPCA Rd., Pottsville, PA 17901. 

Online condolences may be made at Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.


Christina “Chris” Ost, 87 of Orwigsburg, passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Geisinger/ St Lukes Medical Center.

Chris was born August 22, 1934 in Pottsville, PA, a daughter of the late Stuart and Dorothy (Bicht) Wagner.

She was raised in St Clair and graduated from St Clair High School in 1952 and graduated from Cazenovia College in 1954.

She married the late Daniel C. Ost on February 4, 1956 and moved to Port Carbon for seven years before settling in Orwigsburg.

Chris was a member of The Lighthouse Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband and many family pets.

Chris is survived by four children, Dr. Lisa Fritz (Robert), Jeffrey Ost (Barbara), Gretchen Bilhardt (John), and Katy Heckman(Bill). She is survived by 10 grandchildren, Aaron Fritz, Alyssa Fritz (Lasey), Eric Fritz, Emily Hykes (John), Christian Ost (Sing), Olivia Krouse (Mike), Tyler Bilhardt (Krissy), Connor Bilhardt, Mitchell Heckman and Hannah Heckman. Great grandsons Rogan Fritz and Jackson Krouse and a third due in February. She is also survived by her sister Susan St. Clair and sister-in-law Nancy Mahall and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be private as per Chris’ wishes. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Chris’ memory to Hillside SPCA, PO Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901 Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home, Inc. , Orwigsburg is in charge of the arrangements.


Judy A Corinchock
, 69 of Morea, passed away peacefully at her residence Friday morning with her family by her side

Born in the former Ashland Hospital, she was a daughter of the late Leonard Hendricks and Charlotte Rhoades. She was a graduate of North Schuylkill High School, class of 1970.

Judy was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother; she cherished all her family and friends.

She was a member of St. Michael’ Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Shenandoah.

Judy is survived by her husband of 44 years, Michael J. Corinchock; daughters; Kristen Milam, Fountain Springs and Lori Corinchock, Ashland; grandchildren; Kaia Milam and Maksim Leibig; sister-in-law; Carol and husband Alex Tallick, Harrisburg; brother-in-law; Paul and wife Lizabeth Corinchock, Whitehaven; nephew; Joel Rau, Jr. and nieces.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 St. Michael’s Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Shenandoah, with Msgr. Myron Grabowsky as celebrant. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the church. Interment will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery, Mahanoy Township.In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Judy’s name to St. Michael’s Church, 114 S. Chestnut St., Shenandoah, PA 17976.


John S. Glinski
, 86, a coal region native, passed away on Sunday, September 5th at Manor Care – King of Prussia.

Born in Shenandoah, he was the son of the late Stanley and Anne Glinski and is preceded in death by his brother Eddie and sister Stella.

John spent his youth ushering at local movie theaters and playing saxophone at dances around the coal region.

After High School, he moved to Detroit where he found both a career in the auto industry, and the love of his life, Dorothy. Their family grew and they had one son together, John G.

John would move back to Shenandoah and would spend his retirement years giving back to the local community by playing concerts at local nursing homes and teaching youth CCD classes.

Remembered as a musician, traveler, movie lover and devoted family man, he will be missed dearly by all who knew him. He leaves behind his wife of 41 years, Dorothy, his son John, and daughter-in-law Bridget.

A visitation for family and friends will take place on Wednesday, September 8th from 8 to 9:30am at the Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc, 40 N. Jardin St, Shenandoah. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am in Divine Mercy Parish – Sacred Worship Site- St. Casimir’s, 229 N. Jardin St, Shenandoah and will be officiated by Msgr. Ronald Bocian. Burial will follow in St. Casimir’s Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in John’s memory may be made to: Catholic Charities (


Catherine Beron, 84, of Schuylkill Haven, died Saturday at home.

She was June 7, 1937 in Port Clinton a daughter of the late Joseph and Bertha Beron

Catherine worked for Avenues, Pottsville, prior to retiring.

She attended Faith Church, Orwigsburg.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Hafer; 2 brothers, Walter Kushner and Stanley Beron.

Surviving are a sister, Anne McConnel, Newtown Square; her caregiver, Janet Smith, Schuylkill Haven; nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday at 11AM from James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville. Family and friends are invited to a viewing from 10-11AM Friday at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions in memory of Catherine can be made to Avenues, 2 Park St., Pottsville, PA 17901 or Hillside SPCA, PO Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901. Interment will follow in St. Ambrose Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven.

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Harry C. Rickard, 63, of Pottsville, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021 at his residence. Visit The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, will announce funeral arrangements.


Helen G. Pennypacker, 90, of Spruce Street, Ashland, passed away Monday, September 6, 2021, at the Lehigh Valley Hospital, E. Norwegian Street, Pottsville. Visit The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, will announce funeral arrangements.