Monday, October 25, 2021

Schuylkill County Obituaries for October 25th, 2021


Skook News Obituaries: October 25th, 2021

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Gayle L. Hadesty, 75, of Tamaqua, PA died on Sunday, October 24, 2021, in Orwigsburg, PA. She was the wife of David H. Hadesty to whom she was married 56 years on October 9. 

Born on June 27, 1946, in Hazleton, PA, Gayle was the daughter of the late Elvin and Mary (nee Telepchak) Jones. 

A licensed beautician, she was a 1964 graduate of Tamaqua High School and a graduate of Empire Beauty School. Gayle was employed for 45 years by the Tamaqua School District cafeterias, first at the elementary level and then at the high school. She was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tamaqua. Gayle enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren and grand pups to whom she was known as BaBa and she looked forward to visiting Washington, DC during cherry blossom season. 

In addition to her husband Dave, Gayle is survived by sons, David C. Hadesty and his wife Ann Marie of Tamaqua, Dale Hadesty and his fiancĂ©e Lori Bachert of Tamaqua, and Dana Hadesty and his wife Heather of Tamaqua; grandchildren, Matthew Hadesty, Jonathan Hadesty and his wife Alissa, Amy Hadesty, Joshua Hadesty, and Amy Bachert. 

She was predeceased by grandson, Eric Bachert. Services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, October 28 in St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 Mauch Chunk Street, Tamaqua with Vicar Dillon Epler officiating. 

Interment in St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Willing Street, Tamaqua will follow the services. Call 6-8 PM on Wednesday, October 27 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua and 10-11 AM on Thursday at the church. 

Memorials in Gayle’s name may be made to St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 East Mauch Chunk Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252. COVID-19 protocols will be followed. Online condolences may be made at 

Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.


Peter Rudiman, 81, Girardville passed away peacefully on Sunday evening at Ridgeview Health and Rehabilitation Center, Shenandoah.

Born in Ashland, he was a son of the late Michael and Anastasia Borim Rudiman. He was a United States Army Veteran.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Mary Jo Rudiman and also by several brothers and sisters.

Peter is survived by his son Eric Rudiman, Girardville; his brother, Andrew Rudiman, Mount Dora, FL; his grandson, Zachary Rudiman; along with several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 28th from the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Girardville with Rev. Petro Zvarych officiating. Friends and family are invited to his visitation from 5 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Interment will be private.

Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home Inc., Girardville is in charge of the arrangements.


Mark R. Radell Jr., 70, of Garfield Street, Hazelton, a well-known painter of homes in Luzerne and Schuylkill counties, passed away Friday, October 22, at the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. 

A Celebration of Life Service will be announced in the future. Visit The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, will announce funeral arrangements.


Carmen J. (Wingle) Knoblauch, 88, passed away October 22, 2021, in her Hamburg residence.

Her husband, Richard A. Knoblauch, died on May 18, 2006.

Born in Schuylkill Haven, she was the daughter of the late William F. and Sue P. (Gehrig) Wingle.

Carmen was a homemaker who was dedicated to her family; one of the best gifts she gave her daughter was staying home to raise her. She also knew the value in a warm homecooked meal and loved cooking for her family and friends.

Carmen and her husband shared a passion of ballroom dancing throughout the years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by daughter, Holly K. Scapelliti of Scottsdale, AZ; granddaughters, Heather Parenti, Scottsdale, AZ, Amber Nyhuis, Litchfield, AZ, and grandson, Kyle Pagan, Tempe, AZ; two great-grandchildren: Koa Nyhuis-Thompson and Kaeo Nyhuis-Thompson; her nephew, William, husband of Cynthia Sowers, Auburn; and two great-nieces, Corinna Sowers-Adler and Rachael Williams.

She was predeceased by her brother, William E. Wingle.

At Carmen’s request services and burial will be private. Burkey & Driscoll Funeral Home, Inc., Hamburg is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at