Thursday, October 28, 2021

Schuylkill County Obituaries for October 28th, 2021


Skook News Obituaries: October 27th, 2021

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Francis Joseph Bulcavage
passed on October 8, 2021 in Virginia and was cremated on October 14, 2021.

Services will be at a later date.

Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City is in charge of local arrangements. Visit to sign the guest book and send sympathy cards.


Katherine Teichman
, 93, of Mahanoy City, PA, passed away Thursday, October 28th, at Lehigh Valley East Norwegian, Pottsville.

Katherine was born in Connerton, PA on September 20, 1928, a daughter of the late Marie (Walsh) and William Teichman.

Graduated from Mahanoy City High School.

She worked in Philadelphia as a bank teller for many years and then at City Shirt Factory in Mahanoy City where she retired.

She was a member of Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish Mahanoy City where she was a member of the church choir.

Katherine is survived by a son, Edward, husband of Patricia Teichman, of Mahanoy City, and by 2 Grandchildren Edward Jr. and Tina, 5 Great Grandchildren Jacob, Josh, Ashley, Skylar, and Karissa, 2 Great Great Grandchildren Mason and Jaxon.

She is preceded in death by a brother William.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Mahanoy City, PA, at 10 am on, Tuesday November 2, with Rev. Kevin P. Gallagher officiating.

Friends and family may call Tuesday from 9 am at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish.

Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery Fountain Springs.

Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Visit to sign the guest book and send sympathy cards.


Regina Marchowsky
, 67, of St. Clair, passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at her home.

Born in Pottsville, she was a daughter of the late John “Red” and Agnes (Grabish) Marchowsky.

She was a 1972 graduate of St. Clair Area High School and worked for Walmart before retiring.

She was a lifetime member of SS. Peter & Paul RCC, which merged to form St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St. Clair.

Surviving are 2 sisters Joan Hinchey and her husband Joseph of St. Clair; Agnes Mansell and her husband Matthew of Brambleton, VA; Nieces and Nephews Melissa Breen and her husband Steve of St. Clair; Maria Larish and her husband Eric of Pottsville; Emily Mansell of Palm Bay, FL; Sarah Mansell of Brambleton, VA; Emma Troutman and David Hinchey.

Funeral Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, St. Clair, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be sent to


Gregory Laurusevage
, 62, of Frackville, died Tuesday October 26, 2021 at LVHN-Schuylkill-East, Pottsville.

Born in West Mahanoy Township, March 13, 1959, He was a son of Shirley E. Hahn Lauresevage of Frackville and the late Anthony J. Laurusevage.

Greg retired as a Truck Driver for the recycling program for Schuylkill County at Schuylkill County Courthouse.

He was of the Catholic Faith. He loved Hunting, fishing, working on old cars and hiking with his children looking for mushrooms.

Surviving are his wife Ann (Lahutsky) Laurusevage; 3 daughters Danielle Duncan and her husband Justin of Ashland; Amanda Laurusevage of Spring Glen; Alicia Laurusevage and her companion Joseph Scribbick of Buck Run, son Paul Laurusevage of Frackville; brother Mark Laurusevage of Hershey. 6 grandchildren Gregory, Ella, Everley, Joseph, Blayke and Ryder. Nieces, Nephews and Beloved Dog Little Copper.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Friday Nvember 5, 2021 from Nice- Hart Funeral Home, Inc, 9 North Lehigh Avenue Frackville, PA 17931 with The Rev. Brian Miller officiating. Friends may call from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Friday at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society , PO Box 862, Carnegie, PA 15106. Burial will be in Annunciation BVM Cemetery, Frackville.

Nice Hart Funeral Home Inc., Frackville, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be sent to


Brenda J (Brensinger) Watkins-Hirsch
, 75, of New Ringgold passed away peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, October 26,2021.

Born in Lebanon, PA on September 29, 1946, she was a daughter of the late Mark M and Mary H (Binner) Brensinger.

She was a graduate of Blue Mountain High School, class of 1964. She worked as a transportation manager until she retired.

Brenda was preceded in death by her loving husband Charles C Hirsch, her sister Rita J (Brensinger) Witkus and a brother Randy M Brensinger.

She is survived by her daughter Kathy M Myers wife of Jim of Orwigsburg and her son Ray Sidella husband of Jen of New Ringgold, grandchildren Allison A Wagner, Emily E Wagner-Goveo, Vincent J Schultz and Tyler S Sidella.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Hillside SPCA, 51 SPCA Rd, Pottsville, PA 17901. Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Orwigsburg has been entrusted with private arrangements.


David T. Gricoski
, 55, of Frackville, passed away peacefully Saturday with his family by his side at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem.

Born in Pottsville, December 25, 1965, he was a son of Albert G. Gricoski and the late Lorraine Watral Gricoski.

He was a graduate of North Schuylkill Jr/Sr High School, class of 1983 and was inducted to the North Schuylkill Football Hall of Fame.

David is a U.S. Army veteran having served with the 82nd Airborne Division, 98G, Cryptologic Spanish Linguist and he attained the rank of Sergeant.

He was serving as Postmaster of Frackville and worked for the United States Postal Service in various positions for over 30 years.

David gave unwavering support to his children, David and Rachel in every aspect weather it was being their biggest fan, support system or their life coach; Family was his priority; He enjoyed spending time with his wife weather it was working on his home or tinkering with mechanics; he was a man of many traits; he also enjoyed target shooting with a variety of guns he had collected.

David is survived by his wife of 28 years; Holly W. Moore Gricoski; son; David Gricoski; daughter; Rachel Gricoski; siblings; Michael and Donna Gricoski, Lebanon; Helen and Bob Pryslak, Coudersport; Stephen and Peggy Gricoski, Sterling, VA and Albert and Denise Gricoski, Frackville; nieces; Marie Pryslak; Lorrine Pryslak; Andrea Youngfleish (Clint); Jeannie Gricoski, DO; nephews; Rev. Gregory; Michael, Stephen, Matthew and Andrew Gricoski; a great niece; three great nephews; aunts and cousins.

Religious Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 3, at the Albert L. Gricoski Funeral Home 48 N. Broad Mountain Ave., Frackville, with Rev. Brian Miller, as celebrant; Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday morning at the funeral home. Interment with military honors will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.


Shirley Mae (Fell) Gurski, 84, of William Penn, Shenandoah passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital-Sacred Heart Campus, Allentown with her family at her side.

Born in Shenandoah on March 31, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Shamolsky) Fell.

She was a graduate of the former West Mahanoy Township High School, Shenandoah Heights.

Shirley was of the Protestant faith.

She was a single and devoted mother most of her life raising seven sons and two daughters.

Later in life and prior to her retirement, she worked at the New York Bakery, Frackville for twenty-three years.

Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were her son, David M. Lindenmuth on April 18, 2016; one brother, Thomas Fell; and one, sister Lorraine L. Anderson.

Surviving are her children, William Lindenmuth and his wife Edith, Rose Zukas, Anita Dargis, Peter Lindenmuth, Joseph Lindenmuth and his wife Billie Jo, Anthony Lindenmuth and his wife Maria, Thomas Lindenmuth and Jon Gurski; fifteen grandchildren, great grandchildren; one brother, Robert Fell and his wife Eileen of Apple Valley, California; nieces, nephews and their families.

Private religious services with interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights will be held at the convenience of the family. Rev. Mindy Heppe will officiate.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah is in charge of the arrangements.


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