Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Skook News Obituaries: October 12th, 2021


Skook News Obituaries: October 12th, 2021

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Daniel J. Nagle, 95, formerly of Tremont, passed on Monday, October 11, 2021 at Providence Place, Pottsville.

Born on July 22, 1926 in Pine Grove Twp., he was a son of the late Daniel and Jennie Shomper Nagle.

Daniel was a farmer, coal miner at Penag Coal Co. in Goodspring, worked for Miller Brothers Building and lastly was a self employed carpenter.

He was a member of the Joliet Methodist Church and the Hit or Miss Hunting Club.

Preceding him in death were his first wife Martha Kehler Nagle, second wife Katherine Ney Reed Nagle; three brothers, William Nagle, Arthur Nagle, and John Nagle; two sisters, Beulah Arroyo and Eva Lengle; step daughter Mary Reed.

Surviving are nieces and nephews, step children and step grandchildren.

Graveside Services and interment will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 at Noon at Zion E.C. Cemetery, 247 Zion Church Rd., Pitman with Pastor Kenneth Edwards officiating. There will be a viewing on Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc, Pine Grove.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Joliet Methodist Church, c/o Jean Bender, 216 West Main St., Tremont, Pa. 17981 in his memory.

You may send condolences online at www.hlsnyderfuneralhome.com


Marie Helene MacCorkle
, 78, of Orwigsburg, passed away Thursday, October 7th, at her residence.

Marie was born in Philadelphia, on January 14, 1943, a daughter of the late Agnes (Willox) and William Irwin Beinhauer.
She was the wife of Walter MacCorkle, II. They were married on February 27th, 1963.

She was employed as a Bank teller before working in the family business. Anyone who knew her will remember her by her sense of humor and witty one liners.

Marie enjoyed being a homemaker, camping with her Rosemount family and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Marie is survived by her two daughters, Renea MacCorkle, of Pottsville, PA; Colleen Golden, of Philadelphia, PA; a son, Walter MacCorkle, III, of Orwigsburg, PA with whom she resided.

She is also survived by four sisters, Barbara, widow of Ronald Cianni; Helen, wife of John Travis; Betty, widow of Marty Chappell and June Walters. She was preceded in death by her brother William Beinhauer.

She is also survived by her four grandchildren Marrissa LaScala, wife of Christopher;Samantha Kalyan, companion of Dan Walter; Andrew MacCorkle; Chase Golden. Her great grandchildren are Landon & Lucy LaScala. She is also survived by her cherished sister-in-law Barbara Vogt along with other family members, nieces and nephews and her caregivers over the past year who have become family.

There will be a religious service at Noon on Friday October 15th at Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. Orwigsburg. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until time of Service. Internment at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery will be private.


Thomas F. Burns, Jr.
74 of Pottsville, died peacefully Tuesday morning at home.

He was born February 14, 1947 in Pottsville a son of the late Thomas F. Sr, and Frances Yannacone Burns.

He was a 1964 graduated of Pottsville High School.

After high school Tom join the Navy Seabees where he attained the rank Petty Officer 3rd class repairing equipment and radios during the Vietnam War.

After his service in the Navy Tom joined his father and opened Burns Auto Sales selling late model cars and muscles cars. They also formed B & K Auto Wholesales selling at local dealership auctions. During that time Tom dragged race a Ford Exception which won dozens of class trophies, and also won 2 elimination trophies and prize money from 2 local drag stripes.

Tom was also a musician playing guitar for many local bands such as Avatar, JZ and the Midnight Express, Chamberlin Road , No Way Out, and many more.

Tom had a few garages around Pottsville where he would repair cars and trucks. Afterwards Tom went to driving trucks and delivering for a few local companies one of which was Roadway Express, Inc. for a few years.

Tom then owned a Dynamic Sound and Lighting which provided lighting and sound for some the regional and tribute bands. He and his wife Sandy opened Club Paparazzi and Pisano's Pizza, hosting bands, comedy shows, plays, parties and numerous other forms of entertainment.

He was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville, and a member Pottsville Street Racing Association.

He was preceded in death by a step-son Dennis Hewes. Surviving are his wife Sandra Shemansik Burns, 2 sons Cory Burns and his wife Rhianne, Pittsburgh, Brian Burns and his companion Cheyenne, grandson Clayton Demcher; nephew and care giver, Mike Marcolla; nephew, Kevin Polyak and his wife Kate; a sister-in-law Linda Polyak and her husband Kevin, Shillington; loyal companion Tyler; aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services celebrating the life of Tom will be held Friday at 11AM from James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville, with Deacon Larry Lonergan officiating. Family and friends are invited to a viewing from 9AM until the time of services and the funeral home. The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions in memory of Tom be made to American Cancer Society, 712 Keyser Ave, Taylor, PA 18517. Interment with military honors will be in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.

Please share your memories and condolences with Tom's family by signing the guest book at www.jehumphreyfuneralhome.com