Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Skook News Obituaries: October 5th, 2021


Skook News Obituaries: October 5th, 2021

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Frank Boros, 90, of St. Clair, passed away Monday October 4, 2021 at his residence.

Born in Brooklyn, June 7, 1931, He was a son of the late John and Tessie (Hovan) Borros.

Frank was self-employed as a carpenter.

He was preceded in death by his brother Edward Boros.

Surviving is his wife of 46 years Dorothy (Geiger) Boros, two step-children Dorothy Mecker and Anthony Ades of St. Clair and Tony Colleen.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday from Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, 110 North Second Street St. Clair. The Rev. Jack Murray will be officiating. . Friends may call from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown.

Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, St. Clair, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be sent to http://www.brucethartfuneralhome.com


Jean A. Weist
, 91, Girardville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning at Providence Place, Pottsville.

Born in Girardville, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary Coughlin Birster. She was employed as a clerk for Acme in Girardville and Frackville for 47 years before retiring.

Jean was a member of the former St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Girardville now St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Ashland. She was a member of the St. Joseph’s Choir, the Catholic Daughters, the Red Hats, the Senior Citizens and the Historical Society, all of Girardville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Weist; her six siblings: Alice Klimas, Isabelle Mareski, Thomas Birster, John Birster, Anne Marie Styner and Rosemary O’Connell.

Jean is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 9th at 11:30 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Ashland with Fr. Brian Miller, pastor, as the celebrant. Friends are invited to her viewing at the church on Saturday morning from 10:30 a.m. until the time of mass. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Fountain Springs.

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


Rebecca Jean (Kline) Kanger, 65, entered into eternal rest Thursday, September 23 at Pruitt Health- Crestwood, Valdosta GA.

A Celebration of Life service is currently being planned for Rebecca by her daughter Collette and son Bryan and their families. It will be announced in the near future.


Constance Elaine (Connie) Rudy
, 85, of Orwigsburg, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 29th, at her residence with her son & grandsons by her side.

Connie was born in Auburn, PA on January 3, 1936, a daughter of the late June (Runkle) Homewood and Harold Rudy.

She was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Orwigsburg and worked as a seamstress Operator in Orwigsburg for over 40 years. She was a devote Christian whom read Scripture every day.

Connie is survived by her son, Edward Jay Rudy, Sr., of Orwigsburg, PA;

Three sisters, Judy, wife of Bill Bair; Brenda, wife of Brian Baver; Beverly, wife of Dennis Baver; brother, Doug Homewood, husband of Linda.

She is also survived by three grandsons Edward Jay Rudy, Jr., Dustin Garrett Rudy and Hayden Philip Rudy.; Very close friend Sandy Mendini. Connie was predeceased by her brother Gary Rudy and her other very close friend Agnes Masler.

A Religious Service will be held at 6:00 PM on Wednesday evening, October 6th at Hamilton - Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Orwigsburg. Visitation will begin at 4:00 PM

Interment will be private


Robert P. “Brazz” Brozosky, 70 formerly of the Brownsville section of Shenandoah and New Jersey passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill East, Pottsville.

Born in Shenandoah on January 3, 1951, he was a son of the late Domonick & Mary (Wychulis) Brozosky.

He was a graduate of Shenandoah Catholic High School Class of 1968. He then received a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in 1972 and a master’s degree from Rutger’s University in 1985.

He was first employed as a corporate analyst for AT&T in New Jersey. He was later employed as an electrical engineering estimator in New Jersey. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a land acquisition researcher for the Marcellus Shale drilling and fracking industry in Pennsylvania.

Robert was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah and the former Saint George’s Church. He was an avid fan of Penn State football and held season tickets for their games. He was a member of the Rum Dums having been a Grand Guzzler.

Surviving are his cousin, Elizabeth “Betty” Jellen and her husband Peter of Telford; additional cousins and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 9:00 am in Divine Mercy Church, 232 W. Cherry St., Shenandoah with Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, Pastor as the celebrant. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. A viewing will be held on Friday morning from 8:00 am until 9:00 am in Divine Mercy Church.

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


David L. Neidlinger, Jr.
, 76, of Williamstown, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at his home after a three week diagnosis of cancer.

Born in Pottsville, October 21, 1944, a son of the late David Neidlinger, Sr. and Alma Hoffman Dunkelberger. He was a 1964 graduate of the former Williamstown High School.

David was a proud United States Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was a retired Lab Technician from TYCO, Lickdale.

David was a member of the Williamstown United Methodist Church, Williamstown American Legion, and the Williamstown VFW. He was a very active member of the Masonic Lodge, a member of Ashlar Lodge #570, Lykens, Regal Council past Thrice Illustrious Master, Griscom Royal Arch #210, past Most Excellent High Priest and the Prince of Peace Commandry, past Master.

David could often be seen riding his bike through the community, he was a fan of the Navy Football team, the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears. Above all his family was most important to him. His wife, daughter and grandchildren were the center of his world.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lovel Welker.

Surviving are his wife Cheryl A. Coles Neidlinger to whom he would have celebrated 52 years of marriage October 25th. His daughter, Shelby Stence and her husband William, Elizabethville, 4 grandchildren; Ben Fennell, Will, Ian and Ashley Stence, 5 great grandchildren and his mother-in-law, Etta Coles, Williamstown. Nieces and nephews.

A Masonic Service will begin at 2:00 pm Saturday, October 9th from the Williamstown United Methodist Church. A religious service will follow with Pastor Amanda Bressler officiating. In lieu of flowers donations in David's name should be made to the Williamstown United Methodist Church, East Street, Williamstown, PA 17098 or Homeland at Home Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 270, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., has been entrusted with the arrangements. To send condolences to the family visit www.dimonfuneralhome.com.


Paul G. Kennedy
, 63, of Deer Lake, was reunited with the love of his life on Friday, October 1st.

Born in Pottsville, Paul was the son of Rose (DiSarro) Kennedy and the late Thomas Kennedy of Minersville. He attended St. Vincent DePaul Elementary School. Paul was involved in youth sports and won the coveted title of CYO basketball MVP in the 8th grade. Paul was a 1976 graduate of Minersville High school and married his high school sweetheart, Denise Moran, in 1979.

Paul worked for 30 years in the insurance industry. He was a lifetime member of Deer Lake and West Brunswick Fire Company and volunteered with Auburn Ambulance where he was also a lifetime member. Paul was a volunteer coach for Deer Lake Little League and dedicated many years to the Schuylkill County Fair Association. He previously served as an EMT, board member, and president of Orwigsburg Ambulance. He was a certified MSHA and First Aid/CPR instructor. He served the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire for 26 seasons as an EMT and security officer. He was currently employed by Signal 88 Security of Lehigh Valley and Premier Atlantic Safety and Training Solutions. He was a devoted fan of Disney, NASCAR, and John Wayne movies. He spent his free time fishing, traveling, and visiting fairs and festivals.

Paul was preceded in death by his father and his wife Denise. As he routinely said, “whatever she wanted, she got it.” It is a certainty that what she wanted was to be first in line to the opening of Disney’s 50th Anniversary celebration, and there was no way she was going without him. Undoubtedly, they have the best seats in the house.

Paul is survived by his mother, sons Paul (Rebecca) and Tyler, sister Geralyn (Joseph Griffin), grandchildren Bryce and Kollins, many nephews, nieces, aunts and uncles, cousins, and in-laws, and Denise’s dog Beau Duke.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Friday in St. Michael the Archangel Church of Holy Family Parish, 539 Sunbury St., Minersville. Relatives and friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 9 PM and on Friday morning from 7 to 10:30 AM at the Donald J. Butler Funeral Home, 328 Sunbury St., Minersville Interment will be in St. Barbara’s Cemetery, Llewellyn.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions to the Denise Louise Kennedy Memorial Foundation, c/o 328 Sunbury St., Minersville, Pa. 17954. Contributions will also be accepted at the Funeral Home. To offer condolences to the family or to light a candle in Paul’s memory, visit us at www.donaldjbutlerfh.com