Monday, November 1, 2021

Schuylkill County Obituaries for November 1st, 2021


Skook News Obituaries:  November 1st, 2021

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Margaret L. Etherington, 70, of Mount Carbon, passed away Friday, Oct. 29, at her son's residence.

Born on June 28, 1951, in Pottsville, she was a daughter of the late Jane (Kehoe) and Edward Lawrence Moore.

She was the wife of Calvin H. Etherington Jr.

Margaret was a graduate of Nativity BVM and then attended McCann School of Business. She was employed as a home health care aide. She was a member of the Mount Carbon Fire House and the Cressona American Legion, Ladies Auxiliary.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Jeremy Etherington, husband of Chantele, Hometown, Joseph Etherington, husband of Jennifer, Mount Carbon, Tanja Richter, wife of Doug, Minnesota, Calvin Etherington III, Gulf Shores, Alabama and Michael Etherington husband of Velma, Arizona; grandchildren, Storm, River, Landon, Gabriella, Angel Marie, Erica Elizabeth, Jarrod, Taylor and Baylee Etherington, Ashley Weyer, Harliegh Stoecker and Jarrod; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Jane DiCello, wife of Anthony, Lake Wynonah.

Margaret was preceded in death by her brothers, Jerry and Larry Moore.

A Celebration of Life funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Ebling-Stabingas Funeral Home in Cressona. A viewing for family and friends will be held at 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville. Memorial donations may be made to The American Heart Association and The Children's Heart Foundation.


Dale Alan Laubenstine, 68, of Frackville, entered into eternal life Saturday, October 30th, at Broad Mountain Health & Rehabilitation Center, Frackville, where he had been a resident.

Born in Pottsville on February 24, 1953, he was a son of the late Kenneth A. "Dimmer" & Betty A. (Yoder) Laubenstine.

Dale grew up in Cressona attending Blue Mountain High School in the Special Education Program. He was a member of St. Mark's UCC, Cressona.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a great nephew Joshua J. Stokes on November 19, 2003 and great nieces Bailey R. Croneberger on January 9, 2015 and Brianna F. Croneberger on November 15, 2016.

Dale is survived by sisters, Sandra Flanigan (widow of Dr. John Flanigan); Beverly Reppert (wife of Rev. Nelson Reppert); & Beth Croneberger (wife of Bruce Croneberger II); and a brother, Paul Laubenstine (husband of JoAnn Strausser) and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the services on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 11am at Ebling Stabingas Funeral Home, Cressona, with Pastor Kevin Fruchtl officiating.

A visitation will be held prior from 10 am until the time of the service.

Interment will be private.


Charles E. Moyer
, 83, of Catfish Lane, Pine Grove, passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at the MS Hershey Medical Center.

Born on March 10, 1938 in Cressona, he was a son of the late Myron Franklin and Mamie Frey Moyer.

He was a graduate of Cressona High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Army.

Charles was a Purchasing Agent for the former Cressona Aluminum/Alcoa.

He was a member of the Cressona Masonic Lodge, and the Schuylkill Christian Church, Schuylkill Haven.

Preceding him in death were a grandson, Scottie Moyer; five brothers, Glenn, Burnell "Jake", Randall "Louie", Gail and Delbert Moyer; and four sisters, Vivian Ritter, Ardith Sholley, Fay Zimmerman, and Reba Letcavage.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Jean Blankenhorn Moyer; three sons, Scott and wife Pam Moyer of Pine Grove, Douglas Moyer of Cressona, Gail Moyer of Cressona; 4 grandchildren, Justin, Charity, Kisa, and Chanse; great grandchildren; three brother, Ronald Moyer, Norbert Moyer, and Dean Moyer.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. at the Schuylkill Christian Church, 780 South Route 183, Schuylkill Haven, Pa. with Pastor Stephen Letcavage officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Schuylkill Christian Church, 780 South Route 183, Schuylkill Haven, Pa. 17972 in his memory.

The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements and you may send condolences online at


Patricia "Patsy" Regalis
, 96 years of age, of Willing Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 30, 2021, while in the care of her daughter Mary Ann Watsula in Tuscarora.

Born Thursday, October 15, 1925 in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Patrick, and Adelle (Sakusky) Kennedy. Patsy, was also predeceased by; husband, Joseph J. Regalis, Sr. on February 27, 2003; daughter, Sharon A. Regalis on January 15, 2004; son-in-law George M. Watsula July 17, 2021; brother, Edward Kennedy and his wife Thelma.

Surviving are; daughter, Mary Ann Watsula of Tuscarora, her caregiver; son, Joseph J. Regalis, Jr. and his wife Patricia of Tamaqua; grandchildren, and great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

A 1943 Tamaqua High School graduate, Patsy worked for the former Atlas Powder Co, during WWII. She worked in the Textile Industry for many years as a seamstress. Patsy was proud of her cameo in a Nationally Televised Union Commercial airing in 1979.

A longtime member of the former SS. Peter & Paul R.C.C., now St. John XXIII of Tamaqua, Patsy was active in the choir, Ladies Auxiliary, and Rosary Society. Patsy enjoyed reading, gardening, doing crossword puzzles, and playing bingo. Upon the opening of the New Jersey casinos, Patsy was an early organizer of Bus Trips to the Casino.

The family would like to acknowledge the care of her neighbors, especially the Millet, and Kolb families. Their kindness and close watch of their mother allowed Patsy many years in the home that she loved.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. of 655 East broad street tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252. (570) 668-2550

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 o'clock A.M. AM on Wednesday November 3, 2021 from St. John XXIII R.C.C. located at 307 Pine Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252.

Interment will be in SS. Peter & Paul R.C.C., Cemetery Owl Creek Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

Hillside SPCA
51 SPCA Road
Pottsville, Pennsylvania 17901

Online condolences may be made to the family at


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