Thursday, November 4, 2021

Schuylkill County Obituaries for November 4th, 2021


Skook News Obituaries:  November 4th, 2021

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


George J. Guld
, 92, of Orwigsburg, passed away Wednesday, November 3rd, at Gesinger St. Luke's - Orwigsburg Campus.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on April 7, 1929, a son of the late Theresaand JosephGuld.

He was the widower of Mary E. (Klosinski) Guld, who passed away February 5, 2019.

He was a member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven.

He served in the U.S. Army and was previously employed as a professional land surveyor in New Jersey.

George is survived by his children George M. husband of Cecilia, Bucks County, Thomas J. husband of Pamela, Delaware County and Mary L. Guld, Montgomery County; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Monday, November 8th at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church in Schuylkill Haven, with Rev. Msgr. Edward S. Zemanik officiating.

A viewing for family and friends will be held prior from 9:15 am to 10:15 am at the Church.

At the family's request, memorial donations may be forwarded to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 3401 Civic Center Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19104. Please include "In Memory of George J. Guld" on the memo line.

Interment will be at Holy Sepulchre, Philadelphia at 1:30 pm.


Ronald T. Lesky
, 84, of Duncott, Cass Township, passed away peacefully with his daughter at his side on All-Saints Day, Monday, November 1 , 2021 at Green Meadows Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Malvern.

Born on April 29, 1937 in Minersville, he was a son of the late William and Anna Balanosis Lesky. He was a 1956 graduate of Minersville High School.

In 1955, he began his military service as a private in the 63rd Special Infantry Company, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. He was honorably discharged, however, to join the U.S. Navy in 1956. As he said, “I wanted to see the world”. He was a Machinist’s Mate Third Class Petty Officer on the U.S.S. Noa (DD-841), a destroyer in which he had several tours to the Mediterranean and Middle East. He described those days as among his most treasured.

By trade, he served in positions in the construction industry, specializing in plumbing. He enjoyed a long tenure as a Maintenance Engineer for the former Good Samaritan Hospital and retired in 1996.

Ronald was an independent spirit, living life on his terms while being faithful to God, family and friends. Through the years, he was known to be quite the griller and, like his mother, made a great pumpkin pie. He could fix anything. He enjoyed collecting antiques and having birds as pets. He also had a lifelong love for the Boston Red Sox. Described by many as “such a nice guy”, he was easy going and quite the jokester. Mostly, he was a good soul, a kind person, and the world is a better place for having had him in it.

He was a member of the former St. Francis Assisi Church (currently St. Michael the Archangel), Minersville.

He was preceded in death by a brother, William Lesky, in 1998.

He is survived by his daughter, Theresa Lesky Reynolds and a granddaughter Brynne Reynolds, both of Exton; his remaining brother, Bernard Lesky (spouse, Marguerite) of Hagerstown, Maryland, two nephews, Matt and Chris, and several great nieces and nephew. He also has remaining cousins from the Tarris and Walacavage families.

The family will accept visitors at Holy Family Parish of Minersville, 539 Sunbury Street, Minersville on Wednesday from 9:00 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Interment will follow at Saint Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Branch Township. In lieu of flowers, Ron’s family prefers donations Willow Tree Hospice Care, 61 E. Cypress St., Kennett Square, PA 19348 or any hospice organization of the giver's choice.


Albert E. Miles, Sr., 78, of Minersville, passed away on Saturday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Schuylkill – East.

He was born on March 25, 1943 in Tyrone, Blair County; and attended schools there. He worked for Conrail from the mid-seventies to early eighties. Al took employment in the restaurant business, working at the former Waffle King in Altoona. Continuing in customer service, Al began building sales routes and delivering for Schwan’s Fine Foods. He last worked for Universal Forest Products, Gordon before becoming disabled and retired.

In retirement, he enjoyed woodworking and making signs and decorations.

He was preceded in death by a brother, James Miles.

Al is survived by his wife of 43 years, the former Carrol J. Garis; a son, Albert E. Miles, Jr. (spouse, Jacquline), Cass Township; two grandchildren, Sebastian and Jevin Miles; a brother, Robert Miles; a sister, Mary Ann Miles. He is also survived by three stepsons, Dean Eberwein (spouse, Lorie), Altoona, Mark Eberwein, Altoona, and Andrew Eberwein (spouse, Cheryl), Laureldale; five step-grandchildren, Noah, Hannah, Zachary, Samantha and Breanna Gober; nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held from Dutcavich Funeral Home at the convenience of the family.


Michael J. Omlor
, 70, of Tremont, passed away on Saturday at home.

Born on April 21, 1951 in Pottsville, he attended Pottsville schools before joining the Army, where he served as a SP4 in Germany. He worked in the building construction trades as a member of the Laborers International Union, Local 471.

He was a member of the Pine Grove V.F.W, and a member of the Valley View Gun Club.

He was preceded in death by his son, Michael J. Jansen, Sr., in 2019; a brother, Charles Omlor, in infancy.

He is survived by his longtime companion, Mary Jane Kintzel; two grandchildren, Lydia Rose Jansen and Michael J. Jansen, Jr.; a stepson, Keith Kintzel (spouse, Terri), Birdsboro. He is also survived by five siblings, Leo Omlor, Smyrna Beach, Florida, Robert Omlor (spouse, Mary Jane), Pottsville, Ann Marie Orlosky, Reading, Marian Miller, Smyrna Beach, and Mary Mackiewicz, Myerstown; nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held from Dutcavich Funeral Home at the convenience of the family.


Dorothy King
, 92 years of age, beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, of First Street Coaldale, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at home while in the loving care of her husband of 68 years, John King, Sr., and her son whom she adored, John King, Jr..

Born Monday, September 9, 1929 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. the daughter of the late Joseph S., and Cecelia (Nowak) Zelinsky. Dorothy was also predeceased by; sisters, Anna Mae Kotch, Patricia A. Alonge; brother, Joseph A. "Chinnie" Zelinsky.

Surviving in addition to her husband, and son are; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Zelinsky; brother-in-law, Bernie Alonge. Many nieces, nephews, as well as brother and sister-in-laws also survive Dorothy.

A Tamaqua High School graduate, Dorothy worked many years in the Textile Industry. She was a member of St. Joseph's R.C. Church of the Panther Valley. Dorothy enjoyed reading, baking, and tending to her garden. Dorothy looked forward to preparing holiday meals and the excitement of spending time with her family.

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremations Services, Inc 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252. (570) 668-2550

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 10 o'clock AM on Tuesday November 9, 2021 from St. Joseph's R.C.C. located at 452 East Ludlow Street Summit Hill, Pennsylvania 18250. Rev. Robert George to officiate. Friends may call in church from 9:00 A.M. until 9:45 A.M.

Interment will be in Sky-View Memorial Park, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

Memorials in her name to:
Nurse Association of St. Luke's Home Health/Hospice
240 Union Station Plaza- 1st Floor
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015-1281

Online condolences or a fond memory of Dorothy can be expressed by visiting


Harry Richard "Richie" Arner, 94 years of age, of East Broad Street, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at St. Luke's Miners Memorial in Coaldale, Pennsylvania.

Born Monday, January 17, 1927 in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Robert, and Annabelle (Scheitram) Arner. He was also predeceased by his brother, Robert in 1934.

Surviving are; his beloved wife of 69 years, Mary Alice (Breslin) Arner; daughter, Kathy Carnish wife of James, of Tamaqua; sister, Faye Southam of Tamaqua; grandchildren, Dr. Erin R. Carnish and her husband Sean Bernard, Molly K. Carnish; great grandchildren, Colin, and Patrick Bernard.

A 1944 graduate of Tamaqua High School, Richie worked at the former Eames's Bakery in Tamaqua until being drafted in 1944 into the United States Army. Richie served overseas and upon his honorable discharge he enrolled in the Ford School of Business in Pottsville, graduating with an emphasis in Accounting in 1948. For a brief time, Richie worked for Mrs. Smith's Pie Co. on Center Street, before going to work at Peoples Trust Co., now M&T Bank of Tamaqua. He was hired by the former Atlas Powder Co, in 1950, and worked there until retiring in 1989, having served 38 years in the Accounting Department. In retirement, He worked for H&R Block of Tamaqua during tax season from 1981 - 2000. Richie enjoyed reading, was an avid Philadelphia sports fan, and enjoyed Penn State Football.

Richie was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tamaqua.

Private Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. of 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252. (570) 668-2550

Interment St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

Memorials in his name to:
St. Jerome Regional School
50 Meadow Ave.
Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252

Online condolences may be made to the family at


Katie Quick, 88, former Fountain Springs resident, passed away Thursday, November 4, 2021, at the Mt. Carmel Nursing Center, Mt. Carmel. Funeral arrangements will be announced. Visit The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of funeral arrangements.


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