Friday, November 5, 2021

Schuylkill County Obituaries for November 5th, 2021


Skook News Obituaries:  November 5th, 2021

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Charles W. Hepler, 74, of Cressona, passed away Thursday, November 4th, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Schuylkill, E. Norwegian St., Pottsville.

Born in Pottsville on August 6, 1947, he was a son of the late William & Grace (Straub) Hepler.

He was the husband of Gail L. (Bittle) Hepler.

Charlie last worked at Tremont Power Plant as the Control Room Operator.

He was a member of St. Mark's UCC Cressona, a Life Member of Cressona Fire Company #1, and belonged to the Roedersville Gun Club, Cressona Lodge F&AM #222, and Schuylkill Valley Corvette Club.

In addition to his wife, Charlie is also survived by two sons: Brian Hepler and Chad Hepler, both of Cressona; a sister, Ann Krammes, of Mechanicsburg; & a brother, Larry Hepler, of Martha's Vineyard.

In addition to his parents, Charlie is also preceded in death by two brothers: Luther and Donald Hepler.

Celebration of Life Memorial services will be held Saturday November 13, 2021 at St. Mark's UCC 30 Pottsville Street, Cressona, with Rev. Kevin Fruchtl officiating. A visitation will be held from 9:30 until the time of service at the church.
Interment will be privately held.

At the family's request, memorial donations in Charlie's memory may be forwarded to Brindle Buddie and Friends Inc., PO Box 39 Kutztown, PA 19530.


Arlene Elizabeth Wagner, 97, of Tower City, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

Born in Orwin, July 25, 1924, a daughter of the late Edward and Bessie Reedy Hoffman.

Arlene enjoyed life. She loved having a good time and being out and about with her family and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband James "Nick" Wagner; a daughter, Pat Kline; two grandchildren, Todd Kline and Kelly Keenan.

Surviving are her three children, Jim Wagner, Mount Joy, Carol Green, Tower City and Jane Underkoffler, Lebanon. One sister, Loretta McDevitt, Florida. Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Arlene will be laid to rest privately in the St. Peter's Cemetery, Orwin.

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


Anthony J. Lewullis, Jr., age 79, of Bridgeport, affectionately known as “Tony” or “GPT”, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at Wayne Center. Born in Girardville, Anthony was the son of the late Anthony J. Lewullis, Sr. and the late Theresa (nee Manchese) Lewullis, the beloved step-father of Melissa (Nick) Gangone, the cherished brother of the late Antoinette (Joe) Bogden, adoring grandfather of Mia Spiron, and the proud “Uncle” of his “niece” and Goddaughter Lisa Steele and his ”nephew” Michael Gorski. Lisa and Michael are Anthony’s best friend, the late Leonard Gorski’s children.

Anthony was a graduate of Norristown High School, Class of 1960 and then served our country in The U.S. Army from 1962 until 1965 in Korea. While in the Army, Anthony earned the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in the signal corps. After the Army, Anthony attended trade school and later became a draftsman, working for Machined Metals Manufacturing, Inc. He was a former member of Sacred Heart Church. He enjoyed his weekly shopping trips, spending warm evenings on the porch with neighbors and cherished the times that he spent traveling and vacationing with his family.

Relatives and friends are invited to Anthony’s Memorial Mass on Friday, November 5, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 120 Jefferson Street, Swedesburg, Upper Merion Twp., PA 19405, where the family will greet guests from 9:30 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. Interment will be in St. Vincent's Cemetery in Frackville, PA at a later date. The family would appreciate memorial donations to The American Heart Association, 1617 John F. Kennedy Blvd. #700, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Graveside Services will be held Monday, Nov. 8,2021 in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Frackville,PA.


Rosalie Ann Rodgers, 83, of Hamburg, passed away November 4, 2021, at St. Joseph Hospital.

She was the widow of Albert Rodgers.

Born at home in St Clair PA on September 27, 1938, she was a daughter of the late George and Wanda (Konopka) Yanek.

Rosalie was a 1956 graduate of St. Clair High School.

She was employed by the Schuylkill Valley School District and BCIU as a teaching assistant.

Family and faith were always paramount to Rosalie; she was a member of St Mary's Roman Catholic Church and a very active member in the Women's Guild; always willing to serve anyone in need.

She enjoyed quilting, reading, line dancing and jigsaw puzzles.

Rosalie is survived by her daughter, Sharon Rodgers, Baltimore, MD and her son, Scott Rodgers, companion of Lauren White, Philadelphia PA; and with many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Walter Yanek and George B. Yanek.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, November 8, 2021, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 94 Walnut Rd, Hamburg, PA 19526 followed by a light lunch. A visitation will be Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be private at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Mary’s R.C. Church, at the above address or a charity of your choice. Burkey and Driscoll Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be recorded at


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