Friday, December 17, 2021

Schuylkill County Obituaries for December 17th, 2021


Skook News Obituaries:  December 17th, 2021

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Rose Marie Spancake, 86, of Walnut St., Mar Lin, passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 in Lehigh Valley Hospital Schuylkill East.

Born on October 19, 1935 in Minersville, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Sr. and Julia Worchick Rodnick.

She was a member of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Minersville and was a Presser at American Argo Corp.

Rose enjoyed her grandchildren and great granddaughters.

Preceding her in death were two sisters, Catherine Strenkoski and Josephine Brozana.

Surviving are a daughter, Cheryl and husband Randy Hafer; a son, Carl and wife Helen Spancake, both of Pine Grove; two grandsons, Brian Hafer and David Hafer; a granddaughter, Hope and husband Jeremy Seaman; two great granddaughters, Bailee Seaman, who shared a birthday with Rose and Addison Seaman; a brother, Joseph Rodnick, Jr. and a sister, Mary Rodnick, both of Mar Lin; nieces and nephews.

All Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 415 N. Front St., Minersville, Pa. 17954 in her memory.

The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements.


Mary A. (Najunas) Logan
, 94 of Shenandoah passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at the Shenandoah Senior Living Community.

Born in Shenandoah on May 30, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Karpovich) Najunas.

She was educated in the Shenandoah public schools.

Mary retired from Ateeco Inc., Mrs. T’s Pierogies, Shenandoah.

She was a devout member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah and the former St. George’s Church. She was also a former member of the East End Field & Stream, Shenandoah.

She enjoyed working in her garden, senior bus trips to musicals and casinos, her four-legged companion, "Snitch" and most of all spending time with family and friends.

Surviving are her son, Albert C. “Butchey” Logan, Jr. of Shenandoah; two daughters, Roseanne wife of Harry Howard of Ringtown and Linda wife of Attorney Leo Breznik of Shenandoah; one sister, Helen Quillen of Florida; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were her husband, Albert C. “Butch” Logan, Sr. in 2011 and her grandson, David Howard in 2016. Also surviving are David’s wife and daughter, Rachael Howard and Mary’s great-granddaughter, Jemma Howard. She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Theresa, Adele, Ann and Beatrice and four brothers, George, Joseph, Bernie and Anthony.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 12:00 noon in St. Casimir’s Church, 229 North Jardin Street, Shenandoah, the sacred worship site of Divine Mercy Parish. Monsignor Ronald Bocian, Pastor will be the celebrant. A visitation will be held on Tuesday morning from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon at St. Casimir’s Church. Masks are preferred to be worn by those attending during the visitation and Mass. Mary will be laid to rest with her husband, Albert at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville at the convenience of the family.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Hillside SPCA, Inc., PO Box 233, 51 SPCA Road, Pottsville, PA 17901.

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


Arthur W. Moyer
, 75, a resident of Zion Grove, passed away at home on Thursday, December 16th, 2021.

A full obituary along with funeral arrangements will be posted upon completion.

Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


It is with great sadness that the family of Sandra Lee Carpenetti, age 68, announces her passing after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born in Hazleton on September 29, 1953, to parents Leo and Shirley Gosdick.

Sandra was a 1971 graduate of West Hazleton High School. Upon graduating, she pursued an education at Pennsylvania State University where she graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.

Sandra held various nursing positions throughout her career as a nurse. She is best known for her dedication working at St. Joseph’s Hospital, where she was employed until the hospital closed. It was there that Sandra felt at home and formed many long-lasting friendships with her fellow nurses and doctors.

Sandra resided in Mountain Top, Pa, for most of her life. She found happiness and joy in her home and working in her garden. She loved gourmet cooking, baking, and planting flowers. Sandra took pride in everything she did, but mostly in decorating her home, especially at Christmas. She also loved traveling, reading, and spending time with her beloved dogs.

Sandra is survived by the light of her life, her fiancé and caretaker, Anthony Palina of Frackville, PA and his sons Anthony and Nicholas Palina. She is also survived by her loving sister Cheryl Damico and her husband Daniel of Hazleton. She is preceded in death by her parents and both her paternal and maternal grandparents.

Arrangements are under the care of the Oravitz Home for Funerals, Shenandoah.

Friends are invited to celebrate Sandra’s life at a Christian burial service on Tuesday, Dec 21st at 10am at Mt. View Cemetery, West Hazleton.

In honor of Sandra’s love of animals, The family welcomes donations in her memory to the Hazleton Animal Shelter.


John Mark “Hondo” Hylan
, 63, of Frackville, PA, passed away Wednesday, December 15th, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest, Allentown.

Hondo was born in Mahanoy City, PA on March 2, 1958, a son of the late Rose (Engle) and Jack Hylan.

He graduated from Marian Catholic High School Tamaqua Class of 1977.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

He coached Mahanoy City Little League and CYO Basketball.

Hondo worked as a community support specialist for CARES in Tamaqua.

He was the husband of Eileen (Veneski) Moyer-Hylan.

John is also survived by three daughters, Ann Marie, wife of Ricky Williard, of New Boston; Jennifer, wife of Seth Kendall, of Medway MA; Samantha, wife of Andrew Gudonis, of Locust Gap, and survived by 5 Grandchildren Max, Zalen, John, Molly, and Mason.

Friends and family may call Tuesday December 21st, from 10 to 11 am.

A Religious Service will be held at the Funeral Home at 11 AM on Tuesday, December 21st, with Deacon Dave Henninger officiating.

Interment at National Cemetery Fort Indiantown Gap Annville, PA.Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Visit to sign the guest book, view Tribute Video and send sympathy cards.