Monday, January 3, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for Monday, January 3rd, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: January 3rd, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Dennis Eugene Graham
, 71, of Walker Township, PA and formerly of Bethlehem, Milwaukee, Illinois, and New Jersey, died on Sunday, January 2, 2022, at home. He was the husband of Judith (Michael) Graham to whom he would have been married 18 years this coming March. His first wife, Valerie (Valinoti) Graham died in 2002. 

Born in Herrin, Illinois on June 22, 1950, Dennis was a son of the late Kenneth and Georgia Delores (Childress) Graham. He graduated from Herrin High School in Illinois and earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Dennis served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and worked as a mechanical engineer specializing in pressure vessels for the former Foster-Wheeler company and then Growmark. He was a member of the Tamaqua C. H. Berry Post #173 American Legion and a social member of the New England Fire Company. Dennis enjoyed karate and at one time ranked second in the state of New Jersey. 

In addition to his wife, Judith, Dennis is survived by son, Travis Graham of Bethlehem, PA; daughter, Amanda Barney and her husband Kyle of Coplay, PA; stepsons, Richard Young of Bethlehem, and Thomas Young of Connecticut; a grandson; 3 granddaughters; brother, Kennith Graham and his wife Patricia of Illinois; and sister, Rebecca Graham and her partner Carolyn Everson of Wisconsin. He was predeceased by sisters, Jane Graham and Genean Sloan. 

Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials in Dennis’s name may be made to St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 Mauch Chunk Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252 or a charity of choice.

Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.


Michael E. Yaneck, 63, of Saint Clair, passed away Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Allentown.

Born July 11, 1958, in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Edward and Nancy Yaneck.

Michael was a 1976 graduate of Saint Clair High School and worked at Hexcel, Saint Clair. In Michael’s free time, he enjoyed riding his motorcycle, weightlifting and hunting.

He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Saint Clair.

Surviving are his wife, Diane (Chaklos) Yaneck; daughter, Allison Yaneck, fiancé of Nick Brouse, of Saint Clair; son, Justin Yaneck and his companion, Callie Hummel, of Minersville; and grandson, Nolan Yaneck.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, at St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 250 E. Hancock St., Saint Clair. The Rev. Monsignor William F. Glosser will officiate. Friends may call from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday at Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, 110 N. Second St. Saint Clair, PA 17970. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 18105. Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, East Norwegian Twp.


Dorothy Boros
, 85, of Saint Clair, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, at Schuylkill Center, Pottsville.

Born July 5, 1936, in Newark, N.J, she was a daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Geiger Seals.

Dorothy had many talents, having worked buying, repairing and selling real estate and worked in manufacturing and assembling tools.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Boros, on Oct. 4, 2021; brother, Robert Seals; and a sister, Marilyn Mayo.

Surviving are son, Anthony Ades Sr., of Saint Clair; daughter, Dorothy Meckes, of Saint Clair; three grandchildren, Anthony Ades, Colleen Reed and Steven Dowling.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, 110 N. Second St., Saint Clair. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown.


Alfonso "Al" Martinez
, 74 years of age, of Andreas, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 2, 2022, at home while in the tender care of his family.

Al was born March 17, 1947 in Corozal, Puerto Rico, and is a son of the late Alfonso and Demetria (Rivera) Martinez. Al was also predeceased by sisters Irma Alvarez and Carmen Marrero, brothers Jose "Pepito" Martinez, Miguel A. Martinez, and Jose L. "Bibi" Martinez.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 46 years, Margaret I. (née Wertman), daughter Sarah K. of Andreas, son James A. of Wanamakers and his fiancée Sonia Soto of Barranquilla, Columbia, brother Juan A. "Tony" Martinez sister Gloria Hoffman, sister-in-law Carmen Martinez, and many nieces and nephews.

A 1965 Bethlehem Catholic graduate, Al served honorably in the United States Coast Guard. He was a self-employed insurance broker and financial consultant. A devoted member of Zion's Stone Church of West Penn Township, Al was a former consistory member. Al also served on the Tamaqua 2004 Advisory Committee, served with the Schuylkill County United Way, was involved in the Boy Scouts of America as an adult leader, and merit badge counselor, was a member of the Andreas V.F.W. Post 5069, Schuylkill County Republican Committee, served as a Tamaqua Salvation Army Board member, belonged to the New Ringgold International Order of Odd Fellows, Orwigsburg Masonic Lodge 138 F&AM, and was a Shriner.

Al served multiple terms as a West Penn Supervisor, and on the West Penn Zoning Board.

He will be remembered for his kind heart, quick wit, and sense of humor. Many times cringe-worthy, frequently side-splitting, Al usually had a smile and a joke for everyone he met.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. of 2066 West Penn Pike New Ringgold, Pennsylvania 17960 (570) 386-5884

A Funeral service will be at 11 o'clock AM on Friday January 7, 2022 from the funeral home, Rev. Russell Campbell to officiate. Friends and extended family may call from 9:30 A.M. until the time of services.

Interment with Military Honors to be bestowed will be in Zion's Stone Church Cemetery in New Ringgold, Pennsylvania.

Memorials in his name to:
Alzheimer's Association
225 North Michigan Ave. Floor 17
Chicago, IL 60601


Drew E. Romberger
, 40, of Tower City, passed away Saturday, January 1, 2022 at the Lehigh Valley Hospital - East, Pottsville.

Born in Pottsville, February 11, 1981 a son of Scott and Jane Frew Romberger, Tower City.

Drew attended Pine Grove Area High School where he was on the wrestling team. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, baseball and football.

He was employed at Keystone Potato Products, Hegins.

Surviving in addition to his parents are a daughter, Madalyn Romberger, a son, Austin Romberger both of Maryland; a brother, Michael Romberger, Pine Grove. Four nephews.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 11:00 am from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc., Tower City with Pastor Annette Shutt officiating. Visitation will be from 10-11 am at the chapel.


Julie Fedako
, 93, of Ashland, PA passed away Sunday, January 2, 2022 at her home.

Born January 29, 1928 in Numidia, PA the daughter of the late John and Bertha (Fago) Litchko. She worked in the Garment Industry for many years until retirement.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Daniel Fedako, in 2014, whom she was married to for 64 years and 11 brothers and sisters.Surviving are a son: Daniel and wife Cheryl Fedako a daughter:Debbie Fedako.

Four grandchildren: Staci Johnson; Daniel Fedako, Rebecca, and Andrew.
Three great grandchildren: Ashlyn; Owen; and Deacon..

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Peter & Paul Ukranian Church,131 N. Beach St. Mt. Carmel. PA at 10:00AM Friday, January 7, 2022. with Rev. Michael Hutsko officiating. Interment in the Parish Cemetery, Mt. Carmel. Viewing Thursday evening, January 6, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 PM and 8:30-9:30 AM Friday morning at the Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland. Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Charles Heizenroth III, Supervisor.


Joseph F. Lynch
, 69 of Port Carbon, died Sunday at home.

He was born October 8, 1952 in Pottsville a son of the late Joseph F. and Lucy Dragna Lynch.

He was a Navy veteran and was stationed in Morocco, during the Vietnam War.

He worked for Muncy Glass and Lock, Pottsville, prior to retiring in 2015

Joe was member of Black Diamond Navy Club, Minersville.

Throughout Joe's life enjoyed golfing, going on cruises, and was a staple at the Coney Island, Yorkville, spending time with his wife and friends.

He was preceded in death by his nephew, David Guzick, 2013.

Surviving are his wife, Sandy Osborne Lynch with whom he celebrated 45 years on August 11; a brother, Charles J. Lynch, Las Vegas, NV; a sister, Mary Catherine Guzick, Pottsville; cousins.

Service of remembrance will be held 10:30AM Tuesday Jan 11th at James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville. Family and friends are invited to a visitation from 9AM until the time of services. The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions in memory of Joe be made to Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, 1117 Country Club Road Camp Hill, PA 17011. Interment with military honors will follow at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.


Loretta E. Fishburn, 75, of 92 Post Road Ashland passed away January 1,2022 at her home.

Born in Coal Township on March 11,1946 she was the daughter of the late Frank and Cecelia (Lubeskie) Tomol.

On July 10,1965 in the former St. Joseph’s Church in Mt. Camel she married Donald Lawrence Fishburn who preceded her in death on March 3, 1985.

She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish.

Surviving are one son, Keith Fishburn and his wife Heather of Mt. Carmel; one daughter Michelle Hines and her husband James of Muncy; four grandchildren Tyler, Wade, Michael and Chase; one great grandson Adam.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her significant other Thomas J. Evans on May 9, 2015 and one sister Marlene Mazurkevich.

Funeral services will be held at held convenience of the family. Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home 40 South Market Street Mt. Carmel, Joseph J. Stutz, III Supervisor is entrusted with arrangements.


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