Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for January 12th, 2022

                                                                                                    

Skook News Obituaries: January 12th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.

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Anna Pisko
, 88, of Exton, PA and formerly of Nesquehoning, PA, died on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, in West Chester, PA. She was the wife of Bernard V. Pisko who died on May 22, 2012. 

Born in Coaldale, PA on April 3, 1933, Anna was a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Polanski) Suda. A 1951 graduate of the former Coaldale High School, Anna had been a very active member of St. Mary Orthodox Church in Coaldale. A loving mother, she was especially dedicated to her family. Anna is survived by son, Michael B. Pisko and his wife Michelle of Chester Springs, PA and numerous nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Mary Ann; her 8 brothers; and her 3 sisters. 

Graveside services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, January 15 in Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown, PA with The Very Rev. James P. Weremedic officiating. Memorials in Anna’s name may be made to St. Mary Orthodox Church, 217 First Street, Coaldale, PA 18218. COVID-19 protocols will be followed. Online condolences may be made at www.zgfuneralhome.com. 

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

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Sean Michael Myers
, 45, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away at home on Tuesday, January 11th, surrounded by his loving family. Sean was married to the love of his life, Erin Marie (Nevadomsky) Myers in 2008. Together, Sean & Erin have a son, Aiden Michael Myers, and twin daughters, Elizabeth Ann Myers & Lily Veronica Myers.

Sean is preceded in death by his infant daughter, Lexandra Elizabeth Myers.

Born in Reading, PA on January 25, 1976, he was a son of the Patricia Ann (Ruhf) Birosik and William Birosik, II, of Schuylkill Haven.

In addition to his parents, wife, and children, Sean is also survived by a sister, Sasha Birosik, a brother, William Birosik, III, his grandmother, Nancy Birosik, an aunt, Steph Birosik, his father & mother in-law, John & Joan Matukewicz, and beloved dogs, Lexi & Simba.

Sean earned his bachelor's degree in Restaurant & Business Management from Johnson & Wales University.

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

Sean had worked in construction as an electrician. He was also a chef at his family's restaurant, The Nutty Pear, Schuylkill Haven.

A devoted father, Sean enjoyed spending time outdoors with his family. He had served as a coach and was the former president for Schuylkill Haven Biddy Wrestling. He was an active volunteer to the Schuylkill Haven Football program.
He earned his black belt in karate at Driscoll Institute of the Martial Arts, Pottsville.

Sean had an outgoing personality and called anyone he met a friend.He loved to serve his community and always thought of others before himself. He loved to try new things, and always excelled.
Sean bravely battled Multiple Myeloma since 2011. He always remained positive throughout his illness and he fought so hard to stay with his family as long as he could.

A viewing will be held at Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home, Inc., Schuylkill Haven, on Monday, January 17th from 4 to 6 PM.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, January 18th at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven. An additional time for viewing will be held at the church from 9:15 to 10:15 AM on Tuesday.

Interment will follow mass at St. Ambrose Cemetery, Cressona.

At the family's request, memorial contributions in Sean's memory may be made to support his children. Checks should be payable to Erin Myers and mailed in care of Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home, Inc., 25 E. Main St., Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972. Contributions can also be made to Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and mailed to University of Pennsylvania, Multiple Myeloma Research Fund in care of Dan Vogl MD, Pearlman Center 12-176, 3400 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104. Please place "In Memory of Sean Myers" on the memo line of your check.

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Elizabeth “Betty” Marie (Leary) Wychulis
died peacefully on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at the age of 91.

Elizabeth is survived by five children: Arlene (Wychulis) Snyder, husband Paul Snyder, Bethlehem; Adolph (Ace) Wychulis, wife Nancy Zebraitis, Shenandoah; Sharon (Wychulis) Dalley, widow of Michael Dalley, Shenandoah Heights; Janet (Wychulis) Dellinger, husband Frank Dellinger, Shenandoah; Dean John Wychulis, husband Lawrence Capozzelli, Junedale; five grandchildren, Dana (Zulkowski) Van Horn; Ryan Snyder; Danielle (Wychulis) Woznisky; Sarah Dalley; Eric Wychulis; and thirteen great grandchildren: Eden, Noah, Joshua, Caleb, Jordan Van Horn; Chase Snyder; Raegan, Ava and Jonah Snyder; Brayden and Brody Ladick, Kashton and Delaney Woznisky. She was preceded in death by a child before birth, parents, John Leary and Elizabeth (Vinsko) Leary; one sibling John Leary Jr.; son-in-law, Michael Dalley; grandson, Russ Snyder.

Elizabeth was born on November 19, 1930 in Shenandoah. She was very proud of her Irish heritage. As a little girl she cherished walking hand in hand with her dad along the railroad tracks singing “O Danny Boy.” Betty told stories about how she was known to have hopped a train or two and share half sandwiches with the railroad workers. She graduated from J.W. Cooper High School class of 1948. During her youth she would attend dances at the local dance halls. It was there at one of those dances a handsome Lithuanian boy Adolph “Al” Wychulis had caught her attention with his wonderful dance skills. On October 6, 1951, she married her Lithuanian lad, soul mate, and the love of her life. They were happily married for nearly 68 special years filled with the truest love, devotion, and faithfulness to one another. Betty’s strong work ethic began right out of high school when she traveled to Philadelphia to help support her mother. Her endless hard work mindset continued right through to her retirement from Bemis Manufacturing, Hazelton at 62 years of age. As a lifelong member of the Roman Catholic Church, she kept her catholic faith close to her heart.

Betty enjoyed traveling, one of her fondest memories was her trip to Hawaii. Although she loved to experience places a far, she thoroughly enjoyed spending time on her boat at Lake Wallenpaupack with her family. Her and Al’s favorite place to spend their summers was at their house in the Pocono Mountains near Lake Wallenpaupack with the entire family taking them fishing, tubing, water skiing, swimming, or having cookouts on the deck and swimming in the pool. Betty was most known for her excellent chef skills, from soups to ethnic dishes and desserts. Her grandchildren have the best memories baking with nana.

A lover of innovation, she enjoyed acquiring the new latest device. Her grandkids always were amazed how tech savvy she was. Betty always enjoyed to crochet, drink coffee by the wood burning stove and looking out the window while saying her rosery. Most times Betty would be spotted with her camera in hand, she captured all her family’s special moments, especially her grandchildren’s sporting events not missing a single one.

Throughout her life she found enjoyment teaching and guiding her loved ones with special traditions, values and morals. Betty’s family will proudly pass those customs on for generations to come along with her very strong work ethic, which could be seen as she rarely missed a day of work, go into work in bad weather, do double shifts when needed.

She will always be remembered as a loving, devoted, faithful wife to Adolph and a doting, proud mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. As a very warm-hearted, caring, compassionate, kind, and selfless woman who wanted nothing more than to have her family close building memories for a lifetime, which is something she most certainly accomplished.

A religious service will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 10:00 am at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St. Shenandoah with Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian officiating. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Dawn Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Betty’s life during her viewing on Saturday morning from 9:00 am until 10:00 am at the funeral home.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah is in charge of the arrangements.

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Donna Hughes
, 66, of Sheppton, passed away Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 at her residence.

Donna was born in Weston, on February 10, 1955, a daughter of the late Alice (Minnig) and Irvin Fahringer.

She was a graduate of the Hazleton high school, and the McCann School of Business, with a degree in medical coding.

Along with working for the Hilton Reservation Center in Humbolt for 12 years prior to its closing, Donna also worked in the garment industry and was retired from the former Gitman Brothers Shirt factory in Ashland.

Donna loved to sew, knit and crochet. She also loved her pets - dogs, birds and cats.

She is survived by her husband of the past 16 years, Michael Hughes, and by a son David and his wife Michelle, of Australia, and their children, Donna's grandchildren, Natasha, Jamie Lee, and Qiana.; and her sister Joan Swan, of North Carolina.

7 step children and 23 step grandchildren, along with great grandchildren also survive.

The Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home of Ringtown is providing private funeral services for her family, and Donna will be laid to rest at Northumberland Memorial Park in Stonington, following the service.

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Joyce A. Ebling
, 84, of Pottsville, passed away peacefully at her home Sunday morning.

Born in Pottsville, July 11, 1937, she was a daughter of the late William and Flora Miller Ebling.

Joyce was a 1955 graduate of Pottsville Area High School. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Pottsville. Joyce worked at Alpha Mills for over 47 years in their billing department before retiring.

In addition to her parents, Joyce is preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Schneider and Betty Mullins; and four brothers, William, Joseph, Irvin and Ray Ebling; and great-nephew, Nicholas Ebling.

Joyce is survived by one brother, Harold C. Ebling, husband to Mary, of Pottsville; plus numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and -nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Grabowski Funeral Home, Schuylkill Haven, with Pastor Chris Rothharpt officiating. A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will follow services on the grounds of Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven. Memories and condolences can be share at www.grabowskifuneralhome.com.

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Frances Jean Morten
, 84, of Minersville, passed away Tuesday, January 11th, at LHVN Schuylkill East. 

Frances was born in Minersville, on May 20, 1937, a daughter of the late Josephine (Menzenga) and Frank Savini. She was the widow of Arthur J Morten Jr. She was a member of Saint Matthew the Evangelist Minersville as well as the former St. Barbara Church, Minersville. Frances was formerly employed as an EKG Technician. 

In addition to her parents and her husband, Arthur , she was preceded in death by Sisters; Anna Tucci & Katie McGowan and a brother Gregory Savini Frances is survived by a daughter, Linda M. Harder three sons Edward J Morten, Daniel F., husband of Mary Morten,and Arthur J Morten III. Frances is also survived by two sisters, Gloria, wife of Jack Zavatsky, Ella Reynolds, and a brother, Frank Savini. 

All Services are private at the convenience of family. 

Interment at Saint Barbara Cemetery. Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville entrusted with the arrangements.

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Janalene M. Bensinger
, 67, of New Ringgold, passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown Campus. She was the wife of Roy E. Bensinger. They were married on December 21, 1996 and celebrated 25 years of marriage. 

She attended Butler Middle School and graduated from North Schuylkill High School, Ashland. She was a 20-year U.S. Navy Veteran, retired with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. In recent years, she worked at Boyer’s Food Market, Tamaqua. 

Born in Ashland, she was the daughter of Ann C. (Thomas) Hanson of Gordon and the late Raymond E. Grosser Jr. 

Surviving in addition to her husband Roy and her mother Ann, is a sister, Jean Anne Lute of Gordan; two brothers, Raymond E. Grosser III of Oklahoma, and Peter Selinsky Jr. of Gilberton; step-son, Eric Bensinger and his wife Deborah, and their three daughters, ZoĆ«, Penelope and Posie, of Mary Esther, Florida; step-daughter, Alyssa, wife of David Colangecco of Andreas; cousin, Regina Sager of New Ringgold. 

A private family graveside service and interment will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at the Drehersville Evangelical Cemetery, Drehersville. 

Arrangements are being handled by the Hartman Funeral Home, 1791 West Penn Pike, Rte. 309, New Ringgold.

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