Thursday, January 13, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for January 13th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: January 13th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Paula Kriner, 52, Pottsville entered into eternal rest Thursday morning at Broad Mountain Nursing & Rehabilitation, Frackville.

Services have been entrusted to Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home 515 West Market Street Pottsville.


Kevin C. Coller, Sr.
, 56, of Hamburg, passed away unexpectedly on January 10th at Geisinger St. Luke's Hospital, Orwigsburg.

Born in Reading, on October 22, 1965, he was a son of the late Earl and Clara (Stoudt) Coller.

He worked in construction as a laborer.

Kevin was a volunteer Fire Police for Shartlesville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers: Irvin and Earl and sister, Darlene Koles.

Kevin is survived by his wife, Estella (Burke) Coller; a daughter, Sammy Jo Coller, of Mohrsville;
four sons: Kevin C. Coller, Jr., companion of Tonya Smith, of Orwigsburg; Cody A. Coller, of Douglassville; Ryan I. Coller, of Summit Station; and Hunter S. Coller, of Summit Station; 7 grandchildren; brothers: Kenneth and Clare Coller and Danny Stoudt; sister, Sharon Peterson; several nieces and nephews.

Services are private at the convenience of the family.

Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.


Eugene P. Williams
, 91, of Tower City, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at the Tremont Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Tower City, June 22, 1930, a son of the late Paul and Elizabeth Burns Williams. Gene was a graduate of the former Tower City High School.

He was retired from Penn State Hershey Medical Center, a job he enjoyed and looked forward to greeting and meeting people.

He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Chapel, Tower City. He was also a former member of the Tower City Loyal Order of Moose and Orwin Fire Company.

Gene enjoyed being around and talking to people. At the age of 13 he was the first person in Schuylkill County to donate skin grafting for a local resident in need.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Carol Miller Williams, Feb. 3, 2017 and a sister, Gail Unger.

Surviving are a brother-in-law, Lyle Miller, Virginia, nieces and a nephew. Gene is also survived by his caregivers, Larry and Rose Reiner, Tower City.

Religious services will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 11:00 am from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc., Tower City with Father Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Williamstown. Viewing will be from 10:30-11:00 am at the chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Chapel, c/o Most Blessed Trinity Parish, 113 Cherry Street, Tremont, PA 17981.


Larry 'Gunslinger' Gilbert
, 67, of Ringtown, passed away Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 at the Lehigh Valley Hospital in Pottsville.

Larry was born in Ringtown, on August 11, 1954, a son of the late Thelma (Singley) and Ralph Gilbert.

He was a 1972 graduate of the North Schuylkill high school, and graduated from the Schuylkill Business Institute, with a degree in computer programming and electronics.

He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Ringtown, and a longtime active member of the Flying Aces Motorcycle Club.

Thoughout his lifetime, Larry was a mechanic who enjoyed working on everything from sewing machines to cars, to his true passion, Harley motorcycles. He also was a talented artist and proprietor of Gunslinger Tattoos.

In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by a brother, Lee Gilbert; a sister Loretta Mix, and his nephew, Lee Gilbert, Jr.

Larry is survived by his wife of 38 years, Shirley (Motsko) Gilbert of Ringtown and by his daughter, Gretchen Gilbert, of Frackville.

He also is survived by a sister, Linda Gilbert, of Reading, and by his beloved dog, Abby.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend a viewing from 10-11 AM on Wednesday, January 19th 2022 at the Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, 412 West Main Street, Ringtown. Graveside services will be held following the viewing at St. John's Memorial Park in Ringtown, with Rev. Craig Zimmerman officiating.

The Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home is providing services for Larry's family during this time of need.