Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for January 19th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: January 19th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


William F. “Buck” Delinsky
, 90, died peacefully in his sleep on January 17, with his wife of 64 years by his side.

Buck is survived by his wife, Shirley (Miller) Delinsky; children Susan Kutchinsky (Chas), Janie Roberts (Tom) and Bill (Kathleen). He was grandfather to six grandchildren: Kelly Gigliotti (Fred), Nicole McFetridge (Adam), Kevin Kessock, Taryn Mahon (Jimmy), Natalie Delinsky and Tess Delinsky as well as four great grandchildren with another on the way. He was preceded in death by his father John Delinsky, mother Emma (Domblosky) Delinsky and brother John Dalinsky.

Buck was born and raised in Gilberton, PA and attended Gilberton High School, Class of 1948. His adult life was spent in Frackville, PA where he was a member of the former St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church. He was employed at Cummins Diesel, Inc in Ashland for 42 years where he served as regional and then corporate parts manager until his retirement in 1995.

Anyone who ever met Buck knew he loved to talk, especially about his children and grandchildren as well as his love (and sometimes disdain) for the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles. Buck loved sharing stories and was always eager to hear how his grandchildren were doing with work, school, etc. He also could talk - or rather debate - for hours about Philadelphia and Penn State sports, particularly with his many friends at the Frackville Elks, where he was a member for 50 years.

Buck truly valued family and friends. He often shared in later years how much he missed those who passed before him. His memory of so many things was uncanny. He would share stories of classmates and high school games especially the great local basketball teams when he was younger. He fondly remembered coaching little league and teener league baseball and still remained in touch with some of his players. He would also share tales of his experiences seeing the Brooklyn Dodgers and great players like Ted Williams as well as witnessing Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 point game. Buck enjoyed sharing these stories and his incredible memories of life over a beer, a round of golf, or just an afternoon visit in his living room.

In the end, Buck died as he wanted in his home with the love of his life beside him. In life and in death, Buck did it his way! He will be missed dearly by all who loved and knew him.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Open Arms Ministry in St Clair,

Services and burial will be private.

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Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home Inc., Frackville is in charge of the arrangements


Elizabeth Linda Sorrentino
, 74, of Lansford, PA, died on Sunday, January 16, 2022, in Bethlehem, PA. 

Born on June 23, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of the late Edward F. and Mary (Dittmar) White. Linda was the wife of Philip Sorrentino to whom she was married 57 years. A very warm and caring soul, Linda loved spending time with her family, as well as watching old western television shows, listening to the music of Dean Martin, and decorating her home for the holidays. 

In addition to her husband, Philip, she is survived by sons, Philip Sorrentino of Queens, NY and Darryl Sorrentino of Lansford; daughters, Deneen Dunn and her husband Kenneth of Long Island, NY and Tara Mann and her husband Eric of Boston, MA; grandchildren, Danielle, Nicholas, Sean, Justin, Renee, Madison, and Casey; an expected great grandchild; siblings, Theresa Mulero of Trenton, NJ and Mickey White of upstate NY; and several nephews and nieces. 

She was predeceased by siblings Maria Casdia and Harold White. Online condolences may be offered at 

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


Regina “Jean” M. Hahn
, 91, of Tamaqua, PA passed on Monday, January 17, 2022, at home with her daughters and granddog, Mindy by her side. She was the wife of the late William Hahn who died in 1997. 

Born in Mary D, PA on April 14, 1930, Jean was a daughter of the late Harry and Alice (Bradley) Stillwagner. She worked for Purling Mills, the Atlas, and Wood Brothers; but would best be remembered for her breaded oysters when she worked for Anchor Deep. Jean was a former president of the tenant association at the High Rise and worked at the Tamaqua Historical Museum. 

She is survived by daughters, Marilyn Hahn and Alice Hahn; son, Harry Hahn; 11 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild; brother, Edward Stillwagner of Cumbola; several nieces and nephews; and her best friend and beloved granddog Mindy whom Jean adored. 

She was predeceased by a son, William Hahn in 2020; a grandson, Jason Hahn in 2014; a sister, Elizabeth Nortavage; and a brother, Robert Stillwagner. 

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.


Joanne Marie Yarrish
, 89, of Schuylkill Haven, PA, passed away Wednesday, January 19th, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Schuylkill, E. Norwegian St., Pottsville.

Born in Saint Clair, PA on January 7, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Elizabeth (Hoffer) Burke, wife of the late Joseph T. Burke.

She was the widow of John J. Yarrish who passed away in 1972.

In addition to her parents, Joanne is also preceded in death by her brother, John A. Zelinsky.
She attended St. Clair schools.

Joanne retired from Schuylkill Haven Trust after years of service as a bank teller. She was also formerly employed by Lewis News Agency, Schuylkill Haven.

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

Joanne also belonged to the St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Summer Hill's quilting group.She enjoyed volunteering her time with the Schuylkill Haven Food Pantry, and the Red Cross Blood Drives at Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Schuylkill Haven.

Joanne is survived by two sons: Michael J. Yarrish, of Harrisburg; & Patrick J. Yarrish, of Orwigsburg, five grandchildren: Allison Burke, wife of Kevin, Jacqueline Lockowitz, wife of Justin, John Yarrish, Kimberly Yarrish, & Jamie Donahue, wife of Jason, two great-grandchildren: Kara Burke, & Mollie Burke.

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 25th at Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home, Inc., Schuylkill Haven.

A viewing will be held at the funeral home from 9:30 AM until the time of service.
Interment will follow the service at St. Ambrose Cemetery, Cressona, PA.

At the family's request, memorial donations in Joanne's memory may be forwarded to St. Jude's Children's Hospital: 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Elaine L. Kamp
, 70 of Orwigsburg passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, after a brief stay at Seton Manor. She had battled cancer courageously for the past year.

Born, July 18, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Wrone and Rose Miller Peifley.

She attended Blue Mountain School District and was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Orwigsburg.

Elaine recently retired from her employment at Seton Manor in 2016 where she worked in laundry services.

Elaine is survived by her daughters, Tina Butler wife to Scott of Schuylkill Haven and Lori Palko wife of Daniel of Orwigsburg. She is also survived by grandchildren, Victoria Spitler, Alexandria Spitler, and Lauren Palko along with her sister Diane Miller of Schuylkill Haven and nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Orwigsburg with Pastor Mike Petresky officiating. Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services. Interment will follow on the grounds of Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven. Grabowski Funeral Home, Schuylkill Haven is entrusted with services. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Ruth Steinert SPCA, 18 Wertz Drive, Pine Grove, PA 17963. Memories and condolences can be shared at


Delores R. Neiswinter, 93, former Ashland resident, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at the Geisinger Shamokin Hospital, Coal Township. 

The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, will announce funeral arrangements


James Roy Berger, 62, of Fountain Springs, PA passed away early Tuesday morning, January 18, 2022 at home after a long battle with cancer, with his wife by his side.

Born March 10, 1959 at Locust Mountain Hospital, Shenandoah to the late James R. Berger, and Gail (Timmins) Berger of Frackville. Jim worked for Goulds Pump, Ashland, as a coremaker, retiring in 2002. Jim loved life and never passed up the chance to tell a funny story or joke. He loved going on adventures with his family and despite the pain he endured he never complained. instead he would be the one to comfort someone else. He will be missed dearly by all, especially his dog Opie.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby A. (Rowland) Berger, Fountain Springs. Daughters Krista L. Berger, Ashland and her children Gemma M. Berger and Luke J. Jusinski; Ashley N. Berger and companion Sean, Fountain Springs; and a son, James R. Berger III and his son Landyn J. Berger. Mother Gail Timmins Berger, Frackville and sister Pamela Berger Jaskierski ( Anthony), Bowmansville, PA. Nieces and nephews.

James was preceded in death by a sister, Daneen L. Berger.

A private memorial will take place at a later time at the convenience of the family.

Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Inc, is in charge of arrangements. Charles Heizenroth III, Supervisor.


Mary J. Moyer
, 93, of New Ringgold, passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. She was the wife of the late Junior R. Moyer, who died January 30, 2009. 

Born in Tamaqua, she was the daughter of the late Warren and Jennie (Arndt) Breiner. She was of Protestant faith. Mary was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a homemaker and dedicated her life working on the family farm with her husband. She enjoyed spending time doing cross stich and plastic canvas projects. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Linda J. Moyer in 1976. 

Surviving is a daughter, Sandy, wife of Alan Romberger of New Ringgold; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and two granddaughters-in-law. 

Services will be private. Interment in the Steigerwalt’s Church of God Cemetery, McKeansburg. Contributions may be made to Evangelistic Faith Missions, PO Box 609, Bedford, IN 47421. 

Arrangements are being handled by the Hartman Funeral Home, 1791 West Penn Pike, Rte. 309, New Ringgold. Online condolences may be made at

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