Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for January 25th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: January 25th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Alvaro Sanchez
, 39, of Tamaqua, PA died at home on Sunday, January 23, 2022. He was the husband of Molly Petro. 

Born in San Pedro Cholula, Puebla, Mexico, on December 23, 1983, Alvaro was a son of Paula (Almonte) Sanchez of Cholula, Puebla, Mexico and the late Margarito Sanchez. He was a dedicated employee of Luigi’s Brick Oven Pizzeria, Tamaqua and in his spare time he was an avid soccer fan. 

In addition to his wife Molly and mother Paula, Alvaro is survived by children, Samantha Sanchez, Luis Sanchez, and Genarosa Sanchez; step-daughter, Thalia Arocho; brothers, Angel Sanchez of Mexico and Horacio Sanchez of Hazleton, PA; and several nephews and nieces. 

In addition to his father Margarito, he was predeceased by a brother, Abel Sanchez. Private services were held at the convenience of the family. 

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


Terry Lee Haas
, 73, of Frantz Rd., Pine Grove, passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2022 in Geisinger St. Lukes in Orwigsburg.

Born on April 19, 1948 in Pine Grove, he was a son of the late Furman and Clara Strausser Haas.

Terry was a 1966 graduate of Pine Grove High School and an Army veteran having served during the Vietnam War (1966-1971).

He was a Diesel Mechanic by trade and a Maintenance Supervisor for various diesel trucking companies over a 20+ year period. Most recently he worked alongside his wife and sons as part owner and operator of the Red Lion Cafe, Pine Grove.

Terry was very involved in Boy Scouts, having served as Scout Master for Pack 611 in Pine Grove for many years. It is here that Terry made his greatest impact on others, specifically on scouts that have since grown from boys to men and carried on the leadership lessons that he taught them. He had the pleasure of pinning the Eagle Scout award, the highest award in scouting, on several scouts that he mentored as Scout Master, including his own son Zachary. He was also a member of the Camp Pine Grove Association, a life member of the Pine Grove VFW Post 3432 and member of the Schuylkill County Corvette Club.

He loved his wife Cheryl, his sons and his grandchildren. He could always be found watching his son Andrew play or coach soccer, his son Zachary play or coach baseball, his grandson Jackson play football, his granddaughter Mia play volleyball and his granddaughter Emerson sing at her recitals. He loved his country and corvettes - of which he owned two. When the weather was right, it was not uncommon for he and Cheryl to disappear for a while and take to the road in one of them. Terry was an avid sports fan, especially baseball and football. He loved Coastal Carolina University baseball and Penn State football.

Terry was a true leader, not only by the words he spoke, but by the way he treated others and by the way he lived his life. He could be tough as nails, he was definitely passionate about the things that were important to him, but he was also the most kind and compassionate soul that you'd ever want to meet. He lived life on his terms, but always put everyone else in front of himself. If someone needed a hand, Terry was there to help.

Preceding him in death was a sister, Lois Shollenberger.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Cheryl Morgan Haas; two sons, Zachary Morgan Haas and Andrew Morgan Haas, both of Pine Grove; three grandchildren, Jackson, Mia and Emerson Haas; two sisters, Evelyn Tobias, Judy and husband Russ Stump, both of Pine Grove; a brother, Lynn and wife Laura Haas of Donaldson; a brother-in-law, Ronald Shollenberger of Pine Grove; nieces and nephews.

Graveside Services and interment will be held on Terry's birthday on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery with Pastor Jason Stump officiating. There will be a procession leaving the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove promptly at 9:15 A.M. Anyone going in the procession is asked to be at the Funeral Home by 9:00 A.M.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to Camp Pine Grove Association, P.O. Box 81, Pine Grove, Pa. 17963 in his memory.


Vikki L. Bohr
, 62, of Rock Rd., Schuylkill Haven, passed away on Friday, January 21, 2022 in Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.

Born on February 28, 1959 in Lebanon, she was a daughter of Margaret Stoudt Arnold of Jonestown and the late Robert W. Arnold.

She was a 1977 graduate of Northern Lebanon High School and attended cosmetology school.

Vikki was a care giver and enjoyed helping people.

Surviving are her husband of 35 years, Raymond L. Bohr, Sr.; three sons, Nathaniel and wife Emily Bohr of Texas, Raymond L. Bohr, Jr., Austin and wife Kayla Bohr, both of Minersville; three grandchildren, Benjamin, Olivia and Dominic; two sisters, Gwendolyn Arnold of Jonestown and Pamela Burger of New Cumberland.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Roedersville Mennonite Church, c/o Jean Hurst, 1085 Rock Rd. Schuylkill Haven, Pa. 17972 in her memory.

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


Dawn F. Rhein
, 91, of Meadow View Rd., Pine Grove, passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2022 at home.

Born on November 25, 1930 in Friedensburg, she was a daughter of the late Wilson and Hattie Kramer Reber.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Friedensburg.

Dawn had been Owner of Meadow View Farms. After retiring, she enjoyed traveling with her friends.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Emmett Rhein; two brothers, Carl Reber and Sterling Reber; a sister Arlene Leymeister.

Surviving are two daughters, Paula and husband William Dithrich of Meadville, Kathie and husband Barry Newswanger of Pine Grove; three sons, Terry Rhein, Craig and wife Pam Rhein, both of Pine Grove, Bruce and wife Jessa Rhein of Palmer, AK; 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove with Pastor Daryl Martin officiating. There will be a viewing on Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow in St. John's Union Cemetery, Friedensburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to Advantage Home Health and Hospice, 1502 Route 61 Highway S, Pottsville, Pa. 17901 in her memory.

You may send condolences online at www.hlsnyderfuneralhome.com


Eleanor Louise Kramer, 92, of Cressona, died Monday January 24, 2022 at Schuylkill Center, Pottsville.

Born in Ringtown, She was a daughter of the late Clarence and Mae (Deebel) Zimmerman.

She was a graduate of Frackville High School.

Eleanor worked at the A&P in Frackville before starting her family.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Frackville.

She was preceded in death by her husband Roy Kramer in 2015; brother Leonard Zimmerman and a sister Marguerite Dunn.

Surviving are 2 daughters Alice Kramer of Cressona; Carol Homka and her husband John of Schuylkill Haven; 3 granddaughters Melissa Lehman and her husband Mathew Sr. of Waretown, NJ; Stacy Moyer and her husband Eric of Schuylkill Haven; Amy Hasara and her husband Nathaniel of Muncy; 6 great grandchildren Matthew Lehman Jr., Jack Lehman, Ryder Moyer, Mason Moyer, Chloe Hasara and Brody Hasara. Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00Am Saturday January 29, 2022 from Nice- Hart Funeral Home, Inc, 9 North Lehigh Avenue Frackville, PA 17931 with Rev, Carl Shankweiler officiating. Friends may call from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hillside SPCA PO Box 233 Pottsville, PA 17901. Burial will be private at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery , Annville.


Delroy Wolfe
formerly of Pottsville and Valley View, Pennsylvania passed away on January 24, 2022, at Providence Place of Pine Grove where he was briefly a resident.

Delroy (Del) was born in Spring Glenn, Pennsylvania on August 4, 1939, and was the son of Paul and Violet Snyder Wolfe.

Del started school in a one-room schoolhouse near Gratz, Pennsylvania. Later, he attended the Hubley Township School and went on to graduate from Tri-Valley High School and the Ford School of Business. For much of his career, Del was employed as an accountant by AlliedSignal. As a child he worked on his family's farm and also helped run his parent's general store in Klingerstown, Pennsylvania.

Del worked hard to provide for his family and had a strong work ethic, which he passed on to his children and grandchildren. He was a former member of the Tri-Valley Lions Club where he was named a Melvin Jones Fellow for his dedicated service. Del was an avid Hershey Bears fan and season ticket holder for over 30 years. He enjoyed fishing, camping and the outdoors. He kept busy playing the guitar, reading, and watching the news. He delighted in attending his grandchildren's events and took great pride in their accomplishments. Del was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Lykens.

Del is survived by a son Brian and his wife Barbara Blaschak; a daughter Karen and her husband Daniel Turbert; and his beloved grandchildren: Mara, Aden and his fiance Sarah Metzinger, Liam, Ari, and Katie. He is survived by nephews Art and Dan Renkel, their wives Bonnie and Susan, as well as many members of the extended O'Reilly, Wolfe and Snyder families. He is preceded in death by his wife and best friend of 57 years Anne O'Reilly Wolfe, his parents Paul and Violet Wolfe, as well as a sister Una Wolfe Renkel.

Del's family is very grateful for the compassionate care he received throughout his illness from Lehigh Valley Schuylkill, Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest, Providence Place of Pine Grove and Compassus Hospice Care.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held from the Our Lady Help of Christians R.C. Church, 732 East Main Street, Lykens on Monday, January 31, 2022, at 11:00 am, with Rev. Michael Opoki AJ as celebrant.

Interment will be private in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.

Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, is in charge of arrangements.

Donations in Del's memory may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at www.jdrf.org


Laura W. Lyden
, 93 of Ashland, PA passed away Monday, Jan. 24,2022 at the Gardens At York Terrace, Pottsville, PA. 

Born in Shamokin, PA August 23,1928 she was the daughter of the late Hiram and Ruth (Hunter) Weikel. She was a member of Bethany E.C. Church, Ashland, graduated from Ashland High School class of 1946, worked for many years at Ashland National Bank, Pennsylvania National Bank and Dr’s. Joan and Richard Nicholas until retirement. The family would like to thank the staff at York Terrace for the care and attention they gave to the Mom while she resided at the nursing home. 

Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were her husband James Lyden in 1989 and son Dail Lyden in 1983; two sisters: June Guchin and Ruth Weikel preceded her in death also. Surviving are a son James husband of Barbara Lyden, Daughters Susan Tesno and Patricia wife of John Moyer all of Ashland. Ten grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren. 

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 5,2022 at 11:00 AM from the Kull- Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland, PA. Rev. Dennis Snyder officiating. Interment in St. Mauritius Cemetery, Ashland, PA. Visitation time 9:30-11:00 AM Saturday Feb.5th. 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Ashland Public Library, 1229 Center St. Ashland, PA. Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home Inc., Charles Heizenroth III, Supervisor.


Lamar P. Elier, 83, of Pottsville, passed away at his home on Saturday.

Funeral services are private at the convenience of the family. Grabowski Funeral Home is entrusted with services. Visit www.grabowskifuneralhome.com.


Dennis L. Farnsworth, 70, of Ashland, passed away Saturday, January 22, 2022, at the Geisinger Shamokin Community Hospital, Coal Township. Born in Shenandoah Heights, January 15, 1952, he was the son of the late Charles and Ruth Hill Farnsworth. He was a graduate of the Mahanoy Area High School, class of 1969, and was employed as an electrician at the Indiantown Gap Military Base, Annville, until his retirement. Preceding him in death was a brother Ronald.


Caretakers: Eugene and Maureen Locker

Many great cousins and friends!

A graveside memorial service is being planned for a later date. Visit www.Fritzfuneralhome.com.


Angela M. Stutzcavage, 28 of Aristes passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, January 23, 2022.

Born at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville on September 30,1993, she was the daughter of Frank and Wendy (Ambrose) Stutzcavage who survive.

She was a 2012 graduate of Mt. Carmel Area High School.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her son, Mason Matthew James; one brother, Michael Stutzcavage; maternal grandmother, Antoinette Stutzcavage; paternal grandparents, Joe and Nancy Ambrose.

Angela was preceded in death by her brother, Matthew Stutzcavage; an uncle, Rick Ambrose and paternal grandfather, Frank Stutzcavage.

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


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