Saturday, January 29, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for Saturday, January 29th, 2022

                                                                                                                     

Skook News Obituaries: January 29th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.

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Lucille P. Christ, 74, of S. Felty Rd., Pine Grove, passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at home.

Born on October 16, 1947 in Pine Grove Twp., she was a daughter of the late Heber Sr. and Tovilla Schaeffer Mease.

Lucille had been a bartender at the Ten Pin Club in Pine Grove.

Preceding her in death were her husband Clair Christ; two daughters, Tami Christ and Jody Christ; and a sister Alice Zimmerman.

Surviving are two grandchildren, Cherokee Christ and David Boltz; a sister, Ruth McMullen; two brothers, Heber Jr,. and wife Patricia Mease, David Sr. and wife Patricia Mease, all of Pine Grove; nieces and nephews.

All Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital Memorial Giving 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, in her memory.

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

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Robert G. Heckman
, 75, of Pottsville, passed away Thursday Jan. 27, 2022, at Lehigh Valley Health Network-Cedar Crest, Allentown.

Born Nov. 17, 1946, in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Gerald B. and Cecile (Smith) Heckman.

He was a graduate of Pottsville Area High School and McCann School of Business.

Robert worked as a long haul truck driver, before driving for Boscov’s Dept. Stores and busses for the Pottsville Area School District.

He was a member of First Primitive Methodist Church, of Saint Clair; Train Association, of Orwigsburg, and a volunteer tax preparer.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Michael E. Heckman, David Heckman and Gerald Heckman.

Surviving are children, Suzanne M. Molin and her husband, John, of Tucson, Ariz., son, Michael T. Heckman and his wife, Bernadette, of Minersville, Michele L. Furman, widow of Brian, of Lavelle, Kimberly A. Swartz and husband, Brian, of Cumbola, Robert C. Heckman, of Minersville, and Jennifer Menchefsky, of Minersville; one brother, Raymond Heckman; sister, Beverly Schock; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, 110 N. Second St., Saint Clair, PA 17970, with the Rev. Jack Culbert officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 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 held at a later date.

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Susan E. Williams, 70, of Minersville, formerly of Browns Mills, N.J., died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street, Pottsville.

Susan E. Williams, 70, of Minersville, formerly of Browns Mills, N.J., died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street, Pottsville.

Born Jan. 27, 1951, in Shenandoah, she was a daughter of the late Jay P. and Carolyn (Warning) Williams.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Corning College.

She was a member of the Lutheran faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Nan M. Williams and Arline M. Pillows; a brother, Kyle J. Williams.

Surviving are two sisters, Carolyn Scull and her husband, Ernest, of Browns Mills, N.J., and Jeanne Bendura and her husband, Mark, of Kirkville, N.Y.; five brothers, James Williams, Philadelphia, Thomas Williams and his wife, Barbara, of Southampton, N.J., Jay Williams and his wife, Susan, of Oak Island, N.C., Russell Williams and his wife, Veronica, of Mahanoy City, and Harry Williams and his wife, Kathy, of Morea; nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be held at a later date in German Protestant Cemetery, Mahanoy City.

Born Jan. 27, 1951, in Shenandoah, she was a daughter of the late Jay P. and Carolyn (Warning) Williams.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Corning College.

She was a member of the Lutheran faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Nan M. Williams and Arline M. Pillows; a brother, Kyle J. Williams.

Surviving are two sisters, Carolyn Scull and her husband, Ernest, of Browns Mills, N.J., and Jeanne Bendura and her husband, Mark, of Kirkville, N.Y.; five brothers, Thomas Williams and his wife, Barbara, of Southampton, N.J., Jay Williams and his wife, Susan, of Oak Island, N.C., Russell Williams and his wife, Veronica, of Mahanoy City, and Harry Williams and his wife, Kathy, of Morea; nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be held at a later date in German Protestant Cemetery, Mahanoy City. Nice-Hart Funeral Home Inc., Frackville, is in charge of arrangements.

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Betty H. (Laudeman) Edmondson
, 95, currently of Shenandoah and a resident of Ringtown for the greater part of her life passed away early Saturday morning, January 29, 2022 at the Shenandoah Senior Living Community.

Born in Ringtown on January 2, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Daniel H. and Elizabeth (Krieger) Laudeman.

She was a graduate of the former Conyngham Township High School.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed in manufacturing.

Betty was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Ringtown.

She was truly a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and cherished the time spent with her family.

Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were her daughter, Diane Shuman; two brothers and two sisters. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are her son, Randy Lee Eisenman of Ringtown; three daughters, Bonnie Barilla of Kulpmont, Pam Eisenman and her husband Jim of Mahanoy City and Carla Hartz and her husband Jim of Nescopeck; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services in St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Ringtown with interment in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Ringtown will be announced and held at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy can be made in Betty’s memory to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, PO Box 211, Ringtown, PA 17967.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah is in care of the arrangements.

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Josephine L. Boris,
93, a lifelong resident of Tresckow, passed away Friday morning at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Treskow, she was the daughter of the late Bartholomew and Elizabeth (Romanell) Ricco.

Josephine was a member of Church of All Saints, McAdoo.

Prior to retiring, she was employed with the Hazleton Area School District.

Josephine was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and will be sadly missed by all.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Preceding her in death, was her husband Richard Boris (2011); sisters Carmella Fogarty, Marie Barnhart, Thelma Mayshock, and Theresa DeMarco; and brother Nicholas Ricco.

Surviving, are her daughters Donna Boris, of Tresckow; and Deborah Machey and husband Jerome, of McAdoo; granddaughters Amanda Motil and husband Stephen, and Alyssa and Alison Machey; great-granddaughter Nora Motil; and nieces and nephews also survive.

Her funeral will be held Tuesday. Rev. Msgr. William Baker will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial in Church of All Saints, McAdoo, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Gabriel’s R.C. Cemetery, Hazleton.

A calling hour will be held Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the church.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to All Care Hospice for their compassionate care for Josephine.

The Damiano Funeral Home, Inc., McAdoo, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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