Thursday, February 17, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for February 17th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: February 17th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Doris E. Daubert
, 87, of Cressona, passed away Wednesday, February 16th, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Schuylkill, E. Norwegian St., Pottsville.
Born in Cressona on October 5, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth & Elizabeth (Owens) Berger.

She was the wife of Wilfred S. Daubert. The couple celebrated 69 years of marriage on January 10th.
Doris was a graduate of Cressona High School.

As a homemaker, Doris's passion in life was caring for her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

In addition to her husband, she is also survived by three daughters: Donna, wife of Steve Fedoriska, of Nevada; Cindy, wife of Bob Schaeffer, of Auburn; & Carole, wife of Ron Schafer, of Schuylkill Haven; grandchildren: Steve Fedoriska, husband of Frances, Jennifer Bujak, wife of Tony, Kendra Reich, wife of Travis, Rachel Stoudt wife of Eric, Jared Schafer, husband of Heather, Brynn Schafer, fiance of Nicole Salviolo, great-grandchildren: Grayson, Cadence, Jack, Lorelei, Brady, Carson, Kyler, Mila, Poppy, Kennedy, & Jared, Jr. "JJ", a sister, Judy Sowinski, of Toms River, NJ, and nieces & nephews.

Doris is preceded in death by her sister, Janet Butz.

Services and interment will be privately held at the family's convenience.

At the family's request, memorial donations in Doris's memory may be forwarded to Schuylkill Haven Public Library, 104 St. John St. Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972.


Mary Ann Plocinik
, 78, of Somerset, NJ passed away peacefully on Tuesday February 15, 2022, at Robert Wood Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ.

Born in Mahanoy Plane, PA, she was the daughter of the late Daniel McCarthy and Anna Kerrigan.

She graduated from Mahanoy Area High School and worked for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the State House in Harrisburg prior to getting married to her sweetheart and best friend, Tom in 1964.

Mary shared an infectious kindness and generosity of spirit wherever she went. Her greatest joy was in caring for her family and raising her two daughters. She cherished and doted on her five grandchildren with great devotion.

Mary was deeply committed to her Catholic faith. As a member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Martinsville, NJ, she always attended daily Mass and was a member of the daily prayer group an avid prayer of the rosary. She was especially proud of her grandson Christopher who is a seminarian at Mount St. Mary’s.

She enjoyed traveling, trips to the shore, and going out to dinner, but most of all she enjoyed spending time talking and laughing with her family and friends. She adored her family near and far and looked forward to her frequent visits.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved brothers Stephen and Philip McCarthy as well as her son in law, Michael Tillotson. She is survived by her husband Thomas Plocinik to whom she was married 57 years and daughters Diane Tillotson of Bloomfield, CT and Julie Moore and her husband James of Alexandria, VA and her five grandchildren, Erica and Christopher Tillotson and Camilla, Phoebe and Finn Moore.

Friends and family are invited to attend calling hours on Sunday, February 20 from 6-8PM at Higgins Home for Funerals, 752 Mountain Blvd, Watchung, NJ 07069. Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, February 21 at 10:00AM at Blessed Sacrament Church, Martinsville, NJ with the Monsignor Eugene Prus officiating. Interment will follow at 3pm at Holy Rosary Cemetery, 1005 West Pine Street, Frackville, PA under the care of Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home in Frackville, PA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association on Mary’s Tribute page at or by mail: Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.


Thomas C. Zerbe Jr.
, 90, Harrisburg Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 13, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Thomas was born in Carlisle, PA on January 26th 1932 to father Thomas C. Zerbe, Sr. Esq and Anna Viola Reese Zerbe.

Thomas was a graduate of The Harrisburg Academy, Harrisburg PA, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA and Dickenson School of Law, Carlisle, PA. He was proud to be a part of the U.S. Marine Corps and was a retired Deputy Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

An accomplished equestrian, Tom greatly enjoyed his time with the Beaufort Hunt, Harrisburg PA, of which he had many happy memories and stories that he enjoyed sharing with family and friends.

Tom had a great respect for nature which he expressed through the art of horticulture. An accomplished and talented gardener, Tom would research and study native plants, how they interact with each other, and the benefits each would yield, both aesthetically and environmentally. The results were breathtaking gardens that would literally stop traffic.

Tom will be remembered by those who knew him as a deep-thinking philosopher, a man of uncommon moral and physical strength, and most of all, a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Tom is survived by his wife Mary (Curry) Zerbe, Harrisburg with whom he would have spent 60 years of marriage this upcoming June; his children: Erica Zerbe, Maryland; Mark Zerbe and his wife Amanda of Harrisburg; Tara McLaughlin and her husband Frank, Phoenixville; and his grandchildren who brought him much joy.

The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to Homeland Hospice for their compassionate care of Thomas, and for making it possible for him to remain at home with his loved ones.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions can be made, in Thomas's name, to Homeland at Home Hospice at 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 270 Harrisburg, PA 17110

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


Gene W. Soult
, age 73, of Barnesville, passed away Monday night at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown. 

Born at the former Locust Mountain Hospital he was the son of the late Albert and Gertrude (Hanlon) Soult. He attended Mahanoy Area High School and served with the United Sates Navy during the Vietnam War. He had been employed by Reading Anthracite and last worked for and retired from CarTech manufacturing in Reading. He was a fan of the Eagles, Phillies and the Sixers. 

He was preceded in death by an infant sister Betty Lou Soult, a sister Carol Furman and a brother Kenneth Soult. 

He is survived by his wife of 51 years the former Margaret Kufrovich, a son Matthew at home, two daughters Jessica Soult at home and Krista Evans and her husband Ryan of Girardville, grandchildren Mason and Maura Soult and Witten and Wyatt Evans, nieces and nephews and his sidekick, his dog Rocko. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral to be held on Tuesday at 12:30 PM from David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City. The Rev. Robert T. Finlan will officiate. Interment service with military honors will be at 2:30 PM at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville. 

Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6 to 8 PM and again on Tuesday beginning at 11:30 AM until time of service. Contributions in Gene's name to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family and will be accepted at the visitation.


Edwin Kindred
, 86 of Pottsville passed away Wednesday while at The Gardens at York Terrace.

Born in Pottsville on November 10, 1935, he was son of the late Edwin and Elizabeth Heck Kindred.

Edwin was a graduate of Pottsville Area High School. He then went on to work as a Crane operator for Bethlehem Steel. Edwin served in the United States National Guard for nearly ten years.

He was a part owner of Waterbed Delight in Pottsville and owned Ed’s Fly Shop where he loved talking to his customers and working on tying flies. He was the Former President of Trout Unlimited as well.

In his spare time, he enjoyed playing volleyball in the YMCA league and he was also a member of Whiteash Land Hunting Club.

In addition to his parents Ed is predeceased by two siblings; Elizabeth Sipple and Jeanette Phillips along with grandchildren; Joel Dinger and Tina Dinger and Amber Teter and Ben Kindred.

Edwin is survived by his loving wife Dolores Andrews Kindred and their children, Betty Jean, Dolores, Edwin, and Linda. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and ten great great grandchildren.

Funeral services are private at the convenience of the family with services entrusted to Grabowski Funeral Home. Interment will be on the grounds of Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven. Memories and condolences can be shared at


Joseph M. Rascavage, 88, of McKnight St., Gordon, passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at his residence. Born in Tamaqua, February 25, 1933, he was the son of Michael and Eva Zupersky Rascavage. He attended Tamaqua Schools, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving at the time of the Korean Conflict as a master carpenter at the Little Creek Naval Base in Virginia. Joe was employed as a welder at the New Columbia Joist Company in New Columbia Pennsylvania until his retirement. He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Parish, Ashland. His life memberships included the Bishop Schott Assembly of the fourth degree Knights of Columbus, Mt. Carmel, and the Ashland Elks Lodge #384. Preceding him in death was a brother Michael Rascavage.


Wife: Mary Barbara Kelly Rascavage, married 61 years

Daughter: Catherine wife of Tom Kenenitz, Doutyville

Daughter: Eva wife of George Jacavage, Elkridge, MD

Three Grandchildren: Thomas Kenenitz, Kelly Jo Clews, and Rachel Jacavage

Two Great Grandchildren: Shaylee Mae Clews and Thomas Kenenitz III

Three Nephews: Michael Rascavage and his wife Patty, Leonard Rascavage and his wife Cindy, David Rascavage and his wife Stacey

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, February 21 at 11 AM, in St. Charles Borromeo Parish Church, 1100 Walnut St., Ashland. Celebrant will be Rev. Brian Miller, pastor. Interment with Naval honors will follow in the New St. Mauritius Cemetery, Ashland. A viewing will be held Sunday evening, February 20, 2022, 6 to 8 PM in the funeral home.


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