Sunday, February 27, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for February 27th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: February 27th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Joseph C. Tucci
, 75, of Pottsville, passed away on Friday at Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital.

Born on March 10, 1946 in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Charles A. Tucci and Blanche M. Jaworowski Tucci. He was a 1964 graduate of Pottsville High School. He was employed by Dana Corporation before establishing JT Contracting, Pottsville, in 1973.

He was a member of the former St. Joseph’s Church and a current member of St. Patrick Church, Pottsville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Marilyn Beach and her sons Mark and Matthew Beach.

Joe is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Alice Skawinsky; his brother, F. John Tucci (spouse, Caroline), Pottsville; nieces and nephews. He is also survived by cousins, with whom he enjoyed a special relationship, Michael and Travis Nagy-Deak.

Joe enjoyed traveling with his wife to various locations from exotic islands to majestic mountains. He enjoyed skiing out west and in Canada, attending variety shows and musicals in Atlantic City, Las Vegas and Tahoe. He participated in darts, pool and pinochle leagues. He was an avid train enthusiast and loved to dance the polka.

The family will accept visitors at Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury Street, Minersville, on Wednesday from 6:00 P.M. and on Thursday from 6:00 A.M. Visitation will end promptly at 9:15 A.M. when a procession will form. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. in St. Patrick Church, 319 Mahantongo Street, Pottsville. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Hillside, Pottsville. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in memory of Joe to Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue,, Hillside SPCA, or St. Patrick Church,


Catherine Mary (Klein) Romig
, of Hughes Street New Ringgold, Pennsylvania passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at home at 64 years of age.

Born Friday, January 10, 1958 in Michigan the daughter of the late John H. and Grace E. (Harakal) Klein. Catherine was also predeceased by: infant daughter, Cali A. Romig and brother, John J. Klein.

Surviving are: her husband of 30 yrs, Wallace E. Romig III; daughters, Fallon A. Cruz and her husband David of State College, Heather L. Blatt and her husband Joshua M. of Wyalusing, Candace A. Miller wife of Charlie of Schuylkill Haven; brother, Thomas C. Klein and his wife Mary Beth of Tamaqua; sisters, Judith M. Williams and her husband Ron of Tamaqua, Ann M. Allen of Pelham, AL; sister-in-law Cynthia Klein of Tamaqua; grandchildren, Ava L. Reed, Emily G. Blatt, Nathaniel i. Cruz, Ethan J. Blatt, Jeremiah J. Cruz. Many nieces and nephews also survive Catherine.

A 1976 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School, Catherine earned her BSN in Nursing from Alvernia College. She was employed with Lehigh Valley Hospital 17th & Chew as a Geriatric Nurse. A member of St. Ambrose R.C.C. of Schuylkill Haven. Catherine was selfless, always putting others first. She spent her days with the companionship of her soul mate, Wallace. She enjoyed showering her children, and grandchildren with love. Catherine enjoyed gardening, trips to Ocean City MD, and the company of her fur baby Roxy.

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. of 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252. (570) 668-2550

A Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday March 3, 2022 from St Ambrose R.C.C, 201 Randel Street Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania 17972. Friends may call in church from 9:30 A.M. to 10:15 A.M., Msgr.. Edward Zemanick to officiate.

Interment will be in WoodLawn Memorial Park Cemetery 1500 Airport Road Allentown, Pennsylvania 18109.

Memorials in her name to:
Alzheimer's Association
225 N. Michigan Ave., FL. 17
Chicago, IL 60601


Rosemary T. Boyer
, 81, of Williamstown, passed away with her family by her side on Saturday evening, February 26, 2022, at Heritage Mills Personal Care and Memory Assistance Center.

Born in Pottsville, October 15 1940, a daughter of the late Paul and Kathryn Yentch Platzer. Rosemary was a 1958 graduate of the former Williamstown Catholic High School.

She was a retired Secretary for the Williamstown Borough. Rosemary was the church organist for over 65 years at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Lykens where she started playing in High School, and Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Williamstown. She also played at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Tower City and numerous other churches in the area.

She was an active member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Williamstown where she served as President of the Council of Catholic Women. She also was the past President of the Northumberland District Council of Catholic Women and held various positions in the Diocese of Harrisburg CCW. She was a member of the Williamstown American Legion where she could often be found volunteering. Rosemary was the former coordinator for Meals on Wheels in Williamstown.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert J. Boyer, 2014, her sister and best friend Eileen Sitlinger, 2021.

Surviving are her three sons; Robert J. Boyer and his wife Lisa, Safety Harbor, Florida, Paul A. Boyer and his wife Kimberly, Lykens and Mathew D. Boyer and his wife Maggie, Pine Grove. Seven grandchildren; Damien Silks, Devon, Andrew, Adam, Brian, Mason and Mallory Boyer, three great-grandchildren; Jayden, Gabriella Rose and Addelyn Silks, one brother; Robert Platzer and his wife Linda, Lykens. Three sisters, Kathy Dougher and her husband Pat, Loretta Adams and Joanie Ramberger and her husband Gary all of Harrisburg. Numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 10:00 am from Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Williamstown with Father Mike Opaki, AJ as celebrant. Visitation will be from 9-10 am at the church. Following mass a luncheon will be held at the Williamstown American Legion. Rosemary will be laid to rest privately in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 732 Main Street, Lykens, PA 17048 or Alzheimer's Association @

The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.


Clara A. Gaughan
, 81, of Ashland passed away Thursday at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.

She was born on June 25, 1940 in Ashland and was the daughter of the late Anna (Ratkiewicz) and Harry Yeager.

Clara was of the Catholic faith and was a member of St. Charles Borromeo-Ashland.

She was a graduate of Ashland High School Class of 1958.

Clara was a devout Catholic. She will be remembered for her intelligence, being an avid reader, fondness of current events, and attention to detail. Her keen eye for decorating created a warm and thoughtful home. She was a caring mother and grandmother, loyal wife and had many wonderful neighbors and friends. She had an enthusiastic work ethic. After 35 years at the Citizen’s Bank she embarked on several novel career paths. Upon her final retirement she enjoyed spending time with family and friends and continuing to foster her creativity through quilting and crafts.

In addition to her spouse, she is preceded in death by her brother Harry Yeager and sister Jean Devlin.

Clara is survived by; daughter Christine Gaughan-Davila wife of Dr. Virgil, FL; granddaughter Elysia Davila wife of Andrew Watts, VA; grandson Nicholas Davila, CA; several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place 11:30 AM on Saturday, March 5th at St. Charles Borremeo-Ashland. A visitation for family and friends will take place from 10:00 AM to 11:30 in the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Fountain Springs.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Clara’s memory can be made to St. Charles-Borremeo Memorial Fund, 1115 Walnut St, Ashland PA 17921.

Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home Inc, 901 Centre St, Ashland, PA 17921 has been entrusted with the arrangements.


Michael Fufla
, 69 of Ringtown, returned to his heavenly home on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

Michael was born June 24, 1952, the son of the late Michael and Anna Fufla. He was a caring son and brother and a very devoted husband and father.

A 1970 graduate of Mahanoy Area High School and a 1974 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, Michael earned his degree in electrical engineering and was an engineering instructor throughout his career. He worked for various local colleges, including the Pennsylvania State University, Kutztown University, and Lehigh Carbon Community College. His favorite job, however, was at SCI Mahanoy where he taught computer-aided drafting (CAD) from 1995 until his retirement in 2013.

He was a member of the former St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Mahanoy City, and later St. Michael's Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Shenandoah. He was an altar server in his youth and often read the Epistle during Divine Liturgy in his later years.

Michael was a big music buff and had the ability to name songs and artists from virtually any decade. He enjoyed having weekly “record shows” for his family and playing a variety of both old and new hits. He was also a fan of WWE, and he regularly tuned in each week to see his favorite wrestlers in action.

While his passing has brought great sadness to his family and friends, Michael has been joyfully reunited with his one true love, his dearest Eleanor, after five long months apart. They had been married for 35 years but knew each other for over 50, and they are happily together once again.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Michael is preceded in death by his sisters, Joan Fufla Brown and Nancy Fufla Copeland.

Michael is survived by his beloved and dedicated daughter, Julie Yagielniskie, with her husband, Scott, and an expected granddaughter. He is also survived by extended family

As per his wishes, the Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home is providing private services for his immediate family.

In Michael’s memory, enjoy a good dinner at your favorite restaurant with family and friends.


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