Monday, February 28, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for February 28th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: February 28th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Rev. AmyJo Kirkpatrick
, 51, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Saturday, February 26th, at her residence.

Born in Reading,on May 12, 1970, a daughter of Melanie (Berger) Alting and Joseph McGlinchey, of Boyertown.

She was the wife of Gregory N. Kirkpatrick.

She was a graduate of Boyertown High School and then received her Degree in Divinity. She was the Pastor at St. John's Church, Port Clinton.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by her daughter Victoria Fisher wife of Seth, Bernville; a son Jordan Kirkpatrick, Orefield; grandson Deacon Fisher; and a sister Megan Shaner wife of Ian, Boyertown.

Amy was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Rayfield and Isabel Berger and her paternal grandparents Joseph and Ella McGlinchey.

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held at 11 on Friday, March 4th at St. John's Church in Port Clinton,with Reverend Bob Burkey officiating.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 until the time of the service at the Church.

Interment will be private at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.


Francis "Fritz" Gavaletz, 83, Pottsville enterered into eternal rest Sunday, February 27 at his residence surrounded by his family.

Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral 515 West Market Street Pottsville PA 17901 has been entrusted with arrangements.


Raymond F. Steranko, 70, of Port Carbon, died Saturday February 26, 2022, at his Son’s house surrounded by his family in Schuylkill Haven.

Born in Pottsville, May 28, 1951, He was a son of the late Raymond and Esther (Shunosky) Steranko.

He retired as a Business Agent and Union Representative in the Carpenters Union Headquartered in Oregon.

Ray loved watching college football and basketball, especially Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Ray always said he bled green. He loved cooking, the beach, following Nick’s band, traveling and going on cruises with Dolly. Ray will be there in spirt by his son’s side for all of Nick’s music gigs.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Dolly (Prock) Steranko; a son Nicholas Steranko and his wife Molly of Schuylkill Haven; 2 granddaughters, Olivia and Aubrey Steranko of Schuylkill Haven; a brother Stephen Steranko of Brigantine, NJ, many close cousins and friends.

As per Ray’s request private services are entrusted to the Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, St. Clair at the convenience of the family.


Rose Marie Skibiel, 86, of Minersville, passed away Friday afternoon at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

Born in Minersville she was a daughter of Alexander and Josephine Wentz Sumoski.

She was a 1953 graduate of Minersville High School. She was a member of the former St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Minersville and a member of Holy Family Parish, Minersville. She was a Bell Telephone Operator and also worked in the local garment industry. Rose Marie enjoyed crocheting and was an avid reader.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Joseph a brother Leonard Sumoski and an infant sister.

She is survived by a son Joseph Skibiel and his wife Patricia, Brier City; 2 daughters, Rose Ann Skibiel, Harrisburg and Theresa Miller and her husband David, North Carolina; 7 grandchildren, Michael, Shawn and Joshua Neidlinger, Joseph Skibiel, Lori Ann Burkert and William and Rebecca Miller; 6 great grandchildren, Alexander, Blaine and Evan Neidlinger, Alexandra Skibiel, and Daniel and Anna Burkert ; nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Matthew the Evangelist Church of Holy Family Parish, 139 Spruce St., Minersville at 10 AM Friday . Relatives and friends may call at the Donald J. Butler Funeral Home, 328 Sunbury St., Minersville on Friday morning from 8AM to 9:30 AM. Internment will be in St. Stanislaus #2Cemetery, Minersville.



These obituaries are being  brought to by

Anthony Urban Law Offices. P.C.

No comments:

Post a Comment