Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for February 16th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: February 16th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


John Simon, 84, of Baker St. Minersville, passed away on Sunday, February 13, 2022 in Schuylkill Center, Pottsville.

Born on August 22, 1937 in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late William and Louise B. Simon.

He was an Army Veteran having served with the A Btry 433d AAA Msl Bn

John worked in Maintenance at Cardinal Pool Systems.

Preceding him in death was his wife Margaret E. Newlin Simon on March 1, 2020; a son James Simon.

Surviving are his son Raymond John and wife Eliana R. Simon of Sugarloaf; two grandchildren, Brian R. Simon and Kyle A. Simon.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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


Debra A. Butler
, 64, Girardville passed away unexpectedly Tuesday at her residence.

Born in Ashland, she was a daughter of Joseph Subick Port Charles, FL and the late Katie McHale Subick.

She was a 1977 graduate of the former Cardinal Brennan High School and was a CNA working in the healthcare industry until retiring in 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband Michael S. Butler and by two sons Harry and Michael Butler.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her son Shawn and his wife Shannon Butler, Frackville, her three daughters; Katherine Butler, Girardville, Angela ( Bill Joyce ) Butler, Girardville and Kelly Butler, West Milton; her step-mother, Margaret Subick, Girardville; one brother Joseph Subick, Girardville and three sisters: Ann Subick, Fountain Springs, Lisa wife of Heath Ressler, Girardville and Tracey wife of Bill Picht, New Ringgold. She is also survived by her 18 grandchildren whom she loved deeply; Kaley, Amanda, William, Kolton, Abigail, Shawn, Shane, Bradlee, Irelynn, Cody, Blake, Madison, Grace, Harrison, Tanner, Hunter, Spencer and Ava; her nieces; Jamie, Courtney, Larissa and Danielle; a nephew, Shawn; her cousin Stephanie wife of Pete Kleeman and by several great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Girardville, with Rev. Brian Miller officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Fountain Springs. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers the family prefers contributions to help defray funeral expenses.

Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Girardville, is in charge of arrangements.


Anna Weissmiller, 101, of Minersville, died Tuesday at Seton Manor.

Born on July 24, 1920 in Mahanoy City, she was a daughter of the late Alex and Eva (Wensky) Melusky, moving to Minersville when she was two years old. She attended St. Francis Parochial School and Minersville High School before working in the local garment industry. She was also employed in various positions at Alco-Tex, Allied Signal, Detroiter and M&Q Packaging.

She was a member of the former St. Francis of Assisi Church, where she was a member of the Women’s Sodality. She also worked in the St. Francis School cafeteria. She was a current member of Holy Family Parish of Minersville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter H. Weissmiller, in 1968; a daughter, Shirley Close, in 2016; five siblings, Joseph Melusky, in infancy, Francis Melusky, killed during World War Two, Helen Calabrese, Alex Melusky and Kate Bassler.

Anna is survived by a daughter, Ann Klouser, Canton, Georgia; two granddaughters, Caryn Kiraly (spouse, Bryan), Wayne Township, and Caralyn Noel (spouse, Kirby), Wayne, New Jersey; five grandchildren, Christian, Lauren, Joshua, Jack and Eli. Anna is also survived by her sister, Antoinette “Tessie” Balulis, also a centenarian, of Minersville; a brother, Raymond Melusky, Syracuse, New York; nieces and nephews.

Services are private. Interment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Branch Township.


Olaf Robert Saugen who was born in Oslo, Norway on February 16, 1938, moved to Sacramento upon his retirement in 1986, passed away Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He had emigrated to the US and became a citizen in 1976.

Enjoying reading, music, photography and gardening he lived a quiet life in his retirement.

As a young man he had written news articles for a small local weekly newspaper, the beginning of a lifelong career as a newspaper man. He later became the managing editor of an Oslo daily and, after his arrival in the US, went to work for the Philadelphia-based Germantown Courier and later for the Philadelphia Inquirer, first as a copy editor and later as a department editor.

He was appointed Director of Advanced Systems for the Inquirer and the Daily News in 1975, charged with managing the installation and implementation of computerized production of both newspapers, several years before this technology became commonplace in large metropolitan newspapers.
He subsequently worked for Boston-based Atex Publishing which manufactured such systems for newspapers worldwide and later for California-based Newsmaker systems for television news systems.

Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 8 years old Saugen battled with managing the disease for the rest of his life. When discussing it with other diabetics he would say "You can manage your diabetes or have your diabetes manage you." He received the Joslin diabetes Center's 50 year Certificate of Achivement in 1996 and receive the institute's 75-year bronze medal in 2021.

There are no survivors.

There will be no services.

Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery, Sacramento, PA.

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


Logan Kane Evans
, 24, of Schuylkill County, passed away unexpectedly Friday while visiting his father and grandmother in Orwigsburg.

Logan was born Dec. 8, 1997, in Pottsville. He was a son of Brent Evans and Carolyn Scheidel Moyer.

He attended Blue Mountain School District.

Logan was a member of the Lighthouse Church.

He will be remembered for his loving spirit and kind heart. Logan enjoyed riding his scooter, hunting, fishing and anything outdoors. His heart was dedicated to family and helping others.

He most recently worked in Pembroke Pines, Florida, as a roofer.

Logan was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Bruce L. Evans; maternal grandfather, John H. Scheidel; paternal great-grandparents, Robert and Lolly Zeledonis; and aunt, Linley Brooke Evans.

Logan is survived by his loving parents, Brent A. Evans and Carolyn Scheidel Moyer; his stepfather, John J. Moyer; his siblings, Falon, Haley and Colten. He is also survived by his nephew, Jayce; paternal grandmother, Lynn Evans; maternal grandmother, Carolanne Scheidel; his uncle, John Scheidel II; his aunt, Jacqui Scheidel.

A viewing will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Grabowski Funeral Home, Schuylkill Haven. A Celebration of Life service will begin at 2 p.m. officiated by Pastor Bill Orf.


Rosalie M. Fetterolf, 92, of Rosies Lane, Ashland, passed away Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at the Green Valley Nursing Center, Pottsville. 

The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, will announce funeral arrangements.


Joseph M. Rascavage, 88, of McKnight St., Gordon, passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at his residence. 

The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, will announce funeral arrangements.


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