Thursday, March 31, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for March 31st, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                

Skook News Obituaries: March 31st, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 

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David H Rich, 84, from Pottsville, PA passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at Providence Place in Pottsville.

Born on September 12, 1937 at home in Pottsville, son of Alfred and Bella Rich. He is preceded in death by brothers Sam Rich and Archie Rich. And survived by sisters Sally Mintzer (nee Rich) and Jeanne Luckenbilll (nee Rich).

David was a 1955 graduate of Pottsville High and a member of the Varsity football and track teams. He is a graduate of Penn State University and holds a master’s degree from Temple University. He settled in the Philadelphia area with Susie Rich (nee Coller) to raise a family of five daughters, Debby, Katie, Judy, Dianne and Patti. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and a great, great grandchild.

For 30 years he worked as an aerospace engineer in Civil Defense for General Electric, Martin Marietta and Lockheed Martin. He was active in Delaware County, PA politics and served as a committee man organizing local elections. He was a devoted Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles fan. He enjoyed family vacations at the Jersey Shore and entertained many with stories from his summer lifeguard experiences in Wildwood NJ.

In consideration of the family, a private memorial service will be held.

Contributions if any in lieu of flowers to Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131

Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.

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Genevieve "Jean" Donald
, 86 of Owl Creek Road, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

Born Friday, February 14, 1936 in Forestville, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late John and Rose (Berzowski) Pellish. She was also predeceased by her husband, John W. "Kayo" Donald in 2000.

Surviving are sons, Scott D. Donald and his wife Stephanie, Coopersburg, PA and John W. Donald and his wife Pahlinna, Georgia; daughters, Candice M. Triano of Tamaqua, with whom she resided and Sandra J. Donald, North Carolina; 13 grandchildren: Amber Lee and her husband Greg, Bethlehem; Nicholas Triano, Paige Triano, Devin Kunkel, Breanna Kunkel and Stellah Kunkel, Tamaqua; Taylor Wilkerson and her husband Phillip, New York; Logan Donald, Georgia; Colin Donald, Payton Donald and Piper Donald, Coopersburg; Dylan Delay, Reading and Ryver Hatter, North Carolina and 1 great grandchild, Benjamin Lee.

Catholic by faith, Genevieve loved playing Bingo at the former Saint Jerome's Church but her greatest pleasure was time spent with her grandchildren. She was a graduate of Minersville High School. She worked for Filloy's Bakery making pizza shells and bread and many may remember Genevieve working at Dunn's Pizza Stand at the Hometown Farmers Market.

Arrangements have been entrusted to E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc, 655 East Broad Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252, 570-668-2550

A Celebration of Jean's Life will be held on Thursday April 7, 2022 from 5:00 P.M. till 7:00 P.M.

Private interment Sky View Memorial Park Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

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Frank “Pinky” Pancavage,  94, formerly of MarLin, passed away Monday evening at the Schuylkill Center, Pottsville.

Born in Port Carbon, he was the son of Andrew and Anna Pancavage.

Frank was educated in the Port Carbon schools. He was a member of St. Matthew the Evangelist Church of Holy Family Parish, Minersville. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a plasterman and cement finisher. and was a member of the MarLin American Legion and the Marlin Fire Co. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and a fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and the Philadelphia Eagles. He was also a member of the U.S. Military Order of the Cootie, which is the Honor Degree of the VFW. Membership is recognition of outstanding service to the VFW and its programs.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son Michael Pancavage, 3 brothers, Andrew, John and Tony and 2 sisters, Martha and Anna.

He survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth Bagucansky; a son Frank Pancavage and his companion Cheryl Price, MarLin; 2 daughters Linda, MarLin and Bonnie Phillips and her husband Glen, Pottsville; 5 grandchildren, Jennifer, Kelly, Kacy, Abbey and Eric and 1 great grandchild Lukas; a sister Libby Wikstrom, California; nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday at 1PM from the Donald J. Butler Funeral Home, 328 Sunbury St., Minersville. Relatives and friends can call at the Funeral Home on Tuesday from 10AM until the time of the Service. Interment with Military Honors will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Pa.

The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions in memory of Frank to either the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas. or to Tunnels to Towers, 2361 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, N.Y. 10306. Contributions will be accepted at the funeral home.

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Maryann Wapinsky Stencovage
, 89, of Saint Clair, passed away peacefully March 29, 2022.

She was born Nov. 4, 1932, in Frackville, a daughter of the late Anthony "Tony" and Anna (Dudonis) Wapinsky.

Maryann was the devoted wife to Joseph Stencovage for 67 years, whom preceded her in death Sept. 30, 2020.

She was blessed to be a homemaker and stay-at-home mother who enjoyed entertaining the neighborhood children when they were young.

She is a current member of St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church and a previous member of Ss. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church.

She was a member of the church choir, rosary society and social club in the parishes. As a young teen, she honorably served as May Queen at Ss. Peter and Paul. She was a volunteer at St. Mary's Catholic Grade School, member of the Lithuanian Women's Club, Saint Clair Women's Club and a previous president of the Saint Clair Jr. Women's Club. Maryann was an active community fundraiser, which supported many health organizations, Saint Clair Halloween Parade and St. Clare of Assisi annual pierogi sale, where she enjoyed "pinching the dough" and socializing. As a voracious reader, she enjoyed book swaps with her neighbors and friends. Along with her reading, she enjoyed watching the activities of the town from her front porch with neighbors, gardening and cooking for the many impromptu gatherings in her home.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Evelyn Wapinsky Berdainer, and brother, Francis "Frank" Wapinsky.

Surviving are daughter, Diane "Dee" Ostrosky; son, Daniel "Sten" Stencovage; grandchildren, Dr. Todd Brown and Krista Taube and her husband, Josh Taube; three great-grandchildren, Kylie, Mila and Alexandra; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, at St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 250 E. Hancock Street, Saint Clair, PA 17970. Calling hours will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Clair of Assisi Memorial Fund. Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, Saint Clair, is in charge of arrangements.

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Joan E. Bondura, 91, of Pottsville, died peacefully Tuesday, March 29th in Pottsville.

Born on January 6, 1931 in Pottsville, she was the daughter of the late John and Emma Pappert Pfluger.

She was a graduate of Pottsville Catholic High School and St. Francis College.

Prior to retiring she was an X-Ray technician at the former Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Pottsville.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband Edward Emil Bondura, on February 10, 2009, along with two sisters, Mary Rehnert and Alma Weller; four brothers, John, Dennis, Richard and Fred Pfluger.

Surviving are three sons, John Michael Bondura and his wife Lori, Richmond, VA; Eric E. Bondura and his wife Vivian, Wilmington, NC; Gregory J. Bondura, Pottsville and his companion Jennifer Jevelle; two beautiful granddaughters, Valerie Bondura and her fiancé Holden Groves, New York, NY; Arielle Bondura and her husband Ryan Mcginnis, Tampa, FL; a great-grandson, Owen R. Mcginnis; her niece, caregiver and friend Judy Williams, Pottsville; many nieces and nephews; three sisters-in-law, Jayne Pfluger, Pottsville; Maureen Pfluger, Maplewood, NJ; Anna Mae Bondura, Port Carbon.

In keeping with Joan’s wishes there will be no services. Interment will be at the convenience of the family at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions in memory of Joan be made to Hillside SPCA, PO Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901.

Arrangements are under the care of James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville.

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