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Schuylkill County Obituaries for March 4th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: March 4th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Nancy J. Haldeman
, 73, of Minersville, died Tuesday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest.

Born on October 23, 1948 in Pottsville, she was a daughter of the Clarence and Estella Warner Krammes Kissinger. She attended Pottsville schools. She was most recently employed at Fuel Up, Minersville.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Chistakoff.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Joseph Haldeman; a son, Devlon Haldeman (spouse, Amanda), Minersville; three grandchildren, Alexavier, Zechariah and Lilliana. She is also survived by four sisters, Anna Mae Long, Saint Clair, June Putlock, Deer Lake, Sally Kintzel, Pottsville, and Faye Shay, Cressona; nieces and nephews.

Services are private.


Michael H. Carter, Sr.
, 78, of Minersville, died on Monday at Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital.

Born on July 30, 1943 in Hartford, Connecticut, he was a son of the late Robert Lee Carter, Sr. and the late Susie May Reed Carter. He attended Arsenal High School; and was a veteran of the Massachusetts Army National Guard, serving with the military police. As a civilian, he was a commercial truck driver.

Preceding him in death was a brother, Joseph Reed; a sister, Marilyn Strother.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, the former Virginia McCarthy; four children, Michael H. Carter, Jr., Minersville, Tayhise Nicole Carter, Houston, Texas, Tracy Leigh Carter, Minersville, and Jay C. Carter, Brockton, Massachusetts; three grandchildren. He is also survived by three siblings, Robert L. Carter, Jr., Brockton, Massachusetts, Barbara Jarvis, Hartford, Connecticut, and Rose Johnson, Hartford, Connecticut; nieces and nephews.

The family will accept visitors at Dutcavich Funeral Home 200 Sunbury Street Minersville, on Wednesday, March 9, from Noon with services at 3:00 P.M. Contributions will be accepted to be used in accordance with the wishes of the family. Interment will be private.


Guy R. Ulshafer
, 69 years of age, of East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at St. Luke's Allentown Campus.

Born Saturday, February 7, 1953 in Palmerton, Pennsylvania the son of the late Guy W., and Alice (Heffelfinger) Ulshafer. Guy was also predeceased by; sister, Beverly Grammes.

Surviving are sons, Guy D. Ulshafer and his wife Patricia of Arvilla, ND, Joseph W. Ulshafer and his wife Amy of Kathleen, GA,; sisters, Rose Smith of Andreas, Mary Debendict of Andreas, Nancy Heckman of Nesquehoning, Wanda McFarland wife of Rex of Nesquehoning; grandchildren, Samantha, Jordan, Andrew, and Amber; great grandchild, Elliana; companion of 16 years, Grace Kennedy of McAdoo; former wife of 33 years, Jean (Troutman) Sewinsky.

A Tamaqua High School graduate having attended Schuylkill County Vo-Tech with an emphasis in Auto Mechanics. Guy was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tamaqua. Retiring from Hart Metals of Tamaqua after 32 years of service, Guy previously had worked as a mechanic for Fiderak Trucking in South Tamaqua for 7 years.

Guy enjoyed working on cars, and cherished his 2000 Mustang. He was an avid outdoorsman who liked to hunt, and fish. Guy was a member of the Rabbit Run Fish & Game Association in Lewistown Valley for many years. He served as Treasurer, and coordinated the fishing derbies for the local children.

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

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday March 9, 2022 from the funeral home at 10 o'clock A.M. Rev. Cindy White to officiate.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening March 8, 2022 from 5 to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Sky-View Memorial Park, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

Memorials in his name to:
Rabbit Run Fish & Game Association
William H. Weaver
207 Race Street
Tamaqua, PA 18252


Naomi Maurer
, 99, formerly of Helfenstein, PA died peacefully Wednesday morning at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.

Naomi was born July 11, 1922, daughter of the late Benjamin and Lulu May (Renn) Foura. She was married to Clair E. Derck, who preceded her in death along with their first child, Barry, who died at birth. She was later married to Raymond T. Maurer until he passed in 1999. The last in her immediate family, she was preceded in death by three brothers and six sisters.
She is survived by her son, Randy Derck, Palmyra and two stepsons Theodore Maurer, Lancaster, and James Maurer, Lititz, six grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Naomi attended West Cameron Township High School. Following her first husband’s death, she worked in the Arrow shirt factory to support her son. She was known for her sense of humor and lively spirit. She loved blessing others with her cooking and baking. She was a competitive Rummikub player and enjoyed coloring, singing, and spending time with family. She was passionate about her faith and prayed unceasingly for the people she loved. Prior to moving to Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community, she was an active member of the Lavelle Church of the Nazarene, where she enjoyed her involvement in the Prime Timer’s group. While she will be missed, her family rejoices in the knowledge that she is with her Lord and Savior. Well done good and faithful servant!

A memorial service will be held Friday, March 11th at the Lavelle Church of the Nazarene with visitation from 10-11am, followed by a service at 11am. An Internment service will be held privately with family at Northumberland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community Kinsman Fund, 625 Robert Fulton Highway, Quarryville, PA 17566 or the Lavelle Church of the Nazarene, 2879 Fairgrounds Road, Lavelle, PA 17943

For more information or to extend online condolences visit . Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home Inc., 901 Centre Street Ashland, PA 17921 has been entrusted with the arrangements


James F. "Smooth" Siket
, 69 of Pottsville, died Wednesday night at Geisinger St. Luke's Hospital, Orwigsburg.

He was born December 13, 1959 in Shamokin a son of the late Andrew J. Sr. and Veronica Oravitz Siket.

He was a 1970 graduate of Pottsville Area High School.

Over the year's he bartended at many local establishments. He retired from bartending at the Blu Tavern, Llewelyn.

Jim bravely battled aggressive cancer. He always remained positive throughout his illness and fought hard to stay with his family as long as he could.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Andrew J. Siket, Jr., 2021

Surviving are his wife of 43 years Mary Ellen Snyder Siket a son, Adam, Pottsville; granddaughter Charlotte; a sister, Kathleen Boback, Dallas, PA; 3 brothers, Thomas, and his wife Mary Ann, Pottsville; Paul and his wife Chris, Appleton, WI; and Timothy, Ocala, FL; aunts, many nieces, nephews, and cousin; a Brother-in-law Daniel Snyder and his wife Patricia, New Philadelphia and his buddy Dexter the cat:

Memorial Mass of Christian will be celebrated Tuesday at 11AM from St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville, with Rev. Kevin Bobbin as celebrant. Family and friends are invited to a visitation from 9AM until the time of mass. The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions in memory of Jim be made to To Write Love On His Arms PO Box 2203, Melbourne, FL 32902 a non-profit organization that means a lot to his son Adam or to the Pottsville Area Soup Kitchen, C/O St. Patrick Church Roman Catholic Church, 319 Mahantongo, Pottsville, PA 17901. Interment will be at the convenience of family.

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


Anthony G. Beenick
, 56, of West Arch Street, Pottsville, died peacefully at his home March 1, 2022.

Tony was born March 22, 1965 at the Pottsville Hospital and spent his childhood in New Philadelphia, Lavelle, and Locustdale.

Tony, a 1983 graduate of North Schuylkill School District, joined the US Army, completing basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, and served his entire enlistment in Alaska as a Supply Specialist.

Tony was eager and opportunistic, pursing various career professions throughout Pennsylvania, New York, and Delaware before settling in Pottsville.

Tony was a colorful character, loved life, believed God's Hand touched everything, and had an exuberant personality. He loved and cared for his family, friends, neighbors and acquaintances exceedingly. His memory will always be lovingly embedded in our hearts and his zest for life will continue to bide through his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother Helen Beenick; father Tony Marx, and childhood guardian Mary Ann Sisko.

He is survived by his son Anthony T Beenick; the love of his life June Ayello; brothers, Lawrence Beenick, Robert Sisko, Shawn Tray; sisters, Barbara Doyle, Johann Waizenegger; best friend Randy Micklo; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial and celebration of his life is being planned.

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


George Moyer
, 88, of Fountain Springs, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2022, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Visit The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, will announce funeral arrangements.


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