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Schuylkill County Obituaries for March 5th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: March 5th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Robert G. Jones, 81, Mahanoy City, passed away on Thursday, March 3rd at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown.

Born in Morea, he was a son of the late Raymond and Mae Jones. Bob had worked as a diesel mechanic for Slusser Brothers until his retirement.

He was a life member of both the West End Fire and Rescue Company, Mahanoy City and the Brandonville Fish and Game. He was a graduate of the former Mahanoy Township High School and is a U.S. Army Veteran.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters; Raymond and Howard Jones, Arlene Griffith and Lois Jones.

Bob is survived by his wife Patricia “ Harviletz “ Jones and his two sons; Jay Jones, Tamaqua and Alan and his wife Sarah Jones, Pine Grove Mills, PA and his two granddaughters; Kailyn and Izabel Jones, his sister-in-law Mary Alice Pittman, Carlisle, also by nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday from the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville, with Rev. Sharon Mullins officiating. Interment with military honors will be in the German Protestant Cemetery, Mahanoy City. A viewing will be held on Monday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Tuesday morning from 9 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.


Edward J. Risko
, 77 of Shenandoah, passed away early Friday, March 4, 2022 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem following a lengthy illness.

Born in Shenandoah on September 16, 1944, he was the son of the late Joseph B. and Violet V. (Tomcavage) Risko.

He was a 1962 graduate of the former J. W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah and was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah.

Ed spent over 55 years working in the food prep, restaurant management, and hotel industry. In the early part of his career, Ed became a well-liked and respected chef in the Pocono area, spending many years working at Mt. Airy, Pocono Manor, and other popular resorts. He eventually returned to his hometown, utilizing his skills at local restaurants and businesses, such as Edgewood in the Pines, The Dutch Kitchen, and The Schuylkill Country Club, to name a few.

Ed will be remembered as a fun, likeable guy, who loved his family and many friends. He was always ready to offer a helping hand in a home renovation project, cook something delicious for a special occasion, or care for a sick or abused animal.

In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his brother, Russell R. Risko, in 2002 and a nephew, Mark “Friday” Simmons, in 2015.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Donna (Brazinsky) Risko of Shenandoah; his daughter, Christine Meyer of Pittsburgh; his son, Edward Straub of Mt. Carmel; step-daughter, Sharon Wright wife of Timothy of Shenandoah; two sisters, Anne Marie McNulty of Lansdale and Virginia "Ginny" Stanziola wife of Robert of Frackville; three grandchildren, three step-grandsons, a step-great-grandson, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and his beloved cat, Mitzi.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 10:00 am in Divine Mercy Church, 232 West Cherry Street, Shenandoah with Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, Pastor as the celebrant. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Dawn Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. A viewing will be held on Tuesday morning from 9:00 am until 10:00 am in Divine Mercy Church.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made in Ed’s name to the Hillside S.P.C.A. at PO Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901 or Divine Mercy Parish at 108 W. Cherry St, Shenandoah, PA 17976.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah is in charge of the arrangements.


George A. Moyer
, 88, of Fountain Springs, passed away surrounded by family, Thursday, March 3, 2022, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born in Shenandoah Heights, June 1, 1933, he was the son of Merlin “Fred” and Gertrude Hahn Moyer. He was a graduate of the former Frackville High School, class of 1951. George was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean Conflict, as a Unit Supply Specialist at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky, and later as a Court Reporter in Japan. Following his military service, he began his employment with the former American Stores Company, later becoming Acme markets, retiring after 47 years, in 1996, as the store manager at the Pottsville location. In his younger days, he loved to play piano for the Jack Davis Band of Shenandoah, and he was the founder of the Broad Mountain Archery Club of Frackville. He was a member of the Christ Congregation Church, Fountain Springs, serving as past church president and board member of the church cemetery. George was an avid outdoorsman, teaching everyone he could to hunt and fish. His passion was Radio Controlled model airplanes, flying with the Tuscarora R.C. Airplane Club. Preceding him in death was a son-in-law, Jack Ashman.


Wife: Joan White Moyer, with whom he spent a beautiful 67 years

Daughter: Barbara wife of Brian Rowe, Fountain Springs

Daughter: Janice Ashman, Brandonville

Granddaughter: Brianna Rowe, Frackville

Grandson: Tyler Long, Brandonville.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside funeral service with Army honors, Friday, March 11, 2022, at 1:30 PM in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Officiating will be Pastor Susan Hocking, of the Simpson United Methodist Church, Gordon. Memorials may be made to the Hillside S.P.C.A., Hillside Road, Pottsville, PA 17901. Visit The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of funeral arrangements.


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