Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for March 8th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: March 8th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area.


Jillian M. (Hadesty) Ennis

It is with great sadness that the family of Jillian M. Ennis announces her unexpected passing in her home on Monday March 7, 2022.

Jillian was born on June 19, 1979 in Ashland, PA.

Jillian graduated from the former Cardinal Brennan High School in 1997, attended Mansfield University and graduated from St. Joseph Hospital in Hazleton with a degree in Radiation Technology. She worked for Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA as an MRI Technologist.

Jillian was of the Protestant faith and was a member of the Zion Reformed United Church of Christ.

She was a coach for Ashland ABD Cheerleading and for Ashland Girls Softball, she was also active with the North Schuylkill Cheer Boosters.

Jillian is preceded in death by her grandparents Rosemary and Paul Hadesty and Elizabeth and John Hughes.

Jillian is survived by her loving family, husband Robert C. Ennis and the lights of her life, daughters Elizabeth Rose and Kaitlyn Jacki; Parents Sandra L. Kane wife of Michael Ashland; John T. Hadesty husband of Kathy Gordon, PA; brother Jonathan T. Hadesty husband of Candice Gordon; nephews Everett Quinn, Kellan Gray and niece Kinsley Ellis.

Jillian is also survived by Robert’s family, brother-in-law John (JJ) Ashland; sister-in-law Christina (Chrissy) Lewistown; and nephew Alex. She is also survived by a network of friends that can only be described as her second family who stood by her through anything, and we thank them for that.

A service will be held on Saturday March 12th at 11am at Zion Reformed United Church 2400 Centre St Ashland, PA 17921, with Rev. Dean Luther officiating. Family and friends are invited to call from 9-11am at the church. Burial will follow at Brock Cemetery Ashland.

Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home Inc., 901 Centre Street Ashland, PA 17921 has been entrusted with the arrangements.


William J. Blasé
, 63, of Walnut St., Ashland, passed away surrounded by his family, March 7, 2022, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born in at the former Ashland State General Hospital, Fountain Springs, August 6, 1958, he was the son of William and Regina Spieles Blasé. He was a graduate of the North Schuylkill High School, class of 1976. Bill was employed for the Rausch Creek Coal Company, Tremont, where he was a supervisor and heavy equipment operator for the Coal Stripping operation. He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Parish, Ashland. He was an avid fisherman, enjoying the Susquehanna River at Bloomsburg. Preceding him in death were sisters; Roseann Dutton, passing October 31, 2020, Regina Reiner, passing February 13, 2022, Bernadette Moran, passing in January 10, 2021, also a sister-in-law, Gail Balsavage and a brother-in-law, Robert Frasch.


Wife: Donna Frasch Blasé, married 42 years

Daughter: Nicole Blasé and her fiancé Nick Hummel, Ashland

Daughter: Erica Blasé, and her companion Josh Phelan, Big Mine Run

Son: Brian Frasch, Ashland

Son: Gary Blasé and his wife Jasmine, Ashland

Sister: Ruthanne wife of Thomas Weikel, Gowen City

Sister: Maryanne wife of Frank Balcavage, Fountain Springs

Sister: Patricia wife of Buddy Mudlinsky, Orwigsburg

Sister-in Law: Wendy Hahn, Frackville

Grandchildren: Bryel, Hayden, Garrett, Isabell, Kaleb, Isaac, Skye, Mikayla, and Loralye.

Nieces and Nephews

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life funeral service, Monday March 14, at 11 AM, in the Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, 1323 Centre St., Ashland. Officiating will be Pastor Sue Hocking of the Simpson United Methodist Church, Gordon. Visitation with family will begin at 9 AM until service. Memorials may be made to Help Net Ministries, 1005 Centre St., Ashland, PA. 17921.


David R. Petrulsky, Sr.

Our beloved David peacefully passed away on March 4, 2022, surrounded by his family and friends.

David was born in McAdoo, on April 24, 1946, to Anthony and Mary (Didick) Petrulsky, Sr. He attended Hazleton High School and Vocational School, Class of 1964.

After serving in the United States Army in Vietnam, Dave was honorably discharged as a Private First Class in December 1967. While there he received the Good Conduct Medal-First Award, National Defense Service Medal-First Award, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge. David was also a member of the American Legion and VFW.

Once returning home, he spent his adult life working in the local area and worked his way up into the role of a master butcher starting from Kreisel Meats and Reading Specialty Meats until retirement from Giant Foods. Prior to that, he worked at Casale and Clementi Cheese Factory, Hazleton.

Dave was a die-hard Eagles and Phillies fan who enjoyed traveling on family vacations, playing softball, and playing in the fingers league in his earlier years.

He was an avid hunter and loved hunting at "The Hollow'' in McAdoo. Some of his favorite local places were Jimmy’s Hot Dogs and Third Base Subs along with Senape's Pitza. He also loved his family and friends from the McAdoo Hotel, Hillcrest Pizza, Cara’s Bar, Bunny's Lounge, Fireside Lounge, 4th Street Pub and the Doghouse Saloon.

He spent his retirement watching classic westerns and war movies, nurturing his pet birds, and spending time with family and friends. He was known for his great sense of humor, taste in classic cars and juke box song selections, as well as for always toasting the important moments in life.

After living in Pennsylvania all his life, he decided to relocate to the Wasatch mountains of Utah to be more comfortable in his later years at the Mervyn Sharp Bennion Veterans Home.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, are his life partner Janet Simchock; children, David Petrulsky Jr. and Michael “Hoagie” Petrulsky; brother, Robert Petrulsky; and Kathryn Merenda, who was mother of his children Raymond and David Jr.

Surviving, are his son Raymond Petrulsky of Salt Lake City, Utah; daughter Michele Lynn Petrulsky of West Hazleton; stepchildren Reverend Shawn Simchock and Tara (Simchock) Arner; grandchildren, Keely (Petrulsky) Winemiller, Brannon Petrulsky and Desiree Petrulsky; great-grandchildren, Kevin Ray and Matthew Alan Winemiller; sister Jacqueline Shickora of Tresckow; brother Anthony Petrulsky of McAdoo; sister-in-law Dolores Petrulsky of McAdoo; Rosemarie Petrulsky, who is mother to his children Michele and late Michael; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.

The family would like to sincerely thank all who have reached out and those who made impressions upon his life. David's love and sense of humor will be passed down for generations to come.

A visitation will be held at Walker Funeral Home in Spanish Fork, UT on Friday, March 11, 2022, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM.

His funeral will be held Wednesday, April 20th. The Rev. Shawn Simchock will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Rosary R.C. Church, Hazleton. Interment will follow in St. Michael’s B.C. Cemetery, McAdoo.

The Damiano Funeral Home, Inc., McAdoo, is assisting the family with local arrangements.


David Francis Sweeney
, 35, of Los Angeles, CA and formerly of Wellsboro, PA, died on January 1, 2022, in Los Angeles. Born on August 4, 1986, in Wellsboro, he was the son of Dr. Donald J. and Susan K. (Werner) Sweeney of Barnesville, PA and Wellsboro, PA. A 2005 graduate of Wellsboro Senior High School, in 2010 David earned a bachelor’s in computer science degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York. In high school he played both tennis and golf. David was a former member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Wellsboro and was involved in youth ministry. David was a talented writer and artist. He enjoyed all genres of music and loved synthesizing his own brand of techno. David loved the southern climate and was a connoisseur of international foods. He was an avid reader and a gifted orator. Outside of his talented work as a computer engineer, he loved gaming and programming. David had a great sense of humor. His sparkle will never dim. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sisters, Jessica and her husband Marc Jean Desjardins of Exton, Katie and her husband Erik Auffant of Barnesville, and Annie Sweeney and boyfriend Derek Lieb of Harrisburg; his niece, Ava Auffant; his grandmother, Shirley Werner of Whitehall; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He will be deeply missed by his family. He now rests in peace in the arms of our Lord and Savior. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, March 12, 2022, in St. John XXIII Catholic Church, 307 Pine Street, Tamaqua with The Rev. Robert Finlan officiating.

Memorials in David’s name may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, https://www.jdrf.org and choose donate tab on task bar or if check, please fill out the Donation Form (http://www2.jdrf.org/site/DocServer/JDRF-Offline-Donation-Form) and send the check to, JDRF, PO Box 37920, Boone, IA 50037-0920
Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, https://www.diabetesresearch.org and choose how you can help, then donate now, then Tribute gift.

COVID-19 protocols will be followed. Online condolences may be made at www.zgfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.


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