Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for March 9th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: March 9th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Lamar F. Schuler Sr.
, 91, of Orwigsburg, passed away Tuesday, March 8, at Seton Manor, Orwigsburg.

Born in Emmaus, on Aug. 9, 1930, he was a son of the late Eva A. (Shafer) and Preston Schuler.

He was the widower of Dorine (Schaeffer) and Anna (Rhodes).

He was a member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven, and a life member of American Hose Company No. 2, Pottsville.

He served in the Air Force as an airman first class.

He was formerly employed by Fanelli Trucking as a driver for 32½ years.

In addition to his first and second wives, he was preceded in death by his eight siblings; a stepson, Alfred Rhodes.

Lamar is survived by his sons, Gary, husband of Kathy, Pottsville, Ricky and his companion, Diane, Oley, Kevin, husband of Carolyn, Pottsville, Keith, Pottsville, and Lamar Jr., husband of Stacie, Mar Lin; stepdaughters, Marilyn Adams, wife of John, Emmaus, and Ginger Ebling, wife of Elmer, North Manheim Twp.; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.

Lamar's family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at Seton Manor and the long-term care unit for going above and beyond throughout the years to keep him happy and comfortable.

Services and interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a local veteran association.


Arlean E. Teter
, 97, of Providence Place Pine Grove, formerly of New Ringgold passed away, Monday, March 7th, peacefully, at her residence with her family by her side.

Arlean was born in Mc Keansburg on May 11, 1924, a daughter of the late Clara M. (Drey) and William S. Jones.

She was the widow of Lester G. Teter.

She was a member of Christ Church and she attended both Middleport and Lehighton Schools. She was employed as a Sales Clerk at Boyer's Food Market in Orwigsburg.

Arlean is survived by a son, Lester (Sonny) Teter, husband of Connie, Orwigsburg; Daughters Darlene (Dolly) Estes, wife of C. Keith, Wyalusing;

Donna Smetana, wife of Paul, Boston, MA; Beverly Spittler, wife of Jeff, Pine Grove.

Arlean is also survived by her 6 Grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren, a foster grandchild; .9 foster great grandchildren and one foster great great grandchild. Extended family member Andrew and Liam LeVan

She was preceded in death by three brothers Oscar, Albert and Paul Jones and three sisters Alice Grube, Sadie Giltner and Esther Zimmerman and a foster grandson.

A Religious Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 12th at Hamilton - Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Orwigsburg, with Reginal Leibensperger officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM in the Funeral Home.

Interment Services will be held in Friedens Lutheran Cemetery, New Ringgold. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friedens Lutheran Church, PO Box 12 New Ringgold, PA 17960, marked for the cemetery fund.


Barbara A. Rickert
, 82, of Tower City, passed away Tuesday morning, March 8, 2022.

Born in Reinerton, November 2, 1939, a daughter of the late Robert and Catherine Lechleitner English. Barb was a 1957 graduate of the former Porter High School.

She was a retired clerk at the former K&S Grocery, Tower City and worked for many years at the former Sears Catalog Store.

She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Chapel, Tower City where she was very active in the women catholic club. Barb was a former member and officer of Women of the Loyal Order of Moose, Tower City. She spent many hours volunteering at the Tower City Community Library.

Barb enjoyed reading, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas, 1988, a son Thomas II, 2001 and an infant daughter Susan, 1965.

Surviving are her son, David R. Rickert, Tower City; one sister, Jean Unger, Muir; a nephew and niece, Sam Unger and Nicole Decicco, a great niece and two great nephews. One sister-in-law, Gayle Homerich, New Cumberland.

Services will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 11:00 am from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc., Tower City with Rev. Johnson officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Tower City Community Library, 230 E. Grand Avenue, Tower City, PA 17980 or Sts. Peter and Paul Chapel, c/o Most Blessed Parish, 113 Cherry Street, Tremont, PA 17981.


Dino J. Perricone
, 56, of Tower City, formerly of Enola, passed away unexpectedly Monday morning, March 7, 2022 at UPMC - Harrisburg.

Born in Hazleton, October 29, 1965, a beloved son of Joanne D. Gazdick Shollenberger, Tower City and the late Joseph F. Perricone.

Dino was raised in Lykens and was a 1983 graduate of Upper Dauphin High School. He was a proud United States Air Force Veteran serving 1984-1988. He was an Aircrew Life Support Specialist stationed in Austin, TX - Bergstrom receiving an Air Force Achievement for exemplary service. He was also stationed in Aviano Air Force Base, Italy, Pikso Air Force Base, Peru, and also temporary duty in Key West, FL. He graduated in 1992 from Penn State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences and also graduated from St. Francis College with a Master's Degree in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations.

Dino has been employed as a Human Resource Manager / Industrial Relations Technician with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Corrections for the past 19 years.

He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Chapel, Tower City. He was an avid archer, gun enthusiast and a huge Penn State Fan.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by the best step-father he could have asked for, John Shollenberger.

Surviving are his mother, Joanne Gazdick Shollenberger, Tower City; Aunt Maureen Morgan, Whitehall, Uncle Joseph Gazdick (Gale), Tamaqua, numerous cousins including his godson, Matthew Gazdick.

Services will be held on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 11:00 am from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc., with Rev. Johnson officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Muir. Visitation will be from 10-11 at the chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Chapel, c/o Most Blessed Parish, 113 Cherry Street, Tremont, PA 17981.


Brandon D. Weikel, 35, of Ashland passed away Tuesday afternoon at home.

He was born on December 31, 1986 in Ashland.

Brandon was of the Protestant faith.

He graduated from the former Cardinal Brennan High School Class of 2004.

Brandon formerly worked as a machine operator at Tri State Envelope.

He enjoyed baseball, football, and wrestling.

Brandon is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Elizabeth and William Weikel and maternal grandparents Kathleen and Lewis Mather.

He is survived by his parents Deborah Mather and William “Bill” L. Weikel Jr; sister Jessica Schoonover wife of Jason, Mount Carmel; brother William Weikel III husband of Krista, Frackville; two nieces Karissa and Kira; several aunts, uncles, cousins and his dog Maddie Rose.

Services will be held privately at the convince of the family.

The family asks for contributions to be made to the Hillside SPCA, PO Box 233, Pottsville PA 17901 in Brandon’s memory.

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


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