Monday, March 28, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 03/28/2022


Skook News Obituaries: March 28th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Edward P. Koback
, 80, of Mahanoy City, PA, passed away Saturday, March 26th, at Lehigh Valley East Norwegian, Pottsville.

Edward was born in Mahanoy City, PA on September 27, 1941, a son of the late Helen (Kalce) and George Koback.

He graduated from Mahanoy Area class of 1959.

He served in the U.S. Navy in the Vietnam War.

He was a member of Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish Mahanoy City, PA 17948.

Ed belonged to the American Legion Post 74 Mahanoy City. He loved the New York Yankee’s, fishing and scratching lottery tickets. He adored spending time with his Grandchildren

He was the husband of Joann (Rench) Koback for 52 years.

Edward is survived by a daughter, Kim, wife of Bill Walsh, of Barnesville; a son, Edward P. Koback, of Mahanoy City. Edward is also survived by two sisters, Jean, wife of Ken Keim, of Harrisburg; Joan Wolfgang, of Delano two brothers, Paul, husband of Kitty Koback, of New Boston; George, husband of Gloria Koback, of Mahanoy City;

He is also survived by 2 Grandchildren Taylor, and Tevin. Nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Mahanoy City, PA, at 10 am on Thursday, March 31st, with Rev. Kevin P. Gallagher officiating.

Friends and family may call Thursday 9 to 10am at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish.

Interment will follow at Skyview Memorial Park Tamaqua, PA.

Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Visit to sign the guest book, view Tribute Video and send sympathy cards.


Margey A. Edwards, RN, 84, formerly of Tamaqua, PA died on Friday, March 25, 2022, in Drums, PA. She was the wife of the late George Edwards who died in 1999. 

Born in Pottsville, PA on March 27, 1937, Margey was the daughter of the late Jesse and Hazle (Campbell) Aiken. A 1954 graduate of Tamaqua High School, she continued her education at the Reading Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1957. Margey was a member of the nursing staff of Bellefonte Hospital from 1958 through 1959. She became the treasurer of Edwards Flowers from where she retired. Currently a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Tamaqua, Margey was a former member of the Primitive Methodist Church, Tamaqua where she was the pianist and choir director and a member of the Ladies Aide Society. 

Margey is survived by daughters, Rhonda Herring and her husband Kenneth of Florida, Brenda Harley and her husband Michael of Texas, and Jessica Ryan and her husband Michael of Baltimore, MD and grandchildren, Keith Herring, Ryan Arner, Michael Harley, Laura Turan and her husband Mark, Eric Ryan and Corey Ryan. 

Services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, March 31 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua with The Revs. Darryl Kensinger and Richard Clemson officiating. Interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery will follow the services. Call 6-8 PM on Wednesday, March 30 and 10-11 AM on Thursday, March 31 at the funeral home. 

Memorials in Margey’s name may be made to either Trinity United Church of Christ, 22 Lafayette Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252 or Primitive Methodist Church, 55 Hunter Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252. Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.


Eleanor D. Wassel
, 92, of Pine Grove, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2022 at Providence Place, Pine Grove.

Born on November 9, 1929 in Mt. Carmel, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Helen Zukowski Andrulevich.

She was a member of the Most Blessed Trinity Parish, Tremont.

Eleanor was a Secretary for Pine Grove Area School District.

She loved having family gatherings and cooking. She also loved gardening, especially her tomato plants.

Surviving are her husband of over 70 years, Edward Wassel; two sons, David and wife Mary Anne Wassel of Lancaster, Ronald and wife Pamela Wassel of Sykesville, Md; a granddaughter, Rebecca and husband Pat Dougherty; a great granddaughter, Carley Ann Dougherty; and a sister, Bernice Allen of Shamokin.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at Noon at the Most Blessed Trinity Parish, 113 Cherry St. Tremont with Father Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Most Blessed Trinity Parish Memorial Fund, 113 Cherry St. Tremont, PA 17981 in her memory.

The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements.


Guy Alan Watson, 78, of Auburn ( Lake Wynonah ), passed away Saturday, March 26th, at his residence, with family by his side.

Guy was born in East Parsonsfield, Maine on July 22, 1943, a son of the late Lois (Day) and Millard O. Watson, Sr. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam war and worked as a truck driver and diesel mechanic during his lifetime.

Guy is survived by two sons Michael Shane Watson, husband of Heather and Justin Watson, husband of Jessica; three daughters, Ashley Fresoli, wife of Greg, Sarah Dunkel and Abigail Watson and her companion Chris.

He is also survived by grandchildren Samantha, Mitchell, Trey, Justin, Lauren, CoreyLynn, Madison, Hailey, Sophia, Jacob, and Emma and great grandchildren Audree and Leo as well as his sister Deborah Harrington.

He was predeceased by sister Sandra Hill and brothers Sonny Jr, Bud, Dale, Dexter, Robert and Dennis Watson.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at at Kimmels Evangelical Free Church in Orwigsburg, on Friday April 1st following Military Honors at 11:00 AM with Rev. Preston Broadhurst officiating. A memorial gathering will begin at 9:00 AM in the church.


Leo M. “EZ” Garvey, 67 of Shenandoah passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Allentown surrounded by his family.

Born in Shenandoah on September 4, 1954, he was a son of the late John and Eleanor (Collins) Garvey.

He was educated in West Mahanoy Township and Shenandoah schools.

Leo was employed for over 30 years at the former Shenandoah Rag Company.

He was of the catholic faith.

EZ enjoyed taking walks and was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Garvey in 1991.

Surviving are two brothers, John P. Garvey of Shenandoah and Michael Garvey of Shenandoah; four sisters, Patricia Mackavage of Shenandoah Heights, Kathryn Tedesco and her husband James of Shenandoah, Ellen Gilroy and her husband Michael of Shenandoah and Janet Shearn of Alburtis; an aunt, Toni Collins of Middlesex, NJ; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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


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Anthony Urban Law Offices. P.C.

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