Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for April 12th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: April 12th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Sarah A. “Sally” Fallon, 72, Mahanoy City and well known Mahanoy Area English teacher, passed away peacefully Sunday at Providence Place, Pottsville, with her family at her side.

Born in Ashland, she was a daughter of the late Roy T. and Elizabeth Hoppes Fellows.

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Mahanoy City.

She was a graduate of North Schuylkill High School, class of 1968. She went on to receive her Bachelor Degree in education from Bloomsburg University and her Masters Degree in English from Lehigh University. She spent the bulk of her career teaching at Mahanoy Area High School, where she was in charge of cheerleading and the Mahanoy Area band front. She had a real passion for instructing the MA Theater/Arts program. Sally also taught classes for LCCC and Alvernia colleges. Every Christmas season, she would volunteer for the Schuylkill Women in Crisis Center. She will be missed by her many friends that were part of her life especially on “Thirsty Thursdays.”

She was preceded in death by her husband Donald P. Fallon.

Sally is survived by her four daughters; Erin, wife of David Manley, Mahanoy City; Monica, wife of Albie Williams, Brockton; Adrienne, wife of Petar Klaetsch, Portland, OR and Nicki, wife of Mike Woronko, Phoenixville; her two sisters: Susan E. and her husband Jerry Standefer, Reading and Sandra J. Hreshko, Pinellas Park, FL; her nine grandchildren; Brian, Scout, Ben, Ethan, Nick, Emma, Merit, Benson and Quinn also by nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her beloved dog, Annie.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday April 19th at 9 a.m. in Christ Lutheran Church, Mahanoy City with Rev. Fred Crawford officiating. Friends may call on Monday, April 18th from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Mahanoy Area High School Auditorium, please enter at the elementary school entrance. Interment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Frackville

In lieu of flowers the family prefers contributions, in Sally’s name, to the Schuylkill Hope Center for Victims of Domestic Violence which can be donated at the visitation.

Sign the guest book, leave personal condolences and for further information please visit www.thomasmsullivanfuneralhome.com

Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville, is in charge of arrangements.


Dorothy A. Markey, 92, Frackville , passed away peacefully Sunday evening at Orwigsburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Frackville, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Krestynich Kostishak.

She worked as a purchasing agent for City Shirt, Mahanoy City until her retirement. She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Frackville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Robert Markey.

Private graveside services will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Frackville.

Sign the guest book, leave personal condolences and for further information please visit www.thomasmsullivanfuneralhome.com

Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville, is in charge of arrangements.


Jeremy K. Snoke
, 35, of Friedensburg passed away Sunday, April 10th, at his residence.

Jeremy was born in Manheim, PA on July 30, 1986, a son of Dianna (Ringler) and Lynn Snoke, of Schuylkill Haven.

He was the husband of Lauren Ann (Hill) Snoke.

He worked as a loader at Walmart Distribution Center.

Jeremy is survived by his children: Mackenzie E. Snoke, Jayden K. Snoke, and Kristofer T. Snoke, all at home.

Jeremy is also survived by his sister, Katherine, wife of Steven Wheeler of Schuylkill Haven; and brother, Michael, husband of Tanya Snoke of Lock Haven.

He was well loved and a great husband and father. He will be missed terribly.

Services are private at the convenience of family.


John King, Sr., father, brother, uncle, 94 years of age, of First Street Coaldale, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 10, 2022, at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Medical Ctr. in Coaldale, Pennsylvania.

Born Tuesday, October 18, 1927 in Coaldale the son of the late Wash, and Mary (Zenzel) King Sr.. John was also predeceased by; his beloved wife of 68 yrs., Dorothy (Zelinsky) King on November 4 2021; sister, Helen Vavra; brother, Nicholas King.

Surviving are son, and caregiver, John King, Jr. of Allentown; brothers, Wash King and his wife Helen of Coaldale, Russell King and his wife Geraldine "Geri" of Coaldale; sister-in-law, Nancy King of Coaldale. John is also survived by many nieces and nephews and cousins.

A 1945 Coaldale High School graduate, John served honorably in the United States Army during WWII, Returning home, John worked at the mines and for Home Life Insurance Company before taking a position with the former Coaldale State Hospital from which he retired as a revenue agent.

A lifelong member of St. Mary's Russian Orthodox Church of Coaldale, John also was a member of the Coaldale Russian Club, and the Coaldale American Legion Post 170 for over 70 years. A talented musician, John played the trumpet in the King Brothers Orchestra Polka Band.

John was an ardent sports fan following the Philadelphia sports teams, and Oakland Athletics. John enjoyed listening to and watching polkas on the radio, and TV. On John and Dorothy's travels they would often visit local American Legion posts along their way. John's greatest pleasure was time spent with Dorothy, John, Jr., and family.

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 Services will be held on Thursday April 14, 2022 at 11 o'clock A.M. from St. Mary's Russian Orthodox Church 217 First Street Coaldale, Pennsylvania 18218. Friends may call in church on the morning of from 9:30 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Father James Weremedic to officiate.

Interment with Military Honors to be bestowed will be held at Sky-View Memorial Park, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

Memorials in his name in care of the church.


Jonathan W. Kline, Jr.
, 53, of Williamstown, passed away early Monday morning, April 11, 2022 surrounded by his family after being diagnosed three weeks prior with stage IV cancer. John fought the good fight these past three week, never complaining, having a family and his strong Christian faith to lean on.

He was born in Doylestown, on October 4, 1968 a son of Rev. Jonathan Kline, Sr., Irvona, PA and Christine Mengel-Heck, Reading.

He was a 1988 graduate of Williams Valley High School, where he was a member of the Viking Pride Band, where played the drums and in the brass section. His love for music and playing the drums lead him to playing in many local rock bands throughout his life.

Jonathan had been a CNA at local nursing homes and also for private home health care. He was also employed in the construction field.

He was a member of the Muir Foursquare Gospel Church and a former member of the Muir Fire Company. He was an avid fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and Flyers and Penn State. He could often be found playing his drums, listening to music or just spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving in addition to his parents, are his wife of 24 years, Diane Shuey Kline, children; Joel Meyers, Williamstown, Kristel Weikel (Tyler), Williamstown, Miranda Strickland (Eric), Tower City, Christian and Devin Kline, both of Williamstown. Grandchildren; Kaydan and Averie Weikel, Amari and Demi-Rose Strickland and Carter Meyers. one sister; Heather Harner (Brad), Mount Joy, his mother-in-law, Rose Marie Shuey, Lykens. He is also survived by many dear friends that John considered family. He was predeceased by his father-in-law, John Shuey on January 20, 2022.

A Celebration of John's life wll be held on Friday, April 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm from Muir Foursquare Gospel Church, Muir with Pastor Luke Heald officiating. Visitation will be held from 6-7 pm at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 644 E. Grand Avenue, Tower City, PA, 17980 to help with expenses.


Sandra Lee Sauers
, 78, of Hegins passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at her residence.

She was born on May 10, 1943 in Pitman, a daughter of the late Elwood and Daisy Blossom Kissinger Thomas.

Sandra was a 1961 graduate of Tri-Valley High School.

She was a nurses aide for Pinnacle Home Health Hospice, Pottsvill .

She was a former member of the Church of the Nazerene, Lavelle.

Sandra enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald G Sauers, to whom she was married for 57 years; an infant son Karl Elwood; and a brother, Mark Dinger.

She is survived by son, Christopher T Sauers of Hegins; two daughters, Greta S. and husband Kevin Weiss of Saint Clair, Sara E. and husband Alan Bingaman of York Haven; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; a sister, Nancy Hillman of Cottage Grove, MN; several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Christ Church Cemetery, Fountain Springs.

Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, is in charge of arrangements.


Donald Fellin
, 91, of Sheppton, passed away Tuesday, April 12th, 2022 at Fritzingertown Senior Living Center Center in Drums.

Donald was born in Oneida, on June 9, 1930, a son of the late Philomena (Ovechka) and Albert Fellin.

After high school, he proudly served his country a a member of the United States Navy.

Donald enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and riding his four wheeler.

He was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Sheppton, and was retired, having worked thirty years at the Lehigh Structural Steel Corp in Allentown. Donald then worked for several years in the maintenance department of the Hazleton High School.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy (Kobylski) Fellin, and by brothers, Albert, John, Leonard, Stephen and a sister Adrienne Gallagher.

He is survived by his children, a son Michael Fellin, and his wife Helen Mary, of Sheppton; and a daughter, Patricia Rupert, of South Carolina.

Grandchildren, Stephanie, wife of Danny Davis; Mary, wife of Matthew Mehalick; Hayley Fellin and Michael Fellin, Jr. also survive as do three great grand daughters, Avery, Madison, Arielle, along with nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM on Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 at St. Mary's Church, North Center Street in Ringtown. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing begining at 9 AM in the church.

Donald will be laid to rest alongside his wife at St. Mary's Cemetery, following the mass.

The Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home is assisting Donald's family during their time of need.


Sally Ann Herbst
, 91, of Luther Acres, formerly of Reamstown, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Born in Hazelton, she was the daughter of the late William J. & Edna Mae (Strack) Bast and the loving wife of 46 years to Edward B. Herbst until his passing in 1999.

Sally was a graduate of Hazelton High School, class of 1948 and became a registered nurse, completing her nursing diploma at the Pottsville School of Nursing in 1951. She worked as a nurse for 42 years at the Ephrata Community Hospital. Sally was a faithful member of Faith United Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denver, she loved to sing in the choir and served on many committees. She was the Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star from 1987-88 and remained a lifetime member. She enjoyed playing cards, particularly, pinochle with the same ‘girls’ for 50-years. Sally moved to Luther Acres in 2005 and in 17 years created a vast network of deep friendships with residents, staff, caregivers, and visitors. Sally’s bright smile and cheerful nature was a blessing to all who knew her. She was small in stature but mighty in spirit. She will be dearly missed.

Sally is survived by two children, Jeffrey B. Herbst (Ginger Klinedinst-Herbst) of York and Bonnie Sue Heller (Scott V.) of Harrisburg; five grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

Two services will be held in honor of Sally:

1.) A viewing will be held at Luther Acres in the Community Room, 250 St. Luke Dr., Lititz, Pa 17543, Wed., April 13th from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. where a remembrance service will begin at 10:30 a.m.

2.) A viewing will be held at Faith United Evangelical Lutheran Church, 357 Walnut St, Denver, PA 17517, from 2 to 3 p.m., where her funeral will begin at 3 p.m.

Interment is private. Her final resting place is Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Sally to the Luthercare Benevolent Care – Caring Fund at https://www.luthercare.org/donate-now/

Arrangements by Good Sipler Funeral & Cremation Centre, Inc., Reamstown (Stevens). www.goodfuneral.com


Ralph H. Heffner
, 84, of Pine Grove, passed away peacefully on Sunday at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street, Pottsville.

Born Nov. 5, 1937, in the family home in Pine Grove, he was a son of the late Norman and Alice Merry Heffner.

Ralph was a graduate of Cressona High School and then served in the Army from 1955 to 1958. Ralph then went on to Penn State University to receive his degree in agricultural education. After Penn State, he went on to receive his master's degree in agricultural economics from the University of Delaware.

After graduating from Delaware, Ralph returned to the family farm where he expanded dairy operations and fruit orchards. In 2000, Ralph opened Stone Mountain Winery on the family farm which continues operation today. At present, Jersey Acres Farms is operated by Ralph's children and grandchildren.

Ralph was active in Agricultural Businesses and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Friedensburg.

He is survived by his loving wife, Annie Moyer Heffner, with whom he recently celebrated 60 years of marriage this past Thanksgiving; their children, Kent, husband to Jodie, of Pine Grove, Karl, of Pine Grove, and Karin, companion to Brian Cornell, of Maryland. He is also survived by grandchildren, Kyle, Chad, husband to Emily, and Jill; his sister, Ruth Barbetta, wife to Richard; and cousin, Dennis H. Dietrich.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Grabowski Funeral Home is entrusted with the services. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.grabowskifuneralhome.com.


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