Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for April 13th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: April 13th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


John J. “Jack” Karpovich, Sr.
, 96 of Shenandoah Heights passed away peacefully on Monday, April 11, 2022 at Ridgeview Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Shenandoah Heights.

Born in Shenandoah on May 14, 1925, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Kaminski) Karpovich.

Jack attended the former Saint George Elementary School and was a graduate of the former J.W. Copper High School, both of Shenandoah.

Earlier in life, he worked in the local coal industry for fifteen years. Prior to his retirement he was a Jewel Tea Company salesman for over twenty-five years.

On February 26, 1949 in the former Saint Canicus Church, Mahanoy City, he married the former Mary T. Trusky who preceded him in death on February 4, 2019.

He was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah. Jack was a devout and active member of the former St. George Church, Shenandoah, where he was a eucharistic minister, lector, weekly bingo caller, and the sacristan having prepared for the Masses. He always kept the church looking its finest. Jack was a dedicated worker for all parish activities and was an integral part of the church.

Jack was often seen with his late wife Mary eating and socializing at the Park Restaurant, Shenandoah. He most enjoyed being in the company of his family.

Preceding him in death in addition to his parents and wife were his son, John J. “Jackie” Karpovich, Jr. on October 15, 2020; five brothers, Leonard, Joseph, Leon, Thomas and Ronald Karpovich and two sisters, Arlene and Anna Mae Karpovich.

Surviving are his son, Thomas J. Karpovich and his wife Ann of Morea; four grandchildren, Lisa Linderman and her husband Will, Leon Karpovich and his companion Jessica, Maggie Riggins and her husband Brett, and Jacquelyn Olsen and her husband Chris; five great-grandchildren, Lexie, Tabitha, Raquelle, Grant and Addie; his daughter-in-law, Dianne Bona of Vienna, Virginia; three brothers, Henry Karr of Lakeland, Florida, Daniel Karpovich of Shenandoah and Robert Karpovich and his wife Hazel of Dothan, Alabama; two sisters, Regina Karpovich of Shenandoah and Sister Marilyn Karpovich, a member of the Sisters of St. Casimir of Chicago, Illinois and now living in Lemont, Illinois; two sisters-in-law, Georgianna Karpovich of Doylestown and Ruth Karpovich of Lady Lake, Florida; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 19, 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.

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

Edward P. "Big Ed" Michalik
, 78 of Shenandoah passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, April 12, 2022 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

A complete obituary will soon follow.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 22, 2022 at 10:00 am in St. Casimir's Church, 229 North Jardin Street, Shenandoah with Rev. Msgr. Ronald C. Bocian, Pastor as the celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Casimir's Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. A visitation will be held on Friday, April 22, 2022 from 8:00 am until 10:00 am in St. Casimir's Church.


Gary L. Krammes, Sr.
83 of Schuylkill Haven passed away on Tuesday while at the Reading Hospital.

Born August 13, 1938, in Pottsville, he was the son of the late Pierce and Erma Cooper Krammes.

Gary was a 1956 graduate of Cressona High School. After graduating Gary went on to serve in the United States Army for four years of active service then two in the reserves. Gary then graduated from Penn State University under the G.I. Bill.

He retired from Rockwell Collins in Reading after 38 years of employment.

Gary is survived by his wife the former Shirley Reber; their children Gary Krammes Jr. husband to Carolyn of Friendensburg and Mary Bosack wife of Robert of Delaware. He is also survived by grandchildren Alyssa Miller wife of Ross, Riley Borowski wife of Mike, and Owen Beven husband to Bianca and three great grandchildren, Ryder, Jade and Jake.

Services are private at the convenience of the family. Grabowski Funeral Home is entrusted with the services.


Diane L. Houser, 65, of Primrose, passed away Sunday, April 10th, at the home of her daughter, Kimberly. 

Diane was born in Pottsville, Pa. on February 13, 1957, a daughter of the late Mary Louise (Scholtes) and John Lisowski. Diane was a graduate of Nativity B.V.M. High School Class of 1975 as well as Pearl River Jr. College in Hattiesburg, MS. She She was a Licensed Practical Nurse who practiced her profession in many facets of the health care system. 

Diane is survived by, a son, Edwin, husband of Tracey Houser, two daughters, Kristie, wife of Jason Eichenberg, Kimberly, wife of Mickey Moore. Diane is also survived by three sisters, JoAnn Frey, MaryLou Grigalonis, and Jean Mahall, two brothers, Jack Lisowski and Michael Lisowski. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Mason & Caden Houser, Pierce Eichenberg, and Tucker & Finn Moore. Nieces and nephews. Also surviving is her former husband, William ‘Billy’ Houser. 

A visitation will be held Saturday, with calling hours from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville. A service will follow at 11:00 am with Reverend Corrine R. Dautrich officiating. 

Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc, Minersville entrusted with the arrangements.


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