Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for April 19th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: April 19th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Dorothy W Hoffman, 100 of Pine Grove, passed away on Sunday, April 17, at her home.

Born on November 15, 1921, in Lebanon, she was a daughter of the late John M. and Ethel M Lengel Wiegand.

Dorothy was a graduate of Pine Grove HIgh School and Central Penn Business School in Harrisburg. She had been employed as a secretary for Klinger Construction in Pine Grove and then in the payroll department at Indiantown Gap Military Reservation.

Dorothy loved watching Lawrence Welk, gardening and doing all types of puzzles.

Dorothy married her sweetheart, George E. Hoffman on July 11, 1945 after his release from the army. They shared over 71 years together until he passed away on Dec. 28, 2016. They purchased the Light House Diner from Rass Greenawalt in 1947, converting the diner into the home where they lived raising three boys along the way.

A step brother, John Wiegand and a step sister, Mary Lorraine Francel both preceded her in death.

Surviving are three Sons, Lawrence G and wife Joanne Hoffman, Donald Hoffman and Philip Hoffman; one Granddaughter, Amanda wife of Andrew Irving, and a Niece, Sue wife of Ernie Scott all of Pine Grove.

Graveside Services will be held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville on Monday, April 25, at 10:30 am with Pastor Barry Spatz officiating. There will be a viewing on Monday, April 25, from 9:00 am - 9:30 am at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc.

A special thank you to the staff of the Advantage Home Health and Hospice for taking good care of Dorothy.

The family would prefer, in lieu of flowers, contributions be given to the charity of your choice in her memory.

Heaven gained a beautiful soul on Easter. Our mother, grandmother was so sweet and caring. She loved her family with all her heart. We learned so much from her. She saw so many things in her life including being able to celebrate 100 years this past November. She will be dearly missed, but we know she'll be watching over us. Love ya Mom and Grandma!

I love you a bushel and a peck
A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck
A hug around the neck and a barrel and a heap
A barrel and a heap and I'm talking in my sleep about you.


Francis Joseph Bulcavage
passed from this life on Friday October 8, 2021, at Reston Hospital, Reston, Virginia. He was preceded in death by parents Frank and Connie, sister Carol Ann, brother Frederick, brothers-in-law Maurice Hunter and H. Keith Beall, and niece Celeste Beall.

Born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania (PA) in October 1955, he grew up in Mahanoy City, a small town in the coal mining area. He attended St. Joseph’s Parochial Elementary School. He completed Data Processing at Schuylkill County Area Vocational Technical School and graduated from Mahanoy Area High School in 1973. Known as” Joey” in his early PA years, he enjoyed playing pool at the Teen Canteen.

Attending American University in Washington, DC, he graduated in May 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science plus Graduate Level studies. While in college he enjoyed hanging out with his friends in Georgetown.

His work experience included extensive technical and executive management roles at the corporate level. His career began with Systems Architects, Inc. in Arlington, VA. Transitioning to Inter Systems, Inc. (ISI), he served as Vice President, Division Director, Project Manager and Senior Systems Architect working on diverse, complex Government and Corporate systems. ISI work included temporarily residing in Huntsville, Alabama. He also performed SIR/DBMS software conversion consulting at SIR (USA), Inc. in Illinois. His Federal Government career with Internal Revenue Service in Washington, DC spanned 28+ years. Now known as “Frank” he most recently was a Unisys Operating Systems Specialist until his retirement in December 2018.

Despite long commutes to work, long hours and out of town work, he enjoyed swimming and often hosted pool parties with friends. He enjoyed cycling the Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) canal trail through Virginia as well as attending plays and the theater. Frank was a dedicated oenophile, always exploring and experimenting with wines. He loved trying new cuisines and pairing them with different vintages, continuing his gourmet research. Dining out at new and favorite restaurants was a welcome pleasure until the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 impacted in-restaurant dining. Studying the stock market was a favorite hobby.

A Virginia resident for 40+ years, he was a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church and enjoyed going to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC. Most holiday weekends he headed to the various East Coast beaches (Rehoboth Beach in particular) with his beach group of friends. He enjoyed visiting casinos in various states (Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Hard Rock, etc.) trying his luck. He loved traveling including trips to Nassau, Bahamas, Paris, France, New Orleans, etc. as well as visiting family and friends in the U.S.

He always enjoyed the Bulcavage weddings in PA (especially in the earlier years) with the large family of relatives (Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins) at that time. Many holidays in Virginia were spent with long time friend Louise Hunley and her family. Joey/Frank was a soft-spoken, easy-mannered, generous person, always concerned with his family members well-being. He was a very kind and caring man whose memory will live on with each of us. But God called his name so softly that only he could hear. He will be dearly missed by all.

Surviving are sisters Rosemarie Hunter of Tennessee, Theresa Beall of Florida, and Connie Carter and husband Dale of Oklahoma. Also, niece Terri Lynn and husband Josh Wright, Anthony, Jacob, Ryan and Levi of Nevada, nephew Edwin Hunter and wife Lexi, Edwin, Jr., Heather, Katelyn, Hailey and Ethan of Tennessee, nephew Keith Adam Beall and wife Rosa of California, nephew John Carter and wife Tasja and Anna of Oklahoma as well as numerous other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday April 23, 2022, preceded by visitation at 9:00 A.M. at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church, Mahanoy City, PA with inurnment following in the St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. in Mahanoy City, PA. Adams-Green Funeral Home of Herndon, Virginia handled his cremation on October 14, 2021.

Visit and sign the guestbook and online obituary for Francis Joseph Bulcavage at www.truskowskyfuneralhome.com or www.adamsgreen.com. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association.


Dale E. Lewis
, age 70, of Pottsville, PA passed away Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 at his home.

Born in Auburn, PA on November 10, 1951, he was the son of the late Charles and Florence (Strausser) Long.

Dale served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Buck Fever Rod and Gun Club and an avid hunter.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Beatrice, Frederick, Kenneth, James, Sandy, and Doris.

Dale is survived by his longtime companion of 30 years, Gloria J. Rich; two sisters: Catherine Moran and Erma Hartz; a brother Donald Long; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hillside SPCA @ P.O. Box 233 Pottsville, PA 17901.

The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home in Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements.


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