Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for April 20th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: April 20th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Mrs. Regina M. "Jean" Watsula-Sharpe
, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, 88 years of age, of North Greenwood Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on Monday, April 18, 2022, while in the loving care of her family.

Born Wednesday, November 1, 1933 in Coaldale, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Joseph P. Coleman, and Irene (Belsak) Stephens and step father Leonard "Puddy" Stevens. Regina was also predeceased by; first husband, George M. Watsula; second husband, Bernard "Bernie" Sharpe; son George M. Watsula, on July 17, 2021.

Surviving are daughter, Mary Howay of Tamaqua, with whom she resided; grandson, Jason Howay and his wife Jessie of Lake Hauto; great granddaughters, Aneesa, and Mackenzie Howay; daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Watsula of Tuscarora.

A graduate of Upper Darby High School, Jean retired from Boyer's Grocery Store in Tamaqua having served as bakery manager for many years. An avid reader, and card shark, Jean liked to make ceramics, was an excellent cook, and baker. Jean's most precious time was that spent with family.

Arrangements entrusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. of 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252. (570) 668-2550

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday April 25, 2022 at 11 o'clock A.M. from St. John XXIII R.C.C. located at 307 Pine Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252.

Interment will be in St. Jerome R.C.C. Cemetery Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

Memorials in Jean's name to:
Tamaqua Public Library
30 South Railroad Street
Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252


Mary T. Kozlosky
, 92, of Shenandoah, passed away on Monday, April 18th, 2022, at the Shenandoah Senior Living Community.

Born in Shenandoah on August 23rd, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary (Jenkins) Roland.

She was a 1948 Annunciation BVM High School graduate. Mary worked in the local garment industry for many years as a seamstress for Connie Fashions and was a member of the ILGWU. She was a devoted Catholic woman having been a parishioner of Divine Mercy Parish, formerly the Annunciation BVM Church in Shenandoah. She was very active in many church activities including RENEW Annunciation, pierogie making at summer bazaars, and belonged to both the Annunciation and St. Casimir’s Church Choirs. Besides her singing, she also enjoyed playing the piano. An excellent cook and baker, her family would teasingly call her “Chuckwagon Mary” because she would always seem to provide an endless amount of food for every family gathering. Mary was a member of the A.O.H. and was also known for her love of the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.

She was preceded by her husband, Leonard Kozlosky, and her daughter, Mary Ellen Sacco both in 2005. Also preceding were 3 brothers, Walter Roland Jr, John Roland, and infant brother, James Roland, along with a sister, Kate Gormley.

Mary leaves behind a son, Leonard Kozlosky with his wife Dolores – Shenandoah, a daughter, Catherine R. Linkchorst (late husband Thomas) – Allentown, 2 brothers, Michael Roland with his wife Patricia – York, Pa and Patrick Roland with his wife Helene – New Hope, Pa, 3 sisters, Margaret Ambrose (late husband Jack) – Lawrenceville, GA, Cecelia Donlan and husband Joseph – Media, Pa, and Sally Quinlan and husband Wallace – Philadelphia, Pa. 7 grandchildren, Shawn, Kate, Leonard III, Jessica, Shannon, Jennifer and Nicole, 9 great-grandchildren, Brittany, Alexander, Kale, Kamryn, Alex, Dylan Grace, Benjamin, Celia and Harrison. Nieces and nephews also survive.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 25th at 10:30am in Divine Mercy Parish, 218 W. Cherry St, Shenandoah and will be officiated by Msgr. Ronald Bocian. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday morning from 8 to 10am at the Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc, 40 N. Jardin St, Shenandoah. Burial will follow Mass in the Annunciation BVM Parish Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.


Eleanor Rich, 84, former Ashland resident, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at the Geisinger Shamokin Community Hospital, Coal Township. 

 Eleanor will be placed next to her husband, Donald, privately, at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. 

The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of funeral arrangements.


Eva Nellie Jones (Eve)
, 79, of Germanville passed away Tuesday evening at home, as she wished, in Ashland PA on April 19, 2022, after losing her battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Philadelphia, PA to Laura Mae (nee Gottschall) and Charles Henry Deibert on April 6, 1943.

Eve was known as the camp counselor among siblings because she always bossed them around when they were young but that was because she often was the one taking care of them. She still bossed them around as adults and by that time she was very good at it.
She was a true nurturer and loved nothing more than to have her family and friends around for visits which almost always included a meal. She took care of people all her life and whatever she had, whether it be food, clothes, a place to stay, a shoulder to lean on, she willingly shared with it others.

She accomplished many things in her life from owning and running restaurants, running large conference centers, working as a dietician in nursing homes, running her own jewelry business, waitress (which is still a surprise) among many other things.

She loved going to the shore or to the mountains, taking trips and spending time with her family and friends. She was so grateful to have time with family and friends at the end of her life and although those visits often tired her out completely, they also made her gloriously happy.

Although Eve came from very humble beginnings, she and Jack built a wonderful life together. She really loved the life she lived, and that life included accomplishing every single thing on her bucket list. Not many people can say that.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 49 years, Jack, her son Walt (Tammy), daughter Eva (Jim), grandchildren, Walter (Cori), Jenna, Vanessa (Oliver), Jimmy (Rachael), Nicole; great grandchildren, Kolbie, Dakota and Caleb. She is also survived by her siblings: brother, Jim (Lucy) and four sisters, Cass (Peter), Dee (Carl), Charlotte (Marshall) and Eileen (Bill) and many well-loved nieces and nephews on both sides of her family along with Walter and Jenna’s mother, Elaine. She is also survived by many friends and neighbors that she also considered part of her family.

A viewing for family and friends will be held Friday, April 22nd from 5-6 PM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 35 N 9th St, Ashland PA. A service will be held at 6 PM in the church with Pastor Dana Beil officiating. Interment will take place at a later day.

If you are so inclined, in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to All Care Hospice Care or Old Fashioned Xmas c/o Ashland Area Historic Preservation Society.

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


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