Monday, April 25, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for April 25th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: April 25th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Joan Irene Gerber, 82, of Lincoln, NE and formerly of Tamaqua and Bethlehem, PA, and Omaha, NE, died on Sunday, April 24, 2022, in Lincoln. She was the wife of the late Robert Gerber who died in August of 1995. 

Born in Tamaqua on October 2, 1939, Joan was a daughter of the late George E. and Beatrice (Rupert) Willing. A member of the 1957 graduating class of Tamaqua, she had attended the White Church in Barnesville, PA. Joan enjoyed watching college sports and keeping up on politics. Her favorite time was that spent with family, especially her granddaughter, Mikenna. A generous, gracious, faithful, and spiritual person, she will forever remain in the hearts of those whose lives she touched. 

In addition to granddaughter, Mikenna Gerber of Lincoln, Joan is survived by son, John Gerber and his wife Tiffani of Lincoln; sister-in-law, Kathy Bartell of Rush Township; and nieces, Heather Hadesty and Bryn Novack. 

She was predeceased by a son, Scott Gerber in 2017 and siblings, George Willing and Lois Neifert. Private graveside services in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Tamaqua will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials in her name may be made to the Christ White Church, Barnesville, PA.

Online condolences may be made at Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.


Wilson P. Zaharis
, 83, of St. Clair, died Sunday April 24, 2022 at home surrounded by his family.

Born in Minersville, July 8, 1938, he was the son of the late Peter P. and Mary Zvendrikou Zaharis.

He was a 1957 graduate of Minersville H.S. and then attended Ford School of Business.

For 35 years Wilson was the owner of the Burger Shoppe where he was known for his “Smiley Burger.” Before owning the Burger Shoppe, he worked as a machinist for Rockwell, Int. in Reading, PA.

Wilson served 9 years with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and was an active volunteer for many years with the St. Clair Ambulance.

He was a member of St Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, St. Clair, Pa

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 2 Grandsons, Evan and Matthew, a sister Irene Laskarithis, and 4 brothers, Thomas, Harry, Peter, and George Zaharis.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years Mary Louise (Dantas) Zaharis, a son William and his wife Lori of Huntsville, Al; 3 daughters Kathleen Vaz and her husband Edward of Middleport; Kristine Renninger and her husband Howie of Pottsville; Karen Zaharis and her companion David of Harrisburg. 10 grandchildren, Amanda, Cassie, Eddy, Tim, Amanda, Mickey, Andy, Kimmy, Angela and Becca, 3 great granddaughters, Ava, Lily and Madeline.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 7:00 Wednesday April 27, 2022, at St Clare of Assisi RC Church, 250 East Hancock Street, St. Clair, Pa. 17970. The Rev. Msgr. William F. Glosser will be officiating. Friends may call from 6:00 PM-700 PM Wednesday at the Church. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

Donations, in Wilson’s name, may be made to St. Clare of Assisi Memorial Fund.


Brandon M. Moyer
, 34, of Valley View, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family after a courageous and valiant fight against brain cancer.

Brandon was born in Harrisburg on May 2, 1987, a son of Brian Stoneroad and Luana Moyer of Herndon.

He was a 2005 graduate of Line Mountain High School. He was a self employed logger.

From a very young age, Brandon could often be found in the outdoors. His love for hunting and fishing was a huge part of his life, always looking forward to the next hunting trip. The friends he made in the outdoors became family. His greatest role in life was being a dad to Brielle, she was definitely "Daddy's little girl". He always looked forward to softball season, where he could be guaranteed to be cheering her on from the stands.

He was preceded in death by great grandparents; Marvin and Geraldine Moyer and Richard Stoneroad. two aunts; Tammy Moyer and Denise Webster, uncle David Moyer and his mother-in-law, Cathy Zerbe.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Lori A. Zerbe Moyer, whom they enjoyed 14 years together; a daughter, Brielle Moyer, age 10, sister Nicole Stoneroad, Herndon, two brothers; Bob Paul (Ashley), Hegins and Brett Paul. Grandparents, David and Georgina Moyer, Spring Glen and Roy and Susan Stoneroad, Herndon, great grand mother, Helen Heintzleman, Tower City and Ruth Stoneroad, Millersburg. His father-in-law, Carl Zerbe, Valley View, a brother-in-law, Adam Zerbe (Heather), Valley View. Aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends.

A Celebration of Brandon's life will be held this summer. The service will be announced on this website and local newspapers.

The family wishes to thank Hospice of Central Pennsylvania for the care they have given Brandon this past month.

In lieu of flowers an educational fund has been set up for his daughter Brielle, Checks can be made payable to Brielle Moyer Education Fund, c/o Mid Penn Bank, 545 E. Grand Avenue, Tower City, PA 17980.

The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Tower City is honored to serve the Moyer family.


Warren Elgin Malone
86 formerly of Auburn PA, passed away peacefully at his home in Hamburg PA on Sunday April 24th with his family by his side.

Born in Cadiz OH on July 17, 1935 he was the son of the late Norman and Olive Jackson Malone. In his lifetime he also lived in Matterstown PA, Circleville OH, and Dellroy OH.

Warren played basketball in high school and was a graduate of Dellroy OH High School and Canton OH Business School.

After school he went on to serve in the Active Reserves United States Marine Corps from 1952 to 1957 and Inactive Reserves until 1962.

Warren worked in the farm/agricultural field his entire career, including owning and operating Dellroy Feed and Supply for 15 years where Doris ran the store and Warren operated at-farm mobile milling and spraying. Warren then supervised operations for farm feed mills including Red Rose Feeds, Circleville OH, Spread Eagle Farms, Elizabethville, PA, BayMor Pet Feeds, Cressona, PA, Penn Bangor Feeds, Bangor, PA, and then concluded his career starting Shamrock Enterprises in 1982 designing and building feed mills, retiring in 2000.

Warren cared for family and had a strong faith in God and was active in church, most recently belonging to Covenant United Methodist Church in Schuylkill Haven PA singing in the choir and serving as a Trustee.

His hobbies included gardening and painting, and he had a lifelong passion for the outdoors that included hunting, fishing, and an interest in sports.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings Sarah and Edward Malone and Margaret Tanner.

He was married to the former Doris J. Finnicum on Christmas Eve 1954 who survives him. In addition to Doris, Warren is survived by their sons Michael A. husband to Kelly of Orwigsburg and Troy D. husband to Sandra of Schuylkill Haven. He is survived by grandchildren Erin M. Hulsey (companion Alex Golombek), Katie L. Malone (companion Jessica Mattern), Ryan E. Malone husband to Brittany, and Rory M. Malone fiancé to Kasey Mistishen. He is also survived by great grandchildren Emma Rae Hulsey, and Madalyn and Paige Malone.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 30th at Covenant United Methodist Church, Schuylkill Haven. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11:30 a.m. Interment for immediate family will follow on the grounds of Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven. Grabowski Funeral Home is entrusted with the services. Contributions in Warren’s name can be made to Covenant UM Church, Schuylkill Haven, PA, and Advantage Home Health & Hospice, Pottsville, PA.


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