Saturday, April 30, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for April 30th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: April 30th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Chris Meier, age 56, of Plymouth, formerly of Ashland, passed away, Thursday, April 28, 2022.

Born October 29, 1964 in Ashland, he was the son of the late Alvin and Shirley Stuber Meier. Chris had been employed by Logoplaste, Hanover Twp., and most recently by PCC Aerostructure, Wilkes Barre, as a machinist.

Chris loved and adored his dog, Charlotte.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Melanie Stucker, who passed away in 2017; and brother, Michael Meier.

He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, the former Lori Warman; children, Nicole Meier, of Plymouth, and Chris Meier, of Plymouth; brothers, Alan, Shawn and Larry Meier; and sister, Shirleyann.

Services will be scheduled at a later time and are entrusted to the S. J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, Plymouth.


Christopher A. Keer
, 32 of Altoona, PA and formerly of Coaldale, PA, died on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at home. 

Born in Lehighton, PA on August 7, 1989, he was a son of Linda Adamitis of Coaldale and the late Christopher C. Keer. Christopher earned his high school diploma and worked as a cook for various restaurants. He was affiliated with the First Congregational Church in Coaldale. 

In addition to his mother, Christopher is survived by his significant other, Alexis Goldberg; son, Collin Christopher Keer; sister, Nina Bonetsky and her husband, John of Summit Hill, PA; and brother, Matthew Keer of Summit Hill. 

Services will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua with The Rev. Wayne Benack officiating. Interment in Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown, PA will follow the services. Call 9-11 AM on Wednesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at 

Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.


Ethel K. Behney
, 85, of Tower City, passed away Saturday morning, April 30, 2022 at her home.

Ethel was born in Orwin, on March 12, 1937, a daughter of the late Nathan and Martha Schwalm Behney. She was the youngest of five children, being predeceased by all, David "Squizz" Behney, Ruth Houtz, Irvin and Dean "Peanut" Behney. She leaves behind several nieces, nephews and her beloved cat Suzie.

Ethel was a member of the St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Orwin. She enjoyed growing her beautiful roses and gladiolus so she could gift bouquets to make others happy. She also enjoyed doing crosstitch. Her favorite pastime were bus trips to the casino with her friends.

To say that Ethel was a "character" is an understatement. After the fearless and high spirited days of her youth she later led a quiet and unassuming life. She was, however, known for her risqué stories and earthy comments. She was kind-hearted, thoughtful and generous.

Ethel was a hard worker, working many years at Tallman Farms and Dottie's Place, and a resilient figure in the face of the many adversities she experienced throughout her life.

As we say goodbye to you Ethel, let us leave with this quote: God doesn't give the hardest battles to his toughest soldiers. He creates the toughest soldiers through life's hardest battles.

Ethel will be laid to rest at a public graveside service for family and friends on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 11:00 am from St. Peter's Cemetery, Orwin with Rev. Maureen Duffy-Guy officiating.

If you wish to make a donation in her memory, please make it to St. Peter's Cemetery Fund, c/o St. Peter's Church, 427 Dietrich Avenue, Orwin, PA 17980.

The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., has been entrusted with the arrangements.


Barbara L. Taylor
, 82, of Tower City, passed away Friday afternoon, April 29, 2022 at her home with her daughters by her side.

Born in Reinerton, January 18, 1940, a daughter of the late Russell and Millie Paul Ulsh. Barb was a graduate of the former Porter Tower High School.

She was retired from the former AMP, Inc., working in both the Tower City and Williamstown plants. Following retirement Barb worked for several years at Rodichock's Farm and Walmart.

She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Reinerton and the Orwin Fire Company Auxiliary.

Her entire life revolved around her family. Being Nana to her four grandchildren meant the world to her, she loved her grandchildren immensely and always looked forward to Friday night spaghetti with Trevor.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip L. Taylor, 1989.

Surviving are her two daughters; Kim Laing (Kevin), Dauphin and Vickie Schreiner (Brad), Tower City, four grandchildren; Lacie Luddy (Alexander), Erie, Amber Delligatti (Nicholas), Pittsburgh, Taylor and Trevor Laing, Dauphin. Four great grandchildren; Lilah and Cameron Luddy, Hudson and Declain Delligatti. Sisters; Sandra Jones, Florida and Carol Schaeffer (Jack), Orwin. Brothers; Roger Ulsh (Joann), Kerry Ulsh (Carol) both of Orwin and Jeffrey Ulsh (Kathy), Delaware. Nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 11:00 am from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc., Tower City with Pastor Annette Shutt officiating. Burial will be in the St. Peter's Cemetery, Orwin. Visitation will be from 10 -11 am at the chapel.


These obituaries are being  brought to by Anthony Urban Law Offices. P.C.