Friday, April 8, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for April 8th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: April 8th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Franklin (Boomer) Brown
, 75, of Mahanoy City, PA, passed away Wednesday, April 6th, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Montour County.

Franklin was born in Mahanoy City, PA on October 24, 1946, a son of the late Franklin Brown and Emily (Harper) brown.

He was a member of Christ Lutheran Mahanoy City, PA.

He worked in construction at Bi State Construction Easton PA.,  50 Year member of the Washington Hook and Ladder Fire Company Mahanoy City, Mahanoy Area High School Class of 1964.

He was the husband of Sandra (Gober) Brown.

Franklin is survived by two daughters, Tiffany, wife of Edward Folk, of New Ringgold, PA. Tracy, wife of Joseph Yutko, of Frackville PA and by Grandchildren Isabella and Lilyanna Folk and Owen and Evan Yutko.

Franklin is also survived by two sisters, Ann Marie Brocker, of Philadelphia PA; Cheryl, wife of William Gazen, of York PA. also, nieces nephews and cousins.

Religious Service at Christ Lutheran Church at 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 12th, with Rev Fred Crawford officiating.

Friends and family may call Tuesday 9:30 am. Until 11:00 am at Christ Lutheran Church.

His family prefers donations to Christ Lutheran Church.

Interment will follow at Skyview Memorial Park Tamaqua, PA.

Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Visit to sign the guest book and send sympathy cards.


Brenda Gail Gerbino
, 58, of Kutztown, passed away Sunday, March 21st, at Tremont Health and Rehabilitation Center, Tremont.

Born in Shamokin on January 31, 1963, she was a daughter of Grace (Snyder) Wonn, of Pottsville, and the late William V. Sock.

She was the wife of Mark J. Gerbino.

Brenda was a graduate of Franklin Academy, and Arizona State University.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Pottsville.

Brenda was formerly employed by St. John's the Baptist Church, Pottsville; and was a sewing machine operator at Argo & Alpha Mills.

In addition to her mother and husband, Brenda is also survived by three sons: Kenneth Jr., husband ofJennifer Frie, of Cressona;Dorian, husband of Chasity Rynard, of Pottsville; & Jonathan, fiance Amanda Abalo Frie, of Frackville; grandchildren: Emmerson, Callie, Brennan, Dominic, Nicholas, Jordanna, & Wyatt; three sisters: Barbara, widow of Henry Buzza, of Schuylkill Haven; Crystal, wife of Bob Leiby, of Pottsville; & Kim, wife of Dale Blum, of Pottsville; two brothers: William, husband of Lori Sock, of New Ringgold; & David, husband of Lisa Sock, of Minersville; as well as nieces & nephews, and her former husband, Kenneth Frie, Sr., Pottsville.

Brenda loved crocheting and playing The Sims.

A private service for the family will be conducted by Rev. John Wallace.

The family would like to thank Tremont Health & Rehabilitation Center for the care compassion they showed Brenda during her stay.

At the family's request, memorial donations in Brenda's memory may be forwarded to Ruth Steinert SPCA P.O. Box 332 Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972.


Jean Haberl
, 65, of Shenandoah, passed away on April 5th at 1:50AM at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, after battling pancreatic cancer.

Jean, fondly known as Jeanie or Momma Jean, was born on July 13th, 1956, in Chester, PA to the late John and Josephine Whittaker.

Jean was the middle child of five siblings; Johnny, Jimmy, Billy, Sandy, and predeceased by David. She had a childhood pet goose, Georgie, she was very fond of. Jean was educated at Sun Valley High School in Delaware County. She had four children: Lydia Stokes and Gregor Woodruff of Pottsville, and Alan Haberl and Emma Foresman of Shenandoah. She also had four grandchildren: James, Serenity, Josh, and Jasmine.

Jean moved to Shenandoah around 1999 and had since become a large part of the community by taking over the local Schuylkill County food pantry. She was dedicated to the cause for the better part of 20 years. Alongside managing the food pantry, she liked to spend time gardening and listening to Imagine Dragons.

A public memorial service will be held for Jean on Wednesday, April 13th from 6 to 8pm at the Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc, 40 N. Jardin St, Shenandoah. All friends and family are welcome to attend.


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