Friday, May 13, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for May 13th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: May 13th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


William A. Jones, 84, of McKeansburg, passed away Wednesday at his residence.

Born in Hamburg, he was a son of the late William R. and Evelyn (Eyer) Jones.

He was the husband of Pauline (Bartashus) Jones.

William was a member of Christ Church, McKeansburg.

He was a Blue Mountain graduate, Class of 1956, and he then graduated from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. He was the owner and operator of J&J Construction.

In addition to his wife, William is survived by his children, William A. Jr., husband of Stacey Jones, of Kokomo, Ind., Kathlene, wife of Kevin Murphy, of Rockingham, Va., Todd V., husband of Christine Jones, of New Tripoli, and Jeffrey M. Jones, of McKeansburg; grandchildren, Erica, Billy, Carly, Brendan, Evan, Alyssa, Vince, Sara and Rachel; great-grandchildren, Eli, Ben, Owen, Lily, Mckenzie, Madelyne, Samuel, Logan and Garett; two brothers, Barry Jones and Bruce Jones, both of McKeansburg.

Services are private at the convenience of the family with grandson, the Rev. Vince Jones, officiating.


Maynard B. “Butch” Palmer, Jr.
, 73, of Minersville, passed away on Monday at his home, in the company of his family.

Born on February 2, 1949 in Cleveland, Ohio, he was a son of Roseann (nee Kandrach) Palmer, of Berea, Ohio, and the late Maynard B. Palmer, Sr.

After graduating from Berea High School in 1968, he enlisted in the Coast Guard, serving as an Electronics Technician in the Vietnam Theater aboard the USCGC Mellon, a high-endurance Coast Guard cutter. Upon returning from Vietnam, he met his wife Carol while he was stationed at USCG Station Barnegat Light in New Jersey.

After his honorable discharge, he and Carol started a family in the Cleveland suburbs where he worked in the construction industry and later drove truck for Coca-Cola. Butch moved his family to Minersville after being introduced to the area by a friend and opened “Butch and Carol’s Bar”, which ran from 1979 to 1992, while also driving truck for Roadway Express. He later accepted employment as a Corrections Officer at the State Correctional Institute at Mahanoy from which he retired.

He was a member of the former St. Barbara Church, Minersville. He was also a member of the Teamsters, the Minersville American Legion and a life member of the Pine Grove Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Butch loved spending time with his family, friends, and pets, especially his dog Reba who was always by his side. He was very knowledgeable of history, current events, and was a jack of all trades who could always be found working on his cars or property. He enjoyed sharing stories of his life experiences, watching sports and fishing with friends off the coast of New Jersey and Lake Ontario. He was also a great cook! Before falling ill, he and Carol loved to visit Long Beach Island, NJ any chance they would get.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sharon Marie Palmer.

In addition to his mother, Butch is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Carol Ann Jeromski; two children, Sean Palmer (spouse, Donna), Minersville, and Kristen Braukus (spouse, Edward), New Philadelphia. He is also survived by three remaining siblings, Jacquelyn M. Rubino (spouse, Frank), Elgin, Illinois, Margaret “Peggy” A. Mondozzi (spouse, Michael), Rocky River, Ohio, and Thomas A. Palmer, Olmsted Falls, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

Services are private. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made in Butch’s name to the Hillside SPCA. Interment with military honors will take place at a later date at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.


Kevin E. Ressler
, 51, of Wiconisco, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

Kevin was born in Harrisburg, August 15, 1970, a son of Gerald Ressler, Sunbury and the late Jean Klinger Ressler. He was a graduate of Williams Valley High School.

He was last employed at Metal Industries.

Kevin loved being in the outdoors and fulfilled a dream when he traveled to California by motorcycle to "dip his toes in the Pacific Ocean".

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Ressler, brother-in-law, Alvin Acker, grandparents George Klinger and George and Ruth Ressler.

Surviving are his father and step-mother, Gerald and Sandi Ressler, Sunbury; a sister Kimberly Ressler, Ohio; sister-in-law, Debbie Ressler, Wiconisco; grandmother, Violet Kahler Klinger, Washington; nieces, Mandy, Maddie and Sadie; nephews, Kenny , Andrew and Tanar; great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2022 from the Calvary United Methodist Church, Wiconisco with his cousin, Pastor Annette Shutt officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary U.M. Cemetery, Wiconisco. Visitation will be from 10:30-11:00 am at the church.

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


John M. Caulfield
, 57, of Shenandoah Heights, passed away on Tuesday, May 10th, 2022, at his home.

Born in Shenandoah on October 24th, 1964, he was the son of the late James P. Caulfield Sr. and his surviving mother, Joan H. (Masaitis) Caulfield of Zion Grove.

John was a 1982 graduate of Shenandoah Valley High School. He then worked as a machinist for many years. John had a great sense of humor and always tried to make people laugh. He enjoyed reading, watching movies, listening to music, painting landscapes, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Besides his father, John was preceded by a nephew, James P. Caulfield III.

He leaves behind his mother, Joan Caulfield, his son, Logan Caulfield of Brandonville, his sister, Susan D. Lawson and her husband Joseph, Zion Grove, and his two brothers, his twin James P. Caulfield Jr. and his wife Stephanie of Frackville and Joseph R. Caulfield and his wife Andrea of Shenandoah Heights, and his ex-wife, Tara Caulfield. Also surviving are an aunt and uncle, nieces, a nephew, great-nieces and great-nephews, and cousins.

There are no services scheduled as this time.

Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc, Shenandoah have been entrusted with handling the arrangements.


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