Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for May 17th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: May 17th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Harry O. Meyers, 80, of Pottsville, passed away on Sunday evening in his residence surrounded by his family.

Born in Pottsville on February 27, 1942, he was a son of Max and Lena (Klitzner) Meyers.

Harry was a 1960 graduate of Pottsville High School and a member of Oheb Zedeck Synagogue.

He was a sales consultant for the former Sears and Roebuck, Radio Shack & Boscov's.

Harry was well known and very active in the Pottsville Community and was a member of the following organizations for 50+ years: Masonic Pulaski Lodge #216, Travelers Protective Assoc., & Yorkville Hose Co. He was also a member of the Tall Cedars, NRA, Schuylkill County Fire Police, & Schuylkill CB Radio Club.

In addition to his parents, Harry was preceded by a brother, Joel M. Meyers, who died in 1972.

He is survived by daughter, Susan Yeager, wife of Kirk, of Pottsville; step children: Catherine Farrell, of England; Mark Farrell, of Texas; Tammy Farrell, of Arizona; grandchildren: Carter Yeager, Christopher, Cole and Casen Farrell.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville. A visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family request contributions in Harry's memory be sent to the Masonic Pulaski Lodge #216, 311 Fleet St., Pottsville, PA 17901 or Oheb Zedeck Synagogue, 2400 West End Ave., Pottsville, PA 17901.

Interment will follow at Oheb Zedeck Cemetery, Pottsville.

Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.


Darlene M. Seitzinger
, 76, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning at Schuylkill Center, Pottsville and was reunited with the love of her life Howard Seitzinger.

Born in Sheppton she was a daughter of the late Paul and Helen Labuda Polega. She had been employed as a cashier for Boyer’s Markets, Frackville, for 43 years until her retirement in 2016. Known as the “ singing cashier” customers always knew when Darlene was working because of her singing.

Darlene was a lifelong resident of Frackville until moving with her daughter and son-in-law in Gordon. She was a loving mother and doting grandmother. Darlene will always be remembered as a kind soul who enjoyed reading, sitting outside, family gatherings and singing while being shadowed by her faithful sidekick Sammy Joe.

She was preceded in death by her husband Howard Seitzinger in 2016.

Darlene is survived by her son Howie and his wife Sandy Seitzinger, Kulpmont, her daughter with whom she resided Christina and her husband Rich Korn, Gordon, her cousin Carol Hastings, NC and herlifelong friend and sister-in-law Lenore Seitzinger, her grandchildren; Richard and Ryan Korn, Trevor Seitzinger, Teresa Snyder, Serenity. She is also survived by her good friend and caretaker Annabelle Price.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. In lieu of flowers the family prefers contributions, in Darlene’s name, be made to the Alzheimers Association.


David A. Kleckner
, 55, of Orwigsburg, passed away Sunday, May 15th, while in the company of family, at his residence.

David was born in Pottsville, on March 1, 1967, a son of Wilhelmina M. (Strouse) and Donald I. Kleckner, of Orwigsburg.

He was the husband of Diana J. (Charles) Kleckner. They were married on June 19th, 1986.
David graduated from Blue Mountain High School in 1985 and was employed as a welder at Dana Corp in Reading, and truck driver for Miller Brothers Construction.

In addition to his wife and parents, David is survived by his daughter, Jessica, wife of Justin Boltz and his son, Jarred Kleckner, husband of Rebecca.

David is also survived by a sister, Donna Dennison. A brother, Roger Kleckner, companion of Annette Anderson.

He is also survived by his six grandchildren Jakson, Jordan, Ryder and River Kleckner; Wyatt & Alaina Boltz. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews, aunts, and cousins.

A Religious Service will be held on Saturday, May 21st at Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Orwigsburg, with Pastor Doug A. Cresswell officiating. Visitation will begin at 8:30 AM

Interment will be in Salem Evangelical Cemetery, Orwigsburg.


Shirley A. Hillibush
, age 86, of Mahanoy City, passed away Saturday at Geisinger St. Luke's Hospital in Orwigsburg. 

Born at the former Locust Mountain Hospital, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Freda (DeFrehn) Pritz. She was a graduate of Mahanoy City High School and was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Mahanoy City, She had been employed by the former Victoria Theater and last worked in the local garment industry. 

Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were her husband Eugene C. Hillibush in 1987 and brothers and sisters The Rev. Donald Pritz, William E. Pritz, Paul Pritz, Thelma Pritz, Jean Mensinger, Ruth Simmens and Louise Williams. The last member of her family she is survived by 2 sons Russell and his wife Hye of Mahanoy City and Kenneth of Shenandoah, a daughter Roxanne Gallo and her husband Tony of Mahanoy City, 2 grandchildren Araceli Hillibush and Lakelyn Gallo 3 great grandchildren Andrew, Ryder and Andreya Gonzalez as well as nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Rite of Christian Burial to be celebrated by the Rev. Fred T. Crawford on Saturday morning at 10 AM from Christ Lutheran Church in Mahanoy City. 

Interment will follow at Sky View Memorial Park in Hometown. Friends may call at the church on Saturday morning beginning at 9 AM. Contributions in Shirley's name to the Christ Lutheran Church Endowment Fund would be appreciated and will be accepted at the visitation. 

David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements.


Dolores M. Neifert
, of Tamaqua, beloved mother, nana, aunt and friend passed away peacefully on Monday, May 16, 2022 in the home of her daughter, Dian Fudge, where she resided. She was 94 years of age.

Dolores was born Friday, November 18, 1927, in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. Dolores was the youngest daughter of the late Dominic and Angelina (Kennedy) Tarantino. She is also predeceased by her husband, Leonard F Neifert; sisters, Mary Faras, Rose DaLoisio, Teresa Yutsus, Florence Yanuzzi, Louise Pacelli -Washko; brothers, Anthony, Gabriel, Michael, John, Louis, Franklin, and Ernest Tarantino.

The surviving family includes daughter and caregiver, Dian L. Fudge, wife of Timothy and son, Leonard R. Neifert and his wife Sherri of Apex, NC; grandchildren, Dana Lynn Neifert and Lesley Anne Kellogg and her husband Aaron. Many nieces, nephews, and friends survive Dolores.

A graduate of Hazleton High School, Dolores retired from the former Atlas Powder Co. In her youth, Dolores worked in the textile industry. A member of St. John XXIII R.C.C. of Tamaqua, Dolores was an animal lover, enjoyed playing cards, line dancing and doing word games. Dolores was active throughout her long life and was a member of the Panther Valley Senior Citizens. She loved entertaining her fellow seniors by playing the bells (she always got a kick out of entertaining "the seniors" who were in fact younger than she was!).

Dolores was also a member of the Red Hat Society and was always up to travel to see a play, a concert, or just to explore. Dolores’s greatest joy was summers spent with family and friends at The Bungalow Pool in Tamaqua.

Funeral 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 in her name on June 4, 2022 at 10 o'clock A.M. at St. John XXIII R.C.C. 307 Pine Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice or to Tamaqua Area Animal Rescue


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