Thursday, May 5, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for May 5th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: May 5th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


James L. "Jimmy" Peiffer, 85, of Auburn, passed away Tuesday, May 3, at Reading Hospital, West Reading.

Born June 23, 1936, in Auburn, he was a son of the late John and Agnes (Lehman) Peiffer.

He was the husband of Mary Frances (Sowers) Peiffer, to whom he was married 62 years.

Jimmy graduated from Auburn High School, Class of 1954.

He began working at Brokhoff and Guers Dairy as a milkman. He worked 32 years as a Prudential insurance agent. After retirement, he worked for Seltzer's Insurance and assisted his son, Tim, when he opened his State Farm Insurance and Financial Services Agency in Camp Hill.

He served in the Army during the Korean War. He attended the Navy School of Music, where he played the trumpet.

He was a member of Joe Misti Polka Band, a 50-year member of Schuylkill Lodge F&AM No. 138, Orwigsburg Eastern Star No. 424 and Auburn Fire Company.

He was a member of St. John's Church, Auburn, where he served as president of consistory for years.

Jimmy enjoyed many mornings spent at Clauser's with the coffee club.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Ethel Miller, Madeline Hanley, Gertrude Smith, and a brother, Robert Peiffer.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Timothy, husband of Gretchen Peiffer, of Dover; a grandson, Zachary Peiffer; a cousin, Harry and his wife, Dolores Fisher, of Myerstown; several nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 9, at Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home Inc., Schuylkill Haven. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, at St. John's Church, Auburn, with the Rev. Walter Breiner officiating. An additional time for viewing will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the church. Interment with military honors will follow in Saint John's New Cemetery, Auburn.

At the family's request, memorial donations may be forwarded to Auburn Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 137, Auburn, PA 17922; Auburn VFW, 236 Pine St., Auburn, PA 17922; or St. John's Lutheran Church, 305 Pearson St., Auburn, PA 17922.


Raymond O. Fisher, 88, of Pine Grove, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at home.

Born on October 22, 1933 in Pine Grove, he was a son of the late Rankin and Mary Brommer Fisher.

He was a 1951 graduate of Pine Grove High School and was a member of St. John's Reformed Church, Friedensburg.

Raymond worked for the former Biomedical in Friedensburg. He also worked for Ron Klinger and was last employed by B & S. Auto, Pine Grove.

He enjoyed raising Field Trial dogs and hunting.

Preceding him in death were two sisters, Ruth Neal and Nancy Lehr.

Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Rose Wingle Fisher; two sons, Thomas and wife Cindy Fisher, Rankin and wife Susan Fisher; a daughter, Mary Ann and husband Kevin Dembitsky; 6 grandchildren, Angie, Adam, Amy, Shane, Melissa, and Michael; 7 great grandchildren, Nicholas, Willow, Holly, Kane, Gage, Hailey, and McKenzie; a sister, Susan Reiter; brothers-in-law; nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, May 9, 2022 at 11:00 A.M., at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove with Pastor Matt Kenitzer officiating. There will be a viewing on Monday, May 9, 2022 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Schuylkill Memorial Park Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to Heartland Home Health Care & Hospice 4 Park Plaza Suite 204 Park Rd. Wyomissing, PA 19610 in his memory.


It is with great sadness we announce that our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother, Donald Lee Moyer, 88, of Logan, Utah, formerly of Pine Grove, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 2, 2022 at Logan Regional Hospital, following a brief illness.

Born on September 24, 1933 in Pottsville, PA., he was a son of the late Tennyson A. and Stella M. Hand Moyer. He lived the first 17 years of his life in Lincoln, PA.

He graduated from Tremont Township High School in 1950 and Tremont High School in 1951.

His first job was working at an independent coal mine. He worked in construction jobs in Pennsylvania before moving to Washington DC in 1955 to become a brick mason, a profession that he dearly loved. He worked and built homes in Washington, DC and Northern Virginia. He attended Strayers Business School for one year studying accounting.

On September 1, 1956, he married his high school sweetheart, Seray I. Maurer in the Tremont Reformed Church in Tremont. After marriage, Donald and Seray had two daughters, Patricia Seray and Polly Ann and lived in Arlington, VA until December 1963 when they moved to Pine Grove. They rented and operated a bar in Pine Grove for three years called Don's Cafe' Incorporated before buying a home at 51 E. Pottsville St. in Pine Grove where they lived for almost 50 years.

In 2012, Donald and Seray moved to Logan, Utah where they lived with their daughter and son-in-law, Eric and Patricia Packenham until they sold their home and moved into the Wasatch Point Apartments.

Donald was an avid New York Yankees fan and he loved to shoot pool. He was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Pine Grove and the Pine Grove Masonic Lodge No. 409 F. & A.M. He and Seray faithfully attended First Presbyterian Church in Logan, Utah.

Preceding him in death were four brothers, Robert, John, Raymond, and Joseph Moyer; and a sister Ruth Ann Ossman.

Donald is survived by his wife of 65 years, Seray I. Maurer Moyer of Logan, UT; two daughters, Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham and husband Eric of Logan, UT, Polly Ann and husband Abraham Ortiz of Chula Vista, CA; three grandchildren, Amanda and husband Robert Tennison of Greenville, TX, Austin Ortiz and Jake Ortiz, both of Chula Vista, CA; two great granddaughters, Harley Ann Tennison and Kelsey Sue Tennison; six sisters, Joan Harman of Valley View, Helen Shadle of Pine Grove, Sue Fulkrod of Millersburg, Jean Klinger of Lavelle, Patricia Whiteside of Beaufort, S.C., Beverly Weller of Orwigsburg; many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove, with Pastor David Fehr officiating. Masonic Services will be held prior to the start of the service. Interment will follow in St. Matthew's Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove,

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to his wife Seray Moyer, c/o H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., 139 S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove, Pa. 17963 in his memory.


Agnes E. (Shirey) Reigle
, of Gilbertsville, PA, passed away in Boyertown, PA on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

She was born in Ringtown, PA on April 4, 1926 to the late Alma (Davidson) and Charles Shirey. After graduating high school, Agnes spent her time as a homemaker. She was a member of New Hanover Lutheran Church. Agnes loved bowling, tennis, bingo, and playing cards. She enjoyed attending the PA State Senior Games held in Shippensburg, PA.

In addition to her paretns, Agnes was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford, her daughter, Christine A. Frey; and sisters, Cora Wasilewski, and June Laudeman.

Agnes is survived by her daughter, Michele A., wife of Ricky Weller of Boyertown; son-in-law, Harold Frey; and sister, Judie, wife of Darryl Hetherington of Ringtown. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren; Melissa and Beth Frey, Erin and Brandon Weller, along with nieces and nephews.

Agnes will be laid to rest alongside her husband on Saturday, May 7th, 2022 at the United Methodist Cemetery in Ringtown. Relatives and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the 11 AM Service.


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