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Schuylkill County Obituaries for June 1st, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: June 1st, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Betty J. Hock
, 67, of Pottsville, passed away peacefully on Sunday evening in Seton Manor,
Orwigsburg, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Pottsville, on July 25, 1954, she was a daughter of Elmer and Emily (Winn) Ebert.

She was a 1972 graduate of Pottsville High School and a member of St. Patrick R.C.C.

Betty was a legal secretary for the law firm, Cerullo, Datte & Wallbillich, for 32 years and then later
worked 15 years for the Pottsville Housing Authority, retiring in 2017.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and watching her husband drag race at Numidia.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death, by her sister, Peggy Ebert.

Betty is survived by her husband, David P. Hock, to whom she was married for 24 years;
daughter, Jennifer H. Wollyung, wife of Andy, of Pottsville; son, Sean D. Reeves, husband of Amy, of Pottsville; grandchildren: Ryan Correll and Addison Wollyung; sisters: Bonnie Klouser,
of Reinholds; Ada Smith, of Myerstown; Donna Collins, of Newmanstown; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 3rd, at 11:00 a.m. at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc.,
1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville with Deacon Larry Lonergan officiating. A viewing will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service in the funeral home.

Interment in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery will be private at the convenience of the family.

The family request contributions in Betty's memory be sent to: Dementia Society of America, P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901.

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


Patricia Marie Gannon Averill
, age 89 of Royal Oak, Michigan passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

Patricia was born on November 30, 1932. She grew up in Girardville, PA. She married Daniel Joseph Averill on February 16, 1957. She was married to Daniel for 46 years before his death on February 25, 2003. In addition to her husband she was predeceased by her son Daniel Patrick (2021).

Patricia is survived by her daughters Diane Kramer of Granger Indiana and Doris Anne Klass (husband Ed) of Hollywood Florida, and five grandchildren Daniel Averill, Thomas Averill, Stephen (wife Kendall) Kramer, Matthew Kramer and Erin Kramer.

A memorial service for Patricia will be held Saturday, June 25, 2022 at:

Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
430 Valley Brook Rd.
Glen Mills, PA

Visitation 9:15
Mass 10:30
Luncheon 12:00 at the Blue Sky Dining Room, 200 Maris Grove Way, Glen Mills, PA 19342

Contributions in lieu of flowers to the Carmelites Holy Annunciation Monastery, 403 W. County Rd., Sugarloaf, PA 18204.


Victoria A. Boyer
, 86, of Orwigsburg, passed away Monday, May 30th, at Seton Manor with her family by her side.

Victoria was born in Cressona, on July 13, 1935, a daughter of the late Ella Marie (Hoover) Dailey and Victor Dailey.

She was the widow of Leonard Calvin Boyer.

She was a member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church Schuylkill Haven, and she graduated from Schuylkill Haven High School, class of 1953. In addition to being a homemaker she worked as a machine operator in the textile industry. She also enjoyed going on trips to the Atlantic City casinos with her sisters.

Victoria is survived by two daughters, Eileen Guitas wife of Jack; Terri Melnick, wife of John; four sons Greg Boyer, husband of Marie; Eric Boyer, widower of Heather; Robert Boyer, husband of Shelly and Ronald Boyer.

Victoria is also survived by twelve grandchildren - Jason Lassandro, Jennifer Kelly, Christopher Boyer, Timothy Boyer, Corinne Berger, Derrek Boyer, Holly Dietrich, Darren Boyer, Ashley Yarborough, Ryan Melnick, Madison Boyer and Braydon Boyer. Sister Joan Crossley, widow of John and 14 great grandchildren. Also surviving are numerous nieces & nephews.

She was predeceased by siblings Alice Orio, Eleanor Pepper, and James Dailey.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 on Monday, June 6th at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church in Schuylkill Haven with Msgr Rev. Edward Zemanik officiating. Visitation will be in the church from 9:15 until 10:15 AM. Interment will be private.

Victoria’s family would like to thank the staff of Seton Manor for the care and support their mother received.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Schuylkill EMS 320 North 9th St. Pottsville, PA 17901.

Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home, Inc. Orwigsburg has been entrusted with the arrangements.


Lisa M. Rizzi, 55, of Minersville, passed away Saturday morning at her home.

Born in Pottsville, she was the daughter of Sandra Himmelberger and the late William McGovern.

She attended the Williams Valley schools. She was of the Catholic faith. She was active in the Good Intent Hose Co., Llewellyn as a member of the fire company, the members Auxiliary and helped manage the fire company’s ATV Run fundraiser.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Emil Rizzi, at home; a son Joseph William Montgomery; a daughter Amber Kerns; a grandson Aaron and a sister Amy.

A Funeral Service will be held Monday at 11 AM at the Good Intent Hose Co., 12 Silverton Road, Llewellyn. Rev Krista Rehreg will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Hose Co. on Monday from 10AM until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer remembrances of Lisa be in the form of contributions to the Good Intent Hose Co., P.O. Box 163, 12 Silverton Road, Llewellyn, Pa. 17944. Arrangements are by the Donald J. Butler Funeral Home, Minersville.


Henry Ismael Peña
, 33, of Shenandoah, passed away on Monday, May 30th, 2022, at his home.

Born on January 19th, 1989, in Bronx, NY, he was the son of Sifrido Ismael Peña and Angelina E. Peralta.

Preceding him in death were his grandmother, Isabel Jimenez and his aunt, Luz Del Alba Jimenez.

Surviving family include: Angelina Elizabeth Peralta – Mother, Norberto Brito Acevedo – The person that I always saw as my father, such a beautiful person, Sugeiry Henriquez – Sister, Luis Henriquez – Brother, Denise Martinez - Mother of his children, Julian Peña – Son, Ivan Peña – Son, Stephany Emestica – Niece, Jasmine Emestica -Niece, Ashley Emestica – Niece, and Delilah Emestica - Niece

You may have known Henry as “Maghik”, he called himself Maghik in his own way because everything he did was magic. Henry made your day with a simple joke he cracked or with just a smile on his face. One thing Henry loved to do was pick up a pen and piece of paper, that man could’ve wrote such a deep and meaningful poem or rap his life into those lyrics. To his family he was a lyrical genius, everything he wrote touched the heart, he could tell you about his whole life in one verse. Henry had big dreams and without a doubt his family were his first fans. Henry loved basketball, since a teenager he always had a ball in his hands ready to hit the court. Once his nieces got older, he tagged them along with him. Family time was everything to Henry. He loved his two sons Julian and Ivan more than anything, and to him those were “Daddy’s boys”. Henry always said they were his legacy and he sure was right. One thing that man loved was fashion, he wouldn’t step outside in pajamas ever, he always looked his best every single time. One thing you could’ve always said about Henry was that he was a very respectful man to every woman. Henry loved with everything in him, he had the sweetest soul and was loved by so many. Henry adored his mother and siblings. Sugeiry was a mother figure to him and an older sister. Henry could always count on his sister for anything. Henry always had a love in his life named Denise. Henry and Denise were like peanut butter and jelly since 16 years old, became best friends at the age 11, and he knew he wanted to marry her and always dreamed of a family. Henry accomplished part of his dream and had two beautiful boys with the love of his life. His name and legacy will forever live on.

A visitation for family and friends will take place on Saturday, June 4th, 2022, from 3 to 5pm at the Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc, 40 N. Jardin St, Shenandoah.

A message from Henry: Papi, take care of my mother, and I will take care of you from up here.


Henry Ismael Peña, de 33 años, de Shenandoah, falleció el lunes 30 de mayo de 2022 en su casa.

Nacido el 19 de enero de 1989 en Bronx, Nueva York, era hijo de Sifrido Ismael Peña y Angelina E. Peralta.

Le precedieron en la muerte su abuela, Isabel Jiménez y su tía, Luz Del Alba Jiménez.

La familia sobreviviente incluye: Angelina Elizabeth Peralta – Madre, Norberto Brito Acevedo - La persona más linda, que siempre lo has visto como mi padre, una persona muy linda ser, Sugeiry Henríquez – Hermana, Luis Henríquez – Hermano, Denise Martínez – Madre de sus hijos, Julián Peña – Hijo, Iván Peña – Hijo, Stephany Emestica – Sobrina, Jasmine Emestica – Sobrina, Ashley Emestica – Sobrina, y Delilah Emestica – Sobrina.

Es posible que hayas conocido a Henry como "Maghik", se llamaba a sí mismo Maghik a su manera porque todo lo que hacía era magia. Henry hizo tu día con una simple broma que hizo o con solo una sonrisa en su rostro. Una cosa que a Henry le encantaba hacer era tomar un bolígrafo y un pedazo de papel, ese hombre podría haber escrito un poema tan profundo y significativo o rapear su vida en esas letras. Para su familia era un genio lírico, todo lo que escribía tocaba el corazón, podía contarte toda su vida en un solo verso. Henry tenía grandes sueños y sin duda su familia fueron sus primeros fans. Henry amaba el baloncesto, desde adolescente siempre tenía una pelota en sus manos lista para golpear la cancha. Una vez que sus sobrinas crecieron, las etiquetó junto con él. El tiempo en familia lo era todo para Henry. Amaba a sus dos hijos Julián e Iván más que nada, y para él eran "los niños de papá". Henry siempre dijo que eran su legado y seguro que tenía razón. Una cosa que al hombre le encantaba era la moda, no salía en pijama nunca, siempre se veía lo mejor posible cada vez. Una cosa que siempre se podría haber dicho sobre Henry era que era un hombre muy respetuoso con todas las mujeres. Enrique amaba con todo en él, tenía el alma más dulce y era amado por muchos. Henry adoraba a su madre y hermanos. Sugeiry era una figura materna para él y una hermana mayor. Henry siempre podía contar con su hermana para cualquier cosa. Henry siempre tuvo un amor en su vida llamado Denise. Henry y Denise eran como mantequilla de maní y jalea desde los 16 años, se hicieron mejores amigos a los 11 años, y él sabía que quería casarse con ella y siempre soñó con una familia. Henry cumplió parte de su sueño y tuvo dos hermosos hijos con el amor de su vida. Su nombre y legado vivirán para siempre.

Una visita para familiares y amigos tendrá lugar el sábado 4 de junio de 2022, de 3 a 5 pm en Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc, 40 N. Jardin St, Shenandoah.

Un mensaje de Henry: Papi, cuídate de mi madre, y yo te cuidaré desde aquí arriba.


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

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