Friday, June 10, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for June 10th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: June 10th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Natasha R. Reaves
, 41, of Lithonia, GA formerly of Pottsville, passed away on Tuesday June 8, 2022 at Piedmont Rockdale Hospital, Conyers, GA.

Born in Pottsville, PA, on March 23, 1981, she was a daughter of Evelyn Reaves- Brown, of Lithonia GA.

She was a 2000 graduate of Meadow Creek High School, Norcross, GA.

Natasha worked as a billing analyst for Infor, GA for 7 years.

She was very outgoing and loved shopping; her favorite football team, the 49ers; visiting parks and carnivals, and talking with friends and family, but most of all Natasha enjoyed spending time with her family at family gatherings, and spoiling her children, nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her mother, Natasha is survived by a daughter, Jasmine Reaves; a son, Jerome Reaves, both of Lithonia, GA; her fiance, David "Paul" Moore, of Lithonia; sister, Belinda S. Reaves, of Decatur, GA; brothers: Rory Reaves of Atlanta, GA; Kirby N. Reaves, of Atlanta, GA; her aunts: Lisa Ridge and Faye Mehling; uncle Basil Reaves, all of Pottsville, as well as; several nieces, nephews, cousins and one great niece, Alluri.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 18th at 10:00 a.m. at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc.,1818 Mahantongo, Pottsville, PA. A viewing will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service in the funeral home.

Interment will follow in Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven, PA

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


Chase Lee Imschweiler, 20 months old, son of Kyle Imschweiler and Stephanie Mullins, Pottsville, died Thursday, June 2, at the family home.

He was preceded in death by his infant brother, Blake Lee Imschweiler, in 2017.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by three siblings, Jake Imschweiler, Kylie Imschweiler and Taylor Lynn Imschweiler; his maternal grandmother, Deborah Mullins and her companion, Joseph Zukosky, Pottsville; his maternal grandfather, David Mullins and his wife, Diane, Branchdale; his paternal grandparents, Carl and Sarah Imschweiler, Pottsville.

Services are private.


Eleanor C. Fleming
, 91, of Seltzer, Norwegian Township, passed away on Saturday at home.

Born on May 7, 1931 in Pottsville, she was a daughter of the late Edward P. Young and Ella (nee Gombola) Young. She resided in the Fishbach neighborhood of Pottsville as a young woman; but spent most of her life in Southeast Pennsylvania before returning to Schuylkill County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Fleming, in 1988; her sister, Barbara Shappell; her brother, Edward “Duke” Young.

Eleanot is survived by nieces and nephews, including her caregiver, Jean Marie Shappell, with whom she resided.

Services are private. Interment will be in Schuylkill Memorial Park.


Mark L. Mickey, 65, of Minersville, passed away on Thursday at home.

Born on March 26, 1957 in Pottsville, he was a son of the late John and Bertha Butcavage Mickey. He was a 1975 graduate of Minersville High School and also attended West Virginia University. He worked as a lineman for the Lucent Technologies.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Pottsville. He was also a life member of the Schuylkill Headwaters Association, a member of the Newtown Fish & Game Association and a social member of the Sunny Rod & Gun Club, Minersville.

An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, trapping and fishing. As a voracious reader, Mark’s knowledge base enabled him to offer a quick and accurate answer to most any question.

Mark was preceded in death by three siblings, Joan Greis, Marion “Babe” Mickey and John Mickey.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, the former Frances M. Brahler; two sons, Andrew Mickey, Coudersport, and Christopher Mickey, Lancaster; his remaining sister, Diane Karpulk, Pottsville; nieces and nephews.

The family will accept visitors at Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury Street, Minersville, on Sunday, from 6:00 P.M. and on Monday from 6:00 A.M. Visitation will end promptly at 10:15 A.M. when procession will form. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. in St. John the Baptist Church, 913 Mahantongo Street, Pottsville. Interment will be in St. John #2 Cemetery, Pottsville.


In the first hour of December 15, 2021 Sallie Theresa Bloss, nee Sherkness, died at Culpeper Health and Rehabilitation Center in Culpeper, VA After completing 103+ trips around the sun.

Sallie was born on April 17, 1918 in Shenandoah, PA. She was the daughter of John and Amelia Sherkness, nee Daubshinski, John emigrated from Lithuania/Russia to the United States to escape conscription into the Tsar’s army in the early 1900s. Five years later John was able to save enough money to bring his wife Amelia and two daughters, Albina and Bernice to the United States.

Sallie attended the former J. W. Cooper high school in Shenandoah, having to quit after the 9th grade to go to work in the local garment industry.

Sallie was of the Roman Catholic faith and a life long member of St. George Lithuanian Catholic Church in Shenandoah.

Sallie was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Theodore Calvin Bloss; three sisters Albina Tunilla, Bernice Smith, Anna Sherkness and one brother Joseph Sherkness.

She is survived by her son, Robert Chester “Ted” Bloss and wife Frances Bloss, nee Forrest of Culpeper, VA; two grandchildren Joan Bloss Jenkins of Annapolis, MD, Theodore Francis Bloss and wife Karin Bloss, nee LeRoy of Arlington VA; and five great grandchildren, Patrick Daniel Jenkins and wife Danya Murali of Frederick, MD, David Matthew Jenkins of Gaithersburg, MD, Mark Robert Jenkins of Laurel MD, Nathan Alexander Bloss of Arlington, VA, and Madelyn Grace Bloss of Arlington, VA.

A funeral service and burial will be in Shenandoah, PA on June 16, 2022 at the convenience of the family.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 South Jardin Street, Shenandoah is assisting the family with arrangements.


Fred L. Wise
, 87, of Tower City, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at the Lebanon VA Medical Center.

Born in Reinerton, June 22, 1934, a son of the late Albert and Olive Mae Seiler Wise. Fred was a 1952 graduate of the former Porter Township High School. He was an Air Force Veteran during the Korean War Era.

Fred was a retired, self-employed, expert precision tool and die craftsman.

Hunter/marksman, wine maker, golfer and great machinist are a few titles to describe him. He was a lifetime Endowment member of the NRA and a staunch supporter of the second amendment. His wisdom and humor will be missed.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Luther Wise and Stanley Wilfred Wise.

Surviving are his loving wife of 60 years, Judy Werdt Wise; a son, Jesse Wise and his companion Susan, Lewisburg; two grandchildren, Justin and Dillon Wise. Several nieces and nephews.

Following Fred's wishes he will be laid to rest privately with military honors in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

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


Velma E. Davis
formerly of 25th Street, Pottsville, died June 6, 2022 at Laurel Center, Hamburg, Pennsylvania with her husband at her bedside. Born October 1, 1933 in Schoentown (a hamlet of Port Carbon, PA), she was the daughter of the late John and Helen Sabol. She was a graduate of Pottsville Area High School, class of 1951, where she enjoyed participating in the Minuet, Sketch Club, and starred as “Goody” in the Senior Class play, “The Fighting Littles”. She attended the University of Pennsylvania and the Pottsville Hospital Warne Clinic Medical Laboratory.

In her youth, she worked at the Pottsville Hospital as a phlebotomist where she met her husband of sixty-six years, Robert “Bob” Davis who was a patient at the time. Bob was wowed by her beautiful auburn hair and incredible smile. Bob and Velma married in 1956 and had three children. Early in their marriage, Velma worked at E.I. duPont in the laboratory when they lived in New Jersey. The couple moved back to Pottsville in the early 1960’s, where Velma supported Bob in starting the family business, Davis Sporting Goods. Velma also enjoyed helping Bob behind the scenes with Pottsville Winter Carnival with many a late-night breakfast feast and dressing room for the notorious Vulcans. Later in life, Velma worked part-time at Neat Feet (a 2nd Davis store), the Pottsville Library, and as a weekend foster parent with Bob at the Milton Hershey School. Mostly, however, Velma dedicated her life to raising her children and, later in life, to helping care for her four grandchildren being their biggest cheerleader. She was their Baba.

Everyone who encountered Velma was touched by her loving, kind demeanor and charmed by her incredibly warm smile. To quote a friend late in life, “you are a lovable woman with an angelic face that anyone could love.”

She was preceded in death by her only brother, John R. Sabol, M.D. and her son, Robert (Bobby) Glenn Davis. Surviving her are: husband Robert P. Davis; daughter Dr. Janine Davis Watkins and husband Kent Watkins; daughter Attorney Liane Davis Anderson and husband John Anderson; her four grandchildren-- Rhys Watkins, Celeste Watkins, Danny Anderson, and Josie Anderson; and her many loved nieces and nephews.

Throughout her life, Velma was a devout Catholic and a lifelong member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church where a Mass of Christian Burial for Velma will be celebrated on Saturday June 18th at 11AM. Velma will be laid to rest in the Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum with her son, Bobby following mass. Arrangements are under the care of James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville.


John E. Lloyd, 82, former Ashland and Maryland resident, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at the Lehigh Valley Hospital, East Norwegian St. Pottsville. Born in Ashland, January 29, 1940, he was the son of Earl and Catherine Keller Lloyd. He was a graduate of the former Ashland High School, class of 1957. John was a seventeen year veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Vietnam War. He was an Electrical Technician aboard the U.S.S. Garry, a Guided Missile Frigate. John later worked as a Materials Handler for Giant Foods in Maryland until his retirement. He attended Zion’s Reformed United Church of Christ, Ashland, and was a member of the Teamsters Union, Local # 730, Washington D.C. Preceding him in death was a son James H. Lloyd, passing in 2008, a sister Jean Hubler, and a sister in law, Susan Lloyd.


Wife: Margaret Lloyd, married 59 years

Sister: Dorothy Jeffrey, Elysburg

Sister: Lorraine Rossberg, Shrewsbury

Brother: James Lloyd, Fountain Springs

Two Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews

Relatives and friends will be invited to attend a graveside funeral service with Navy Honors in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at a later time. 

The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of arrangements.


JoAnne Wolfgang, 74, of Arch Street, Ashland, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2022, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. 

The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, will announce funeral arrangements.


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

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