Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for June 28th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: June 28th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Patricia A "Patsy" Knorr, age 84, of Hegins, passed away Monday, June 27, 2022 at her residence.

She was born on Saturday, December 18, 1937, in Valley View, a daughter of the late Russell E Artz and the late Alvena G (Wolfgang) Artz.

Patsy was a 1956 graduate of the former Hegins Twp High School.

She was a seamstress for many years at the former Amy Sportsware, Valley View.

She attended the LCBC Church, Sacramento.

Patsy was very active in the former Valley View Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She was a past Brownie leader. Patsy enjoyed rock and mineral collecting, crocheting, crafting, and spending time with her family and her church family.

Her husband, Leroy A Knorr, Jr, passed away in 2007. She was also preceded in death by her parents; and by an infant son, Kevin Knorr.

She is survived by a daughter, Karen L Lesher of Grantville; a son, Kenneth L Knorr and his wife Wendy of Lavelle; a grandson, Robert L Lesher of Ashland; and a great granddaughter, Addison Lesher of Ashland.

Services will be held at the Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at 11:00 am with Todd Willier officiating.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturday at the funeral home.


Edward J. Buber
, Age 92, of Port Carbon, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, June 27th, at his home with his loving and caring family by his side.

Born in Minersville, PA on June 1, 1930, he was the son of the late Edward J. and Mary V. (Panak) Buber.

Edward was a graduate of the Pottsville Are High School, Class of 1948.

Edward was a Korean War Veteran, serving 2 years of active duty and serving 6 years of active reserves (1954-1960). He graduated from the Army Printing School, Ft. Belvoir, VA in 1952. He was honorably discharged by the United States Army on January 20, 1960. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 67, a member of the Catholic War Veterans, Post 1051-A and a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees for over 30 years.

Edward was employed by the Commonwealth of PA/Department of General Services in Harrisburg for 33 years. He served in several administrative positions and received several awards from the Governor’s Office for his recommendations on cost reduction strategies. He retired from his last position as Director of General Services on February 26, 1991. He also co-authored a book on “Graphic Arts Procedures” with a colleague which was published by the American Technical Society, Chicago, Illinois in 1967 and was used as a text book in the classroom for several years by trade schools.

Edward was a kind and a caring person who enjoyed life and enjoyed being involved with his family and with his community. He was a founding member and officer of the former Port Carbon Biddie Basketball Association and was an officer in the Port Carbon Little League Association. His hobbies included playing cards and checkers, collecting stamps and coins, and putting puzzles together. On Saturdays in the fall, he enjoyed watching college football and cheering on the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He was an active member of the former St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church of Port Carbon and served as a lector and usher and a member of the Rosary Society.

Before leaving for the Army, Edward was introduced to a beautiful woman from Schoentown and soon after became her prom date. One dance led to another which led to an infallible love. He and Leona were married on June 26, 1955 and recently celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary.

Edward is survived by his wife, Leona and by two children; Paul E. Buber and his wife JoAnna, Port Carbon, Beverly A. Piscitelli and her husband Michael, Sinking Spring, PA; a sister Dorthea M. Feryo, Pine View Acres and a sister Lorna M. Pfeiffenberger of Reading, PA and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in St Clair at 10:30AM on Friday July 1st, with the Rev. Robert Potts officiating.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Friday morning from 8am to 10am at the Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home. In Port Carbon.

Interment with military honors will be held in the St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Pottsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hillside SPCA, Joe’s Fund.

The Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home, Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements.


Robert Joseph Barnes, age 77, of Palo Alto, PA passed away Sunday, June 26th, 2022 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, in Allentown.

Born in Pottsville, PA on March 16, 1945, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Slota) Barnes.

Bob was a graduate of Nativity BVM High School, Class of 1963. He served in the U.S. Army as a SP4 from August 1964 till August 1966. Bob worked for World Resources Corp. in Pottsville. He was a member of former St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church in Port Carbon and a lifetime member of the Vietnam Vets in Port Carbon and both the Citizens Fire Company and the East End Fire Company in Palo Alto. Bob was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Bob is survived by his wife of 48 years, Carol (Mackey) Barnes, Palo Alto; a daughter Annemarie Klemer and a son Robert Barnes, both of Las Vegas, NV; two grandsons: Joseph S. Sylvester Jr. and Chandler Barnes; a brother John F. Barnes Sr., Palo Alto; and nieces and nephews.

A Religious Service will be held at the Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home in Port Carbon at 9:45AM on Thursday, June 30th, with Msgr. William Glosser officiating.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Thursday morning from 8-9:45AM at the Funeral Home.

Interment with Military Honors will be held in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville.


William J. Zaremba
, 53, beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend, of Girard Manor, died peacefully on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at his home.

He was born and raised in Honey Brook, PA. He happily moved to the Ringtown valley when his parents returned to their roots. He had various jobs in the area and was currently working for Great Western Services. He enjoyed working outdoors and operating heavy equipment.

He was a loyal friend to many and a fearsome adversary to some. He will be greatly missed by many.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, his father, William D. Zaremba, and his longtime girlfriend, Pam Mikita.

He is survvied by his mother, Adele (Powell) Zaremba, two brothers, Christopher Zaremba, and his wife Denise, and Daniel Zaremba, aunts, Celeste Johnson and Lisa Zaremba; nieces, Emily, Samantha and Allison Zaremba and cousins, Bruce Johnson, Irene Lipsky, Bryan Lutz and Joey Zaremba.

Services will be private and at the convenience of his family

The Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, Ringtown, is assisting William's family during this time of need.


Elaine E. Sterner
, 81, of Tamaqua, died on Sunday, June 26, 2022 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Carl F. Sterner, who died on February 1, 1988. 

Prior to retiring, she worked as a machine operator in the garment industry at various local knitting mills. Born in West Penn Township, she was the daughter of the late Deyman F. Hamm and Messida (Lorah) Hamm Schwenk. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Tamaqua. Elaine loved her family and going on trips with her sisters. 

Surviving are a son, Jeffrey C. and his wife, Kelly, of Tamaqua; three brothers, John and his wife, Jean, of Tamaqua, Larry and his wife, Kay, of Andreas, and Jesse and his wife, Marie, of Tamaqua; two sisters, Mabel Smith, of New Tripoli, and Lillian Gernert, of Tamaqua; two grandchildren, Ethan, at home, and Autumn, wife of Timothy Simmons, of Drums; nieces and nephews. 

Services will be held at 11am on Friday, July 1, at the Hartman Funeral Home, 1791 West Penn Pike, New Ringgold. Call 6-8pm Thursday, June 30, and Friday, July 1, from 10-11am. Interment at Sky-View Memorial Park, Hometown. 

Arrangements are being handled by the Hartman Funeral Home, 1791 West Penn Pike, Rte. 309, New Ringgold.


Arlene J. Klinger, 94, of Pine Grove, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 in the Tremont Health & Rehab Center.

Born on July 11, 1927 in Tremont Twp., she was a daughter of the late Leroy Binkley and Elsie Boyer Binkley Glore.

Arlene was a graduate of Tremont Twp. High School and a member of St. Paul's UCC, Ravine.

She was a waitress at the former Maxine's Restaurant in Ravine.

Preceding her in death were her husband of 52 years, Luther R. Klinger, a daughter, Janice Minnich, and a brother, John Glore.

Surviving are four sons, Luther and wife Charlotte Klinger, Kevin and wife Ann Klinger, both of Pine Grove, Gary and wife Linda Klinger of Bedford, Dean and wife Robin Klinger of Schuylkill Haven; a daughter April and husband Dean Reinbold of Pine Grove; 9 grandchildren, Melinda, Valerie, Bobbi Lynn, Brad, Chelsey, Katie, Kelli, Gary Jr. and Angie; numerous great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and a sister Joyce Haley of Ravine.

Graveside Services and interment will be held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at the convenience of the family with Craig Kramer officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to St. Paul's United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, 244 Tremont Rd., Pine Grove, PA 17963 in her memory.

The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements


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

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