Friday, June 3, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for June 3rd, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: June 3rd, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Wilhelmina S. (Willie) Kleckner, 81, of Orwigsburg, passed away Friday, June 3rd, suddenly, at her residence.

Wilhelmina was born in Orwigsburg, on May 16, 1941, a daughter of the late Kathryn Mae (Fryer) and Aaron Milton Strouse, Sr.

She was the wife of Donald Irwin Kleckner. They were married June 12th, 1965. She was a member of Zion's Red Church Orwigsburg.

She was a 1959 Graduate of Blue Mountain High School. She graduated from Rembrandt Beauty Academy in Pottsville in 1962.

She Owned and Operated Wilhelmina’s Hair Salon, in Orwigsburg for many years.

In addition to Donald, her husband of 56 years, Wilhelmina is survived by her daughter, Donna Dennison, of Mobile, Alabama; and her son, Roger Kleckner, Companion of Annette Anderson. Daughter in Law Diana Kleckner. She is also survived by Grandchildren Jarred Kleckner, husband of Rebecca, Emma Kleckner; Jessica Boltz, wife of Justin, Shelby Ezell, wife of Casey, Cody Dennison & Kerry Dennison, husband of Heather.

Great Grandchildren Jakson, Jordan, Ryder, River Kleckner, Wyatt & Alaina Boltz, Caroline, Skylar, Ezell and Luka Dennison.

Willie is also survived by three sisters, Anna Shoener; Gladys Ketner and Sandra Shappell.

She was preceded in death by her Son David Kleckner and her brother Aaron (Jack) Strouse, Jr. and Sisters Esther Kerwick and Kathleen Reber and an Infant Sister.

A Religious Service will be held on Thursday June 9th, 11:00 at Hamilton - Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Orwigsburg. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until service at 11:00 AM.

Interment at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Inc. Schuylkill Haven.


John P. "Jack" Quinn, Sr.
, beloved husband, father, brother, grandparent, 83 years of age of Pine Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully while in the loving care of his family.

Born Sunday, February 5, 1939 in Mahanoy City, the son of the late Thomas, and Stella (Smerlick) Quinn. John was also predeceased by; grandson, Andrew Quinn; brother, Edward Quinn.

Surviving are; his wife of 64 years, Arlene F. (Ohl) Quinn; sons, John D. "Jack" Quinn, Jr. and his companion Christine Cole of Hazleton; Wilbur T. Quinn and his wife Becky of Mary-D; brothers, Thomas "Jerry" Quinn, Joseph Quinn and his wife Sarae, Francis Quinn and his wife Sandy; granddaughter, Amanda Mills and her husband Jonathan; great grandson, Rylie. Many nieces and nephews also survive John.

A member of St John XXIII R.C.C. of Tamaqua, Jack was a former member of the Knights of Columbus Henry Baker Lodge. John retired form Stroh's Brewing Co. of Fogelsville. He was a avid fly fisherman, and devoted Notre Dame Football fanatic. John had been a volunteer fireman as a member of the American Hose Company. In retirement, Jack enjoyed walking the town and talking to firends and neighbors.

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 Funeral service will be at 11 o'clock A.M. on Wednesday June 8, 2022 from the funeral home. Friends may call from 9:30 A.M. until time of services.

Interment will be in Sky View Memorial Park, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

Memorials in his name to:
St. John XX III R.C.C.
307 Pine Street
Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252.


Anne Marie (Lobichusky) Hanley
, 83 of Mahanoy City, passed away at Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest on Saturday, May 28, 2022.

Born December 11, 1938 at the former Locust Mountain Hospital, she was the daughter of late Victor and Anna (Alansky) Lobichusky.

A 1956 graduate of Mahanoy City High School, and Empire Beauty School, Pottsville she earned a Cosmetology Instructor license, which she proudly kept current. Notable for the time, she was the youngest manager for the Glemby Company, New York, as the salon manager at the Wm. B. Schleisner and Ormond department stores in Lancaster PA.

On Aug 2, 1958, she married James A “Jay” Hanley in the former St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Mahanoy City, was a member of the former St Canicus church for almost 50 years until its closing, and currently attended St Teresa of Calcutta church.

She maintained her career in Lancaster for several years before moving “back home” to Mahanoy City and always said she “loved being a full-time wife and mom.” She had the distinction of becoming a first-time mother on Mother’s Day 1961.

She always loved fashion, designing many of her couture outfits, and was known for her elegant and stylish ensembles throughout the years. She was an excellent cook, winning Pottsville Republican recipe contests over numerous years in the 1960s and 70s. She enjoyed complex crafting and decorating, being “Martha Stewart” before Martha, and was an avid reader. She was also a very hard worker and enjoyed upkeeping her home and gardens.

Anne Marie was a very devout Catholic, attending morning daily mass for many years, that once the kids were “out the door” to school, she was off to church, and chuckled when someone once asked if she had a job as a crossing guard!

She participated in fitness activities for many years, beginning with 1980s aerobics, and moving onto step aerobics, Pilates, yoga, kick boxing, etc until just a few years ago, when she transitioned to “senior gym” for about a year, then COVID shutdowns got her outside walking her 10,000+ steps on nice weather days. Her ‘gym friends’ were very special to her! She swam laps at the Mahanoy Area pool, twice a week for many years. She took up roller blading in her 60s.

She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother Victor Jr., her beloved husband, Jay on Christmas Day 2016, her oldest son, Jay Jr. in December 2018, and sisters-in-law, Theresa Scherer and Jean Sherako.

Anne Marie is survived by son, Michael of Harrisburg; son, Jon and his wife, Kristy, and granddaughter, Teagan of Hunt Valley, MD; daughter, Maria and her husband, Albert Wasilewski of Hookstown; daughter-in-law, Cheryl and grandchildren, Anna and Victor Hanley of Barnesville; her sister, Mary Lahouchak and brother-in-law Bill of Bethlehem. She is also survived by three nieces, Colleen Stumpo, Noreen Scherer, and Karen Unger and a nephew, Bill Lahouchak Jr.; three great-nieces and a great-nephew; her cousins who were like sisters and brothers; and her “forever friend” Sandy Tacelosky.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday June 7, 2022 at 11:00 am at St. Teresa of Calcutta Church, 600 West Mahanoy Ave., Mahanoy City. The Rev. Kevin P. Gallagher, Pastor will officiate. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Tuesday morning from 9:30 am until 11:00 am. Interment will join Anne Marie with Jay at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville at 1:30 pm.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 South Jardin Street, Shenandoah is in care of the arrangements.


When Italians toast, they say “cent’ anni” which means “a hundred years”. The wish is to
live a healthy, vibrant life to 100. It is rare that one actually does. Theresa Matino lived 106 of
them. It is with heavy hearts we share that Mrs. Theresa Matino, our amazing mother,
grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, aunt and friend passed away
peacefully with her family by her side, on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2021, at Geisinger St.
Luke’s Hospital after a short illness.

Born in Frackville, PA, on June 6, 1915, Theresa was the daughter of the late Francesco
and Rosina Tancredi. She married Neal Peter Matino in 1932. She lived in her childhood home
for 106 years, raising two sons, and taking care of her parents until their deaths.

Theresa was a wonderful student who loved her academic studies. She often shared fond
memories of her school years, especially her teachers, who saw academic vigor and promise in
Theresa, asking her to join their after school drama club and advanced foreign language classes.
When asked what she would have liked to be if she had the opportunity to go to college, Theresa
replied, “Teacher”.

Theresa was an avid reader and learner, she enjoyed her daily crossword puzzle and
delighted in beating her family members in Scrabble. Even up to her final years, Theresa talked
politics and current events. She had a brilliant mind.

She was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church in
Shenandoah, PA. She spent many years working for her church and loved the annual Feast Day
of Our Lady. Theresa created beautiful hand-held floats called “cintas” that were proudly carried
throughout the streets during the procession. Her work with the church was consistent and

In addition to her parents, Theresa was preceded in death by her loving husband, Neal;
siblings Jennie Carlone, Mary Cadau, Rachael Nause, Genaro and John Tancredi.

Surviving are two sons, Frank Matino, of Shenandoah, PA with whom she resided; and
Nicholas Matino and his wife, Frances, of Corinth, NY. Three granddaughters, Mary
Roehrenbeck (Rece), Teresa Garcia (Alan) and Nicole Matino; five great-grandchildren, Megan,
Katherine, and Francesca Roehrenbeck and Nicholas and Lindsey Garcia and most recently a
great-great granddaughter, Charlotte, in which she marked a “5th Generation” celebration; and
many special nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. Also, dear friends, Bill and Anna
Boychak, who she considered family.

Theresa delighted in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and they adored her. She
firmly believed in family and was committed to passing on her Italian traditions by teaching them
sewing, storytelling, cooking and baking. It was amazing to see how engaged they were when
she discussed, in detail, events that she lived through that they were learning about.
Nothing brought her more joy, however, than her “open house”. Aunt Theresa, as so
many call her, would open her doors during many holidays for friends and family to stop by for a
quick pick-me-up or some delicious treats. She loved to laugh, talk, and entertain anyone who
would stop by. The more the merrier in her eyes.

People would often ask the secret to her longevity. Theresa believed in a healthy
Mediterranean diet consisting of little to no preservatives in her food, optimism, always giggling,
staying social and the occasional bottle of beer! She wrote handwritten cards and notes for every
occasion to each family member, right up until she passed. We will miss these forms of
communication the most. Her optimism, charm and brilliance are treasures to this world and ones
we can all learn to live by.

Funeral Arrangements are being provided by Oravitz Home for Funerals, Inc., 40 N.
Jardin St. Shenandoah. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 6th at 11am in
Divine Mercy Parish-Sacred Worship Site-St. Casimir's, 229 N. Jardin St, Shenandoah by Fr. Christopher Zelonis.
A visitation will take place from 10 to 10:45am at the church.
Burial will follow in the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.
This celebration of Theresa’s life will be held on what would have been
her 107th birthday. The family requests memorial contributions be sent to your favorite charity.


Marian McHugh
, 84, of Kline Twp., passed away Wednesday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton.

Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Julia (Hupcey) Eisenman.

Marian was a member of Church of All Saints, McAdoo, and a former member of the parish choir. She was also a graduate of McAdoo High School.

Marian loved the simple things in life, especially flowers. She was a devoted caregiver and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister, who will be greatly missed by all. On any given day you would find the house full of family. Marian was a wonderful Mother and Nana. Some of the best memories with her included a cup of tea and inside jokes.

Preceding her in death, were her husband Daniel McHugh; daughter Eileen McHugh; twin sister Marlene Eisenman; sisters Janet Forrest, Julie Ann Bersavage, and Theresa Eisenman; brothers Michael and John Eisenman.

Surviving are her daughters Monica Wills and husband Robert of McAdoo; and Linda McHugh of McAdoo; grandchildren Robert and Amanda Wills, Michaeleen Farley, Michael ‘Jake’ Merenda, Danielle Minzola and John Miller; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters Helen Roslevege, Monica Zapotosky, and Martha Mallets; brother Herbert Eisenman; and many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Damiano Funeral Home, Inc., McAdoo. Rev. Msgr. William Baker and Rev. Eugene Ritz will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in Church of All Saints, McAdoo. A private committal service will be held the convenience of the family in St. Patrick’s R.C. Cemetery, McAdoo.

Calling hours are Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.


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

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