Thursday, June 30, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for June 30th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: June 30th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Richard “Norm” Britt
, 68, of Centre St., Ashland, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2022, with his family by his side, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. 

Born at the former Ashland State General Hospital in Fountain Springs, November 12, 1953, he was the son of James and Margaret Muldowney Britt. He was a graduate of the Mt. Carmel High School, class of 1972. Norm was employed for 40 years at the Bethlehem Steel Company, Steelton, retiring as a Senior Operating Technician. He attended the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and he was a member of the Good Fellowship Club, both of Ashland. Norm and his wife Eloise loved to travel in the United States, visiting 37 states, as well as trips to Canada and Mexico. 

Preceding him in death were brothers, Edward Muldowney McCarthy, James, William, Paul Britt, also sisters, Janet Susnoski, Marilyn Bolesta, Lillian Matty, Mary Louise Olear, and Lorraine McAndrew.


Wife: Eloise Schrader Britt, married 46 years

Daughter: Megan wife of Paul Rollenhagen, Ashland

Sister: Harriet wife of Robert Koos, Ocean City, MD

Sister: Eileen wife of Ralph Johnson, Taylorsville

Brother: Bernard Britt and his wife Maureen, Kulpmont

Brother in Law: Robert Matty, Philadelphia

Grandchildren: Kole and Bryce Rollenhagen

Many Nieces and Nephews

Relatives and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life Funeral Service, Thursday, July 14, 2022, at 11 AM, in the Christ Church Cemetery, Fountain Springs. Officiating will be Rev. Dana Heckman Beil, pastor of The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Ashland. Memorials may be made to the Washington Fire Company, 1307 Centre St., Ashland, PA., 17921. Visit The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Troy M. Snyder, 58, of Middletown, formerly of Williamstown passed away Monday, June 27, 2022 at Select Specialty Hospital, Harrisburg.

Born in Harrisburg, October 9, 1963, a son of the late Ralph "Ike" and Nancy Bostdorf Snyder.

Troy was a proud 1981 graduate of the Valley Forge Military Academy and a 1983 graduate of the Valley Forge Junior College. While at the academy, Troy was an accomplished trumpet player where he was in the band and a member of the Fan Fair Trumpets. He also attended Bloomsburg University. Troy continued his love for playing the trumpet throughout his life and played Taps at many occasions.

Before becoming ill, he was a Die Repairman/Mechanic/Shift Leader with TYCO, Lickdale.

He was a member of the Williamstown United Methodist Church. Troy was an avid sprint car racing fan, and worked as part of the pit crew with Zemco Racing for many years. He was very proud of his Harley Davidson and his mustangs. A huge Penn State fan, always looked forward to the tailgate party at PSU. Troy had a great love of Schnauzer dogs, his dog Misty meant the world to him.

He is survived by his fiancé of 15 years, Lynn Schankweiler with whom he resided, Lynn's two daughters, who he thought of as his own, Laura and Jennifer Boenzli, his two sisters; Lucretia Romberger and her husband Michael, Williamstown and Victoria Miller and her husband Thomas, Bloomsburg. Several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Troy's life will be held on Monday July 11, 2022 at 11:00 am from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Tower City with Pastor Amanda Bressler officiating. Visitation will be from 10-11 am at the chapel. Private burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Williamstown.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania, 900 Arlington Avenue, Suite 134-A, Harrisburg, PA 17109.


Bella M. Paul, 70, of Main Street, Ringtown, former Ashland resident, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022, at her residence. Born at the former Ashland State General Hospital in Fountain Springs, October 21, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Ethel Wetzel Ebert. She attended Quakertown Schools, and was employed as a sewing machine operator at the Ashland Shirt Factory, and later retired from the Goulds Pump Company, Ashland, where she was a foundry worker and a metal lathe operator. Preceding her in death was her companion, Harvey “Tuff” Fetterolf, and her son, Robert Paul, passing July 12, 2017.


Daughter: Cass wife of Brian Sawecki, Ringtown

Sister: Beatrice “Bib” Dillon, Albrightsville

Brother: Albert Paul and his wife Carol, Telford

Grandchildren: Robert Paul Jr. and his wife Ashley, Brett Paul and his fiancé Kelsey Najdek, Scott Kline Jr., and Sean Kline

Great Grandchildren: Sutton, Deacon, and Lennox

Nieces and nephews

Funeral services are private. Visit The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of arrangements.


Robert W. Mills, 93 of Pottsville, died Friday June 25, at Luther Ridge, Pottsville.

He was born November 27, 1928 in Pottsville a son of the late Warren W. Sr., and Sarah Thomas Mills

He was a graduate of Pottsville High School.

He was a Navy veteran having served during the Korean War.

Bob was a employed by AAA, Pottsville, prior to retiring.

He was member of 1st United Methodist Church, Pottsville, Yorkville Hose Fire Co., and Walter Griffiths AMVETS Post 180

He was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Edith Hartstein, Evelyn Bruen, Rebecca Lecher; 5 brothers, Warren W. Mills, Sr., John S. Mills, Walter J. Mills, Joseph Mills, and David Mills.

Surviving are a brother, William Mills, Girardville; Laura Croll, Pottsville; nieces and nephews.

Graveside with Military Honors will be held at the convenience of family at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

Arrangements are under the care of James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville.


Doris A. Niedzwiecki
, 75, Pine Grove, passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at Seton Manor, Orwigsburg.

Born Doris Ann Holland, in Newark, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Margaret (Slover) Holland. She was married to Chester John Niedzwiecki for over 51 years until his death on January 26, 2018.

She was employed with Schuylkill County IU as an enrichment teacher, and then the United States Life Insurance Company in Reading until her retirement. She then worked part-time at Cabelas for several years.

She was a 1964 graduate of Central Regional High School, Bayville, NJ and went on to graduate from Penn State University. She was a Girl Scout leader and assisted Cub Scout pack 124. She was active and served in multiple positions in the Francis Hopkinson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was active on committees in Swatara Village.

Doris enjoyed family vacations, scrapbooking, genealogy, reading, and attending her grandchildren’s activities and spending time with them.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a niece, Jennifer McIntyre, and her grandparents, Eva and John Holland.

Doris is survived by her son John Niedzwiecki and his wife Meg Streams, TN; her daughter Dorothy, wife of Steven Sterner, Deer Lake; two sisters: Carol Murcko, CT, and Edith Haytas, CT; two grandchildren, Emily Sterner, MD, and Mason Sterner, Deer Lake; and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 14th at 10:30 a.m. from the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers contributions be made in Doris’ memory to the Francis Hopkinson Chapter NJDAR for VA hospitals and educational scholarships. ℅ Jayne Miller; 31 Elmer Avenue; Spotswood, N.J. 08884-2105

Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville is in charge of the arrangements.


Oscar Reyes Jr., 48, of Ashland passed away Wednesday evening at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill East.

He was born on June 20, 1974 in Patterson, NJ and was the son of Yolanda Citron and Oscar Reyes Sr.

Oscar was of the Christian faith.

After graduating from high school, Oscar graduated from Dover Business College where he earned a nursing degree.

He worked most of his career as a home health nurse.

Oscar had a passion for cars. He also enjoyed attending car shows.

Oscar is survived by; mother Yolanda Valle wife of Jose, Ashland; sister Maria Morales wife of Alex, New Tripoli; brother Oscar Daniel Reyes husband of Maria, Minersville; brother Victor Reyes husband of Shayna, Stroudsburg; many nieces, nephews, aunts & uncles.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday July 9th from 3:00-4:30 PM at the Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home. Interment will take place privately at the family’s convenience.

For more information or to extend online condolences visit . Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, 901 Centre St, Ashland PA 17921 has been entrusted with the arrangements.


Nicholas P. Nester
, 83, of McAdoo, passed away Thursday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton.

Born in McAdoo, he was the son of the late Peter and Stella (Laganoski) Nester.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, McAdoo.

Nicholas was a Vietnam War veteran, serving in the U.S. Marine Corp. He was awarded numerous medals for his time of service including the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Meritorious Unit Commendation, and the Navy Achievement Medal and Combat. He retired from the Marine Corp. as a Chief Warrant Officer – 3, after 22 years of service.

Nicholas was a member of the Marine Corp. League Devil Dogs, McAdoo V.F.W. Post 6708 and their Firing Squad. Nicholas was an active supporter of the local ‘Toys for Tots’ program.

Preceding him in death, are his brother Russell Nester, and sisters Irene Fuehrer, Margaret Parsons and Alice Herring.

Surviving are his brother David Nester and wife Linda of McAdoo; sister Loretta Kotsko of McAdoo; and several nieces and nephews.

His funeral will begin Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Damiano Funeral Home Inc., McAdoo. Rev. Roman Oliinyk will celebrate the Divine Liturgy with Office of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, McAdoo. Interment will follow in St. Michael’s U.C. Cemetery, Hazleton.

A calling hour will be held Tuesday from 9 to 10 a.m. in the funeral home.


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