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Schuylkill County Obituaries for June 8th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: June 8th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Bruce C."Rock" Rumpf, 62, of Molleystown Rd., Pine Grove, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at home.

Born on January 7, 1960 in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Kenneth "Skip" and Claire Hubler Rumpf.

Bruce was a Cook at the Pine Grove Diner.

He was an avid NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhardt, Sr., and Green Bay Packers fan. Bruce also loved spending time with his grandson.

Preceding him in death were his companion of 40 years, Sharon Adams; a step son Vaughn Adams; and a sister, Sharon L. Kohr.

Surviving are a step son, Christopher Adams of Tremont; a grandson Collin Adams; six sisters, Suzi Maurer of Donaldson, Jane (Chuck) Yoder of Pine Grove, Stephanie (Jeff) Jones of W. Hazleton, Sandie (Scott) Jenkins of Tower City, Melissa (Chris) Evans of N. Carolina, Darlene (Charles) Swartz of Grantville; a brother, Jeffrey (Lynette) Rumpf of Pine Grove; several nieces and nephews; and all his extended family and friends at the Pine Grove Diner, especially, Mark, Chad, the entire staff and all of his customers that meant so much to him.

Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 11:30 A.M. at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove, with Pastor Barry Spatz officiating. There will be a visitation on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA, 18 Wertz Dr., Pine Grove, Pa. 17963 in his memory.


Chester H. Coleman, 86, of Fleetwood, passed away Monday, June 6th, at his residence.

Chester was born in Tower City on November 19, 1935, a son of the late Mabel (Reibsane) and George Daniel Coleman. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University. He was also the Penn State Organ and Choral Director. He was employed as a German teacher at Warren County School District He served in the U.S. Air Force. 

 Chester is survived by his sister, Joan Gicker.

A religious service will be held at Salem United Methodist Church in Shoemakersville with Pastor Jenny Freymoyer officiating on Monday, June 20th at 11:00 AM. Interment will be private. 

Hamilton Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Orwigsburg is honored to be serving the family.


Eleanor M Sallada
, age 92, of Valley View, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2022, at the Tremont Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral arrangements are pending.


The Rev. Theodore Robert Ochs passed away peacefully April 27, 2022, at Brookridge Retirement Community in Winston-Salem, N.C. He was 91

Ted was born Jan. 28, 1931, in Newtown, to the late Adam and Ruth Ochs.

Ted grew up in Minersville, and played football and the tuba for Minersville High School. He attended Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky., graduating with a B.A. in 1952. He pursued his calling into Christian ministry, attending Temple University for a B.A. in sacred theology and Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary for a Master of Theology. While attending Temple, Ted met and married Pauline St. Onge. Together, they raised six children.

The Rev. Ochs was an ordained full elder of the United Methodist Church. He devotedly served five churches within the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference for over 42 years, retiring in 1996. He was active in all areas of ministry. In addition to preaching, teaching and leading services, he pitched for the church softball team, drove the church bus and went camping and canoeing with the church youth group. He richly served his congregations and their communities.

Ted was a lifelong avid fisherman, hunter, gardener and traveler. He had a great sense of humor that he shared in his sermons and his daily life.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Pauline St. Onge Ochs, on May 13, 1977, and by his second wife, Evelyn Loven Ochs, on Jan. 14, 2022.

He is survived by four sons, Stewart Ochs (Mary Ellen), Mark Ochs (Kathryn), Ted Ochs Jr. (Bonnie) and Paul Ochs; two daughters, Jocelyn Hughes (John) and Sharon Boston (Wallace); 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by two stepdaughters, Lucretia McCulley (Dan Ream) and Mary Evelyn McCulley; and one step-grandson.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at the First United Methodist Church of Schuylkill Haven. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Minersville United Methodist Church, 144 Carbon St., Minersville, PA 17954.


Eugene R. Sobolewski
, 74, of Barnesville, passed away Tuesday afternoon at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Hazleton, Gene was the son of the late Eugene J. and Florence (Gallagher) Sobolewski.

He was a member of Church of All Saints, McAdoo, and a Vietnam War veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy.

Gene was a co-founder of McAdoo Machine Co., Kelayres.

While in the Navy, Gene served on the USS Boxer, and over the years, he participated in annual reunions for those who served.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trapshooting. His most enjoyment came from helping to raise his grandchildren, family was everything to him. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, who will be greatly missed.

Preceding him in death, are twin infant grandchildren, Aiden and Austin Sobolewski; brothers Frank and Michael Sobolewski; and sister Mary Ann Kripp.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Victoria (Cherko) Sobolewski; daughter Jessica Jacobs and husband Brian of Kelayres; sons Matthew Sobolewski and wife Christine of Barnesville; and Douglas Sobolewski of Barnesville; grandchildren Christian Parsons, Kendra and Travis Sobolewski, and Annabelle, Adeline and Declan Sobolewski; sister Catherine Lizbinski and husband Chester of Drums; and brothers David Sobolewski and wife Janet of Drums; and Craig Sobolewski and wife Melanie of Wisconsin; and many nieces and nephews also survive.

His funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Damiano Funeral Home Inc., McAdoo. Rev. Msgr. William Baker will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in Church of All Saints, McAdoo. Interment will follow in St. Mary of the Assumption R.C. Cemetery, McAdoo.

Calling hours will be held Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.


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

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