Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for July 13th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: July 13th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Patricia Ann Kramer, 82, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Wednesday, July 13th, at Orwigsburg Center, Orwigsburg.

Born in Reading, PA on January 17, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Ullah M. (Seaman) Glore.

She was married 56 years to Gary Lee Kramer, who passed away August 9, 2021.

In addition to her mom and husband, she is also preceded in death by her brother, George Glore and sister Janet L. Fehr.

Patricia was a graduate of Pottsville High School, and worked as a machine operator at local textile factories.

She was a member of Grace Evangelical Congregational Church, Schuylkill Haven.

Patricia is survived by a son, Gregory, husband of Jennifer Kramer, of Pottsville; a daughter, Jodi Kramer, at home; a granddaughter, Kennedy Kramer and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be conducted at Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home, Inc., Schuylkill Haven on Monday, July 18, at 10:30 am. A visitation will be held from 9:30 am until the time of service.

Interment will be private at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

At the family's request, donations in Patricia's memory may be forwarded to Grace Evangelical Congregational Church, 15 Earl Stoyer Dr., Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972.


Remo Piccioni
, 94 of Pottsville passed away on Saturday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital East Norwegian, Pottsville, Pa.

Born in Pottsville on Nov. 25, 1927, he was the son of the late Emidio and Rosaria (Sansoni), Piccioni
He was a 1945 graduate of Pottsville Area High School and a long time member of the Former St. Joseph R.C.C. and now St. Patrick R.C.C.

Remo proudly served his country in the U.S.Army during WWII.

Through the years he was a masonry worker and cement finisher as
a member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Union Local #5.

In addition to his parents, Remo was preceeded in death by his 5 sisters; Mary Carusella, Pasqualina Piccioni, Olimbia Spleen, Anna Antonucci and Gloria Visnefski; 6 brothers. Joseph Piccioni, Victor Piccioni, Ignazio Piccioni, Mark Piccioni, Norman Piccioni and Nazarano Piccioni.

Remo is survived by 6 daughters; Lisa Walsh of Palo Alto, Diane Piccioni Rich of Orwigsburg, Elaine P. Higdon of State College, Roseanna wife of Edward Brennan of Pottsville, Gina Piccioni, DDS of Chicago Ill., and Brenda A Piccioni of Pottsville.; 1 son Remo husband of Deborah Piccioni of Saint Clair. He also had 10 Grandchildren; 5 Great Grandchildren and several neices and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Saturday July 16, at St Patrick R.C.C. with Father Phil Rodgers as celebrant. A viewing will be held in church from 9:30 until time of service.

Interment with military honors will follow in St Joseph Cemetery, Pottsville.

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


Leonard S. Bolinsky Sr. 81, Englewood, Frackville passed away unexpectedly Tuesday morning at his residence.

Born in Englewood, Frackville, he was a son of the late Anthony and Jean Szwabowicz Bolinsky Sr.. He had been employed as an equipment operator for PPL until his retirement.

He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Frackville, St. Ann’s Catholic Church where he was married and all of his children were baptized in St. Ann’s.

Leonard was a 1958 graduate of the former Butler Township High School and then proudly served in the Army reserves. He was an avid bowler and Phillies fan and was an accomplished musician especially on the accordion.

Leonard is survived by his wife of 59 years Ann M. Pinchot Bolinsky, his two daughters; Donna wife of Ed Sanchez, Ringtown and Sue wife of Carl Fortna, Fleetwood, his four sons; Len Jr. and his wife Wendy, Fountain Springs, Stephen and his wife Dannielle, Lewisburg, Mark and his wife Julie, New Hampshire and Greg and his wife Jamie, Sunbury, his four brothers and one sister; Anthony Jr (Bonnie) Bolinsky, Patricia Vollenweider, Joseph (Louise) Bolinsky, Frank Sr.( Marlene ) Bolinsky and Richard ( Barbara ) Bolinsky. He is also survived by his 17 grandchildren; Stephen (Nancy) Sanchez, Karen (Kurt) Paukovits, John Sanchez, Sarah, Carl Jr., Shawn and Jacob Fortna, Kayla and Lenny Bolinsky, Alec, Tristan and Sydney Bolinsky, Gabriel (Zoe) Bolinsky , Olivia and Hannah Bolinsky, Addison and Joshua Bolinsky also great-grandchildren; Rhea, Frank, Andilynn, Roman and one more greatgrandchild on the way, numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Frackville. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Englewood, Frackville. A viewing will be held at the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville, on Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers the family prefers contributions, in Leonard's name, be made to the Frackville Free Library at 56 N. Lehigh Avenue Frackville, PA 17931

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


Paul J. Syzdek, 87, Frackville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 12th at Broad Mountain Nursing Home, Frackville.

Paul was preceded in death by his wife Judith A. Syzdek in 2020.

Private services will be held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

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


Patrick J. Gilroy, Jr.
, 70 of Shenandoah passed away peacefully on Monday, July 11, 2022 at the Shenandoah Senior Living Community with his loving family by his side.

Born in Shenandoah on November 3, 1951, he was a son of the late Patrick Gilroy, Sr. and Vera (Lindenmuth) Gilroy.

He was a 1969 graduate of the former J.W. Copper High School, Shenandoah.

Mr. Gilroy was a decorated US Army Veteran having served his country from 1971 until 1974. He received the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Expert Hand Grenade Badge and the Marksman M16 Badge.

Prior to his retirement, Patrick was employed at Jeld-Wen, Ringtown. Earlier in life, he worked at the former Rosa Breaker, Shenandoah and for the Borough of Shenandoah.

He attended the Aurand Memorial United Methodist Church, Ringtown. He was a member of the former Eagles Lodge, Shenandoah. Patrick was a coach and concessions volunteer for the Shenandoah Area Girls Softball League (SAG). He enjoyed sports, especially the Philadelphia teams, including the Phillies, Eagles and Flyers. Patrick was an accomplished bowler and held various records including one perfect game at the former Holiday Lanes, Shenandoah. In addition, he held the Schuylkill County Three Game Series record.

Surviving are his wife of almost forty-eight years, the former Leslie A. Zelli; one son, Joe Gilroy of Frackville; one daughter, Patti Gilroy of Mahanoy City; four grandchildren, Haley, Jovee, Joe and Justus; one brother, Michael “Mickey” Gilroy and his wife Ellen of Shenandoah; one sister, Susan “Suzie” Eye of Girardville; two sisters-in-law, Lisa Rhoads of Shenandoah and Joanne Weaver and her husband Rick of Conyngham; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Scripture services will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 6:00 pm at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 South Jardin Street, Shenandoah with Rev. Julian J. Milewski officiating. Military honors will be conducted at 5:00 pm. A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm at the funeral home.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah is in care of the arrangements.


Theresa (Dot) Kessler
, 88, of Locustdale, passed away Monday, July 11, 2022, with her beloved family by her side, at the Geisinger Shamokin Community Hospital, Coal Township. Born in the former Ashland State General Hospital, Fountain Springs, June 10, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Elizabeth Meyer McDonald. She was a graduate of the former St. Joseph’s High School, Ashland, class of 1951. Theresa was a member of the former Saint Mauritius Roman Catholic Church, now Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Parish, Ashland. She was employed as a secretary and purchasing agent for the North Schuylkill High School District, Ashland. In her spare time she enjoyed playing Bingo and Yahtzee whenever she could.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Glenn Kessler passing April 28, 2014, and sisters, Kathleen Brennan passing in 1995, and Elizabeth Taylor passing in 2022.


Daughter: Dorothy Ann Kessler and her companion Stephen Beckwith, Pittsburg

Son: John Kessler and his wife Deborah, Selinsgrove

Niece and caregiver: Kathleen Grant, Frackville

Grandchildren: Christine wife of Nicholas Benson, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Amber wife of Tyler Mensch, Mifflinburg, Angela Kessler, Selinsgrove, and Douglas Bradley and his wife April, Bear, Delaware

Great Grandchildren: Brielle Mensch and Zoey Benson

Nieces and nephews

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial, Friday, July 15, 2022, at 1 PM, in the Saint Charles Borromeo Parish, 11th and Walnut Streets, Ashland. Celebrating Mass will be Rev. Giuseppe Esposito, pastor. A viewing will be held in the church beginning at 12 Noon. Interment will follow in the Brock Cemetery, Ashland. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a candle be lit or a prayer be said in thanksgiving for Theresa’s life. The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of arrangements.


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

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