Sunday, July 3, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for July 3rd, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: July 3rd, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


The Paperman name has been synonymous with Tamaqua for decades and this past week we are sad to say, the Paperman era has come to an abrupt end.

Susan Paperman Miller, born on October 29, 1950, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2022, just 4 months after her beloved husband and life partner, Roger Miller.

As a kid, Susie was a popular child, and played throughout the Tamaqua streets, running between Paperman’s store at 34 Mach Chunk Street and Kaplan’s Semi Self Service grocery store (her grandparents), at 401 Railroad Street. Susie’s parents were Georgine Kaplan, daughter of Anna and Jake Kaplan, and Barney Paperman, daughter of Leah and Leopold Paperman. Susie was proceeded in death by her older brother, Edward, and infant sister, Margaret.

Susie lost her mother, Georgine, to cancer when she was only 9 years old, and she was cared for lovingly by her father, Barney, raised above the family business that was very much a part of the Tamaqua community.

Survived by many cousins from both sides, the shared memories of such a kind, fun, sweet, caring woman have been emphasized greatly in describing the 71-year old Susie.

A graduate of the Tamaqua High class of 1968 and of Brandywine College, in Delaware, Susie’s first real venture out of Tamaqua, was to the historic Woodstock gathering with friends. She was a high-school cheerleader and always popular among her class and neighborhood.

She and Roger hold the unique distinction of being one of the very first computer dating matches in history. This was back in the early ‘70’s, with a much less sophisticated algorithm than is known today, but one that obviously did work!

Susie was a lifetime animal lover, followed her grandmother Anna Kaplan’s dedication to assisting the Meals on Wheels program and was a school bus driver for young children, a job which she loved dearly.

The stories surrounding Susie all exude laughter and fun. In spite of some hard blows that plagued her life, Susie always had a positive attitude and never complained, as long as Roger was by her side.

“At our last high school reunion, her cousin Alita Schwartz Grunberg lovingly recalls, “Susie was already in a wheel-chair due to an unfortunate leg amputation, but she loved being pushed around on the dance floor, always one to participate, no matter what.”

Susie and Roger loved gadgets, movies, television and life in general—as long as they were together. Susie loved family and was always a phone call away, in spite of the miles that may have separated her loved ones and friends.

Arrangements entrusted into the care of the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. of 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252. (570) 668-2550

Burial and Service for Susan Paperman Miller and Roger Miller. Friday, July 8, 2022 at 11:30 A.M. Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road, Newtown, Pa.18940. The service will be conducted by the couple's relatives and friends. All are invited to participate and celebrate this wonderful couple's lives.


Patricia Ann Beenick
, 84, passed away on July 2nd at Seton Manor, Orwigsburg, after a brief residency. Prior to her residency at Seton Manor, she lived at Providence Place in Pine Grove since 2017.

Born in Lavelle on March 18, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Rose (Sweeney) Kopfinger. She attended Butler Township schools. Raised in Lavelle, her parents and older siblings affectionately referred to her as “Patsy”. Pat was a loving wife, mother, homemaker, good neighbor and friend to all. She and her husband raised their family in Gordon. Pat enjoyed cooking, often preparing traditional German and Irish recipes she learned as a girl.

An Independent woman, Pat moved to Alexandria, VA to be with family and seek opportunities in business in 1987. Over the years she worked as a sales associate and account manager for various firms, previously in her native Pennsylvania, and later in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. She retired to Ringtown in 2005.

Pat enjoyed Sunday drives, and family vacations to the Poconos, Atlantic City, New England, Montreal, Smith Mountain Lake, VA, Rehoboth Beach and especially trips to North Carolina’s Outer Banks. A friend to animals during her life, Pat loved her pets, from Mopsie to Pierre to Oreo, and so many more in between. She was a past member of the Ringtown Senior Citizens and Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, also of Ringtown.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Beenick in 1989, a sister Rose, and brothers Fred, Frank, John and Joseph. She is survived by a son, Leonard (Kathy) Beenick, Ringtown, and daughters Bonnie (Al) Bader, Valley View and Leslie (Andre) Krevere, Roanoke, VA. She is also survived by grandchildren, Brian (Amber) Bader, Huntington, WV, Kelly (Patrick) Rockwell, Marietta, GA, and Tonya (Jim) Possessky, Brandonville. Great grandsons Nolan and Maddon Rockwell of Marietta, and Jacob Possessky, Brandonville, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home in Ringtown has charge of the arrangements. At the discretion of the family, services will be private. Interment will be at Saint Joseph’s Cemetery in Fountain Springs. Contributions in her memory may be made either to the Ruth Steinert, SPCA in Pine Grove or the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, New York, NY.


Adele B. Waas, 62, of Ringtown, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 2nd, 2022 at her residence.

Adele was born in Philadelphia, on August 11, 1959, a daughter of Lois (Smilowitz) and Paul Carman, both of Williamstown, NJ.

She was a retired yard jockey for Prime, Inc. of Pittston.

Adele enjoyed life, especially rides on the motorcycle.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her children, two sons, Matthew, of Maryland and James, of Philadelphia; and a daughter Linsay, of Philadelphia; a brother Mark Carman, and her significant other, Henry McDemus, with who she lived with in Ringtown.

She is also survived by Grandsons, Angel and Luca and granddaughter Cameron.

A Funeral Service will be held at the 11 AM on Friday, July 8th at Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, 412 West Main Street, Ringtown. Visitation with Adele's family will be held 9 AM to 11 AM prior to the service.


Jewel Wetzel, 84, of Centre Street, Ashland, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2022, at the Broad Mountain Manor Nursing Center, Frackville.

The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, will announce funeral arrangements.


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