Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for August 24th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: August 24th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


On August 22, 2022 the Lord invited his earth angel, Eleanor Levitsky, to join him in heaven. Eleanor was born in Pottsville PA to Frank and Bertha Bernosky on November 18, 1927. She graduated in 1945 from Soldiers Memorial High School in Port Carbon and was the class valedictorian. After school she worked on the base newspaper at Fort Indiantown Gap, writing press releases for soldiers being discharged after World War II. She was a telephone operator for Bell Telephone until mid-1954 when she started her family. In November of 1947 she married her husband, John, who she would be married to for 53 years until his death in 2000. She was treasurer of the Chestnut Street Cable Association and an assistant leader of her daughters’ Girl Scout troop, being the annual “cookie mom” whose home filled with cases of cookies sold by the troop. After her husband’s death, Eleanor became a volunteer, grocery shopping and running errands for those who were unable to.

In 2005 Eleanor moved to Pinehurst, NC for the warmer winters. She volunteered at First Health Moore Regional Hospital from 2006-2016, retiring at the age of 88. Eleanor became an avid hockey fan; the Carolina Hurricanes and Pittsburgh Penguins were her favorite teams. She enjoyed annual vacations with her daughters and granddaughters, travelling the United States and parts of Canada, having a deep appreciation for Mother Nature that she passed on to her daughters. Her favorite vacations involved water: the Bahamas, the beach, the west coast, and the St. Lawrence Seaway. She loved playing Scrabble, and the annual ‘tournament’ during which she beat her oldest 16 games in a row will never be forgotten. In her late-80s she was introduced to slot machines, enjoying the ‘chase’ and penny jackpots.

Eleanor was a member of St. Ambrose RC church in Schuylkill Haven PA and is survived by her daughters Ann Levitsky (wife Lisa) of Pittsburgh PA, Jean McAfee of Pinehurst NC with whom she resided, and Kathleen Condash (husband Matt) of Cressona PA, granddaughters Chelsea and Kaylee Condash of Cressona PA, and niece Fran Deitrich (husband Peter Capolino) of Philadelphia PA.

Viewings will be at the Boles Funeral Home in Pinehurst NC on Thursday, August 25th, 6PM-8PM and at the Ebling Stabingas Funeral Home in Cressona PA on Monday, August 29th from 6PM-8PM. The Funeral service will be Tuesday, August 30th 11AM, with interment at 12:30PM at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville PA. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate in Eleanor’s memory to Hospice and Palliative Care at First Health of the Carolinas. And be kind to one another - it’s how Eleanor lived her life and is the perfect way to honor her memory.

Since there are immune compromised family members, we would appreciate you wearing a mask while indoors or in close contact with others.


Wayne L. Primeau, “Mr. P,”
79, of Pine Grove, died Monday, August 22, 2022, at home surrounded by his family. He was born October 18, 1942, in Pearl River, NY, to the late Stanley P. and Florence Primeau. He was raised on Long Island, NY, and was a graduate of Lindenhurst High School. Wayne married his high school sweetheart, Rita, in 1963, whom he met on their first day of ninth grade.
Wayne followed in his father’s footsteps and completed an apprenticeship with the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (stage hands’ union) Local 340. He also joined Local 52 in Manhattan where he worked in stage and television as an electrician and front light operator, and had the pleasure of working on Broadway with multiple famous actors and actresses. He took pride in working multiple jobs while at the same time caring for his young family.

In 1971, Wayne and his family moved from Massapequa Park, NY, to Pine Grove so he could take a larger part in raising his sons. He worked as a self-employed contractor across the region, with a specialty in remodeling kitchens and bathrooms.

Wayne was involved in the Pine Grove community; he was deeply involved in mentoring the community’s youth. He became an integral member of the Pine Grove Boy Scouts of America Troop 111 in the Fall of 1971. Scouting was an important part of his life, where he served as Asst. Scout Master and the Webelos den leader for many years, oversaw dozens of Eagle Scouts, and shared his expertise and mentorship actively until 2008. He also continued to mentor from the sidelines up until the days before his death. The local scouting movement will remember him as Mr. P and the profoundly impactful phrase, “watch the meat!”

He was involved in the Camp Pine Grove Association for multiple decades and served as a past president. He was also responsible for organizing and managing the remodeling of its cabins and kitchen.
Wayne was a charter member of the Schuylkill County Bass Anglers and spent many weekends participating in tournaments. He was also an avid wing shooter and small game hunter.
Preceding him in death was a sister Suzanne.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Rita, and their sons, Larry, Marc, Mathew (Crystal), Will, and Dave (Sascha), 11 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, daughter-in-law Wendy Yourman, brother Stanley (Marian), nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and interment will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery, Tremont with Father Johnson officiating.
A Remembrance Camporee will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 2:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. at Camp Pine Grove, 186 Camp Rd., Pine Grove, Pa. 17963.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to Camp Pine Grove, P.O. Box 81, Pine Grove, Pa. 17963 in his memory. Please write Building Fund on the memo line.
The family would like to thank Advantage HomeHealth & Hospice for their care and support.
The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements


Patricia A. (Coleman) Ringo, 88 of Shenandoah passed away on Monday, August 22, 2022 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill East Norwegian Street, Pottsville.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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


Judith Elaine Schach
, 79, of Tower City, went home to be the Lord, Monday afternoon, August 22, 2022 at her home.

Born in Tower City, March 16, 1943, a daughter of the late Lester and Grace Schaeffer Bowman. Judy was a graduate of the former Porter Tower High School and the Kutztowon State College where she earned her degree in Education.

She was a former Spanish and English teacher with the Williams Valley School District. After teaching at Williams Valley she was a substitute teacher and did private tutoring.

In 1986 Judy co-founded the Learning Tree Pre-School, Tower City, where she was a teacher, retiring in 1998. Her legacy will live on with the hundreds of young minds that began their education at the Learning Tree.

Judy was a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ, Tower City where she was a former member of the Women's Guild and Sunday School teacher. She was also the former organist and choir director for over 40 years. Judy was also the organist and choir director for St. Peter's United Church of Christ for over 25 years.

Judy’s life was dedicated to education, her church, and her love of music. She was an accomplished musician and enjoyed her time with the Gloriana Consort, performing at St. Peter's Lutheran Church Madrigal and the Renaissance Faire.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Bruce Bowman and a sister, Iris Bowman McNoldy.

Surviving are her husband Claude H. Schach, to whom they recently celebrated 55 years of marriage; Beloved nieces and nephews, Sheryl Hart and her husband, Larry, Darren McNoldy and his wife Kim, Greg Bowman and his wife Robyn, and Barry Bowman and his partner Karen Peterson; a brother-in-law, Ray McNoldy, and a sister-in-law, Lynne Bowman; Several great nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 1:00 pm from the Trinity United Church of Church, Tower City. Visitation will be from 12 noon to 1:00 pm.

Memorial donations in memory of Judy can be made to Trinity UCC, 446 E. Grand Avenue, Tower City, PA 17980.

The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation service is honored to serve the Schach family.


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