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Schuylkill County Obituaries for August 28th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: August 28th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Wilma Agnes Strunk, 91 years of age Mohnton, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on Friday, August 26, 2022, as a guest of Manor Care Sinking Springs.

Born Monday, December 1, 1930 in Quakake, Pennsylvania. the daughter of the late Percy, and Verna (Hons) Croll. Wilma was also predeceased by; husband, Herman Strunk; brothers, Junior, and Barton Croll.

Surviving are; daughter, Wendy Sue Catchmark wife of John of Mohnton; grandchildren, Kate Peffley wife of David, John P. Catchmark; great grandchild, Bennett Peffley.

A graduate of the former Delano High School, Wilma was a member of the Faith Evangelical Congregational Church of Temple. Wilma worked retail for Boscov's, and J.C. Penny Department Store. Wilma was a talented sewer, terrific cook; however, her most cherished role was that of mother, and grandmother. She adored Kate and John, and most recently reveled the role of great grandmother. Wilma volunteered for Meals on Wheels of Berks County.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home & Cremation Services of 211 First Street Weatherly, Pennsylvania 18255. (570) 427-4231

A Funeral Service will be at 11 o'clock AM on Wednesday August 31, 2022 from the funeral home. Friends may call from 10:00 A.M. until time of services.

Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Weatherly, Pennsylvania.

Memorials in her name to:
Kidney Foundation of Central PA
900 South Arlington Avenue
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17109


Joyce Buggy, 77, of Hazleton, formerly of Jonestown, Cass Township, passed away on Friday at Fritzingertown Senior Living Community, Drums.

Born on May 12, 1945 in Enid, Oklahoma, she was a daughter of the late William and Ruth (Walker) Troutman. She was a 1963 graduate of Minersville High School. She worked as the payroll supervisor at the former Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center until her retirement.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Minersville.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, William G. Buggy, in 2019.

Joyce is survived by three children, William G. Buggy, Jr., Hazleton, Richard Buggy (spouse, Yvonne), Erlenbach, Switzerland, and Jill Nettles (spouse, Scott), Branch Township; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild. She is also survived by her brother, William Troutman (spouse, Jane), Kendallville, Indiana; her sister and caretaker, Jill Troutman, Hazleton; nieces and nephews.

The family will accept visitors at Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury Street, Minersville, on Friday from 9:00 A.M. Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. Interment will be in Mount Peace Cemetery, Branch Township.


Michael S. Ceganick, 66, of Forestville, Cass Township, passed away on Friday at home.

Born on October 5, 1955 in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Mary (Bruso) Ceganick and Samuel Ceganick, Sr., Forestville. He was a 1973 graduate of Minersville High School. He owned and operated the Ceganick Machine Shop, Forestville, where he developed a strong reputation building engines for several regional racing teams.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Ann Schilbe, in 2005.

In addition to his father, Mike is survived by his life partner, Debra Stoudt; Deb’s daughter, Angela Boyer (spouse, Scott), Williamsport; Deb’s grandchildren, Ryan Fischer and Nicole Adams; his brother, Samuel Ceganick, Jr., Forestville; three nieces, Dana and Nina Ralston, Lauren Orlosky.

The family will accept visitors at Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury Street, Minersville, on Thursday from 6:00 P.M. with services at 7:30 P.M.


Kenneth H. Kline, Sr.
, 91, of Pottsville, died Saturday at Green Valley Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pottsville.

He was born June 7, 1931 in Allentown, a son of the late Ralph E. Sr., and Helen Kleppinger, Kline.

He was a 1949 graduate of Allentown High School, a 1953 graduate of Millersville University with a degree in Industrial Arts and attended Muhlenberg University for his history certification.

He was a teacher at Jim Thorpe High School, where he coached basketball. He then came to Pottsville Area High School where he taught driver's ed and health, he was also the golf coach and head basketball coach. Prior to retiring he taught shop at D.H.H. Lengel Middle School.

He had an extensive coaching career throughout his life. He coached JV Boys Basketball at Coplay High School from 1954 to 1956, Jim Thorpe High School from 1957 to 1963 where his record was 101 wins and 66 losses. He led the team to 4 District 11 Championships in 1957, 59, 62 and 63, 2 Black Diamond League Championships in 1962 and 63, and won the State Championship in 1962. At the 1963 State Championship game Jim Thorpe lost by 1 on a LAST SECOND buzzer beater. While at Pottsville Area High School he coached basketball from 1964 to 1978 where his record was 201 wins and 153 losses. He led the crimson tide to the East Penn Championship in 1964. He coached basketball at Mt. Carmel Area High School from 1979 to 1980 where he had a record of 36 wins and 26 losses. From 1981 to 1984, he coached Blue Mountain Area High School basketball with a record 52 wins and 47 losses. From 1989 to 1991 he coached basketball at Panther Valley High School. His entire Varsity Basketball Coaching Career was 31 Years, with a record of 437 wins and 323 losses.

Ken was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Pottsville, Yorkville Hose Fire Co. Pottsville, an inductee of the Pottsville Area High School All Sports Hall of Fame, Jim Thorpe Sports Hall of Fame, Carbon County Sports Hall of Fame, and the Schuylkill County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Ruth Spalding and Doris Lentz; 2 brothers, Richard Kline and Ralph E. Kline, Jr.

Surviving are his wife of 68 years who was also his high school sweetheart, Kathleen Haas Kline; 4 sons, Kenneth H. Kline, Jr. and his fiancée Lori Ofner, Bethlehem; Todd R. Kline and his wife Kathleen, Easton; Dennis R. Kline and his wife Lori, Bel Air, MD; Scott C. Kline and his wife Carol, Landisville; a daughter, Melanine Schaffer and her husband James, Lititz; 13 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service will be held Thursday at 11AM from Trinity Lutheran Church, Pottsville, with Rev. Chris Rothharpt officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to a viewing from 6-8PM Wednesday and 10AM until the time of services Thursday at the church. There will be no viewing at the funeral home. The family would prefer remembrances in memory of Ken be made to American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, Massachusetts 01061-0515. Interment will follow at St. John No. 2 Cemetery, Pottsville.

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


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