Saturday, August 6, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for August 6th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: August 6th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Stanley J. “Stash” Socko, 79, of Orwigsburg, passed away Friday, August 5th, at Seton Manor.

Stash was born in Pottsville, on June 16, 1943, a son of the late Helen (Konopka) and Stanley Peter Socko.

He was the husband of Earlene “Kickie” (Fenstermacher) Socko and he was a member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church Schuylkill Haven.

He served in the U.S. Army and was employed with Bright A. Berger & Sons, Orwigsburg as a sheet Metal Fabricator.

Stash was an avid outdoorsman, He enjoyed hunting, going for walks but his true love was his family. Pap will be missed by many for his generosity & community involvement. He belonged to the Minersville Fish & Game Club.

In addition to Kickie, his wife, Stash is survived by his son, William Socko, husband of Lisa, of West Chester and his daughter, Karen Coffey, wife of Brian, of Cressona.

Stanley is also survived by three granddaughters Jessica Coffey-Christiana, wife of Brian; Katelyn Mackey, wife of Matthew; Samantha Monks, wife of Chandler.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Patricia (Tricia) Socko in 1983 and also his sister Marion Dunkle.

There will be an evening visitation, with family members present, from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM on Wednesday, August 10th at Hamilton - Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Orwigsburg.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Thursday, August 11th at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church in Schuylkill Haven, with Rev. Msgr. Edward S. Zemanik officiating. There will be no visitation on Thursday. Interment will be in Schuylkill memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Minersville Fish & Game Club or to a Children's Charity of your choice in Stash’s name.


John E. "Skipper" Kling
, 74, of York, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2022 in UPMC Memorial in York.

Born on May 2, 1948 in Syracuse, NY, he was a son and step son of the late John J. Kling and Clarence and Ida Filsinger Donaldson.

He was a graduate of Saranac Lake Central High School.

John was in the Marines for 4 years, serving in Vietnam during the war.

After his discharge from the service, John attended North Country Community College and the PA state police academy for municipal police training. He was a patrolman in numerous boroughs and served as Chief of Police in Pine Grove in the 1980's. He retired as a Corrections Officer from Camp Hill SCI.

He was a life member of the Pine Grove VFW Post 3432, NRA, Veterans of Vietnam War and the American Legion. He was an avid New England Patriots fan.

Preceding him in death were a daughter Jennifer Kiene; a granddaughter, Darian Kiene; a great grandson, Abel Kiene; three sisters, Ida Donaldson, Barbara Callaghan and Gail Donaldson; and a brother Ronald Donaldson..

Surviving are two daughters, Karen Kling of Pine Grove, and Stephanie (Christopher) Harner of Schuylkill Haven; three grandsons, Cory and Matthew Kiene, both of Pine Grove, Finnegan Harner of Schuylkill Haven; his companion Pam Painter of York; a brother Dale Donaldson of CA; two sisters, Mary Prevatt of N.C. and Dorothea Carpenter of N.Y.; nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 12:30 P.M. at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove with SALM John Ziegler officiating. There will be a visitation on Thursday, August 11, 2022 from 11:00 A.M. until 12:30 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the PA Wounded Warriors Inc., 1117 Country Club Road, Camp Hill, Pa 17011 in his memory.


Joyce Ann Price, age 71, of Kaska, PA passed away Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Schuylkill, East, Pottsville.

Born in Pottsville, PA on July 24, 1951, she was the daughter of the late William and Evelyn (Brachman) Sohosky.

Joyce is survived by a daughter Jacqueline Price and companion Joe; a son Robert Price Jr.; a sister Cindy Jacobs; a brother William Sohosky and wife Deb; and nieces and nephews.

A Graveside Service will be held at Sky-View Memorial Park Cemetery in Hometown at 10AM on Friday, August 12th, with Rev. Jack Murray officiating.


Glen Mervine, 92, of Plane Street, Gordon, passed away at home with his family by his side, Friday, August 5, 2022.

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


Joan Olga Mammarella, 89, of Mahanoy City, PA, passed away Friday, August 5th, at Lehigh Valley East Norwegian, Pottsville.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced.


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