Monday, August 8, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for August 8th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: August 8th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Louis A. DiGiromolo
, 87, of Mahanoy City passed away peacefully August 7th, 2022 at Lehigh Valley East Norwegian Street Pottsville.

Louis was born July 17, 1935 in Mahanoy City a son of the late Anthony and Rose (Ricci) DiGiromolo.

He was a 1953 Graduate of Mahanoy City High School and a Navy Veteran having served on the USS Bennington During the Korean Conflict.

He was employed at several jobs after being discharged and eventually went to McCanns School of Business and obtained a degree in computer Science. He then worked for the former Good Samaritan Hospital until retirement in 1997.

He was a life time member of the Mahanoy City ELKS.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Carmen DiGiromolo and Nieces Amanda DiGiromolo and Carrie Museousky.

Louis is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Helen Museousky DiGiromolo, nieces and nephews Joelene Russel, Trisha Zola, Alyssa Museousky who were like his daughters, Tony, John and Bill Fazio, Russ, Michael, Nicholas, and Rachael Museousky, Michelle Clark, Anthony DiGiromolo and Annette Rossetti, who all loved their uncle Lou and his faithful Kitty Callie. He also had 24 Great Nieces and Nephews.

He is also survived by his in laws Connie DiGiromolo, Pat and Louis Fazio, Jack and Mary Jo Museousky, Francis and Dorothy Museousky, Thomas and Carol Museousky, Mary and Paul Fazio.

Louis was a very kind and loving friend to many and would do anything you needed. He will be greatly missed by all.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Friday at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Mahanoy City, PA, with Monsignor William Glosser officiating.

Friends and family may call Thursday 6 to 8 pm and Friday 9 AM at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish.

Interment will take place at the National Cemetery Fort Indiantown Gap Annville, PA.

Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Visit to sign the guest book and send sympathy cards.


Leo F. Young
, 90, of Gordon passed away Sunday afternoon at home.

He was born on September 30, 1931 in Big Mine Run (Woodland Heights) and was the son of the late Anna (Patterson) and Charles H. Young.

Leo attended Butler Twp. High School.

He was the husband of Jo-Ann (Zerby) Young. On August 24th they would have celebrated 59 years of marriage.

Leo was a member of Christ’s United Lutheran Church, Gordon for many years.

Early on Leo worked in the coal industry. He then went on to work for Penn Dot as an equipment operator for over 25 years prior to retirement.

Leo was also a member of Citizens Fire Company-Gordon and Gordon Senior Citizens.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his children / grandchildren. Leo was very proud of his vegetable garden sharing its harvest with fellow friends and neighbors.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by; brothers Charles J., Joseph, George, Lewis, Thomas & Walter; sisters Ethel Young, Mae Dudas & Joan Blevins; grandson Brandon Presto; son in law Tony Presto; nephew Charles Young Jr.

Leo is survived by; spouse Jo-Ann Young; daughter Karen Presto, Gordon; daughter Le-Ann Techentine (Todd), Barnesville; son Leo F. Young II (Heather), Cary NC; sister Helen Eichert (Henry), FL; sister Mary Francaviglia (Joseph), AZ; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; many nieces & nephews.

A service will be held on Friday August 12th at 11:00 AM at Christ’s United Lutheran Church, 437 Airport Road, Gordon PA 17936. A viewing for family and friends will be held in the church from 10-11:00 AM on Friday. Burial will follow services at Christ Church Cemetery, Fountain Springs.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Leo’s memory Christ’s United Lutheran Church-Memorial Fund, 437 Airport Rd, Gordon PA 17936.

Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home Inc., 901 Centre Street Ashland, PA 17921 has been entrusted with the arrangements.


Charles F. Fritz, Jr.
, 59, of Hechscherville, passed away Thursday, August 4th, at his home.

Born in Pottsville, on December 1, 1962, son of the late Pearl Mae (Cole) and Charles F. Fritz, Sr.

He was the husband of Veronica Harley-Fritz, they married on April 24, 1993.

He had a passion for baseball and used the ball field to teach many lessons of life to all he encountered. His love of the game started at the Cressona Little League field, and it followed him to his baseball career at Mansfield University, and then to playing semi-professionally with the Bethel Pirates. His love of the game lead him to a career in coaching. Starting at his roots, he began coaching at Cressona Little League, then Blue Mountain High School and finishing at Minersville High School, where he was a coach for the 2007 State Championship team. Charlie was the founder of the original AAU baseball team in Schuylkill County – the Blue Sox, and he went on to found the West End Outlaws. His proudest moments were seeing his lessons being lived by those he coached.

He was a graduate of Blue Mountain High School, class of 1980 and Mansfield University, where he received his bachelor's degree. He received his teaching certificate from Kutztown University. He was employed by Gaudenzia as a supervisor of the call center.

In addition to his wife, Charlie is survived by his sons Zachary Fritz husband of Kerry, NJ and Aaron Fritz, Hechscherville; and his cherished grandchildren Darcy and Griffin.

He was the beloved baby brother of Barbara Dunningan, Schuylkill Haven, Charlene Wagner, Cressona, Leah, wife of Ronnie Emerich, Pine Grove and Malinda, wife of Thomas Renninger, Orwigsburg. Brothers-in-law, John Harley husband of Linda, Pottsville, and Harry Harley, Waynesburg. He is also survived by many loved nieces, nephews, and his sidekick Nellie.

A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at 5:30 PM on Thursday, August 11th at Ebling Stabingas Funeral Home in Cressona, with Certified Celebrant Rebecca Devlin officiating.

A visitation will be held from 4:00 PM until the time of the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Cressona Little League, Blue Mountain High School Baseball Program, or the Minersville Baseball Program.

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Ebling Stabingas Funeral Home, Cressona has been entrusted with the arrangements.


Romain “Joanie” Mammarella
, 89, of Mahanoy City, PA, passed away Friday, August 5th, at Lehigh Valley East Norwegian, Pottsville.

Joan Mammarella was born in Pottsville, on June 22, 1933, a daughter of the late Olga (Habeeb) and Paul Joseph.

She was a member of Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish Mahanoy City, PA 17948.

Joan grew up in Pottsville and worked with her father and brother running the family grocery store on 2nd street.

Joan married Rocco George “Itsy” Mammarella in 1956, and 1958 moved with Itsy to Mahanoy City.

Among other ventures, Joan and Itsy were proprietors of the Village Inn Restaurant and Angela’s Family Restaurant in Mahanoy City. Few can say they have never attended an event at the Village Inn, a Mahanoy City landmark.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband Itsy, her brother Thomas “Sonny” Joseph, and sisters Marie Mackarey and Bernice Johns.

She attended St. Patrick’s Grade School and Pottsville Catholic High School.

Joan is survived by two daughters, Gina, wife of Edward "Ted" Curley of Hometown, Angela, wife of Sam Nassar of Annapolis, MD, son George, fiancé of Lydia Gimeno of Barnesville. Joan also leaves behind ten grandchildren, Ashley Connolly, wife to Michael Connolly, Jenna Nassar, Kristin Nassar, Marlee Nassar, & Alex Nassar, Thomas Joseph Kennedy, husband to Laura, Rocco & Sophia Mammarella, and Karlee & Eddie Gimeno.

In also leaves behind four great grandchildren; Ella, Cullen, & Carson Connolly, and Charlotte Kennedy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Mahanoy City, PA, at 10:30 AM on Saturday, August 13th, with Rev Leo Maletz officiating.

Friends and Family may call Friday 4 to 8 PM and Saturday 8:30 at Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc.

Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery Mahanoy City, PA.

Family prefers donations be made to St. Jude’s Hospital for Children.

Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Visit to sign the guest book, view the tribute video and send sympathy cards.


Barbara Ann Scheipe, 84, of Wernersville, passed away Sunday, August 7th, at St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading.

Barbara was born in Reading, on December 19, 1937, a daughter of the late Dorothy (Hickman) and Leon W. Scheipe.

She Graduated from Wilson High School. She was employed as an assembler for an electronics company in Reading.

In addition to her friends, Barbara is survived by her daughter Suzanne Martin and a brother, Reginal Scheipe, husband of Audelie, in CA

There will be a Graveside Service at 2:30 PM on Monday August 15th at St. John's UCC Cemetery, on Washington Street, in Orwigsburg.

Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. is honored to be serving the family.


Robin Brzostowski, 63, passed peacefully in her sleep on Friday, August 5, 2022 after a four year battle with cancer.

Born on October 7, 1958 to Roberta B. (Harbaczewski) Timmins who survives in Shenandoah and the late Glenn Francis Timmins who preceded her in death on December 24, 2021. Robin grew up in Shenandoah where her grandparents resided.

On September 17, 1977 she married the love of her life, Michael Brzostowski. They would have celebrated 45 years of marriage this year.

Robin had an amazing life with incredible friends, Tina, Annette, Karen who became her sister-in-law, Betty, Roberta, Alicia, Gail and many more. Robin was very artistic and creative. She utilized her talent by opening a ceramic shop in Mount Carmel in 1989 in which she enjoyed teaching classes to children, adults, and people with disabilities. She later opened a thrift store where she not only donated items to people in need, but also her profits to families in financial need and was always opening her store to help countless fire victims and their families.

Through their love, they created an amazing family having eight children and blessed with six grandchildren who were her pride and joy. Her surviving children are Christie Beagle and husband Sam, Mandy Menapace and husband CJ, Jessica Odorizzi and husband Joseph, Brooklyn Marquette and partner Marty DeFrancesco, Dakota Brzostowski and finance Kayla Poe, Alex Brzostowski and partner Kaitlyn Wylie, Jeffery Brzostowski, and Elijah Brzostowski and partner Shannon Bendas; six amazing grandchildren, Jacob Belfanti, Addison, Kaylyn, and Aryanna Odorizzi, and Mason and Sophia Fantini. She is also survived by three siblings, Michael, Glenn, and Marla Timmins; nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles, aunts, and friends. She will be missed by not only her family and friends but also by the community. It only take a few seconds to say goodbye to someone you love but it will take the rest of our lives to forget her. Her memory will live on forever in our hearts.

In addition to her father, Glenn Timmins, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Alma and Michael Hartz, and best friend Roberta Matulewicz.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Divine Redeemer Church with the Rev. Bernard Wamayose, Pastor as the celebrant. A visitation will be held on Thursday morning from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home, 40 South Market Street, Mt. Carmel, Joseph J. Stutz, III Supervisor.


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