Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for August 9th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: August 9th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Carolyn S. Freeman, 84, of Pine Grove, passed away Monday, August 8th, at Renaissance Home Pinebrook, Orwigsburg.
Born in Bloomington, IN on October 2, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Luther & Ruby (Creech) Culbert.

November 14, 2010, Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, James A. Freeman. 

The couple were campers with the Weekend Wheelers for over 40 years. They also enjoyed traveling and many years living as "snowbirds", as part-time residents of Florida.

In addition to her parents and husband, Carolyn is also preceded in death by her grandson, Joshua Hoppes, and siblings: Marlene Seiger, Patricia Keesock, James Culbert, & Dorothy Kanger.
She was a faithful member of Grace Evangelical Congregational Church, Schuylkill Haven. For 64 years, Carolyn was a member and served as past worthy matron for Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #424, Orwigsburg.

Carolyn is remarkably crafty.She made countless complicated cross stitch works, and has crocheted over 100 afghans.

She was formerly employed by Garmin Industries as a supervisor.

Carolyn is survived by her daughter, Tracee Freeman & partner, Norma, grandson, Matthew Hoppes & fiance, Gina, two great-grandsons: Gabriel, & Eli Hoppes, son-in-law, Darwin Hoppes, Jr. & wife, Becky, siblings: Gertrude "Trudy" Kessock, & John "Jack" Culbert, two step-great-grandchildren: Noah, & Ellie, and numerous nieces, & nephews.

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held at Grace Evangelical Congregational Church, Schuylkill Haven, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday with Rev. Ted Rathman officiating. A viewing will be held at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

Interment will follow at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.

Donations in Carolyn's memory may be sent to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka KS 66675-8516.
Ebling-Stabingas Funeral Home, Cressona, has been entrusted with arrangements.


Glen R. Mervine
, 92, of Plane Street, Gordon, passed away at home with his family by his side, Friday, August 5, 2022. Born in Gordon, July 16, 1930, he was the son of Guy and Mrytle (Miller) Mervine. He attended Gordon schools, and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, serving with the 1729th Company B of the engineering battalion in Germany. He was awarded the National Defense Service Metal for his service. Following his discharge, he returned home to the love of his life, Betty (Lucas) Mervine. In January of 2022, they celebrated 70 years of marriage.

Glen was a member of the Simpson United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the American Legion and the Amvets, Post #44, all of Gordon. He was affectionately known as “Pige” to his close friends and family, obtaining the nickname from raising pigeons. He retired from the Gould’s Pump Company of Ashland in 1995.

Never an idle man, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, baking and listening to music. Many Saturdays were spent “gallivanting” to yard sales, flea markets and stores, seeking out the best baked goods.

Glen enjoyed the company of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He sought ways to entertain them such as road trips, building forts, and playing “school” to name a few.

Preceding him in death were sisters, Mae Derrickson, Adda Balchin, and Hazel Hubler, brothers, Earl Hubler, Claude Hubler, Raymond Hubler, Guy Mervine, Bruce Mervine, Paul Mervine, Franklin Mervine, and Robert Mervine.

Glen will be greatly missed by his wife, Betty Mervine, daughter, Sandra wife of Norman Stitzer, Grandchildren, Valerie wife of George Dornsife, John Stitzer, Glen Stitzer, also Great Grandchildren, Reese and Alise Dornsife, Joslin, Jadelin, and Jolin Stitzer, all of Gordon.

Sisters in laws, Geraldine Mervine and Nancy Higgins.

Glen’s family would like to thank the Geisinger at Home, and VNA of Northumberland County Hospice care teams for his care during his illness. The family requests memorials in Glen’s name be made to Simpson United Methodist Church, 119 Biddle Street, Gordon, PA 17936. As per Glen’s wishes, there will not be a viewing or funeral service. Visit www.Fritzfuneralhome.com. The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of arrangements.


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