Sunday, September 11, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for September 11th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: September 11th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Helene M. Helfer, 64, passed away on September 8th, 2022, at Broad Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation in Frackville and her husband Daniel R. Helfer Sr., 63, who passed away on May 15th, 2020, at Geisinger – Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, Pa.

Both Helene and Daniel were born in Philadelphia. She was the daughter of the late Francis and Helena Bienkowski and he was the son of the late Robert and Margaret Helfer.

They both were graduates of Hatboro Horsham High School. Daniel last worked as a real estate agent and Helene last worked for Nationwide Insurance.

Surviving family include a son, Daniel Helfer Jr. with his wife Amanda – Tuscarora, a daughter, Kate Mock – New Philadelphia, and 2 grandsons, Hunter and Jacob, along with Daniel’s brother – Frank Helfer and his sister, Linda Waters.

A visitation for both Helene and Daniel will be held on Friday, September 16th from 11am to 1pm at the Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc, 40 N. Jardin St, Shenandoah. Scripture services will be conducted at 12:30pm by Pastor Dale Weaver.


Catherine Marie Farone, age 75, of Pottsville, PA passed away Saturday, September 10th, 2022 at St. Luke's Geisinger Hospital, Orwigsburg.

Born in Pottsville, PA on July 7, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Helen E. (Goblick) Urban.

Cathy was a graduate of Saint Clair High School. She was an Ombudsman for Senior Care and a member of the St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in St. Clair, where she was a CCD teacher for 1st Grade, an Eucharistic Minister, and did other volunteer work.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Samuel Farone and two brothers: Joseph and Jerry Urban.

Cathy is survived by her daughter Deborah Kaster and her husband Joshua; her son Robert Nolan and his companion Barbara; and her granddaughter Kait Topper.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in St. Clair at 11AM on Wednesday, September 14th, with Msgr. William Glosser officiating.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Wednesday morning from 9-11AM at the Church.

Interment will be in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in St. Clair.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Clare of Assisi Church Memorial Fund 250 East Hancock Street Saint Clair, PA 17970.

The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home in Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements.


Helen (Dolores) Dudash
of Heritage Hills, Pottsville passed away peacefully on September 5, 2022 surrounded by her loving family at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mike & Lynn Dudash after a brief illness.

Born in St. Clair on January 4, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Helen (Galenda) Lopez. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Michael in 2000, her brothers: James, Manny and George Lopez and her sister, Gloria McNulty. Dolores is survived by her children: Michael Dudash and his wife Lynn, Pottsville, Robert Dudash and his wife Marsha, Pottsville, and Laurie Dudash, Bethel; her brothers, Sammy Lopez and his wife Millie, Florida and Bobby Lopez and his wife Kat, Mississippi. Her grandchildren: Nicole Smith and her husband Ryan, Nicole was one of her devoted caretakers, Robert Dudash Jr., Matthew and Ashley Dudash, Dominique and Michael Dudash, and Jack Dudash; Great Grandchildren: Cameron and Eliana Smith, and Nikolai Bradley; sisters-in-law, Peggy Lopez, Schuylkill Haven and Ella Lopez, Auburn. Dolores also leaves behind many nieces and nephews who were also very near and dear to her heart. Last but not least, she will deeply miss her canine companion and best friend, Lucy.

Dolores was a faithful member of St. Clare of Assisi Church, St. Clair. She spent most of her adult life in the garment industry and working in the family-owned businesses. Dolores was a kind and caring person who always put her family first. She was very involved with her children, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren’s lives. She could often be heard telling her family, “I love you all the way to Heaven and you can't get farther than that." Dolores spent many years enjoying her siblings and their families at many social gatherings throughout the years and was known as "Lully" to them. You were a great mom and always made family gatherings very special and for that our memories of you will be eternal. Dolores was also famous for her pineapple, cherry and jello dessert. It would be a staple at all the family parties. She will miss her Heritage Hills neighbors who she came to know and care about deeply.

We certainly had a beautiful person as a role model in our lives. Dolores left us with volumes of knowledge and inspirational sayings that we can now carry with us in her absence. Her love will still guide us and we'll carry her in our hearts forever. Dolores was ready to meet our Lord as her faith was strong and she accepted whatever life handed her as she always knew it was in God's hands. It's not goodbye mom, it's until we meet again...

There will be no viewing hours but everyone is cordially invited to share in a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Clare of Assisi Church in St. Clair on Friday September 9th at 10AM.

Her interment will be held at the Queen of the Universe Cemetery in Pottsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to: St. Clare of Assisi Church, 250 E. Hancock Street, St. Clair, PA 17970

The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home in Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements.


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