Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for September 14th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: September 14th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Mary Ellen Whalen, 98, of Pottsville, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning in Schuylkill Center, Pottsville.

Born in Pottsville, on March 14, 1924, she was a daughter of the late John and Rebecca (Long) Bowers.

She was a 1941 graduate of Pottsville High School.

Mary Ellen was a member of the former First UCC, where she was a Sunday School teacher and very active with church activities.

During World War II she worked at the Army Supply Depot in Middletown; she was an operator for Bell Telephone Company; she helped with the family dry cleaning business; and then went on to work at the Walk-In Shoe Factory in Schuylkill Haven from where she retired.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Peter A. Whalen in 1972; brothers: John, Joseph, and Norman Bowers; and sisters: Arlene McIntyer and Gayle Ash.

Mary Ellen is survived by a daughter, Fay A. Whalen, of Tustin, CA; two sons: Peter A. Whalen, husband of Melanie, of La Quinta, CA; Robert J. Whalen, of Pottsville; grandchildren: John Luciano, husband of Kim, of CA; Mark Luciano, husband of Alice, of CA; great grandchildren: Matthew, Nathan, and Christopher; sister, Nancy Davis; several cousins; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 19th, at 11:00 a.m. at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville. A viewing will be held from 9:30 a.m. until time of service in the funeral home.

Interment will follow in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.

In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions in Mary Ellen's memory be sent to: Hearing Loss Association of America, 6116 Executive Blvd., Suite 320, Rockville, MD 20852.

Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.


Mary Ann Noga
, 81, of McAdoo, passed away suddenly Tuesday at her home.

Born in McAdoo, she was the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Angeline (Teprovich) Forish.

Mary Ann was devoted to her faith and a member of St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, McAdoo.

Prior to retiring, she was first employed at McAdoo Manufacturing, and last employed at Consolidated Cigar Corp., McAdoo.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband George Noga, Sr., and brother Rev. Msgr. Stephen T. Forish.

Surviving, are her sons George Noga, Jr. and wife Rosemarie of Allentown; and Michael Noga and wife Valerie of Hazleton; grandchildren Christopher, Rebecca, Jacqueline and Alexander Noga; and nieces and nephews also survive.

The Divine Liturgy with Office of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Michael’s B.C. Church, McAdoo, on Monday at 11:15 a.m. Rev. Gregory Hosler will be the celebrant. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.

A calling hour will be held on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Damiano Funeral Home Inc., McAdoo.


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