Sunday, September 25, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for September 25th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: September 25th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Jean J. Martin, 71, of Frackville passed away Tuesday at Lehigh Valley Medical Center-Cedar Crest, Allentown.

Born in Ashland, February 16, 1951, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Steffie Folta Jaskiereski. She was a graduate of the former Frackville High School.

Jean last worked as a clerk for Sears, but mostly she was a homemaker. She was attentive to her family and was active in the PTO, the Girl Scouts and other community organizations.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Andrew E. Martin, Jr., April 21, 2017, and an infant brother.

Jean is survived by her two daughters; Gabrielle Martin and her husband Michael and Heidi Brinsko and her husband Jack; a granddaughter; Jacqui Brinsko; a nephew; great nieces and great nephew.

Religious Services will be held Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m. at the Albert L. Gricoski Funeral Home, Frackville with Rev. Giuseppi C. Esposito, as celebrant. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home and again Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. till time of service. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.


Sandra Lee Kopinetz
, 69, of Minersville, passed away Thursday, September 22nd, at Schuylkill Medical Center East, Pottsville. 

Sandra was born in Pottsville, on December 1, 1952, a daughter of the late Eva (Kimmel) and Mervin Bixler. She was the widow of Frederick P. Kopinetz. Sandy was a graduate of Minersville Area High School Class of 1970. 1970. Along wither husband, Fred, she had formerly owned & operated the once popular bar and music venue “Sandy’s” in Minersville. 

In addition to her parents, and her husband, Fred, she was preceded in death by her sister, Debbie Slane, and an infant brother, David Bixler. Sandy is survived by two daughters, Carrie Kopinetz-Gaburick, and Caitlin Kopinetz, two sons Jamie Kopinetz, and Brandon Kopinetz.

She is also survived by 9 grandchildren. A visitation will be held Wednesday with calling hours from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville. 

Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville entrusted with the arrangements.


James N. Bainbridge
, 71, of Schuylkill Haven, PA passed away Friday, September 23rd, surrounded by his family, at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Dauphin County.

James was born in Pottsville, PA on September 29, 1950, a son of the late Catherine (Heiser) and LeRoy Bainbridge. He was a 1969 graduate of Minersville Area High School.

He was the husband of Kathleen (Vitelli) Bainbridge for 49 years.

He served in the U.S. Army as a SGT, member of the 365th Engineer Battalion Combat Heavy (CBT HVD), was a Vietnam veteran and was awarded two Bronze Service Stars and the Purple Heart.

He last worked as a Building Inspector for both Residential and Commerical properties at Systems Design Engineers Leesport PA.

Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing, but he loved to golf. He also loved to tell jokes. Jim was a member of Schuylkill Haven American Legion and Landingville Fire Company also a former member of Wrong Hollow hunting club Tioga County.

Jim issurvived by a daughter, Jennifer, wife of Michael Stauffer, of Landingville. a son, James E., husband of Jennifer Bainbridge, of Orwigsburg;

He is also survived by 8 grandchildren Hayle Bainbridge, Ethan Bainbridge, Kyle Bainbridge, Jocelyn Stauffer, Cali Stauffer, Hope Stauffer, Libby Stauffer, and Luke Stauffer six brothers LeRoy husband of Marie Williamstown, Richard husband of Carol of Buckrun, David husband of Colleen of Seltzer, Donald husband of Sharon of Muir, Gary husband of Darlene of Pottsville and Jackie husband of Barbara of Forestville.also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Raymond and a sister Sharon Buery

Funeral Service will be held 10:30 AM on Thursday, September 29th at Geschwindt Stabingas Funeral Home, Inc in Schuylkill Haven,

A viewing will be held 6 - 8 pm on Wednesday, September 28th and 9:30till time of service on Thursday at Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home, Schuylkill Haven.

The family prefers remembrances in the form of contributions toLandingville Fire Company 1 Fire House LaneSchuylkill Haven, PA 17972 or Lebanon Va Hospital Activities Fund 1700 Lincoln Ave. Lebanon PA 17042.

Interment Monday 3rd of October at 2 pm in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery with full Militay Honors. Procession will leave Geschwindt Stabingas Funeral Home at 1 pm.


Tammy M. (Robenolt ) Frasch
, 48, of Mount Carmel passed away Thursday evening at Geisinger-Danville.

Born in Lansdale on September 1, 1974 she was the daughter of the late Blanche (Lutcavage) and James Robenolt Sr.

She was of the Catholic faith and was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Tammy graduated from Lourdes High School Class of ’92. She then attended Penn State-Reading for 4 years.

She recently worked as a caregiver for the elderly at Compass Rose.

Tammy enjoyed reading, Instagram, cooking, and learning new things. She was involved with the Girl Scouts in Mount Carmel when her daughter was younger.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by; husband Robert A. Frasch who passed in 2014; step father Edward R. Polomski; aunt Charlotte Madison.

Tammy is survived by; daughter Piper E. Frasch, Mount Carmel; significant other James Reynolds, Mount Carmel; aunt Maria Birster (James), Locust Gap; brother James Robenolt Jr (Jess), Trevorton; step brother Andrew Robenolt, Boyertown; Patrick Robenolt, Boyertown; step mother Wendy Robenolt, Boyertown; several nieces, nephews & cousins.

Services and interment will be held privately at the family’s request.

For more information or to extend online condolences visit Rothermel-Heizenroth & Clark Funeral and Cremation Services Inc, 120 S. Market St, Mt Carmel PA has been entrusted with arrangements.


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


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