Saturday, October 1, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for October 1st, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: October 1st, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Allen H. Noll
, 79, of Orwigsburg, passed away Thursday, September 29th, at Lehigh Valley Health Network Schuylkill-East, Pottsville.

Allen was born in Orwigsburg on January 15, 1943, a son of the late Doris C. (Reed) and Warren H. Noll. He was the widower of Barbara Jean (Teter) Noll.

He was a past member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Orwigsburg and a graduate of Blue Mountain High School, Class of 1960. He worked in shipping and receiving at Argo and Alpha Mills from which he retired.

Allen enjoyed football and was a fan of the Eagles as well as being a Phillies fan. He enjoyed model trains and full size locomotives as well as gardening. He enjoyed bowling in his younger years.

Allen is survived by two daughters, Brenda, widow of Richard Ernst and Sheila Noll;
four sons, James, widower of Shannon Noll, Mark Noll, Christopher Allen Noll, husband of Sandi and David Allen Noll. Allen is also survived by a brother, Jonathan Noll, husband of Patricia. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and recently received news that he would be a great grandfather to three more children.

He was preceded in death by his sister Louise.

Services are private at the convenience of the family. Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Orwigsburg is honored to be serving the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hillside SPCA, PO Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901


Anne M. Kawa
, 89, of Williamsport, passed away at UPMC Susquehanna on September 28, 2022, while surrounded by family.

She was born in Shenandoah, PA on April 24, 1933, a daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Wargo.

Her husband of 57 years, Mike Kawa, died July 6, 2013.

Anne was an active member of St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church where she served with her husband for many years as a Sacristan and volunteered for the church's carnival. She was also a member of Church Women United.

She graduated from the Williamsport High School and went on to earn an Associate’s degree from the Williamsport Area Community College (W.A.C.C.), now Pennsylvania of Technology, where she earned her LPN degree. In addition to being a stay at home Mom, Anne had been employed by The Williamsport Home, Roseview Center, and The Presbyterian Home.

She is survived by her children and their families; Michael A. Kawa of Middleburg, PA, Karen A. (Rick) Metz of Williamsport, Patricia A. (Thomas) Moore of Jersey Shore, and Catherine (Patrick) Marcinko of Jessup; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; as well as five siblings.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by four siblings; a grandson; and two great- grandchildren.

The family will receive family and friends at Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. 3rd St., Williamsport on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022 from 6 to 8 p.m. with a recitation of the Rosary at 5:30 p.m. and at the church on Monday, prior to mass, from 10 to 11 a.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2022 at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd. Williamsport, PA with her brother, Msgr. Robert Wargo and the Rev. Robert Antonelli officiating, followed by burial at St. Boniface Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Shriners Children's Hospital, 3551 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19140, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 , or to St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd, Williamsport, PA 17701.


Brett E. Brown
, 45, of Orwigsburg, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2022.

Brett was born in Pottsville, on August 19, 1977, a son of Georgine "Jeanie" M. (Gerhart) and David S. Brown.

Brett went on to further his education after high school and graduated from the Schuylkill Institute of Business & Technology, in Pottsville, for Computer Building & Repair.

He was currently employed with S.R. Sloan, Inc. Orwigsburg. He was also employed in the past by M & Q packaging for many years. 

Brett will be greatly missed by his parents and other family members including his cousins Jeffery Moyer, Jim Moyer and Kim DeFrancisco & her companion Tom Rooney. 

He is also survived by his second cousins Brooke Clark and Brandy Valerio; great aunt Marion Santak 
and great uncle Russell Romberger.

He was most recently predeceased by his aunt Margie Frantz, with whom he was very close.
Services are private at the convenience of family.

In lieu of flowers, Brett's family would greatly appreciate if memorial contributions can be made to Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home, Inc. 116 South Liberty Street, Orwigsburg, PA 17961.


Mary “Marie” M. McLaughlin
, 92, formerly of East Oak Street, Shenandoah, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at the Shenandoah Senior Living Community.

Born on September 2, 1930 in Shenandoah, she was the daughter of the late John and Nellie (Kadlubauskas) Macknis.

Mary was the wife of the late John McLaughlin who preceded her in death in 1994.

She was a retired garment worker and was a member of the ILGWU.

Mary was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah and the former of Annunciation BVM Church. She was also a member of the Moose Ladies Auxiliary.

Mary loved to cook for her family especially on birthdays and holidays. She was a casino bunny, always eager to hop a bus to Atlantic City with her husband and their many good friends. She was always ready for a good joke and a good laugh. Above all else, her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her greatest joy in life.

In addition to her parents and her husband, John, she was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Guers.

Surviving are her son, Robert McLaughlin and his wife Helene; her daughter, Marie Manbeck and her companion William Tomcavage; four grandchildren, Robert McLaughlin and his wife Karen, Antony Cuff, Kelly Getz and her husband Mark, and Gina Morgan and her husband Luke; seven great grandchildren, Kira, Aubrey and Dylan Getz, Katie and Cari McLaughlin, and Thomas and Emily Carpenito; her brother, John Macknis; brother-in-law, John Guers, Sr.; nephew, John Guers and his wife Donna; two nieces, Cindy Schaffer and Cheryl Ambrose and her companion Clyde Fisher.

Religious services will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 10:30 am at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 South Jardin Street, Shenandoah with Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian officiating. Interment will follow in Annunciation BVM Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. Visitation will be held on Thursday morning prior to the services from 9:00 am until 10:30 am at the funeral home.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah is in care of the arrangements.


Helen L. Frew Heintzleman
, 97, of Tower City passed away peacefully Saturday morning, October 1, 2022 at her home after a brief illness.

Born in Sheridan, June 27, 1925, daughter of the late Harry and Beulah Troup Russel. Helen was a 1943 graduate of the former Tower City High School.

She was a retired seamstress from the garment factory.

She enjoyed socializing with her friends and "hons" (you know who you are), loved her Red Stag & Coke, computer games, camping, and most of all being surrounded by her family and loved ones.

She was predeceased by her husbands George Frew and Robert Heintzleman; a grandson David Moyer; two great grandsons, Brandon Moyer and Ryan Wiscount; two great great grandchildren, Jayden Yerges and Mallory Love; five siblings Margaret Shaw, Betty Forney, Mae Bixler, Joy Klinger, and Harry Russel.

Surviving are her six children, Georgina Moyer (Dave), Spring Glen, Helen Miller, companion of the late Truman Swab, Wiconisco, George Frew Jr., Pottsville, Luana Butensky (Robert), Branchdale, JoLynne Fenstermacher, Tower City, and Donna Hubler (Chet), Lykens; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Following Helen's wishes, services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tunnels to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, New York 10306.

The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., is honored to serve Helen's family.


Charlotte Louise Mickshaw – Kline
, 83 of Pottsville passed away Saturday while at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest.

Born in Pottsville, September 6, 1939, she was the daughter of the late John and Esther Mae Ulmer Clemko.

Charlotte was a graduate of Minersville Area High School

She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Minersville. In her later years she enjoyed travelling to casinos and taking trips to Atlantic City.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Charles Mickshaw who passed away in 1984 and her second husband Norman who passed away this past April. She is also preceded in death by two brothers Carl and John “Jack” Clemko.

Charlotte is survived by her two sons: Charles Mickshaw fiance' to Wendy of Pottsville and James D. Mickshaw. She is also survived by her grandson James D. “Jimmy” Mickshaw and her sister Shirley Reher and sister-in-law Linda Clemko.

Services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Grabowski Funeral Home is entrusted with the services. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations in Charlotte memory to either Zion Evangelical Church, 4 Lewis Street, Minersville, PA 17954 or Good Will Fire Co., 25 North Street, Minersville, PA 17954.


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