Monday, October 3, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for October 3rd, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: October 3rd, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Irene L Runkle
, age 94, of Valley View, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2022 at Heritage Mills Personal Care Center, Tower City.

She was born on Tuesday, November 1, 1927, in Rough And Ready, a daughter of the late Samuel Long and the late Laura (Paul) Long.

She was a member of Pine Creek United Methodist Church, Spring Glen.

Irene was a former Girl Scout Leader, former member of the Order of Eastern Star, Sunday School teacher, and a member of the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, and spending time with her family.

Her husband, Charles "Lindy" Runkle, passed away in 2004. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Clair Long, and three sisters, Grace Doyle, Esther Shiffer, and Ruth Lilly.

She is survived by two daughters, Diane Harner and her husband Don of Phoenixville and Wendy Mervine and her husband Kris of Bel Air, MD; a son, Larry Runkle and his companion Meg Brundage of Stonington, CT; seven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; a brother, Mark Long of Gratz; three sisters, Blanche Wiest of Phoenixville, Sally Shade of Elizabethville, and Karen Long of Camp Hill; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at Pine Creek United Methodist Church, Spring Glen, on Monday, October 10, 2022, at 11:00 am, with Rev. Benjamin Scholl officiating.

A viewing will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Monday at the church.

Burial will be in St. Mark's Cemetery, Spring Glen.

Memorial contributions can be made to Pine Creek United Methodist Church c/o Norman Lettich, 428 Fearnot Road, Sacramento, PA 17968.

Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Inc., Valley View, is in charge of arrangements.


Jozlyn Ayden Reinoehl
, age 17, of Spring Glen, passed away Saturday, October 1, 2022 from injuries sustained in an auto accident in Sacramento.

She was born on Saturday, May 7, 2005, in Harrisburg, a daughter of Candis C Reinoehl of Spring Glen.

She was a senior at Tri-Valley High School.

Jozlyn was a waitress at Country Diner, Fountain and also had worked at Boardwalk, Gratz .

She was of the Catholic Faith.

Jozlyn was a member of Girl Scout Troop 31806 of Hegins, a member of the Tri-Valley Softball Team, and the Tri-Valley Archery Club.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her maternal grandparents, Clervin and Angela Zimmerman of Spring Glen; three uncles and three aunts, Michael Swank (Aunt Tara) of Spring Glen and Andrew Swank (Aunt Jessica) of Cressona, aunt, Tiffany Yingling (Uncle A.J.) of Hegins; and nine cousins.

Funeral services will be held at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Valley View, on Monday, October 10, 2022, at 4:00 pm, with Rev. William Danis officiating.

A viewing will be held from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Monday at the church.

Memorial contributions can be made to Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA, 18 Wertz Dr, Pine Grove, PA 17963.

Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Inc., Valley View, is in charge of arrangements.


Rhonda Sue (Lucas) Ibrahem, 64, of Shenandoah, passed away surrounded by her family on September 29, 2022.

Born on October 14, 1957 in Ashland, she was the daughter of the late Harold Sr. and Betty (Heinley) Lucas. She was raised in Joliet with five sisters and brothers.

Rhonda enjoyed singing and dancing in her youth and playing cards with friends and family.

She obtained her GED and worked as a textile worker, parts assembler, and finished her working career as a caregiver.

Rhonda was a compassionate person and helped many who were in need. She spent the last several years of her life at Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

She was the mother of three children and grandmother to nine.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her son Richard Zerbe, Jr., special fiend, Kerry Krammes, a sister Rita (Lucas) Wolfgang, and a brother Kenneth Lucas.

She is survived by her son Daniel Zerbe of Maryville, TN; daughter Tanya Zerbe of Pine Grove; two sisters, Cherlyn (Lucas) Reiner, Mag (Lucas) Gibson; a brother Harold Lucas, Jr. and many beloved nieces and nephews.

A private memorial gathering will be held with family and friends.

The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements.


Edith Galambos
, 89, of Hamburg, PA passed away Thursday, September 29, 2022, at United Methodist Homes Wesley Village Campus, Pittston, PA. Born on October 10, 1932, in Wadesville, PA, she was the former Edith Anna Padfield, the second of three daughters of Enoch and Helen Harrison Padfield.

Raised in St. Clair, Edith graduated from St. Clair High School in 1950 as the valedictorian of her class. She continued her education at Columbia Union College, (now Washington Adventist University), Takoma Park, Maryland, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education. While in college Edith was employed as the head student librarian and also served as president of the dormitory girls’ club. On graduating in 1954, she was honored to be listed in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.

Edith taught in the Norristown/Phoenixville school districts for six years before moving to the Hamburg area in 1968 where she taught the primary grades at Blue Mountain Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School until her retirement in 1995. Besides her love of working with children, Edith was an avid reader and also enjoyed writing. Over the years she authored a children’s book as well as a variety of magazine articles and poems. For many years she also enjoyed editing her church’s monthly newsletter.

In 2004, Edith was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 46 years, George Galambos of Phoenixville, PA. She is survived by two daughters and their families: Joy and Terry Reber, Catonsville, MD and Lisa and Robert Shotwell, Courtdale, PA; two grandchildren, Andrew (and Ashley) Inman, Old Forge, PA and Tiffany (and Stephen) Vasilenko, Olyphant, PA; and one great-grandchild, Archer Nicholas Inman. Edith was preceded in death by her sisters Evelyn Rice, St. Clair, and Janice Bader, Grass Valley, CA.

The funeral will be private and held at the convenience of the family, followed by burial at Odd Fellows Cemetery in St. Clair, with Pastor Alex DuBee officiating.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to a memorial fund in Edith’s name at the Hamburg Community Seventh-day Adventist Church, 22 Willow Road, Hamburg, PA 19526.

A Celebration of Life Service for Edith will be announced at a later date.

The Bruce Hart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Jeffery J. Krolick
, 66, of Frackville, passed away peacefully Friday September 30, 2022 at LVHN- Cedar Crest, Allentown.

Born in Pottsville, May 6, 1956, He was a son of the late John and Serafina (Ambromovage) Krolick.

He was a 1974 graduate from North Schuylkill High School. Jeff, alongside his father, John, ran Krolick Electric Company for over 30 years. He also taught his son the electrical business and they were able to work side-by-side at Baldwin Electric for over eight years.

Jeff enjoyed fishing, hunting (especially with one of his best friends, Robert) and riding his Harley motorcycle with his son and friends. He had a great sense of humor and always a smiling face.

He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Frackville, PA

In addition to his parents was preceded in death by sister Christine Gail Krolick.

Surviving are son Jonathan Krolick and his wife Amanda of Ashland; sister Michele Borzok and her husband Richard of Frackville Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

The Family would like to thank all those who attended to him during his last days, especially LVHN Cedar Crest ICU and Lehigh Valley Hospice.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 AM Friday October 7, 2022 from Nice- Hart Funeral Home, Inc, 9 North Lehigh Avenue Frackville, Pa 17931 with Rev. Brian M. Miller officiating. Friends may call from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Fresh Start Animal Rescue , PO Box 96, Friedensburg, PA 17933. Burial will be in St. Casimir Roman Catholic Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.


Andrew Michael Nichol, 54, of Frackville, passed away Friday September 30, 2022 at Broad Mountain Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Frackville following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Bethlehem, December 10, 1967, He was a son of the late Carmala (Camenelli) Larson

He was a graduate of Liberty High School and had worked as a custodian at Lehigh University

Surviving are step-father Bruce Larson of Frackville; step-sister Amy Gordon of MA; step-sister Stephanie Gombert of Lehighton; step-sister Rebecca Sellars of Frackville; step-brother Bruce Larson of Reading; Nieces and Nephews.

Nice Hart Funeral Home Inc., Frackville, is in charge of arrangements.


Louise M. Yankus
, age 95, of Mahanoy City, passed away Sunday at Shenandoah Senior Living Community. 

Born in Morea she was the daughter of the late Gregori and Mary (Augustine) Onori. She was a 1945 graduate of Mahanoy Township High School and been employed for many years by Eagle Brothers. 

She served as a judge of elections and also on her high school class reunion committee and was known for her famous meatballs. She was a member of St. Teresa of Calcutta Church in Mahanoy City. 

Preceding her in death were her husband Andrew S. Yankus in 1980 and siblings Casper, Mary, Helen, Connie, Margaret, Lucy and Joseph. Survivors include two sons Joseph Yankus and his wife Trish, Andy Yankus and his wife Annette all of Mahanoy City, a daughter Mary Louise Drosdak and her companion John Mraz of Allentown, a sister Rosemary Shugar of Philadelphia, 5 grandchildren Nicole Brouse, Angela and Maria Yankus, Brittany and Olivia Drosdak and 2 great grandchildren Lindsay and Logan Brouse as well as nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated by the Rev. Robert George on Friday morning at 10:30 AM from St. Teresa of Calcutta Church in Mahanoy City. 

Interment will follow in Assumption BVM Cemetery in Mahanoy Township. Friends may call at the church on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 PM and again of Friday morning from 9:30 AM until time of Mass. Contributions on Louise's name to St. Teresa of Calcutta Church would be appreciated by the family and will be accepted at the visitation. 

David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements.



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