Sunday, October 9, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for October 9th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: October 9th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Gary M. Vail
, 69, of Canal Dr., Pine Grove, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2022 in the Lebanon VA Medical Center.

Born on March 8, 1953 in Baraboo, WI, he was a son of the late John and Betty Swanson Vail.

He was an AMS2 in the Navy having served during the Vietnam War.

Gary was a Supervisor in a Shipyard and also worked in a brick yard and was a welder.

Surviving are his wife of 10 years, Elizabeth Burcaw Vail; three sons, Gary Jr. and wife Jennifer Vail of Wisconsin, Bradley and wife Hope Vail of California, Zachary and wife Korryn Vail of Wisconsin; a step son Russell Teets and fiancé Jennifer Nicks of Washington, D.C.; four grandchildren, Violet Vail, Gage Vail, Maya Vail and Barrett Vail.

Per Gary's request, there will be no services.

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


John "Bill" W. Bond
, 85, of Williamstown, passed away Saturday evening, October 8, 2022 at the Hershey Medical Center.

Bill was born in Dayton, December 2, 1936, a son of the late Edward J. and Mildred E. Kreiser Bond.

He was a 1954 graduate of the former Williamstown Catholic High School. Bill was a proud United States Navy veteran, serving during the Korean War Era. He was also a United States Army and Air Force National Guard veteran.

Bill was a retired computer system analyst at the Mechanicsburg Naval Depot.

He was a lifelong member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Williamstown. Bill was an active member of the Williamstown American Legion where he served as Sergeant of Arms and could always be found helping out wherever needed. He was also a member of the Williamstown VFW and the Williamstown, Lykens and Wiconisco Fire Companies. He loved spending time at his camp in Powells Valley, taking family trips, especially to Ocean City, Maryland. Bill enjoyed hosting his many friends and family during half time at home Williams Valley football games, a tradition he continued for over 55 years.

Bill will be remembered as the strong patriarch of his family, a good friend to all, and a man who was there for whoever needed help. Bill's family was the center of his world. He was a good husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He will be deeply missed by many.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter Valerie Butler, a grandson, Bubba Bond and a brother, Edward "Hooner" Bond.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Barbara Rochelle Adams Bond; his seven children, Christine Kohler, wife of the late Brian Kohler, Mechanicsburg, John "Jack" Bond and his wife Lori, Tower City, Renee Dallatore and her husband Louie, Schuylkill Haven, Vicky Mitchell and her husband Paul, Wellsboro, Joann Rodichok and her husband Charlie, Williamstown, Paul Bond and his wife Gerlinde, Lykens, and David Bond and his wife Dawn, Selinsgrove; a son-in-law, Jerry Butler, Mechanicsburg; 23 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; two sisters, Deborah Keim, Harrisburg and Miriam Harris (Herbert), Pottsville. Nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.

Religious services will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 1:00 pm from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc., Tower City. Visitation will be from 12 noon to 1 at the chapel. Following the services everyone is invited to the Williamstown American Legion for a luncheon and time of fellowship. Private burial with military honors will be in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

Please omit flowers, donations in Bill's memory should be made to the Williamstown American Legion, 123 W. Market Street, Williamstown, PA 17098 or St. Jude's Research Hospital, Suite 501 Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services in honored to serve the Bond family.


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