Saturday, November 19, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for November 19th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: November 19th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Irene Mae Koch, 90, of New Ringgold, passed away Thursday, November 17th, at the home of her daughter Barbara Schrader.

Irene was born in West Penn Twp., PA on April 28, 1932, a daughter of the late Emma (Brouse) Knadler and Ralph Knadler.

She was the widow of Bertrum Koch who died May 17, 2014.

She was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church New Ringgold,

She last worked as a machine operator at New Ringgold Knitting Mills

Irene is survived by a daughter, Barbara, wife ofJohn Schrader, of New Ringgold, PA. also survived by a grandaughter Heather wife of Mike Brown of Pine Grove and a great grandaughter Courtney Marks of New Ringgold.

Irene was the last member of her immediate family.

Private Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in Schuylkill Memorial Park with Rev. Johnathan Heim officiating.

The family prefers remembrances in the form of contributions to Friedens Lutheran Church 525 Church Street New Ringgold, PA 17960.

Victoria B. Pasqua
, 94, a resident of Pottsville, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2022.

Victoria was born on May 13, 1928, in Pottsville, a daughter of the late Frank and Beatrice Yarosh.

She worked and retired from the local garment industry and was a member of St. Patricks Church in Pottsville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers and sisters.

Victoria is survived by her daughter, Cheryl, wife of William Lecher. She is also survived by two grandsons, Eric and his wife Rachel; and Clint and his wife Amy. Three great granddaughters, Brielle, Kylie and Hannah also survive, as do three stepdaughters along with nieces and nephews.

Victoria's wishes were for a private family service, which are being provided by the Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home, Inc., in Pottsville.


Karen D. Mione
, 77, of Tower City, passed away Friday, November 18, 2022, at St. Luke's Hospital, Orwigsburg after a courageous fight with Parkinsons Disease.

Born in Pottsville, May 26, 1945 a daughter of the late James L. and Naomi R. Kessler Dinger. Karen was a 1963 graduate of Porter-Tower City High School. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Education in 1967 from Kutztown University.

She began her teaching career at Williams Valley School District in 1968 where she taught High School English for 34 years retiring in 2002.

Karen was an active and faithful member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Orwin where she was formerly a member of the Consistory, Ladies Aide and former church Secretary. She was always willing to lend a hand wherever needed.

She enjoyed being out and socializing, whether it be taking bus trips, being on a bowling league or just visiting friends and family. She will be remembered for always sending greeting cards, her love for reading, doing puzzles, crocheting and sewing.

Her happiest times were being surrounded by her son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter, her family, friends and church family.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Rudolph A. Mione, November 4, 1996.

Surviving are her son, Dominic A. Mione and his wife Jasmynn, Tower City; her granddaughter, Violet Mione, two brothers, James Dinger Jr. and his wife Joan, Hummelstown and Darryl Dinger, Orwin. Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 10:00 am from St. Peter's UCC, Orwin with Rev. Maureen Duffy-Guy officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Viewings will be held from the church on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and also Saturday from 9-10 a.m.

Memorial donations can be made to St. Peter's UCC, 427 Dietrich Avenue, Tower City, PA 17980.

The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. is honored to serve the Mione family.


Ruth N. McNalis
, 86, formerly of Williamstown, passed away Friday, November 18, 2022 at Heritage Mills Personal Care Home, Tower City.

Born in Williamstown, April12,1936, a daughter of the late Clarence P. and Harriet N. Daniels McNalis. Ruth was a 1954 graduate of the former Williamstown Catholic High School.

She was retired from the federal government working in the Social Security Department.

She was a current member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Chapel, Tower City. Ruth was a former member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Williamstown where she was very involved in all aspects of the church. She was a Eucharistic Minister, a lector, CCD teacher and a member of the Parish Council of Catholic Women. She was also instrumental in forming the Legion of Mary at Sacred Heart. Ruth volunteered for many years at the former Good Samaritan Hospital, Pottsville. She had also been involved as a girl scout leader in WIlliamstown.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert C. McNalis, 2005.

Surviving are 2 nieces and 1 nephew. Numerous great nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 3 p.m. from the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Williamstown with Rev. George Kochuparambil officiating.

Memorial donations in Ruth's name can me made to Residential Hospice, 100 Sterling Pkwy, #110, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050.

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


John R. ‘Butchie’ Damiano
, 98, of McAdoo passed away Friday afternoon after a brief illness at Greenwood Center for Nursing and Rehab, Hometown.

Born in Kelayres, he was the son of the late Angelo and Susan (Tomaine) Damiano.

John was a devoted member of Church of All Saints, McAdoo. He was a graduate of Hazleton Senior High School, class of 1941 and Eckels College of Mortuary Science, Philadelphia.

John was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in WWII. In April of 1944, he was serving aboard the USS Lansdale 426, a destroyer in the Mediterranean Sea, when it was torpedoed and ultimately sunk. He was rescued after surviving for hours floating in the water. John became a Purple Heart recipient.

After returning home from the service, he attended mortuary school. John became a licensed funeral director in 1951 and established the Damiano Funeral Home in McAdoo. After serving families for many years, John retired in 2013. He was also employed at the Schuylkill County Courthouse for years and served as a former Deputy Coroner of Schuylkill County.

Over the years, John was very active and supportive in his community, with many organizations and churches. He was a lifetime member of the McAdoo V.F.W. Post 6708, and the McAdoo Lions Club.

A former member of Mahoning Valley Country Club and Valley Country Club, John enjoyed playing golf, and a friendly game of poker. He most enjoyed celebrating the lives of his grandchildren, visiting his family in Maryland and time spent with his many friends he made over the years.

Preceding him in death, were his wife Eleanor (Sobeck) Damiano; sisters Nancy Jelenewicz and Mary Costanzo; brothers Carmen, Ralph, Thomas, Maurice and Joseph Damiano.

Surviving, are his sons Dr. John A. ‘Jack’ Damiano and wife Janet, of Lititz; and Vincent Damiano and wife Maria, of McAdoo; grandchildren Anthony Damiano, Esq. and wife Michelle, Dr. Christopher Damiano and husband Matthew, Jillian Damiano, and Alyssa, Vincent and Nicholas Damiano; great-granddaughters Parker and Charlotte; companion Margaret Polimeno, of Kelayres; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

His funeral will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Damiano Funeral Home, Inc., McAdoo. Rev. Msgr. William Baker will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial in Church of All Saints, McAdoo, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, McAdoo.

Calling hours will be held Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Church of All Saints, 21 N. Cleveland St., McAdoo, PA 18237.


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