Friday, November 25, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for November 25th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: November 25th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Raeanna A. Rupp, 87, of Orwigsburg, passed away Wednesday, November 23rd, at Seton Manor.

Raeanna was born in Pine Grove, PA on September 21, 1935, a daughter of the late Elvena (Mease) and Arthur Rupp.

Raeanna was a member of St. John's UCC Orwigsburg.

She previously worked with a computer billing company for a pharmaceutical company.

Last member of her immediate family and preceded in death by a good friend Sarah Lawerence.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews, preceded in death by four sisters Helen Rohrer, Reba Bohr, Elvena Riegel and Anna Rupp, and a brother Raymond Bohr.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 2 PM on Wednesday, November 30th at Geschwindt Stabingas Funeral Home, Inc at 25 East Main Street, Schuylkill Haven with Pastor Jeff Johnson officiating.

Geschwindt Stabingas Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of services with cremation provided by Riverside Cremation Services both of Schuylkill Haven.


Holly Elizabeth Gerlesky, 31, of Pottsville, passed away Thursday, November 24th, at home.

Born in NJ, on March 1, 1991, she was the daughter of Denise Mylon and EdwardGerlesky.

After graduating from Blue Mountain, Holly worked at FedEx in Auburn.

In addition to her parents, Holly is survived by a daughter, Athena Zelinsky, of Pottsville; a sister, Samantha Rayburn, of Schuylkill Haven; and a brother, Eric Mylon, of Pottsville.

Services are private at the convenience of family.

Geschwindt Stabingas Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements with cremation services provided by Riverside Cremation Services, both of Schuylkill Haven.


Joseph E. Kaufman
, 51, formerly of Pine Grove, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2022 in UPMC Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro.

Born on February 25, 1971 in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Junior Kaufman and Pearl Hummel Murphy.

He was a member of Hazleton Faith Church.

Joseph was a truck driver and worked for Schuylkill Paving and Dick Wessner.

Preceding him in death was a brother, Roy E. Kaufman.

Surviving are his wife of 7 years, Dolores Kaufman; a son, Jordan and wife Kenna Kaufman of Numida; three step children, Bailey Forte and wife Kortney Fasold of Catawissa, Nick Forte Jr. and wife Amy of Freeland, Austin Forte of Kingston; grandchildren, Nick Forte, III and Gannon Kaufman; three brothers, William Kaufman of Branchdale, Richard Kaufman of Pine Grove, Perry Kaufman of Schuylkill Haven; a sister, Nancy Kemp of Knoxville, Pa.; nieces and nephews..

All Services will be held at the convenience of the family with Pastor Rod Murphy officiating.

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


Kenneth R. "Mick" MacDuff
, age 80, of Hegins, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at Geisinger St. Luke's Hospital, Orwigsburg.

He was born on Tuesday, October 27, 1942, in Pine Grove, a son of the late Matthew J MacDuff and the late Vesta I (Witmer) MacDuff.

Mick was a 1961 graduate of Pine Grove High School.

He served in the US Air Force

Mick retired as a dock worker for Roadway, Carlisle.

He enjoyed boating, jet skiing, listening to Elvis music, and spending time with his family. Mick was an avid Phillies, Eagles, and NASCAR fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and by a sister, Maryanne Crochunis.

He is survived by his wife Cindy L (Reightler) MacDuff, to whom he was married for 55 years.

He is also survived by a daughter, Lana MacDuff and her companion David Bower of Andreas; a grandson, Justin Burke of Orwigsburg; a granddaughter Caitlyn Burke of Orwigsburg; a brother, Matthew MacDuff of Auburn; two sisters, Kathy Stump of Pine Grove and Shelly Reed of Pine Grove; and several nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family at Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Inc, Valley View.

Burial will be in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.


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