Saturday, December 10, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for December 10th, 2022

                                      

Skook News Obituaries: December 10th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 

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Zachary T.A. Paris
, 36, of New Tripoli, PA passed away on December 7, 2022, at St. Luke’s Hospital Miners Campus, Coaldale, PA. He was the husband of Elizabeth M. (Bleiler) Paris for the past twelve years. Born in Reading, PA, he was the son of Gerald A. and Carol A. (Shade) Paris. Zach was a 2005 graduate of Fleetwood High School. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Zach began fishing at the age of two. He later loved to share that experience with his two girls, taking them out on the boat and teaching them how to fish. Zach spent some time as a farmer, as well, working the crop fields at Bleiler Farms. He also enjoyed working on and restoring classic vehicles, specifically his Dodge Demon. He loved his Harley-Davidson Road King. One of his favorite adventures was riding his Harley to Florida, alongside his dad, to visit his grandfather and successfully get him on a motorcycle.

At the age of 15, Zach already felt a calling to serve others. He volunteered as a Junior Firefighter for Blandon Fire Company until 2010, when he then moved to New Tripoli, and immediately joined the Community Fire Company of New Tripoli as a volunteer firefighter. Over the years, he worked his way up to become Assistant Chief. He also trained hard as a member of the recruit class 32 for Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue in Maryland from March – September of 2022, where he graduated to become a career Firefighter and EMT. The day after he graduated, he began working for the Green Valley Fire station, part of Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue. Zach traveled between Green Valley and New Tripoli, serving at both fire stations, since September of 2022.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his two cherished daughters, Lila E. Paris and Amelia R. Paris, both at home; sister, Megan R. Gurung of Fleetwood; Godchildren, Hunter, A’Neiyah, Bella, and Priya; several nieces and nephews; his brothers and sisters in fire service.

To honor the lives of both Zachary, and Firefighter, Marvin L. Gruber, who both tragically lost their lives in the line of duty on December 7, 2022, there will be a joint public memorial service held on Saturday, December 17, 2022 in the Northwestern Lehigh Middle School Auditorium, 6636 Northwest Road New Tripoli. Visitation times are as follows: 8-11AM General public and out of county emergency services, 12-2PM Lehigh County emergency services, 2-4PM Memorial Service, will be live streamed. Details regarding the live streaming will be announced in the coming days. Pastor Walter F. Frisch will officiate. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Zach’s name may be made to the Community Fire Company of New Tripoli, sent directly to 7242 Decatur St New Tripoli, PA.

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Marvin L. Gruber
, 59, of New Tripoli, PA passed away on December 7, 2022, at St. Luke’s Hospital Miners Campus, Coaldale, PA. He was the loving husband of Karen S. (Rauch) Gruber, with whom he celebrated 35 years of marriage on June 20, 2022. Born in Allentown, PA, he was a son of the late George and Elsie (Snyder) Gruber. Marvin was a 1981 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School in New Tripoli, and later also graduated from Lincoln Technical Institute in Allentown. Marvin also had numerous other professional certifications in the public safety and EMS arena. Marvin worked as the Assistant Director of Public Safety for the Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, PA, for the past 22 years.

Marvin grew up on a dairy farm owned and operated by his parents in New Tripoli, a time that likely shaped his unmatched work ethic. He became a fixture in the New Tripoli community starting with his involvement in the fire service in the late 1980’s. He also served as assistant chief of the former Northwestern Ambulance Corps. Most recently, Marvin served as a deacon for Ebenezer U.C.C. Church in New Tripoli and was a volunteer firefighter for the Community Fire Company of New Tripoli since 2020.

Most of all, Marvin loved his family. He was a loving pop-pop to three grandchildren, an inspiring father to his son and daughter and a dedicated husband to his high school sweetheart, Karen. His favorite day of the week was Thursday, when his family gathered to enjoy a meal and be together each week. Marvin and Karen loved to vacation at their favorite place, Disney World. Marvin was especially happy to take his grandchildren to Disney for their first visit last year.

Marv could usually be found tinkering in his shed or doing yard work around the house. He loved to wash his cars and tend to his yard, like any good dad does. He had an infectious laugh and a genuine personality that garnered adoration from many. His warm laughter, clever wit, and reassuring demeanor made him a magnetic force.

The void he leaves behind is immeasurable to his family and friends.

In addition to his wife, Karen, survivors include his son, Nicholas (Natalie) Gruber of New Tripoli; daughter, Jordan (Nathan) Lybarger of S. Tamaqua; grandchildren, Cole, Lucas, and McKenzie Gruber; brothers, Clarence (Susan) Gruber of Allentown, Allen Gruber of Slatington, Roy (Linda) Gruber of Auburn, and Dale (Cheryl) Gruber of Shelbyville, TN; sister, Shirley Sohon of Shoemakersville; mother-in-law, Barbara Rauch of New Tripoli; many nieces and nephews; his brothers and sisters in fire service. He was predeceased by a sister, Carolyn Bauscher, and his father-in-law, George A. Rauch.

To honor the lives of both Marvin, and Assistant Chief, Zachary Paris, who both tragically lost their lives in the line of duty on December 7, 2022, there will be a joint public memorial service held on Saturday, December 17, 2022 in the Northwestern Lehigh Middle School Auditorium, 6636 Northwest Road New Tripoli. Visitation times are as follows: 8-11AM General public and out of county emergency services, 12-2PM Lehigh County emergency services, 2-4PM Memorial Service, will be live streamed. Details regarding the live streaming will be announced in the coming days. Pastor Walter F. Frisch will officiate. A private funeral service and interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Marvin’s name may be made to the Ebenezer U.C.C. Church, sent directly to 7293 Decatur St New Tripoli, PA. AND/OR Community Fire Company of New Tripoli, sent directly to 7242 Decatur St New Tripoli, PA.

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Kimberly Ann Jones
, 55, of Tamaqua, passed away peacefully Friday, December 9, 2022 at her home surrounded by family after a short battle with cancer.

She was a 1985 graduate of Shenandoah Valley High School. Kim spent most of her life working in the medical field.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Irene Dower Wysoski, a brother Billy Wysoski, and a daughter Christina Marie Jones.

Kim touched many lives in her short 55 years here on Earth. She will be remembered for her love for her family and friends.

Surviving are her children, Tabitha Jones (Justin), Molly Kadash (Josh), Emily Reed (Brandon), Melissa Jones, and Sophie Jones; grandchildren, Conner, Scarlett, Lily, Chase, Isabella, Axel, Spencer, Harper, and Cole; father of her children, Chris Jones; her brother, Anthony Wysoski; her loving cat, Girlfriend.

Following Kim's wishes there will be no services.

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

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Robert A. Zimmerman, Sr.,
79, of Pine Grove passed away Friday while a resident of Tremont Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Home.

Born January 27, 1943 he was the son of the late Lester and Olive Herring Zimmerman.

Robert attended Pine Grove School District. He worked as a machinist for Gold Mills in Pine Grove throughout his life. After Gold Mills, Robert went on to work at Yuengling Brewery for a time before retiring.

Robert enjoyed spending time at home with his family. He enjoyed cars and racing along with watching bowling.

He is survived by his loving wife, the former Faye A. Marshall. In addition to his wife Robert is survived by his children, Tammy Shugars wife of Bill, Robert Jr. husband to Lori and Steven husband to Dawn, all of Pine Grove. He is also survived by grandchildren, Justin, Jarred, Kyle, Kristie, Brandon, and Zachary along with great grandchildren, Connor, Riley, Charlise, Toby, Ryder, Kya, Bria, Zayden, and Davina

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday at Grabowski Funeral Home, Schuylkill Haven. Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services. Interment will follow on the grounds of Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.

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

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