Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for December 21st, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: December 21st, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Donna Marie Albitz, 58, of North Manheim Township, passed away Tuesday, December 20th, at home surrounded by her family.

Born in Pottsville on November 5, 1964, she was a daughter of Judith (Updegrove) Seaman, of Minersville, and the late Earl Weir.

She was the loving wife of Kenneth W. Albitz; and devoted mother of twins, Coltin & Caitlyn Albitz.
Donna was a graduate of Minersville High School, and Penn State University.

She was currently employed by Blue Mountain School District as a paraprofessional.

In addition to her mother, husband, and children, Donna is also survived by a sister, Christine, wife of Steve Sullivan, two brothers: Michael Weir, husband of Christy, and Robert Weir, husband of Valerie, her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Betty & Kenneth Albitz, and nieces & nephews.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, December 28th at Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home, Inc., Schuylkill Haven with Deacon Jack Quirk officiating. A visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Interment will be private.


Michael Postick
, 85, of Pottsville, passed away on Monday evening, December 19th, at home with his family by his side.

Born in Buck Run, on September 15, 1937, he was a son of the late Michael and Anna (Gober) Postick.

He was the husband of Rita M. (Marcavage) Postick, to whom he was married 61 years.

Michael was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville, and a member of their Senior Citizens Group.

He was a graduate of Cass Township High School, Class of 1955 and Stevens College, Class of 1958.

Michael was a veteran of the PA National Guard from 1959 to 1965 and a lifetime member of Yorkville Hose Co. #1 and a member of P.A.R.S.E.

He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, retiring in 1992, and last employed as a project manager for Quandel Construction of Minersville. He also retired in 2004 from the Schuylkill County Courthouse, serving as Chief Assessor in the Assessment Office.

In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by his sisters: Irene Stock and Ann Bevan.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are sons: Michael A. Postick, husband of Rosemary, of Fountain Springs, PA, and Mark J. Postick, of Pottsville; a daughter, Karen R. Chan, M.D., wife of Peter, of Morristown, NJ; grandchildren: Peter and Catherine Chan, of Morristown, NJ; nephew, Barry Stock and niece, Darlene Young; and his beloved cat, Molly.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 23rd, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 319 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, with Father Phil Rodgers officiating.

A viewing will be held on Thursday evening from 6-8:00 p.m. at the Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville and on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the procession will leave for church.

Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Saint Clair.

The family request contributions in Michael’s memory be sent to: St. Patrick's Memorial Fund, 319 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, PA 17901, Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA 1911-2497, or American Parkinson Disease Association, P.O. Box 61420, Staten Island, NY 10306.

Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.


Herbert Calvin Wink, Jr.
, 77 years of age, of Ash Circle Drive Andreas, Pennsylvania passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at St. Luke's - Geisinger in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania.

Born Wednesday, December 27, 1944 in Coaldale, Pennsylvania the son of the late Herbert C. Wink Sr., and Mary E. (Eames) Wink.

Surviving are; son, Thomas R. Wink of Palmerton; daughters, Tracy E. Richardson wife of Alan, Sherry A. Schlosser wife of Roger, Jr. both of Andreas; brother, Donald Wink of Florida; sister, Judy Wink of Maryland; grandchildren, Sarah Nicholls and her husband Zachary, Jacob Palmer, and Austin Schlosser: companion Cher Snyder.

A 1963 graduate of Blue Mountain High School, Herbert served his country honorably during the Vietnam War as a member of the United States Army. Herbert retired from Curtis J. Bailey Builders where her worked as a carpenter for over 40 years. He was an avid outdoorsman who liked to hunt, and fish. Herbert belonged to the Andreas V.F.W., Andreas Sportsman Club, and Faust Fishing Club. Herbert was also a member of the N.R.A.

Private Arrangements entrusted to the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. of 2066 West Penn Pike New Ringgold, Pennsylvania 17960. (570) 386-5884

Memorials in his name to
Andreas VFW Post # 5069
Attn: Eugene Schaeffer
2154 Shady Lane
New Ringgold, Pennsylvania 17960

Interment Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Annville, Pennsylvania


Rosemary D. (Gemetro) Guida
, 76, of Shenandoah passed away on Sunday, December 18th, 2022, at the Shenandoah Senior Living Community surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Hazleton on December 12th, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Max and Rose (Mussoline) Gemetro. In addition to her parents, Rosemary’s former husbands, John Maskornick and Angelo Guida, preceded her in death.

Rosemary was a 1964 graduate of Hazleton Area High School. After graduating, Rosemary worked various jobs throughout her life. Along with her former husband, Angelo, she was the co-founder and owner of Rose’s Novelty Shop in downtown Shenandoah in the early 1980s. Following the shop’s closure, Rosemary dedicated her life to caring for children at the Villa Daycare in Shenandoah followed by her final place of employment at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store in Frackville, PA. In addition to her work life, Rosemary was a devout member of the Divine Mercy Parish in Shenandoah and was a dedicated member of the Glover’s Hill Ladies’ Auxiliary Organization. Rosemary had a heart of gold and welcomed everyone with open arms.

Rosemary leaves behind her children, John (Sherri) Maskornick, Angela (Scott) Roguskie, and Ralph (Donna) Guida. Surviving grandchildren include – Mallory (Maskornick) Savakinas, Angelo Maskornick, Rocco Roguskie, Rachael Roguskie, Mark Guida, Nick Guida, and Renee (Guida) Morrison. She is also survived by five great grandchildren along with various nieces and nephews. Rosemary is survived by her two sisters, Donna Kelly (wife of the late Bob) and Nancy (Charles) Ecker.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend religious services on Tuesday, December 27th, 2022 at 10:00 am at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 South Jardin Street, Shenandoah with Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service on Tuesday from 8:00 am until 10:00 am at the funeral home. Interment will follow services in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah is in care of the arrangements.


Earlene (Kickie) Socko
, of Orwigsburg, passed away Friday, December 16th, 2022

Kickie was a daughter of the late Phyllis L. (Klingeman) and Albert W. Tripp. She graduated from Blue Mountain High School, Class of 1958.

She was the widow of Stanley (Stash) J. Socko. He passed away August 5th of this year.

Kickie was previously employed with the Allied Chemical Company, which later became M & Q packaging Company. She was a member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven and was also a member of Solidarity. She enjoyed selling tickets for Blue Mountain Sporting events but her family was her biggest joy. Earlene is survived by her daughter, Karen, wife of Brian Coffey and son William Socko, husband of Lisa.

She is also survived three granddaughters Jessica Coffey-Christiana, wife of Brian; Katelyn Mackey, wife of Matthew and Samantha Monks, wife of Chandler.

Earlene is also survived by her four sisters, Fern, wife of Kenneth Jacoby; Candace, wife of Martin Smith; Barbara Haupt; Lois, wife of Robert Wessner and a brother William Tripp, husband of Nancy.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Patricia (Tricia) Socko and siblings Ruth Nichols, Phyllis Brenneman & Charles (Chuck) Tripp.

An evening visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, December 28th at Hamilton - Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Orwigsburg.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Thursday, December 29th at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church in Schuylkill Haven with Rev. Msgr. Edward S. Zemanik officiating.

Interment will be in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Inc. Schuylkill Haven.


Regina M. Jenkins
, age 69, of Port Carbon, PA , passed away on Monday, December 19th, 2022 at her home.

Born in Ashland, PA on July 14, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Elizabeth (Demko) Zendrosky.

Regina worked as a registration clerk for the Good Samaritan Hospital and then the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Schuykill in Pottsville. She was a member of former Mary Queen of Peace Church in Pottsville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother-in-law Benjamin Sharp.

Regina is survived by her husband of 50 years, Bruce Jenkins; a daughter Tammy Kuperavage and her husband Michael; a son Jason Jenkins and his wife Lauren; four grandchildren: Michael, Andrew, and Hunter Kuperavage, and Jaytia Jenkins; a brother Gerald Zendrosky and his wife Lynda; two sisters: Betty Ann Sharp and Bonnie McDonald and her husband Francis; and nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday December 29th at 11 AM at the Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home in Port Carbon, with Deacon Jack Quirk officiating.

Relatives and Friends are invited to visit with the family on Thursday morning from 9:30-11AM at the Funeral Home.

Interment will be held private.


Sandra Lee (Clayton) Coyle
, age 82, of Pottsville, PA passed away peacefully on Friday, December 16th, 2022, at Saint Luke's Hospital of Bethlehem, PA. Born in Santa Monica, CA on September 30, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Nelson J. and Evelyn (Wegman) Clayton.

Sandra was a graduate of Pottsville High School, Class of 1957. She then earned a bachelor’s degree in Education and a master’s degree in Fine Arts from Kutztown University. For many years, Sandra was a High School and Elementary Art Teacher for the Minersville Area School District, and for twenty years was the Executive Director for the Schuylkill County Council for the Arts in Pottsville.

Sandra was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pottsville, a member of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and a board member for the Schuylkill Symphony Orchestra. In addition to her love of artwork, Sandra loved music, especially Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and many local musicians too numerous to mention.

A classy woman, with a big heart, she was devoted to family and friends as they meant everything to her. Sandra will always be remembered for her style and flair, which lit up the room as she celebrated life and the arts. Sandra was a vivacious personality and had twinkle in her eye that touched everyone. She will be sadly missed by all who loved her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Thomas Aquinas Coyle in November 2013, a grandson Zachary Thomas Coyle and a sister Sally Clayton.

Sandra is survived by three children: Timothy C. Coyle and his wife Catherine, Pottsville; Caroline E. Coyle, Minersville; and Michael T. Coyle and his wife Christine, Bethesda, MD; six grandchildren: Ryan, Patrick, Caitlin, Aidan, Elizabeth, and Nolan; two brothers-in-law Monsignor Edward Coyle, St.Ann's Parish, Emmaus and Gerald Coyle, Girardville; a sister-in-law Elizabeth "Betty" Coyle, Pottsville; a cousin Barbara McGee, Genoa, IL; and two nephews: Michael Coyle and his wife Carole and John Coyle and his wife Helene, both of Pottsville.

A Religious Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Pottsville at 11AM on Wednesday, December 28th, with Pastor John Wallace officiating assisted by Monsignor Edward Coyle.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Tuesday evening from 6-8PM and Wednesday morning from 10-11AM at the First United Methodist Church.

Interment will be held in the Christ Church Cemetery in Fountain Springs.

The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home in Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements. Please send condolences to


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