Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for December 27th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: December 27th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Anthony Joseph Mulacheski, 59, of Mahanoy City, PA, passed away Friday, December 23rd, at his residence.

Anthony was born in Mahanoy City, PA on April 15, 1963, a son of the late Evelyn (Czekanski) and Joseph Mulacheski.

Tony Graduated from Mahanoy Area High School Class of 1981

He served in the U.S. Navy as a diesel mechanic

Tony was a jack of all trades with his specialty being Carpentry.

He was a member of the Good American hose company #3

He was the husband of Kathleen (Keefe) Mulacheski.

Anthony is survived by three step sons Thomas Denier jr., of Smithtown NY; Edward Mullen III, of Pennsburg PA; Jason Mullen, of Palmer AL; two sisters, Patricia Kapp, of Coles Patch; Annmarie Overholtz, of Mahanoy City, and a brother, Francis Peel, of Mahanoy City. 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Interment private at convenience of the Family

Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Visit www.truskowskyfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book and send sympathy cards.


Mary Ann Connors, 74, Girardville, passed away on Monday, December 26th at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born in Ashland, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Louise Makarczyk Ey. She worked as a CNA at Shenandoah Senior Living Community.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband George Connors.

Mary Ann is survived by her daughter Dawn and her husband Danny Heiser, Girardville; her two sons: Shawn and his wife Michelle Connors, Girardville; Michael Connors, Girardville; her sisters: Fran and her husband Larry Longenberger, Mahanoy Plane; Louise Longenberger, Mahanoy Plane; Virginia and her husband Dave Knorr, Ashland; her grandchildren: Kristen, Danielle, Mary Ann and Shawn; her great-grandchildren: Paislee, Bronx, Serenity, Rielly and Edward; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 30th at 11 a.m. from the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Girardville with Rev. Giuseppe Esposito officiating. Friends are invited to her viewing from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Friday morning at the funeral home. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Fountain Springs.


Doris R. Harley, 81, of Pottsville, passed away Saturday, December 24th, at daughter Jennifer's home, Port Carbon.

Doris was born in Pottsville, PA on July 11, 1941, a daughter of the late Helen (McGuire) and Earl Zimmerman.

She worked as a Sales Associate at Boscov's Department Store, Pottsville.

Doris enjoyed going to the casino's, shopping and watching her grandchildren sporting events.

Doris is survived by a daughter, Jennifer A Harley of Port Carbon; a son, Edward L. Harley Jr., of Pottsville.

She is also survived by four grandchildren Austyn, Cameron, Collyn and Kieran, two best friends Mary Ann Dragna and Ann Marie Hummel both of Pottsville, and a friend, Vanessa Hickey.

The family prefers remembrances in the form of contributions to Hillside SPCA 51 SPCA Road Pottsville, PA 17901.

Services and interment private at convenience of the family.

Ebling Stabingas Funeral Home, Cressona has been entrusted with the arrangements with cremation provided by Riverside Cremation Services, Schuylkill Haven.


Dolores "Penny" E. Gerber, 83, passed away at Broad Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Frackville.

Ebling Stabingas Funeral Home, Cressona has been entrusted with the arrangements.


Jean Ann Dellock, 83, of Frackville, passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, at her home.

Born July 21, 1939, she was a daughter of the late John and Louise (Seitzinger) Davis.

She was a 1957 graduate of Pottsville High School.

She and her husband owned Dellock’s TV, Frackville.

Jean had a love for history and genealogy. She was currently a researcher, in addition to being a former board member and secretary of Schuylkill County Historical Society; founder of Frackville Historical Society; member of their former Lions Club, Frackville; member of Daughters of the American Revolution.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Dellock, in 2002; sister, Patricia Olexy; and brother, John Davis.

Surviving are four sons, Paul Dellock and his wife, Susan, of Frackville, Thomas Dellock, of Frackville, Stephen Dellock and his wife, Susan, of Pottsville, and Michael Dellock and his companion, Renee, of Lake Wynonah; two grandsons, James Dellock and his wife, Devin, of Frackville, and Jeremy Dellock, of Pottsville; great-grandchildren, Maddison, Caleb, Scarlett Dellock and Maverick Buccieri.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Nice-Hart Funeral Home Inc., 9 N. Lehigh Ave., Frackville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Schuylkill County Historical Society, 305 N. Centre St., Pottsville, PA 17901. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Frackville. Nice-Hart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Ronald Bernhard
, 89, of Shenandoah Heights, passed away peacefully early Monday morning, December 26, 2022, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Allentown.

Born in Shenandoah on September 9, 1933, he was the son of the late George and Ann (Powell) Bernhard.

He was a 1951 graduate of the former West Mahanoy Township High School.

Mr. Bernhard was a proud and decorated Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He received the Army of Occupation of Germany Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

Ronald worked at Purolator Filters for the majority of his life, first in Allentown, then in Ringtown. Prior to his retirement, he worked at The Merchants Bank in Shenandoah.

He was married to the former Margaret L. (Howells) Bernhard on July 11, 1959 at The First Baptist Church, Shenandoah. They remained married for 58 years until her passing on December 6, 2017.

Ronald was a member of the First Baptist Church, the board of directors I.O.O.F Lodge 591, and the Rescue Hook and Ladder Company where he served as chief engineer for over 40 years, all of Shenandoah. He was also a member of the F. & A.M. Pulaski Lodge 216 of Pottsville.

He thoroughly enjoyed outdoor activities, including hunting and fishing, which he participated in until the passing of his brother, John, in 2015.

Surviving are two children, Ronald and his wife Lisa of Catawissa and Nancy and her partner Tedd Stoudt of Schnecksville; six grandchildren, Casey, Colt, Colby and Cage Bernhard, Kayla wife of Alex Masullo of Farmington, NY and Thomas Toborowski and his wife Karlena of Minersville; two great-grandchildren, Ava and Rae Toborowski; nieces and nephews and their families, and many friends.

A viewing will be held on Friday, December 30, 2022 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin Street, Shenandoah. Religious services will immediately follow at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Pastor Adam Miller of the Kulp United Methodist Church officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to either the Kulp United Methodist Church, 1395 Old Reading Road, Catawissa, PA 17820 or the Rescue Hook and Ladder Fire Company, 201 North Main Street, Shenandoah, PA 17976.

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


Kay M. Potts
, 81, of Lewisburg, formerly of Pine Grove and Herndon, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2022, in Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

Born on April 6, 1941 in Pine Grove, she was a daughter of the late Arthur J. and Emma Nye Potts.

She was the valedictorian of the Pine Grove Area High School Class of 1959 and received her B.S. from Susquehanna University in 1963 with a major in German and Math, and a minor in Spanish and English.

She taught German at Seneca Valley High School, Evans City, and at Line Mountain High School. Over the years she led many educational trips to Germany with her students and family members.

Christmas was always a special time for Aunt Kay. For years, she always baked Christmas cookies for everyone at the family gatherings. More recently she would send gifts over the internet.

She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Pine Grove where she sang in the choir for many years and was also the financial secretary.

Preceding her in death were a sister, Sandra P. Manbeck, and a brother, David L. Potts.

Surviving are two sisters, Carol Ann Hanna of Kennett Square, Donna P. and husband William H. Thomas , Jr. of Lebanon; nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 11:30 A.M. at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove with Pastor Brian Beissel officiating. There will be a visitation on Saturday, January 7, 2023 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 312 S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove, Pa. 17963 in her memory .


Gerald C. Grindrod, Sr., 83, of Seltzer, Norwegian Township, passed away on Christmas Day, in the company of his family, at home.

Born on June 21, 1939 in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Joseph and Theresa (nee Adukaitis) Grindrod. He was a graduate of the School District of Philadelphia and joined the Philadelphia Fire Department, retiring as a Firefighter in 1985. He later earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. After retirement, he worked for local retail outlets, including Ost & Ost Auto Parts and Leisure Living.

He was a member of the former St. Francis of Assisi Church, Minersville, and a current member of St. Patrick Church, Pottsville. He was also a member of the Philadelphia Fire Fighters and Paramedics Union.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Dolores Young.

Gerald is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Jacqueline “Jackie” Kirvitis; four children, Gerald Grindrod, Jr. (spouse, Kathleen), Leesport, Christopher Grindrod (spouse, Heather), Ottsville, Bucks County, Joseph Grindrod, Seltzer, and Adriane Cuthbert (spouse, Stephen), North Carolina; eleven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three remaining siblings, Joseph Grindrod, Richboro, James Grindrod, Southampton, and Theresa Harrar, Bloomsburg; nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.


Kara Kay (Meyers) Dombrowski
, beloved daughter, wife, mother, sister, 51 years of age, of Clay Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 25, 2022, at home.

Born Friday, May 21, 1971 in Coaldale, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Michael Meyers and Betty Lou (Murphy) Meyers. Kara is also survived by; her husband of 26 years, of Gene A. Dombrowski: daughter, Allison Taylor Dombrowski; sister, Kelly Meyers and her fiance Tom Arner all of Tamaqua.

A 1989 Tamaqua Area High School graduate, Kara has worked at Heislers Dairy Bar for over 10 years. Kara enjoyed playing board games; however, she and her dad would debate who was the better pinochle player. She will be greatly missed by her dog, and faithful companion Sadie.

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. of 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252. (570) 668-2550

A Funeral service will be held at 7 o'clock P.M on Friday December 30, 2022. Friends may call from 5:00 P.M. until the time of funeral services.

Private Interment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

Memorials in her name to:
Ruth Steinert S.P.C.A.
18 Wertz Drive
Pine Grove, Pennsylvania 17963


Anthony J. Burke
, 80 years of age, of Albrightsville, Pennsylvania passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2022, at St. Luke's Carbon Campus in Lehighton, Pennsylvania.

Born Saturday, August 29, 1942 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania the son of the late Joseph, and Anna (Kishonis) Burke. Anthony was also predeceased by; his wife, Sally A. (Bear) Burke on December 28, 2016; sisters, Doris Dunn, Alice B. Camerini.

Surviving are; son, Brian Burke and his wife Katie of Severn, MD; daughter, Anne Marie Enggasser wife of the late Edward of Oreland, PA; grandchildren, Joshua Burke, Jonathon Burke, Anthony J. Burke, William Enggasser, and Hannah Enggasser; great grandchildren, Octavia Rose Engasser, and Winston Engasser.

A Tamaqua Area High School graduate, Anthony served honorably as a member of the United States Air Force for over 20 years, retiring as a Master Sgt. having worked as a Metrologist. Anthony earned his B.S. from Illinois University, and was an avid fisherman, and devout reader.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. of 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252. (570) 668-2550

A celebration of Anthony's Life will be held at 11 o'clock A.M. on Friday December 30, 2022 from the funeral home. Friends may call from 10:00 A.M. until time of services.

Military honors will be bestowed.

Both Anthony, and Sally's remains will be privately interred at Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, Pennsylvania.


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