Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for December 28th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: December 28th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Gilbert J. Beury, 65, of Schuylkill Haven passed away Tuesday, December 27th, at his residence, with his loving wife Sylvia at his side.

He was born in Pottsville, on January 8, 1957, a son of the late Marie (Tobias) and Gilbert Beury.

Gilbert and his wife Sylvia A. (Saurazas) Beury were married May 8, 2004.

In addition to his wife, Gilbert is survived by his step son Cory Laguna, husband of Nicole & their daughter Alyea Laguna. He is also survived by siblings Richard Beury; Linda Montone, wife of Jerry; Susan Vidal, Kay Ann Jobrey; Jodi Palsgrove and nieces & Nephews. He was predeceased by siblings Joanne Horning and David Pickard.

Gilbert worked as a Supervisor for M & Q Packaging and also was employed with Gilford Chemical. Gilbert was well known in the area. He enjoyed shooting pool and belonged to the North Ward Social Club and he was a past member of the former Tremont Clubsters.

Private services were entrusted to Hamilton - Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Orwigsburg.


Briana C. Kromer, P.F.C.
currently serving in the United States Army stationed at Ft. Sill Oklahoma, passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 25, 2022, while home for the holidays visiting her family in Andreas, Pennsylvania. She was 21 years of age.

Born Friday, January 26, 2001 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of David and Michelle (Jennings) Kromer of Andreas. Briana is also survived by; brother Christopher Green Jr., and his wife Kera of Tamaqua, their children, Miley, Sophia, Aubrey, Christopher III, Brody, and Sutton; fiance, Joshua Davis; maternal grandparents, Ronald, and Jeanette Jennings of Lehighton; god parents, Timothy, and Kim Gerhard.

Briana was predeceased by; paternal grandparents, Lynford Kromer, and Violet Kemery

A 2019 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School, Briana attended Lehigh County Community College before enlisting in the United States Army. Briana liked being outdoors, kayaking, hiking, or reading in her hammock. Briana enjoyed the companionship of her cats Buddy and Athena.

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

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday evening January, 3 2023 at 8 o'clock P.M. from the funeral home. Friends may call from 5:00 P.M. until the time of services.

Interment with Military Honors Bestowed will be in Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Annville Wednesday January 4, 2022 at 9:30 A.M..

Memorials in her honor to:
Wounded Warriors Project
1120 G. Street NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005


Grace I. Schrope
, 95, of Hegins, formerly of Tower City, passed away Monday, December 26, 2022, at St. Luke's Hospital, Orwigsburg.

Born in Hegins, November 28, 1927, a daughter of the late Irvin and Bertha Otto Stutzman. She was a 1946 graduate of Hegins Township High School.

Grace was a lifelong beautician, starting her business at the age of 17 and retiring only a few years ago.

She was a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ, Tower City, where she formerly served on the Scholarship Committee and as treasurer of the Women's Guild. She currently was attending Friedens United Church of Christ, Hegins.

Grace could often be found playing cards; she belonged to numerous card clubs. She was a talented quilter and cook. Grace spent many years camping at Hemlock Acres Campground, Centre County. She will be remembered for her famous Nanna's fudge. Her family was everything to her.

In addition to her parents, Grace was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Schrope; three siblings, Mary Shoop, Dorothy Shade, and Richard Stutzman; a son-in-law, Tony Smyk.

Surviving are her daughter, Lorna Smyk, Hegins; two sons, Robert Schrope, Herndon, and Barry Schrope and his wife Candi, Duncannon; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 11:00 AM from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10-11 at the chapel. She will be laid to rest privately in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Trinity United Church of Christ, 448 E Grand Ave, Tower City, PA 17980.


Thomas Joseph Sidleck
, 79, of Lusby, MD passed away Sunday, December 25, 2022, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Schuylkill East. 

Born on November 23, 1943, in Wilmington, DE, he was a son of the late Stanley and Anna (Horwhat) Sidleck. A 1962 graduate of Nativity B.V.M. High School, Tom served 4 years in the U.S. Navy before employment with Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco) as the Senior Foreman for Roving Maintenance, from which he retired after 34 years. Tom loved life. He loved nothing more than travelling around the country with his wife and family. Tom was an avid sailor and fisherman and was a member of the Solomons Island Yacht Club, where he served as a former Commodore. 

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Marie (Hudock) Sidleck, a son Thomas Jr. (Michelle), Baltimore, MD; and daughters Kelly (Mike) Granata, Sykesville, MD and Lori (Adam) Carson, Ocean City, MD; a brother Edward (Barbara) Sidleck, Lehighton; and his grandchildren Molly, Thomas III, Riley, Tyler, Jake, and Lily; nieces and nephews. 

The family will be planning a Celebration of Life Service that will be held at The Solomons Island Yacht Club.

Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville entrusted with the arrangements.


Richard M. Richart
, 85, of Frackville passed away Monday, December 26, 2022, at his residence with his wife Roberta by his side.

Born in Dushore, March 1, 1937, he was a son of the late Francis and Mary Waldron Richart. He was a graduate of the former St. Basil High Catholic High School, class of 1956.

Upon graduation he was offered scholarships to University of Pittsburg and Mansfield University for his athletic abilities. He chose to enlist into the U.S. Marine having served from 1956 thru 1963.

Richard was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Frackville and the American Legion Post #398, Frackville.

He retired from Mack Truck, Allentown, as an assembly worker. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed the outdoors. He was like working at his home and tending to yardwork.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Richard Richart, Jr, in 1995; a brother Francis Richart and a sister; Marcella Hamilton.

Richard is survived by his wife of 59 years Roberta (Bobbi) T. Bowman Richart, Frackville; a nephew, cousins and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning in St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, Frackville with Rev. Giuseppe C Esposito, pastor, as celebrant. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday morning at the Church. Interment with Military Honors will be in Annunciation Cemetery, Englewood, Frackville.

In lieu of flowers donations in Richard’s name can be made to the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601 or the American Heart Association, 4250 Crums Mill Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112.


Vincent Dunsavage
, 89, of Barnesville, passed away Monday, December 26, 2022, at his residence.

Born in Barnesville, April 1, 1933, he was a son of the late Anthony and Mary Colvenus Dunsavage. He attended the former Mahanoy Township High School.

Vincent and his wife Helen were owners of the former Dunsavage Bar, Barnesville; he retired from Bethlehem Steel and worked as a Coal Miner for several local collieries; he previously worked at the Seddon Dairy Farms, Ryan Township.

He was a member of St. John Ukrainian Catholic Church, Maizeville; He was a life-member of the Ryan Township Fire Company, the Mahanoy City Social Club and the Locust Valley Fish and Game; he was also a member of the Moss Glen Rod and Gun Club.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers; Thomas, Raymond and Joseph Duncavage; sisters; Irene Dunsavage, Mary Dunsavage; Theresa Heckman and Florence Kozel.

Vincent is survived by his wife of 51 years, Helen Homka Dunsavage, Barnesville; two brothers; Anthony Dunsavage, Lebanon, TN and Peter Dunsavage, Texas; a daughter Tina and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday morning, in St. John Ukrainian Catholic Church, Maizeville, with Rev. Petro Zvarych, pastor, as celebrant. Relatives and friends are invited to visitation at the Albert L. Gricoski Funeral Home, Frackville, Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. with Parastas at 7:00 p.m.; and again from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Friday morning. Interment will be in St. John’s Ukrainian Cemetery, Englewood/Frackville.


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