Friday, December 30, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for December 30th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: December 30th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


J. Scott Casserly
, 60, passed away Sunday, December 25, 2022.

Born in West Mahanoy Township, he was the son of Louise Youch Casserly and the late James Casserly Sr., both of Mahanoy City.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by three children, Miles Casserly, Barnesville, Amber McCabe, wife of Joshua, Frackville, and Autumn Moss, Mahanoy City. Two brothers, Glen Casserly, husband of Anna Mary, Mahanoy City and Thomas Casserly, Mahanoy City. One sister, Tammy Casserly, Mahanoy City.

He is also survived by two grandchildren, Jordyn and Lincoln.

Scott is preceded in death by a brother, James Casserly Jr., and a sister, Sandy Mitchell.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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


Ronald M. Whetstone
, 76 years of age of Rush Township, of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2022, at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Medical Ctr. in Coaldale, Pennsylvania.

Born Tuesday, May 28, 1946 in Coaldale, Pennsylvania the son of the late ( ) , and Mary (King) Whetstone. Ronald was also predeceased by; brother, Harold Whetstone.

A Tamaqua Area High School graduate, Ronald served his country honorably as a member of the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Returning home, Ronald retired from the former Atlas Powder Co. of Reynolds. An avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, and fishing, Ronald was a talented wood worker, and painter. He will be missed by his dog, and constant companion Ash.

Surviving are; son, Ronald S. Whetstone and his wife Claudia of Layton, UT,; daughter, Sharon Whetstone; grandchildren, Olivia M. Whetstone, and Fausto DeLmar Whetstone; brother, Norman Whetstone.

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


Anna Mae Callan
, 95 years of age, of Valley Street Brockton, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at Orwigsburg Center. Anna Mae had been a guest of Providence Place in Pottsville for the past 3 &1/2 years.

Born Wednesday, December 29, 1926 in Kaska, the daughter of the late Leo, and Barbara (Schwartz) Blickley. Anna Mae was also predeceased by; first husband, Joseph F. Roman on April 9, 1964; second husband, and best ever dance partner, George E. Callan on August 27, 1996; sisters, Gladys Blickley, Margaret "Peggy" Owens, Theresa Blickley; brother Al "Bud" Blickley; grandson, Alex Callan.

Surviving are sons, Francis J. Roman and his wife Lynn of Bala Cynwyd, Jeffrey L. Callan of Newburg; daughter, Sharon L. Steager wife of Donald of Wescosville; brothers, Paul Blickley and his wife Debbie of Ft. Myers Beach, FL, Gerald Blickley of Shenandoah; grandchildren Matthew, Marisa & Shawn; 3 great grandchildren Hunter, Chase and Shaylin.

Anna Mae attended Blythe Township Schools, and graduated from the Tamaqua Area High School. Upon graduation at the tender age of 18, Anna Mae took the Civil Service examination, scoring high enough to be hired by the Department of Defense O.S.S., in Washington D.C. She moved back to PA when she married Joe. Anna Mae retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources in Pottsville. She was very well-known for her activities for the many responsibilities she took on as President and other positions in the Ladies’ Auxiliary at St. Bartholomew Church as well as her choir participation and baking! Afterwards, she continued choir participation as a member of Holy Cross R.C.C. of New Philadelphia. She always helped to plan the merged class reunions of Blythe & Tamaqua! Anna Mae was a longtime volunteer for the Tamaqua Meals on Wheels delivering well into her 90's. A bowler, and dancer, she loved traveling, and spending evenings spent with friends, attending local school sports games, Barber-Shopper and Tamaqua Elk Lodge events, and was always available to chauffer those in need and support

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 at 11 o'clock A.M. on Tuesday January 3, 2023 from the funeral home, Msgr. William Glosser to officiate. Friends may call from 10:00 A.M. until time of the services.

Interment will be in St. Bartholomew R.C. Cemetery, Brockton, Pennsylvania.

Memorials in her name to:
Tamaqua Meals on Wheels
801 East Broad Street
Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252


Margaret B. “Margie” (Anisczyk) Tomchick, 86 of Shenandoah passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2022, at her residence.

Born in Shenandoah on March 22, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Rose (Dombrowski) Anisczyk.

Margaret was a 1954 graduate of the former West Mahanoy Township High School, Shenandoah Heights.

Prior to her retirement, Margaret was last employed at the former Sears Department Store, Frackville. Earlier in life, she was employed in the local garment industry.

She was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah and the former Saint Stanislaus Church. She was also a member of the ILGWU.

Margie was a devout Catholic having watched EWTN daily. She also prayed the Rosary and the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy as well as the many prayers in her prayer book; she lived this special devotion everyday of her life. She enjoyed the time spent with her family and friends which brought her great joy.

Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were her husband, Leonard J. “Lenny” Tomchick, Sr. on April 18, 2015; two brothers and ten sisters including Patricia S. “Pat” Cieslukowski.

Surviving are her son, Leonard J. Tomchick, Jr. and his wife Josephine of Dallastown; two grandchildren, Amy Newcomer and her husband Corey of York and Joseph Tomchick and his wife Ashley of York; six great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 10:00 am in Divine Mercy Church, 232 W. Cherry St., Shenandoah with Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, Pastor as the celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Casimir Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. A viewing will be held on Wednesday morning from 9:00 am until 10:00 am in Divine Mercy Church.

Expressions of sympathy in Margie’s name can be made to Divine Mercy Church or the Father Walter J. Ciszek Chapel Fund, both in care of 108 West Cherry Street, Shenandoah, PA 17976.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah is in care of the arrangements.


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