Friday, January 13, 2023

Schuylkill County Obituaries for January 13th, 2023


Skook News Obituaries: January 13th, 2023

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


George T. Yarnell, age 82, of Palo Alto, PA passed away on Tuesday, January 10th, 2023, at St. Luke's Hospital-Allentown Campus.

Born in New Philadelphia, PA on February 1, 1940, he was the son of the late Edward and Ruth (Spotts) Yarnell.

George served in the U.S. Army from 1958 till 1961. He retired from Arrow International after 38 years. George was a life member of the Citizen's Fire Company and the East End Fire Company, both in Palo Alto and the Lawton American Legion in Harrisburg. George enjoyed playing Pinochle at Citizen's Fire Company, playing golf, and going fishing and hunting. He was a big fan of Penn State and the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers: Bob, Leroy, and Edward (Pony) Yarnell and sister Delores Gernert.

George is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ruth (Dougherty) Yarnell; two sons: George Yarnell Jr. (Beth), Pottsville and Scott Yarnell (Jill), Palm Beach, FL; a daughter Barbara Conville (Dan), Pottsville; four grandchildren: Kyle Masser (Melissa), Kelsea Yarnell, Daniel Conville (companion Paige McKeone), Kiersten Conville; a brother Bill Yarnell (Cathy), Harrisburg; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home in Port Carbon at 11AM on Wednesday, February 1st.

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

Interment will follow the service at the St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Port Carbon.

Memorial Contributions can be made in memory of George to the Citizen's Fire Company, 139 West Bacon Street, Palo Alto, Pottsville, PA 17901.


Joseph Frank Kaledas
, 61, of Danville PA, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. He was born April 13, 1961, in Frackville PA, the son of the late William and Florence Brusiewski Kaledas.

Joe graduated from Cardinal Brennan High School in Ashland PA in 1979 and from Luzerne Community College in Nanticoke PA.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 28 years, Debra Ann Barker Kaledas. They were married July 16, 1994.

Joe was employed by Geisinger Medical Center in Danville PA as an Anesthesia Technician for 31 years.

He enjoyed flea markets, yard sales and antiquing. He also enjoyed hunting and occasionally taking a nap in the woods, resulting in him securing a medium size black bear which he was very proud of. Joe also enjoyed fireworks, vacations to Kansas and spending time with his family.

He will be remembered for his quick wit, sense of humor, and was always ready with a prank. Joe will be remembered by all for the “Big Kid at Heart” that he was and will be dearly missed.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his only daughter, Jennifer Keefer, and her husband Jeremy of Danville PA and three grandchildren; Sydney, Avery, and Hagen Keefer of Danville PA, all of whom he adored.

Also surviving are two brothers; William Kaledas and his wife Susie of Danville PA and Robert Kaledas and his wife Peggy of Boothwyn PA, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Joseph’s Life to be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 12:00 Noon at Visneski Funeral Home, Inc., 42 West Mahoning Street Danville PA with Pastor Greg Molter officiating. Friends will be received from 10:30 until 11:45 AM. Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Danville, PA.

The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis TN 38105-9959 on online at


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