Sunday, January 15, 2023

Schuylkill County Obituaries for January 15th, 2023


Skook News Obituaries: January 15th, 2023

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Francis G. “Frank” Nidock, 90, of Phoenix Park, Branch Township, passed away on Saturday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Schuylkill -- East.

Born on February 25, 1932 in Llewellyn, Branch Township, he was a son of the late Frank and Victoria (nee Zurawska) Nidock. He was a 1949 graduate of Branch Township High School. Upon graduation, he joined the Navy , serving during the Korean War as an Aviation Electronics Technician at Naval Air Station, Norfolk. He was discharged in 1953 as a Second Class Petty Officer. He continued his career in electronics with Philco in Philadelphia He then took employment with Sprague Electric in New Hampshire, while also studying at the University of New Hampshire. He continued his career with General Instruments in Nova Scotia and Microteck, in Massachusetts. Upon retirement, he and his wife returned to Pennsylvania, residing in his childhood home in Ramtown, Phoenix Park.

Frank enjoyed woodworking, fishing, photography, refinishing antiques, and repairing and restoring clocks, cameras and old radios.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Yvonne (nee Urban) Nidock, in 2015; a daughter, Victoria Morganelli, in 2022. The last of six children, he was also preceded by John Nidock, Anna Lipsett, Sophie Fetter, Stella Banner and Kathryn Nidock.

Frank is survived by his remaining daughter, Yvonne Knox (Gary), Brookfield, Massachusetts; five grandchildren, Sara-Rose McPeck (Sean), Brandon Knox (Patricia), Frank Nidock, Victor Velardo (Chelsea) and Samantha Velardo,; seven great-grandchildren, Finley, Cadan, Mulcahy, and Killian McPeck, Corbin Velardo, Summer and Wyatt Knox. He is also survived by his son-in-law, Enrico “Hank” Velardo, Bow, New Hampshire; nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury Street, Minersville, on Tuesday, January 24, from 8:00 A.M. until the time of funeral services at 10:30 A.M. Interment with military honors will be at 12:30 P.M. in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. The family prefers donations to the PA Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, 560 East Third Street, Erie, PA 16507.


Victoria Ann "Annie" Philips
, 75, a resident of the Ringtown area, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2023, in Pottsville.

Annie was born on December 12, 1947, the daughter of the late John and Victoria (Drabic) Bogish.

A very outgoing person, she enjoyed visiting with family and friends. She was employed in the garment industry, but was also a homemaker for her husband of 53 years, James Philips and their son, Benjamin.

She enjoyed sewing projects, knitting, crocheting and quilting, along with weekly fire company bingo games.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Benjamin in 2021, a brother John, and his wife Dorothy, and a brother in law, Charles Shellhammer.

She is survived by her husband James and her granddaughters Taylor and Morgan Philips of Schuylkill Haven. A brother Michael Bogish and his wife Elaine, a sister Barbara Shellhammer and a brother in law Paul Philips and his wife Rita, along with nieces and nephews also survive.

Remembrances of Annie are asked to be make in the form of donations to the Hillside SPCA of Pottsville.

The Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, Inc., is honored to serve Annie's family during thier time of need.


These obituaries are being brought to by Anthony Urban Law Offices. P.C.