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Schuylkill County Obituaries for January 16th, 2023


Skook News Obituaries: January 16th, 2023

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Jeffrey E. Stevens, 55, of S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2023, at home.

Born on May 12, 1967 in Feasterville, PA, he was a son of the late Carl E. Sr. and Karen A. Hornberger Stevens.

He was a 1985 graduate of Pine Grove Area High School and attended Vo-Tech for Electrical Engineering.

Jeffrey worked at Penn Dye in Pine Grove and did electrical work on the side.

He had been on a bowling league and enjoyed hunting and watching sitcoms. He loved racing and attending races at Maple Grove and Syracuse. He also was an avid Raiders Fan.

Surviving are three brothers, Larry and wife Deborah Stevens of Pine Grove, Carl Jr. and wife Jane Stevens of Tremont, James Stevens of Norwich, N.Y.; two nephews, Christopher Stevens and Andrew Stevens; a niece, Amanda Stevens; aunt and uncle, Barbara and John Hornberger of Cressona; a cousin, Rick Stevens of Auburn; and other cousins and good friends.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 11:00 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 28, 2023, from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc. 139 S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove, PA 17963 in his memory.


Alice M. Green, 79, Girardville and formerly of Philadelphia, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 12th at her home.

Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Alice Marston Green. Alice retired from RF Products in Camden, NJ in 2009 after working as a spray painter for many years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister Francis Dezzi; a brother, John Green; a daughter-in law, Deborah Krug and a grandson, Gerard Krug III.

Alice is survived by her loving and devoted son, Gerard Krug Jr.; her daughter, Karen Weber and her husband George; her grandson, Joseph Krug; her brothers, Patrick and Thomas Green; nieces, nephews and her fur baby, Harley.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home Inc., Girardville, is in charge of the arrangements.


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.


Bruce J. Freyman
, 45 years of age, of Packerton, Lehighton, Pennsylvania passed away suddenly on Saturday, January 14, 2023, upon arrival at St. Luke's Carbon Campus in Lehighton, Pennsylvania.

Born Saturday, November 26, 1977 in Lehighton, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Bruce and Cynthia (Walck) Freyman of Packerton. Bruce is also survived by his beloved wife of 17 years, Tami L. (Murphy) Freyman; in-laws, Harry, and Charlotte Murphy of Coaldale; brother-in-laws, Harry Murphy, and Manuel Najarro and his wife Carla; niece, and nephew, Cora, and Max; god-son, Ryan Suchy.

A 1995 graduate of Carbon County Vo-Tech, Bruce was a welder by trade. He has worked as a supervisor for Gardner Cryogenics a division of Air Products & Chemicals Bethlehem for 17 years. Bruce was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, four wheeling, and the companionship of his Great Dane "Cynder".

Bruce was devoted to his wife Tami, and together they took great pride in working on their new home, and imagining all the possibilities it would present.

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 conducted at 11 o'clock A.M. on Friday January 20, 2023 from the funeral home. Friends may call on Thursday evening January 19, 2023 from 5 to 7:00 P.M., and on the morning of services from 10:00 A.M. until time of services.

Interment will be in Packerton Cemetery, Lehighton, Pennsylvania.


Cynthia 'Cindy' Singley
, 66, a resident of Mahanoy City, passed away at home on January 10, 2023.

Cindy was born on December 17, 1956, a daughter of Dolores Vislusky.

She was a lifelong homemaker, priding herself in being a housewife taking care of her husband, children and grandchildren. A collector of Snoopy characters, she also enjoyed arts and crafts as well as gardening. She was an avid softball player in her younger years.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband Dave in 2020.

Surviving are her children, Mark Daniels, Shenandoah; Brandy Daniels, Ringtown and Vicki Daniels, Nuremberg. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jordan Daniels, Tower City, Alyssa Daniel, Ringtown and Beau Swetavage of Nuremberg.

Funeral Services will be announced at a later date by the Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, Inc. of Ringtown.


Helen (Baran) Piro
, formerly of McAdoo, passed away Friday, January 6, 2023, in Chaska, Minnesota.

Born in Beaver Meadows, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Mihal) Baran.

Helen was a life-long Byzantine Catholic and a member of St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church, McAdoo. She recently moved to Minnesota to be closer to her family.

Helen was a 1944 graduate of Hazleton High School. She was married to the late Joseph Piro, a WWII veteran and partner in the beloved family store they owned and operated until 1973. She then started her career as a highly valued surgical technician at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hazleton, until retiring in 1992.

Helen was loved by all who knew her and will be missed greatly.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, are her granddaughter Bryn Elyse Piro in 2003; brothers Nicholas, John, and George; and a sister, Anna Markovchick.

Helen is survived by her son Joseph Piro and daughter-in-law, Genine; her beloved granddaughters, Mia Christine and Dana Elyse; her sister, Mary (Baran) Markovchick of New Jersey, will be 99 in April; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held Saturday from the Damiano Funeral Home, Inc., 24 E. Blaine St., McAdoo, beginning at 10 a.m. Rev. Gregory Hosler will celebrate the Divine Liturgy with Office of Christian Burial in St. Michael’s B.C. Church, 17 E. Blaine St., McAdoo, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.

A calling hour will be held Saturday, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Hazleton Blind Association, St Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church, McAdoo, or a charity of one's choice, would be appreciated by the family.


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