Monday, January 2, 2023

Schuylkill County Obituaries for January 2nd, 2023


Skook News Obituaries: January 2nd, 2023

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Barbara Lebo, 70, of Tremont, passed away Saturday in Pine Grove.

Born in Pottsville on December 13, 1952, she was a daughter of the late John and Dolores (nee Frankenstein) Crowe. She was a 1970 graduate of Pottsville High School. She was a certified Nurse’s Aide, working at the former Rest Haven Home and Hospital before becoming a private duty aide.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by three stillborn children and her first child, Kimberly, who passed away shortly after birth.

She is survived by her husband, Ted A. Lebo, Sr., with whom she would have celebrated 50 years of marriage on January 13; two children, Ted A. Lebo, Jr., Schuylkill Haven, and Kristina Marie Lebo, Williamstown; three grandchildren, Heather Lebo, Kiara Adams and Kalea Black; two great-grandchildren, Maverick and Emberly Jade. She is also survived by five siblings, John Crowe, Pine Grove, Carolyn Philapavage (spouse, Harold Seigfried), Friedensberg, Nelson Crowe, Pottsville, Linda Kachelries, Pottsville, and Sharon Roberts, Pottsville; nieces and nephews.

Services are private. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. The family prefers donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Dutcavich Funeral Home has charge.


Lillian R. (Moyer) Steigerwalt
, beloved mother, nana, 90 years of age of School Road New Ringgold, Pennsylvania passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2022, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Salisbury Twp.

Born Tuesday, May 24, 1932, in Leather Corner Post, Lehigh County, the daughter of the late James and Mazie (Krause) Moyer. Lillian was also predeceased by; her husband of 50 years, John F. Steigerwalt who passed away on March 8, 2001, whom with she shared numerous trips to Ocean City, and Florida to visit friends, and family; sisters, Evelyn Saccani, Dorothy Boyer; brother, Wayne Moyer.

Surviving are son, Dennis J. Steigerwalt of New Ringgold; daughters, Donna M. Krause wife of Eugene of Northampton, Darlene L. Horn wife of Bernard, Lisa K. Paul wife of Robert both of Andreas; grandchildren, Dennis J. Steigerwalt II and his wife Colleen, Aaron Krause and his wife Laura, Neal Krause, Jared Paul and his wife Katherine, Marissa Paul; great grandchildren, Hunter, Beatta, Bernadette, Asher, and Tripp.

Lillian retired from the former Scotty's Fashion Lehighton. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses Tamaqua. Lillian was a doting grandmother, supporting her grandchildren at their many sport, and school activities. As the children matured, she enjoyed special occasions with them and their families as well as with her many nieces, and nephews. Lillian was a terrific cook, enjoyed playing cards, and Parcheesi and looked forward to daily phone calls to family and friends which became her lifeline. Lillian looked forward to summer, and the opportunity to cut her grass, and ride the lawn mower.

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

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday January 7, 2023 at 11 o'clock A.M. from the funeral home. Friends may call on the morning of services from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the Talk.

Interment will be in Sky View Memorial Park, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

Memorials in Lillian's name to:
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
714 Golf Road
Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252


Donovan R. Ice, Jr.
, 65, of Williamstown passed away Sunday morning, January 1, 2023, at his home.

Born in Marion, Indiana, January 28, 1957, a son of the late Donovan Sr. and Hilda Flowers Ice. He was a graduate of Upper Dauphin High School.

Donovan was last employed in the Border's Group warehouse.

He enjoyed listening to music and reading comic books.

Surviving are his wife, Lori West Ice; one son, Donovan Ice III, Williamstown; three siblings, Dedra Gutshall, Williamstown, Danny Ice, Elizabethtown, and Debra Stauffer, Williamstown; nieces and nephews.

The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. is honored to serve the Ice family.


Joseph E. Souchak
, 84 of Pottsville, died Sunday night at home.

He was born November 16, 1938, in the Pottsville Area a son of the late Joseph and Anna Mizzitko Sauchuck.

He was a 1957 graduate of Nativity BVM High School and attended the former Ford School of Business.

Prior to retiring he worked for the City of Pottsville and Schuylkill News Agency.

Joe was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville.

Throughout his life he enjoyed listening to country music and had a vast collection of country music records. Joe was also a collector of baseball memorabilia. Not only was he a fan of country music and baseball memorabilia but he was a fan for his children and grandchildren, attending as many of their sporting events that he could. Joe had love for all of his pet cats throughout his life.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years Ann Marie Shoener Souchak; his children, Rita Souchak and her companion Robert Hillman, Cressona; Joseph Souchak and his wife Sherri, Minersville; Timothy Souchak and his wife Sharon, Schuylkill Haven; Katie Lewis and her companion Hipolito Deleon, Reading; Kellen Richter and her husband Todd, Pottsville; Megan Souchak and her companion Thomas George, Mar Lin; a grandson whom he helped raise Isaac Souchak and his wife Chrissy, St. Clair; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

At Joe's request services will be private from the James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville. The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions in memory of Joe be made to Ruth Steinert S.P.C.A, PO Box 322, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972.


Robert T. Murphy
, 86 of Pottsville, died Thursday at Quakertown Center, Quakertown.

He was born July 11, 1936 in Philadelphia, a son of the late Walter J. Murphy and Gladys Rively Murphy Messick.

He was a graduate of Cheltenham High School.

He was an Army veteran having served during the Cold War.

Prior to retiring Bob worked for Greyhound Buses and later King Coal Tours.

Bob was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville and Catholic War Vets Post #1051.

He was preceded in death by his wife Carol Guensch Murphy, on January 19, 2009; a granddaughter Megan Campion

Surviving are his 2 sons, Brian Murphy and his wife Joni, Perkosie; Robert Murphy and his wife Andee, Landenberg; 2 daughters Maryann Aprahamian and her husband James, Allentown; Connie Campion, Roslyn; 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11AM Friday from St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville. Family and friends are invited to a viewing from 9:30AM until the time of mass. The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions in memory of Bob be made to St. Patrick's Pottsville Area Soup Kitchen, C/O 319 Mahantongo St. Pottsville, PA 17901 or St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Interment with military honors will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville.

Arrangements are under the care of James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville.


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