Saturday, January 7, 2023

Schuylkill County Obituaries for January 7th, 2023


Skook News Obituaries: January 7th, 2023

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Genevieve A Chupak
, 93, of Trenton, passed away Thursday, January 5th, at Lehigh Valley East Norwegian Street, Pottsville.

Genevieve was born in Mahanoy City, PA on July 27, 1929, a daughter of the late Sophie (Sweedock) and Stanley Whitecavage.

Graduated from Mahanoy City High School class of 1947.

She was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church Mahanoy City.

She had enjoyed sewing, egg decorating, crocheting, quilting, gardening and reading.

She was wife of the late Michael who passed away in 1994.

Genevieve is survived by two daughters, Mary Anne, wife of Tony Liscusky, of Barnesville; Lorraine, wife of Dennis Kozak, of Daytona Beach; three sons Michael, of Trenton; Daniel, husband of Demetria, of Leesport; Louis, husband of Nancy, of Saybrook Connecticut; a sister, Mary Ellen Zowaski, of Reading.

She is also survived by 13 Grandchildren 16 Great Grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services will be a graveside service at a later date in St Mary’s Cemetery Mahanoy City

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


Randall R. Ulsh, 74, of Orwigsburg, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Sch. East.

Born on April 22, 1948 in Summit Station, he was a son of the late John and Mildred Roeder Ulsh.

He was a 1966 graduate of Blue Mt. High School.

He was of the Christian faith.

Randall worked as a telephone repairman, first for the Reading Railroad and then later for Conrail based out of Harrisburg. After leaving the railroad, he was the owner of Ulsh's Restaurant in Pine Grove.

He had been a member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard serving with CO B 228th Support and Transport Battalion stationed in Pine Grove.

He has also been a member of the Pine Grove Masonic Lodge #409 F. & A.M., the Pine Grove Lions Club, the Pine Grove American Legion and the Pine Grove Fish and Game.

Randall was a loving father and grandfather.

Preceding him in death was a sister, Evelyn Keller.

Surviving are three sons, Jarrod and wife Toni Ulsh of Delaware, Bradley and wife Alexandria Ulsh, and Wesley Ulsh, both of Pine Grove; five grandchildren, Timberly, Hope, Matthew, William, and Melanie Ulsh; two great grandchildren, Sophia and Malachi; two brothers, John Ulsh and Galen Ulsh, both of Summit Station; and his companion of over 25 years, Nancy Leone of Orwigsburg.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements.


Margaret “Peggy” Conroy
, 88, Girardville passed away peacefully at the home of her niece, Mary Alice Richards, on Saturday, January 7th.

Born in Connerton, she was a daughter of the late John and Alice Carduff Sauers. She worked as a accountant and office manager until her retirement.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph F. Conroy Sr.; her son, Joseph F. Conroy Jr.; her brothers: John “Jackie” Sauers and Thomas Sauers; her sister Mary Alice Richards.

Peggy is survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

Private graveside services will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Fountain Springs.

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


Joyce Flannery Hereshko
, 84, Mahanoy Plane, passed away peacefully Friday at Shenandoah Senior Living Community.

Born in Mahanoy Plane, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Nora Malloy Flannery. She had been employed as waitress at the former Mansion Hotel and later at the Dutch Kitchen for over 30 years until her retirement.

She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Frackville. Joyce was a graduate of Gilberton High School and was an avid Notre Dame football fan.

She was preceded in death by her husband Andrew Hereshko, brothers; Thomas "Mahat" and Joseph “Flip” Flannery and her sister Jean Buletza.

Joyce is survived by her daughter Karyn Andrea wife of Stephen Mazur, Frackville, grandchildren; Derek (Anna) Flail, Stephen and Alexander Mazur, sister-in-law Terry Mills, brother-in-law Harry Hereshko and by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan.16th from the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, Jan. 16th from 5 until the time of service. Interment will be private at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA

Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville, is in charge of arrangements.


Roland B. Schuler, Sr.
, 79 years of age, of Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at Pottsville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with his beloved wife, Veronica (Boyer) Schuler by his side.

Born Wednesday, March 24, 1943 in Corning, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Russell, and Bessie (Moll) Schuler. Roland was also predeceased by; son, Roland B. Schuler, Jr.; sisters, Betty Pierce, Gladys Jacob; brothers, Lester, Kenneth, and Richard Schuler; grandson Justin Schuler and great granddaughter Aislyn Schuler.

Surviving along with his wife Veronica are sons, Scott Schuler, Russell Schuler and his wife Brenda, Tracy Schuler and his wife Karen with whom he resided; daughter, Gwen Schuler; 21 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and 8 step great grandchildren.

A truck driver, Roland served honorably in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. Roland enjoyed fishing.

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


Clifford H. "Cliff" Hadesty Sr.
, 67 years of age of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at Seton Manor Orwigsburg.

Born Sunday, June 5, 1955 in Coaldale, Pennsylvania the son of the Late James, and Jeanette (Schlosser) Hadesty. He was also predeceased by; sister, Catherine Gallagher brother, Ricky Hadesty

Surviving are; his companion of over 20 years with whom he resided, Christine (Tina) Serfass; son, Clifford Hadesty, Jr.; daughter, Jeanette Hadesty; spouse, Cherie Lynn (Lore) Hadesty; James Hadesty and his wife Rusty: sisters, Terry Constance and her husband Terri, Suzy Bittner and her husband Barry, Donna Hollywood and her husband Joe, Shirley Lupton; sister-in-law Ann Hadesty; 2 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Cliiff was a local contractor, and junk hauler in Tamaqua. He was a social member of the American Hose Fire Co.

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

Monetary Donations in his name can be sent to the funeral home.

Interment Odd Fellows Cemetery Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.


Eva Koch
, 102, formerly of W. Coal St., Shenandoah, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday January 4th, at her second home, Providence Place Assisted Living Community, Pottsville.

Born in William Penn, November 8, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Anna Kravitz Petrock.

She was a member of St. Michael’s Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Shenandoah, The Mothers Guild and St. Mary's Society.

Eva enjoyed spending time with her family, and especially lit up when her grandchildren, and great granddaughter, would visit. Eva was affectionately known as Baba, and Great Baba. Eva spread her love through the family with food, always offering meals made with love as soon as you walked into her house. Throughout her life Eva enjoyed hosting holiday parties and traveling on family vacations and trips to the casino. Eva was also a fan of watching Penn State and Philadelphia Eagles Football.

In the past year, Eva moved to Providence Place Retirement Community where she made great friends with residents and staff. She enjoyed taking day trips with her new friends and attending the daily activities, specifically loving painting, concerts, and manicures.

Prior to her retirement she worked as a secretary for F.L. Koch Trucking, the family business. She also enjoyed volunteering her time to her church, including making pierogies for fundraisers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fredrick, in 2007; a sister Mary Kovalich; three brothers, Mike, John and Peter Petrock.

She is survived by a daughter, Karen Souchuck with her husband, Glenn, Frackville; her son Fredrick Koch Jr, with his wife, Rosemary, Shenandoah; three grandchildren, Allison Souchuck, Allentown; Glenn Souchuck Jr, Frackville; and Fredrick Koch III with his partner, Ma'rie, Birmingham, AL; and a great granddaughter, Ava Rose Koch, Birmingham, AL; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jaunary 14th, from the Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., 40 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday in St. Michael’s Church, Shenandoah, officiated by Monsignor Myron Grabowsky. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning at the funeral home.


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