Thursday, February 16, 2023

Schuylkill County Obituaries for February 16th, 2023


Skook News Obituaries: February 16th, 2023

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Clayton G. (Butch) Minnich, 82, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Sunday, February 12th, at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Dauphin County.

Clayton was born in PA on August 28, 1940, a son of the late George Minnich.

He was the widower of Peggy (Jackson) Minnich who died in 2020.

Butch last worked at Confer Smith Foundry Hamburg.,

Clayton is survived by his companion Bonnie Stripe, three sons Kevin Schrader, companion Bonnie Whah, of Auburn; Gerald Schrader, companion Janet Trate, of Orwigsburg; David, husband of Jessica Schrader, of Schuylkill Haven three grandchildren Michela Schrader, Joshua Schrader, Abigail Schrader and a brother Gary Minnich Auburn.

A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, February 17th at Geschwindt Stabingas Ebling Funeral Home, Inc in Schuylkill Haven, PA with Rev. Kevin Fructl officiating. A visitation for family and friends will be 9:30 till time of service.

The family prefers remembrances in the form of contributions to help defray funeral expenses to Geschwindt Stabingas Ebling Funeral Home Inc. 25 East Main St. Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972.

Interment at Zion Red Church Cemetery Orwigsburg.


Kathryn Bowers, 83, of North Manheim Twp, passed away Thursday, February 16th, at her residence.

Kathryn was born in Pottsville, PA on July 26, 1939, a daughter of the late Evelyn I. (Kantner) and Lester S. Killian.

She was the widow of Charles W. Bowers who died December 24, 1993.

She was a member of Bible Tabernacle Church Schuylkill Haven and the Hamburg Moose.

She retired as a Vocational Adjustment Service Worker at Hamburg State Hospital Hamburg.

She is survived by a son Guy Bowers Pottsville, 2 grandsons Charles R. husband of Valerie Pine Grove, Dustin J. husband of Christine of Australia, 3 great grand children Ella, Clara Rose and Ava also survived by two sisters, Mary Alice Ahrensfeild, of Pottsville; C. Rose Mickshaw, of Schuylkill Haven.

Prededed in death by two brothers Raymond and Kenneth Killian.

At the family's request, memorial donations may be forwarded to Advantage Hospice 1502 Rt 61 Highway South Pottsville, PA 17901.

Services and interment are private at the convenience of the family.


Tonya T. Novack
, 60, of Stump Lane, Pine Grove, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

Born on August 31, 1962 in Pottsville, she was a daughter of Alice Reichert Kimmel of Pine Grove and the late Lester I. Kimmel.

She was a 1980 graduate of Pine Grove Area High School and graduate of Empire Beauty School for cosmetology.

Tonya had her own Beauty Shop and most recently worked in the Office at Empire Beauty School.

She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Pine Grove.

Tonya loved to feed the wildlife around her house, especially the deer, turkeys and bear.

Preceding her in death was a brother Melvin Reichert.

Surviving are her husband of 37 years, William Novack; a son, Kyle Novack of Pine Grove; two brothers, Kim and wife Andrea Kimmel, Lanny and wife Patti Kimmel, both of Pine Grove; nieces and nephews; and her chocolate lab, Coda.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 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 viewing on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA, 18 Wertz Dr., Pine Grove, Pa. 17963 in her memory.


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