Thursday, February 23, 2023

Schuylkill County Obituaries for February 23rd, 2023


Skook News Obituaries: February 23rd, 2023

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Donald C. Dress, 82, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Tuesday, February 21st, at Tremont Health and Rehabilitation Center, Tremont.

Donald was born in Schuylkill Haven, PA on December 17, 1940, a son of the late Sallie (Greenwalt) and Clarence Dress.

A Graduate of Schuylkill Haven High School Class of 1960

Donald is survived by three daughters, Donna Boyer, of Schuylkill Haven, Dawn, wife of Joseph Miller, of Schuylkill Haven; Denise, wife of Roger Olson, of Schuylkill Haven; a son, Donald "Doc" E. Dress, of Schuylkill Haven.

He is also survived by 4 granddaughters Kendall Boyer-Cosack husband Kyle, Alicia Pothering husband JR, Kait Boyer, Olivia Dress 6 grandsons Justin Miller wife Christa, Mookie Miller wife Amanda, Dillon Dress, Dane Boyer, Damyan Miller and Donovan Dress. 6 Great grandchildren Abby Miller, Payton Miller, Emery McClusky, Parker Miller, Mason Miller and Ace Pothering. also a friend and caretaker Helen Noecker

Services and interment private at the convenience of the family.


Gary G "Winchester" Klinger Sr.
, age 76, of W Mountain Road, Hegins, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at his residence.

He was born on Friday, January 17, 1947, in Fearnot, a son of the late Galen O Klinger and the late Irene M (Harner) Klinger.

He was a 1965 graduate of Tri-Valley High School.

Gary worked for the former Hegins Precision Division of Penn Reel, prior to his retirement.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing guitar, reading, and spending time with his family. Gary was an avid Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles fan.

He is survived by his wife Mary E (Gilbert) Klinger, to whom he was married for 53 years.

He is also survived by a son, Gary G Klinger, Jr of Girardville; a daughter, Karen L Carl and her husband Brad of Hegins; seven grandchildren, Mikayla Spatzer, Wyatt Klinger, Zackery Dietrich, Cheyenne Klinger, Ben Klinger, John Klinger, and Ryder Carl; and a step grandson Brenden Carl.

Following Gary's wishes there will be no services.


Jane Mary Gerhard
, 78, of Wyomissing, PA and formerly of Tamaqua, PA, died on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, in Reading, PA. 

Born on January 31, 1945, in Coaldale, PA, she was the daughter of the late Donald James and Hilda Grace (Ruths) Gerhard. A 1962 graduate of Tamaqua High School, Jane earned both a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Education degree from Kutztown State College. She taught secondary art and the elementary gifted program during her 33 years teaching in the Tamaqua School District. Jane was a lifetime member of the Schuylkill County Education Association, the Pennsylvania Education Association, and the National Education Association. She had a beautiful voice and enjoyed singing in the choir of Hope of Christ Presbyterian Church, Summit Hill, PA where she attended. A talented artist, Jane enjoyed creating art using different mediums and doing cross stitch and needlepoint handcrafts. She made the best waffles ever according to those who were lucky enough to have been served them. A loyal friend with a great sense of humor, she was chosen to be part of the family by several folks. Jane was truly a unique individual. 

She is survived by many friends and acquaintances. 

Services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, February 27, 2023, at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua with The Rev. Ruth Ann Christopher officiating. 

Interment in Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown will follow the services. Call 10 - 11 AM, Monday, at the funeral home. 

Memorials in her name may be made to Hope of Christ Presbyterian Church, 44 West White Street, Summit Hill, PA 18250 or the Tamaqua Blue Raider Foundation – Jane Gerhard Art Scholarship, 109 West Broad Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252.
Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.


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