Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Schuylkill County Obituaries for March 1st, 2023


Skook News Obituaries: March 1st, 2023

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


William J. Bowman Sr., 76, of Quakake, passed away Tuesday at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Irene (Hegyes) Bowman.

Bill was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam War on the USS Dodge County as a Gunner’s Mate.

He was a devoted member of St. Michael’s B.C. Church, McAdoo and a graduate of Hazleton High School, class of 1965.

Prior to retiring, he was employed at Jeddo Highland Coal Company for over 46 years.

A classic car enthusiast, and especially fond of Chevys, Bill was a member of the Anthracite Automobile Club of America. He was past president of Tamaqua Street Machines and organized car cruises to benefit the American Cancer Society.

He was also a member of the Hometown Vol. Fire Co. Bill enjoyed many days walking the flea markets looking for a good find and made many friends over the years. He will be greatly missed.

Surviving, are his wife of 55 years Susan (Sell) Bowman; sons William J. Bowman Jr. and wife Angela, of Tamaqua; and Robert Bowman and companion Mara McLaughlin, of Lattimer; grandchildren William III, Brittany and fiancé William Cavanaugh, Juliana, and Tucker Bowman.

His funeral will be held Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. from the Damiano Funeral Home Inc., Blaine and Cleveland Sts., McAdoo. The Divine Liturgy with Office of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Michael’s B.C. Church, McAdoo, at 10:30 a.m. by Rev. Gregory Hosler. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family

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


Martin J. Carroll, Jr., 69, of Lake Wynonah, South Manheim Township, passed away on Monday at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre.

Born on March 14, 1953, he was a son of the late Martin J. Carroll, Sr. and the late Joan Marie (nee Brennan) Carroll. He was a 1971 graduate of Nativity B.V.M. High School, a 1953 graduate of York College, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Police Science, and a 1977 graduate of the Municipal Police Training Course at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy, where he was awarded the High Scholastic Award and the American Legion Award.

He was a police officer for AMTRAK, Montgomery County (MD) and the Pottsville Police Department. He later took employment with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, retiring as a Unit Manager.

Along with his brother, he was also co-owner of the former Carroll’s Camper Center, Orwigsburg.

He was a member of Christ Evangelical Free Church (CEFC), Bethel.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Jeffrey Martin Carroll, in 1979.

Marty is survived by his wife, the former Geraldine "Jeri” McAlonis; two remaining sons, Timothy Carroll (spouse, Yoshah), Orwigsburg and Albert Carroll (spouse, Tamara), Newark, Delaware; eleven grandchildren, Kingsley, Seth, Eliana, Uriah, Liora, Timothy, Jr., Noah, Rosalie, Louisa, Malcom and Felicity. He is also survived by two siblings, Marlain Carroll, West Chester, and Patrick Carroll (spouse, April), Ocean View, Delaware; nieces and nephews.

The family will accept visitors at Christ Evangelical Free Church (CEFC), 8477 Route 183, Bethel, on Saturday from Noon until services at 1:00 P.M. Committal and interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville. Dutcavich Funeral Home has charge.


Michael L. Heaps, Jr.
, 55, of Tower City, passed away suddenly, Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at his home.

Born in Lancaster, February 15, 1968, a son of the late Michael Heaps, Sr. and Betty Minnich Boyer. He was a 1987 graduate of McCaskey High School.

Michael was employed in the restaurant industry.

He enjoyed playing bingo, watching wrestling, and most of all, being with his family and grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Brian Heaps.

Surviving are his daughter, Amanda Heaps, Harrisburg; two grandsons Aiden and Bryson; three sisters, Roxanne Day, Lancaster, Michelle Santiago, Tower City, and Stephanie Bitner, Columbia; two brothers, Chuck Heaps, Hellam, and Chris Heaps, Columbia; a stepsister, Ronetta, Brunswick; numerous nieces and nephews.

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


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