Thursday, March 23, 2023

Schuylkill County Obituaries for March 23, 2023


Skook News Obituaries: March 23, 2023

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Alden Holme Andersen (Andy) passed away at age 93. Andy was born in Irvington, New Jersey on April 19, 1929, the child of the late John and Lillian Andersen. Andy graduated from Oceanside Senior High School, New York, in 1947, serving in the United States Naval Reserve during his junior and senior years. He then attended Pennsylvania Military College, Chester, Pennsylvania, where he graduated in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a commission in the Army of the United States. Lieutenant Andersen served stateside at Fort Gordon, Georgia, at the Signal Corps Basic Training Group. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Army in 1953, Andy married his sweetheart, Roberta G. Hart, and took employment with the Sperry Gyroscope Company in Great Neck, New York, as an engineer. During the early years on Long Island, the family was blessed with four children who were raised in the Roman Catholic faith. The boys played football and ice hockey and Andy soon found himself volunteering as an ice hockey referee for the kids' games. This led to a 15-year career as an amateur ice hockey official, officiating at all levels through high school and community college.

Andy retired after 35 years in business and moved to Deer Park, Maryland, where he served for 17 years in the Deer Park Community Volunteer Fire Department. He also served for 6 years in the county EMS unit as an EMT. Andy joined the local Knights of Columbus Council and, over a period of years, achieved 3rd degree knighthood. And so, after 17 years in Maryland, it seemed time to downsize from their five-bedroom, 10-acre estate.

After several days of house hunting in Pennsylvania, Roberta and Alden were shown a very nice story and a half new home with approximately 0.6 acres of land. And so, they moved from Maryland in 2005 into their new home in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania. Andy joined the Friendship Hose Company #1, Orwigsburg, and served as Treasurer of the Relief Association for seven years. Roberta and Alden were members of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church in Schuylkill Haven. Andy continued his membership in the Knights of Columbus, joining the council in Pottsville, PA. He was also a member of the Orwigsburg American Legion Post and the Orwigsburg Lions Club.

Andy's wife, Roberta and his first son, Mark, have predeceased him. He is survived by his three other children, Jane Ann, John and Matthew, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren, and by a cousin, Louis Larsen who lives with his wife Nancy in Painted Port, New York.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday March 29th at 10:30 AM in St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery Brooklyn, NY will be private.

In lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church 201 Randel Street Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972. 

Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. is honored to be serving the family.


It is with greatest sadness that we share the passing of Michael A. Maccarone on March 19,2023 at age 65. His family is devastated by the loss of this incredible man who radiated love, kindness, and compassion to all who were lucky enough to cross his path.

Michael lived for his family and is survived by his soulmate Christine (Mirabella) and only son Michael M “little Mike”. Michael and his wife were high school sweethearts, sharing 51 years together and happily celebrated 41 years of marriage in September. Their son Michael was the light of his life. Words truly cannot describe the amount of pride and joy Michael found in his son. He took every opportunity to spend quality time with little Mike.

Michael was born to Rocco and Frances Maccarone. Growing up a “Pally kid”, Michael started working at Angelucci’s Sub Shop. He became a second son to the owners Maurice and Helen Mirabella, officially joining their family when he wed their daughter Christine in 1981. Michael was a 1975 graduate of Pottsville HS and later attended and graduated from Penn State University. He went on to give 40 years of service to Air Products as an engineer technician and project manager. After his retirement in 2019, he looked forward to traveling, summers at the pool, and general family time including his beloved pets Lily and Boo. His interests included nature, winemaking with his son, community service, following Penn State football, and most importantly, making others laugh. He was a member of St. John the Baptist parish as well as the Society of St. Stephens. He truly loved life and always spread positivity.

Michael is also survived by his three brothers: Anthony of Pottsville, Rocco and wife Lisa of Minersville, and Vincent and wife Tammy of Palo Alto; sister-in-law Mary Anne and her husband Robert of Lewisberry. Michael had several cousins, nieces, and nephews that he loved. He was overjoyed to see the family expand with the additions of great-nieces and great-nephews. The wonderful memories shared with Michael will help us try to fill the void left in his absence. He will be dearly missed.

“Here I go again getting the old day feeling again”

A Mass of of Christian Burial will be held on Monday March 27th at 11AM at the Society of St. Stephen's Church in Port Carbon, with Rev. Edward B. Connolly officiating.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Michael's family on Monday morning from 9-11AM at the church.
Interment will be held in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Pottsville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Michael to the Society of St. Stephen's Church P.O. Box 104 Port Carbon, PA 17965 or to the Hillside SPCA P.O. Box 233 Pottsville, PA 17901.

The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home in Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements.


Richard Evans Kaufman
, 91, of Muir, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at the Heritage Mills Personal Care and Memory Assistance Center, Tower City.

Born in Tower City, March 17, 1932, a son of the late Elias and Ellen Evans Kaufman.

Richard was a United States Army veteran serving as a Specialist 4th Class Combat Engineer. He also was a member of the Elite Marksman Rifle Team.

He was a graduate of Porter High School, received his Bachelor's Degree from Muehlenburg College, a Master's Degree from Millersville University, and his Administrative Certificate from Bucknell University.

Richard began his teaching career at Porter Tower High School in 1957, retiring in 1995 from the Williams Valley School District where he was a Social Studies teacher.

He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Tower City, The Swatara Lodge F&AM, Tremont, and The Twin Cedars Gun Club, Lykens Township. He was also a member and co-chairman of the Muir Veteran's Memorial Committee and a member of the Williamstown American Legion.

He was an avid outdoorsman who could often be found hunting, fishing, camping, or just enjoying nature.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two wives; Dorothy Underkoffler Kaufman, 1989, and Ruth Antes Kaufman, 2021; a sister, Gayle Kobularik, 2020.

Surviving are his children Kim A.K. Hassinger (Robert) of Elizabethville, and Leif R. Kaufman (Patty) of Mexico; four grandchildren; Elias Hassinger (Elena), Philadelphia, Kali Hassinger, Michigan, Kaitlin Hansbury (Michael), Ashland, and Eric Kaufman, Mexico; five great grandchildren, Eva, Ellie and Brennan Hansbury, and Elliot and Eliza Hassinger; three nieces and one nephew.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 31, 2023 at 11:00 am at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Tower City with Rev. Tom Bruner officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10-11 am at the church. Following the services a luncheon and time of fellowship will be held at the Williamstown American Legion.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 415 East Grand Avenue, Tower City, PA 17980 or Muir Veteran's Memorial Committee, P.O. Box 59, Tower City, PA 17980.

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


Mildred M. Roth
, 90, of Pine Grove, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 in the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.

Born on September 26, 1932 in Pine Grove, she was a daughter of the late Leroy H. Sr. and Ruth Fegley Daubert.

She was a 1950 graduate of Pine Grove Area High School.

Mildred was a Seamstress and worked for various factories in Pine Grove and also worked at Guilford Mills in Pine Grove.

She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Pine Grove and the Pine Grove VFW Post 3432 Auxiliary.

Preceding her in death were her husband of 66 years, John E. Roth, Jr.; and two brothers, Leroy Daubert, Jr. and Arthur Daubert.

Surviving are her daughter, Jane Roth and companion Herman Lengle of Molleystown; two grandchildren, Becky and husband Bruce Wolff, Kelly Rumpf and companion James Boltz; five great grandchildren, Austin, Alexa, Abigail and Ayden Wolff, and Kody Boltz; and two great great grandchildren, Avery and Levi.

Graveside Services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville with Pastor Brian Beissel officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 312 S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove, Pa. 17963 in her memory.

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


Louis M. D’Angelo
, 79, of McAdoo, passed away Wednesday morning at Wilkes-Barre VA medical Center.

Born in Flushing, NY, he was the son of the late Louis and Elizabeth (Brewery) D’Angelo.

Louie was a 1962 McAdoo High School graduate and a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam Era.

He attended a professional baseball camp and became a scout for the N.Y. Dodgers. Louie played baseball in the local league for the McAdoo Comets.

Prior to retiring, he was a Union Rep at General Foam, and an insurance salesman for Metropolitan and Home Life. He also retained his Real Estate license.

Louie was a promoter for youth sports in his community. He coached Babe Ruth and started the minor league division in Little League. He also fought and succeeded to allow girls to play in Little League.

Louie was President of the McAdoo Athletic Club. He ran evening swimming at McAdoo-Kelayres Elem. for children and adults. He also began the basketball league at the McAdoo courts.

Louie, known as Coach Lou to many, was instrumental in starting, managing, and coaching girls’ softball which included fundraising for field trips to Hershey Park and Wildwood, NJ, a trip that became an annual tradition.

Preceding him in death was a sister, Mary Carolyn Luisi.

Surviving, are his wife of 55 years, Noreen (Kleckner) D’Angelo; daughters Tracey Zeiler and husband Robert, McAdoo; Wendy Brogan, McAdoo; and Karey Deeb and husband Jason, Kelayres; grandchildren, Cory, Dylan, and Jordan Brogan; Maggie Zeiler; and Thayden and Jackson Deeb; brother, Michael D’Angelo, McAdoo; sister, Barbara Winkler, McAdoo; and nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Damiano Funeral Home Inc., McAdoo.

In lieu of flowers, please share a note with the family of a special memory of Louie.


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