Monday, March 20, 2023

Schuylkill County Obituaries for March 20, 2023


Skook News Obituaries: March 20, 2023

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Janet L. Dewald, 81, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Saturday, March 18th, at her residence surrounded by her family. She was known for her kind heart, generosity, wit, and a deep love for time spent with family and dear friends.

Born in Pottsville on July 20, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Helyn (Klinger) and Robert Rettinger.

Janet was the beautiful wife of Joe Dewald, loving mother, sorority sister, loyal friend, and the best Oma.

Janet graduated from Schuylkill Haven High School and Susquehanna University. She was the first female to graduate with a Business Degree from Susquehanna University.

Janet was the owner of Dewald and Lengle Hardware Inc, Friedensburg where she served as the Corporation's Secretary and Treasurer.

She also was an active member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Schuylkill Haven.

With her big heart, she always made time to give back. She was a former member of Schuylkill Haven Borough Council and volunteered with numerous organizations when her children were in school.

Janet is survived by two daughters, Tanya, wife of Steve Hathaway, of San Clemente CA; Jodi, wife of Dick Evers, of Chandler AZ; a son, Jeff, husband of Angie Dewald, of Schuylkill Haven; seven grandchildren, Layna Hathaway, Aaron Hathaway, Bram Evers, Mia Evers, Sydney Dewald, Josh Dewald and Morgan Dewald; three nieces Jill Gutia, Kimberly Schroeder, and Sharon Davis. Janet is also survived by a brother, James, husband of JoAnn Rettinger, of Rocky River, OH.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a grandson Zachary Dewald.

Visitation will be held at 2 pm followed by a Celebration of Janet’s Life at 3:00 PM on Saturday, June 24th with Rev. Mark Dewald and Rev. Timothy Dewald officiating.


Leonard G. "Lenny" Shubeck
, 92 years of age, of East Elm Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania passed away on Friday, March 17, 2023, as a guest of the Greenwood Center in Hometown.

Born Sunday, April 27, 1930 in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania the son of the late Augustus, and Ursula (Alexandravage) Shubeck. Lenny was also predeceased by; siblings Julia, John, and Joseph Shubeck.

Lenny is survived by nephew, Joseph Shubeck; great nephews, Andrew Shubeck, Jesse Dysant; cousin, Diane Derr who was his caregiver.

Lenny was a Tamaqua High School graduate, and disabled American Veteran, having served honorably in the United States Navy. Lenny, retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Lenny was a member of St. John III R.C.C. of Tamaqua. Proud of his Lithuanian heritage, he always greeted Diane with "As Tave Myliu" (I love you). An animal lover, he enjoyed the companionship of his dog Palo.

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

Graveside services with Military Honors to be bestowed will be held on Thursday March 23, 2023 at 10 o'clock A.M. from Sky View Memorial Park 108 Lafayette Ave. Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.


Eva M. Moyer
, 85, of Tremont passed away Saturday, March 18, 2023 at Geisinger St. Luke's Hospital, Orwigsburg.

Born in Bresslau Germany, August 19, 1937 a daughter of the late Wilhem and Bertha Stollen Fuhsey.

Eva was an accomplished seamstress, retiring from the local garment industry.

She was raised in the Catholic faith.

She enjoyed doing crafts and going to craft shows. She won many awards at the Schuylkill County Fair. She will be remembered for her talent for cooking and baking.

In addition to her parents, Eva was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, John L. Moyer, December 25, 2019.

Surviving are her two sons, John L. Moyer, Jr., Allentown, and Lewis T. Moyer, Tremont; a granddaughter, Valerie K. Stepanoff and her husband Nicholas, Bethlehem; two great grandchildren, Olivia Nicole Stepanoff and Paul Nicholas Stepanoff; a sister Jutta Mowrey, Germany; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 7:00 PM from the chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Tower City. Viewing will be from 5:30-7:00 at the chapel. Eva will be laid to rest privately at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tremont Fire Company, 21 Middlecreek Road, PO Box 56, Tremont PA, 17981.


Florence N. Filozof
, 93, of Shenandoah, passed away on Saturday, March 18th, 2023, at the Lehigh Valley Medical Center – Cedar Crest, Allentown.

Born in Shenandoah on August 11th, 1929, she was the daughter of the late John and Nellie (Wylonis) Karahuta.

Florence was a graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School in Shenandoah. She was a devoted housewife, caregiver, and loved spending time with her family.

Besides her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Raymond Filozof in 1993, her daughter, Annie Spaar in 2013, and 8 siblings.

Surviving family include her son, with whom she lived with, Raymond Filozof and his wife Marilyn – Catasauqua, Pa, her grandson, Jason Spaar – Hazleton, and several nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, March 23rd from 9 to 10:30am at the Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc, 40 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11am in Divine Mercy Parish, 218 W. Cherry St., Shenandoah with Msgr. Ronald Bocian officiating. Burial will immediately follow in St. Casimir’s Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.


Budd A. Frankenfield, Jr, 78, of Minersville, passed away Friday, March 17th, at LVHN Schuylkill East. 

Budd was born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey on February 20, 1945, a son of the late Verna Frances (Paul) and Budd Albert Frankenfield, Sr. He was a truck driver who last employed by Fanelli Trucking. He was a familiar face at the Lame Goose Tavern in Minersville where he shall be missed.

All services are private. 

Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville entrusted with the arrangements.


William J. Wenner, 86, of Minersville, passed away Saturday, March 18th, at ManorCare Health Services, Pottsville. 

William was born in York Tunnel, on June 27, 1936, a son of the late Margaret (Updegrove) and Frederick Wenner. He was the widower of Dolores A. (Strange) Wenner. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Minersville. William was last employed at EXXON Chemical, MarLin. He had previously been a very active member of the Minersville Little League Softball program. 

In addition to his parents, and his wife, Dolores, he was preceded in death by brothers, Donald, Fred, and Robert Wenner. 

William is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Wenner, and Bonnie, wife of Richard H. Hablett. He is also survived by a brother, Richard, husband of Margaret Wenner. 

William is also survived by his grandchildren, Ashley wife of John Grilli, Richard W. Hablett and his companion Fawn Jessman and daughter Meara, and his Great granddaughter Aria Grilli. Nieces and nephews. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital. 

Interment at Mount Peace Cemetery. All services shall be announced at a future date. Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., entrusted with the arrangements.


Ronald J. Zangari, 52, of Girardville passed away Saturday, March 18th in Barnesville.

To extend online condolences visit Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home Inc, 901 Centre St, Ashland PA 17921 has been entrusted with the arrangements.


Bernard E. "Bernie" Horn, Jr.
, 70 years of age of Andreas, Pennsylvania passed away on Monday, March 20, 2023 at home while in the loving care of his wife Darlene L. (Steigerwalt) Horn. They would have been married 30 years in April.

Born Monday, March 30, 1952 in Coaldale, Pennsylvania the son of the late Bernard E. Horn Sr., and Madeline (Cerimele) Horn. Bernie was also predeceased by; son, Shawn Horn; grandson, Daniel Christopher Horn; sister, Lori Snyder; brothers, Joseph, and Thomas Horn.

Surviving in addition to his wife are; his son, Daniel Horn; brothers, Brian Horn and his wife Charity, Richard Horn, Lamar Fronheiser; sisters, Melissa Primer wife of Daryl, Anne Formica, Debbie Steigerwalt wife of Thomas; brother-in-law, Robert Snyder; step mother, Janet Horn; grandson, Tanner Horn; several nieces and nephews.

A 1970 graduate of Panther Valley High School, Bernie sold Life Insurance for American General for a number of years before taking a job with Nestle Distribution in Breinigsville, and retiring from SunOpta Food Solutions.

Bernie looked forward to many casino trips, riding his Honda GoldWing, and was an animal lover. He missed his dog Benny, while enjoying the companionship of his dog Abby

Private arrangements entrusted to the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. of 2066 West Penn Pike New Ringgold, Pennsylvania 17960. (570) 386-5884.

Contributions may be made in his name to:
Carbon County Animal Shelter
63 Broad Street
Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania 18240


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