Friday, March 17, 2023

Schuylkill County Obituaries for March 17, 2023


Skook News Obituaries: March 17, 2023

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Albert M. "Albie" Coccio
, 85 years of age, of Washington Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at St. Luke's University Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Born Thursday, December 9, 1937, in Brockton, he was the son of the late Guido and Emma (Pacelli) Coccio. Albie was also predeceased by a son, Nicholas Jon Coccio; sisters, Jeanina Majka, Jane Morgans, Rosemarie Jupin, and Louise DeWire; and brothers, Guido and Philip Coccio.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 61 years, Roberta "Bobbie" (Parfitt) Coccio; sons, Albie M. Coccio and his companion Erin Kennedy, Robert A. Coccio and his companion Lynn Schickram, Joseph D. Coccio and his companion Mary Linkevich, Daniel A. Coccio and his companion Lisa Zehner, Matthew L. Coccio and his wife Denise; daughter, Koren R. "Korey" Conner wife of Tom; brother, Joseph Coccio; grandchildren Robert, Nicholas, Sophia, Brooklyn, Madeline, Emma, Aaron, Anthony, Sarah, TC, Cash and Cain; and two great grandchildren, Dominic and Alaina.

Albie attended Blythe Township Schools and served honorably in the United States Marines during the Korean War. After a stint at Commonwealth Container in Macungie, Albie began a 35-year tenure working for the Tamaqua Borough in many capacities. Albie always had side jobs, including roofing, tending to yards, and whatever chores needed to be done for families in our community. He also served as sexton of the United Methodist Church of Tamaqua for more than 50 years.

Albie was an outstanding softball pitcher, taking Andy's Paneling to a perfect 32-0 record in the Bavarian League, and played for Smulligans and Soley's Softball teams in the Tamaqua League. A keen pool shooter, he was a longtime member of the Tamaqua Pool League and also enjoyed canning peppers, making his tomato sauce, and delivering both to friends around town.

Albie was courageous. He valiantly fought off numerous bouts of cancer, while still working his side hustle. If you saw him early in the morning his reply was always, "It's a Great Day," before heading home to breakfast by Bobbie.

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

A Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, from the funeral home. Friends may call on Tuesday evening from 5 to 7 PM and on the morning of services from 10 AM until time of services.

Interment with Military Honors to be bestowed will be held at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

Memorials in his name to:
Tamaqua Public Library
30 South Railroad Street
Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252


It is with an abundance of sadness and grief we announce the loss of our precious daughter Donna Lee (Folweiler) Moyer, 56 years of age of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania. Donna Lee passed away suddenly on Wednesday morning March 16, 2023 at home.

Born Friday, September 23, 1966 in Coaldale, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Edward and Donna( Hill) Folweiler. She was the wife of the late Matthew J. Moyer who passed away on Tuesday March 14, 2023 at home in the loving care of Donna Lee.

Surviving in addition to her parents are; sons, Joseph J. Hartranft and his fiancé Christina Bauder, David H. Hartranft and his companion Sasha Roof, brother, Edward Folweiler and his wife Jeannie, sisters, Amy Sell and her husband Raymond Sell, Jenny Coughlin companion Kevin Boyer, former daughter in law, Kayla Hartranft and her fiancé Robert Martin, grandchildren, Lena, Chloe, William, JoAnna, Liam, Nickolas, Taylor, Harley, Jeremiah. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and many extended family also survive Donna Lee.

A 1984 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School, Donna Lee was a C.N.A., and Certified Message Therapist, receiving her certification from McCanns. A determined work ethic, Donna Lee worked at Burger King as a young girl, and as a caregiver for many Tamaqua residents. she loved her job at Hometown Nursing Home for many years. A member of the Quakake Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, Donna Lee enjoyed camping, watching nascar and her favorite driver was Kevin Harvick, she loved the Philadelphia Eagles and time spent with her grandchildren.

In times of trouble Donna Lee would ask for strength, and inspiration from her deceased brother, Jamie E. Folweiler who passed away on September 9, 2017, and baby brother Terry J. Folweiler who passed away August 31st, 1972.

A joint viewing will be held for Matthew, and Donna Lee on Wednesday evening March 22, 2023 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252. (570) 668-2550

Graveside Services will be held on Friday March 24, 2023 at 10 o'clock A.M. from Sky View Memorial Park Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.


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