Sunday, March 26, 2023

Schuylkill County Obituaries for March 26, 2023


Skook News Obituaries: March 26, 2023

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


June E. Faber, 88 years of age a longtime resident of New Ringgold, Pennsylvania passed away on Friday, March 24, 2023, at Geisinger St. Luke's Hospital Orwigsburg.

Born Tuesday, January 1, 1935 in Boyertown, the daughter of the late Sheldon W,, and Florence I. (Miller) Latshaw. June was also predeceased by; husband, Morrell E. Devlin, Jr.; step son, James F. Devlin; brother, Sheldon, Latshaw.

Surviving are son, Kevin D. Faber and his wife Elli e of Tuscarora; Step children; Morrell E. Devlin III and his wife Lisa, Garth T. Devlin, Thorn C. Devlin and his wife Heidi, Patricia A, Rascavage and her husband Michael, Kathleen A. Godfrey and her husband Gil, Kelly M. Powell and her husband Edward; grandson Kevin Faber and his fiancé Karlie who are expecting their first daughter in April; brother, Barry Lee Latshaw; 20 step grandchildren; 28 step great grandchildren.

A graduate of Myerstown High School, June was Lutheran by faith. June owned, built and operated the Bargain Barn Furniture in New Ringgold from 1978 to 2005.

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

Interment will be in Sky View Memorial Park, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

Memorials in her name to:
Schuylkill County Women in Crisis
P.O. Box 96
Pottsville, Pennsylvania 17901


Tracy A. Krammes
, 64, of Tremont passed away very suddenly Monday, December 19, 2022.

Born in Pottsville, April 5, 1958, a son of Dennis and Faye Fulmer Krammes. Tracy was a 1976 graduate of Pine Grove High School. He also attended Penn State University, Schuylkill Campus.

Tracy resided in Frederick, Maryland for many years, working for the accounts payable department in the banking industry and at Ft. Detrick.

He was a member and current president of the Tremont Area Public Library. He also was a member of the Tremont Fire Company, where he volunteered when needed.

Surviving are his parents Dennis and Faye Krammes, Tremont; a sister, Denise Krammes, Tremont; a brother, Kyle Krammes and his wife Christine, Hamburg; three nieces, Alyson and Alysha Zerbe and Alexandria Krammes; aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, April 1, 2023 at the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Tower City. Visitation will be from 10-11 am. He will be laid to rest in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Tremont. Following the service refreshments and time of fellowship will be held at the Tremont Fire Company.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tremont Fire Company, PO Box 56, Tremont PA, 17981 or the Tremont Area Public Library, PO Box 54, Tremont PA, 17981.

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


Joseph John Smolock Sr.
, 78, of Ashland passed away on Thursday morning, March 23, 2023 at Broad Mountain Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Frackville after a short but valiant battle against cancer. His last weeks were surrounded by family who will miss him greatly.

Born in Centralia on December 7, 1944, he was the son of the late Michael and Helen (Kenenitz) Smolock.

He was a graduate of the former Conyngham Township High School.

Joseph was married at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Centralia on August 27, 1966 to the late R. Sharon (McHale) Smolock who preceded him in death on November 11, 2021.

Joseph worked in construction as a laborer and operator. He is best known for taking exemplary care of St. Ignatius Cemetery for two decades in Centralia. He took pride in ensuring the grounds were kept in pristine condition, and honored those who were laid to eternal rest. Joseph was a profoundly deep thinker who was wise beyond his years and precise in his observations.

In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Smolock.

Joseph is survived by son, Joseph Smolock Jr. and his wife Kim of Conyngham Valley; daughter, Erin Smolock and her husband Shawn Meier of Girardville; son, Bryan Smolock and his wife Tara of Ashland; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two sisters, Marianne Smeck and husband Harry and Sueellen Edwards; sister-in-law, Nancy Kay (Schisler) Smolock; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services and interment in Saint Ignatius Cemetery, Centralia will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, and in the spirit of Joseph, donate to a meaningful and trustworthy charity of importance. Joseph J. Stutz, Inc Funeral Home, 40 South Market Street, Mount Carmel, Joseph J. Stutz III, Supervisor has been entrusted with the arrangements.


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