Monday, March 27, 2023

Schuylkill County Obituaries for March 27, 2023


Skook News Obituaries: March 27, 2023

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Richard James Lebo
, 91, of Tower City, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 26, 2023.

Born in Orwin, June 7, 1931, a son of the late Clarence and Ruth Hostler Lebo. He was a 1950 graduate from the former Porter Township High School.

Richard was a master craftsman and owned and operated his own sawmill in Kalmia along with brother Donnie. He could always be found in his workshop and made many beautiful things for his friends and family. He loved the outdoors and getting together with everyone to picnic and party. He loved playing games and his sense of humor was priceless. Richard especially loved watching his own kids as well as his grandchildren and great grandchildren play sports and never missed a game in his younger years.

Family was everything to Richard, and he was never too busy to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. It is a legacy he deeply instilled in his own family. He was excellent at figuring out solutions and could fix or build just about anything. He was a hero and mentor to his children and grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his beloved wife Shirley Chubb Lebo in 1994 and his beautiful granddaughter Kimberly in 1995. His sister Dorothy (Lebo) 2005, his brothers Donald Lebo, 2003, and Paul Lebo.

Surviving are his son Randal (Cheryl) Lebo, his daughter, Brenda (Tom) Mace and his son Tim Lebo, all of Tower City; five grandchildren, Mike (Jana) Mace, Muir, Matthew (Tameka) Lebo, Williamstown, Kristen (Dave) Wease, Lebanon, Nicole Lebo and fiancee Zack, Tower City, and Danielle Miller, Tower City; ten great grandchildren, Travis and Ethan Lebo, Owen, Mallory, and Lydia Mace, Marla Wease, Mikalah, Kayden, and Paisley Miller, Ambelina Whalen, and twins on the way. He is also survived by his brothers, Harry Lebo, Valley View, Dale Lebo, Grantville, Fred (Dottie) Lebo, New Cumberland, and his sisters Betty Kemmerling, Pine Grove, Carol Lebo, and many nieces and nephews.

Following Richard's wishes, he will be laid to rest privately in the Greenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kim Lebo Scholarship, 10330 US-209, Tower City PA, 17980 or to Trinity United Church of Christ, 448 East Grand Avenue, Tower City, PA 17980.

The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. is honored to serve Richard's family.


Akili Scott
, 45, of Mahanoy City, passed away Thursday, March 20th, at his residence.

Religious Service at Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. , Mahanoy City, PA, at 10AM on Saturday, April 1st, .

Friends and family may call Saturday 9 am to 10 am at the Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc..


Norman D. Delp, 91 of Schuylkill Haven (Washington Twp.), passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2023 in the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, Scranton.

Born on April 28, 1931 in Reading, he was a son of the late Walter and Una Rebecca Kline Delp.

Norman was a graduate of Muhlenberg High School and Wyomissing Polytechnic Institute (currently part of Penn State University).

He was a Corporal in the United States Army serving during the Korean War.

Norman was a Wood Pattern Maker.

He was affiliated with Spies Lutheran Church in Berks County and was a member of the Pine Grove American Legion Post 374 and the Roedersville Game and Fish.

Preceding him in death were his wife of 68 years, Violet M. Schadler Delp, a grandson, Benjamin Delp; a brother Russell Delp and a sister Pearl Miller.

Surviving are three sons, Steven and wife Penny Delp, Timothy and wife Kathy Delp, both of Schuylkill Haven, Daniel and wife Tracey Delp of Port Treverton; two daughters, Marcie and husband Bill Appelt of Mocksville, N.C., Karen and husband Rich Loveless of Shillington; 5 grandchildren, Eric, Meghan, Alex, Emili, and Austin; 9 great grandchildren, Bryce, Chase, Joey, Tommy, Everly, Killian, River, Grayson and Woodrow; a brother Lester Delp and two sisters, June Ellis and Pauline DeLong.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 11:30 A.M. at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove, with Pastor Kyle Roth officiating. There will be a viewing on Saturday, April 1, 2023 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Manbeck's Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to Manbeck's Church Memorial Fund c/o Deborah Reiter 159 Spittler Rd., Pine Grove, PA 17963 in his memory.


Diane Marie Kalyan
, 76, of Shenandoah, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2023 at home surrounded by her loving and devoted family.

Born in Shenandoah, February 19th, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Leo and Florence “Flossie” (Bralczyk) Piaskowski.

Diane was educated in the local Shenandoah Catholic schools. She attended Alvernia Convent for two years before graduating from Shenandoah Catholic High School. She attended Pottsville Nursing School where she earned her RN degree/diploma.

She was a registered nurse for many years performing private duty nursing and skilled care. She retired as Assistant Director of Nursing/ RNAC at the former Locust Mountain Health Care facility, Shenandoah.

Diane was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah formerly Saint Casimir Church. Her love of singing was evident as she was an active member of St. Cecilia's Choir of St. Casimir's Church for over 20 years. She was also a member of the Polish Ladies Social Club where she loved performing at their annual showcases.

Diane loved decorating and baking for the holidays, spending time with her family, picnics, and long days at the beach. She never missed a QVC/ HSN special and loved showering her family with her latest finds.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Florence “Flossie” Piaskowski, Shenandoah.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 55 years, Ronald Kalyan, Sr; two loving sons, Ronald Kalyan, Jr and his wife, Sarah, Morgantown, and Jeffrey Kalyan, Reading; a loving daughter, Jennifer Kazi, and her husband, Aaron, Jarrettsville, MD. Two caring sisters, Elaine Alexander and her husband, Joseph, Reading, and Lisa Naugle and her husband, David, Wyomissing; and a brother in Shenandoah. Diane has five grandchildren: Cody Kalyan, Cassidy Gardill, AJ Kazi, Violet Kazi and Hazel Kazi; and one great-grandson, Noah Kalyan; nieces, nephews, cousins; many friends and her two cats Baby and Boots.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 31, 2023 at 9:00 am in Divine Mercy Church, 232 West Cherry Street, Shenandoah with Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, Pastor as the celebrant. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Dawn Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. A viewing will be held on Thursday evening from 5:30 until 8:00 p.m. and Friday morning from 7:30 until 8:30 a.m. at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Diane’s memory to the Glioblastoma Foundation (

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is overseeing the arrangements.


Jade L. Lerch
, 26, of Ashland passed away Saturday, March 25th at Geisinger-Wyoming Valley.

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


Henry E. Wiscount
, 76 , of Llewellyn passed away Saturday, March 25, 2023 at Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital, Orwigsburg with his family at his side.

Born March 8, 1947 in Branchdale PA, he was the son of the late Aloysius and Margaret (Searle) Wiscount.

Harry was 1965 graduate of Nativity BVM High school after which he enlisted in the United States Army. He was employed for 42 and a half years as a Purchasing Agent at the former Richmond Screw and Anchor, now known as Dayton Superior , Tremont PA.

He’s was a member of the former St. Mary’s Star of the Sea, now Holy Family Parish, Minersville, American Legion Lodge Post 468 ,Tower City, one of the founding members of the Second Expense Hunting Club, Sullivan County, lifetime of the Citizen's Fire Company, Branchdale, lifetime member of the Muddy Creek Sportman Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf several times a week with his friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Patricia (Butensky) Wiscount on June 1, 2010, 2 sisters Margaret (Wiscount) Schinkel, Mary Eleanor (Wiscount) Klein, 1 brother Aloysius Wiscount.

Surviving are 2 sisters Diane Miller wife of late husband Frank of Tremont , Vivian Gogno and her husband Frank of Brier City, companion Helene O’Connor, many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends can call at the Donald J. Butler Funeral Home, 328 Sunbury St., Minersville on Wednesday morning from 7:00 AM to 9:30AM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM in St. Matthew’s Church of Holy Family Parish, 139 Spruce St., Minersville. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to a charity of your choice in Harry’s honor. Burial with Military Honors will be held in St Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Cemetery, Llewellyn.


Mary (Dodds) Antol died peacefully at the Schuylkill Center in Pottsville, PA. Thursday March 23rd, 2023. She was born in St Clair, PA on January 28, 1931.

She was an active member of St. Mary’s Parrish in Hamburg where she volunteered at bingo, Fall Harvest Fest (as a Pierogi maker extraordinaire) and the Christmas Bizarre. Mary worked many years at State Farm Insurance for Harold “Buck” Holtzman and was a faithful volunteer for 20+ years at the Hamburg Senior Center and Meals On Wheels.

Mary loved playing 500 rummy, quilting, making braided rugs (cherished by all fortunate enough to have one), the King Frost Parade and the Hamburger Festival. She enjoyed summer vacations at the Jersey Shore in Stone Harbor, trips to Atlanta to see her grandchildren Ian, John and Erin and visits from her other granddaughter Molly.

“Everyone loved Mary”. She was kind, humble and giving. Always willing to help others with no expectations of anything in return. She touched us all and will be deeply missed.

Mary was the wife of the late John Antol Jr. , mother of predeceased Christine and survived by John III and partner Sherry Reppert of Hamburg, PA, Shawn (Antol) and Scott Schrepple of Boyertown, PA, Lynn (Antol) and Mike Andruzsko of Atlanta, GA and her cherished grandchildren Matt, Molly, John, Ian and Erin.

A heartfelt thanks to the staff on the Homestead Unit to the care given to Mary especially in her final days.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Salvation Army or charity of your choice.

Services are private.


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