Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Schuylkill County Obituaries for March 28, 2023


Skook News Obituaries: March 28, 2023

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Michelle Kimmel, 61, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Thursday, March 23rd, at home.

Born in Pottsville on December 23, 1961, she was the daughter of Anne (Metaxas) and John Stiles.

After receiving her Beautician's Degree, she was employed as a hair stylist at Regis Hair Salon.

Michelle is survived by two daughters, Sarena Carr, of Pottsville; Juliana Kimmel, of Morea; a sister, Rachel Stiles; and two brothers, John and Brian Stiles.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.


William J. Heitmann
, 80 years of age, of New Ringgold, Pennsylvania, Passed away peacefully Sunday, March 26, 2023, in Lebanon Pennsylvania while in the care of his family.

Born Sunday, July 19, 1942 in New York , New York the son of the late William V., and Mary Frances (Barrett) Heitmann. William was also predeceased by; sister, Virginia Eichenberger; brother, James Heitmann.

He is survived by; his beloved wife of 56 years, Carole M. (Gustavson) Heitmann; son, William Heitmann of New Ringgold; daughter, Shirley Smith and husband Robert of East Stroudsburg; grandchildren, Anna Heitmann, Jessica and husband Jakub Fillip, Samantha and husband Sean Young, Robert and wife Emily Smith, Ava Smith; great grandchildren, Amelia, Oliver, Zane; "heart" grandchildren, Michael, Robert, and Danielle Andreini; sister, Deborah (Debbie) and her husband Eric Schweitzer of Danbury. He was loved by many,many more nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A graduate of New Rochelle High School in New York, he and Carole were high school sweethearts. William served honorably in the United States Army in the 8th special forces as a Green Beret during the Vietnam War and attended Michigan State University. He retired from Pitney Bowes, having worked as a salesman, rising into a management position. A member of the Hamburg Community Seventh-day Adventist Church, William was also active in the West Penn Fire Company Fire Police. William was a 3rd degree brown belt in Shaolin Kung Fu. A hunter and outdoorsman, he enjoyed camping and traveling with his family as they moved around this beautiful country. William also enjoyed the company of his dog Bullet and cat Gus Gus.

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

Graveside Services with Military Honors to be bestowed will take place on Monday April 3, 2023 at Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery 60 Indiantown Gap Road Annville, Pennsylvania 17003

Memorials in his name to:
West Penn Fire Company
21 Municipal Road
New Ringgold, Pennsylvania 17960


Donald H. Reese Jr.
, 74, of Frackville, passed away on Sunday, March 26th, 2023, at Broad Mountain Health and Rehabilitation in Frackville.

Born on March 10th, 1949 in Shenandoah, he was the son of the late Donald and Ethel (Hollenbach) Reese.

Donald was a graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School and then worked many years as a television and computer repair technician.

Besides his parents, he was preceded by his wife, Rose Reese and a son, Donald Reese III.

Surviving family include his son- Jonathan Reese, 2 daughters- Dawn Strong with Joe and Pamela Chernewski with Tom. His grandchildren – Tom Zarcufsky, Gary Zarcufsky, Joseph Strong, Joie Knott, Codi Strong, Harley Reese, Thomas Chernewski, Amber Chernewski, Kyle Chernewski, Kim Chernewski, Bryce Reese, Brittany Bainbridge, Tori Bainbridge, and Demi Bainbridge, his great grandchildren – Jaxon Gordon, Tanner Zarcufsky, Dominic Zarcufsky, and friend- Lisa Ritsik.

Services will be at the convenience of the family.

Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., Shenandoah are entrusted with the arrangements.


Karyn A. Mazur
, 64, Frackville passed away peacefully on Monday, March 27th at Fox Subacute, Mechanicsburg surrounded be her loving family.

Born in Ashland, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Joyce Flannery Hereshko. Karyn worked as the Clerk III for the Schuylkill County Clerk of Courts Office from 1994 to 2017 while also serving as a paralegal under Honorable Judge John Domalakes. She also worked as a waitress for the Dutch Kitchen and other local restaurants.

Karyn was a member of St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Frackville. She was a 1976 graduate of the former Cardinal Brennan High School and went on to further her education at Marywood University and Penn State University. She enjoyed traveling with her family and lived her life for her children.

Karyn is survived by her husband of 29 years, Stephen Mazur, Frackville; her three sons: Derek Flail and his wife Anna; Stephen Nicholas Mazur and Alexander Andrew Mazur; her two sisters-in-law: Stephanie Leiby and Evelyn Mazur; her niece, Amanda Leiby along with cousins and numerous close friends.

Friends are invited to her visitation on Monday, April 3rd from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Frackville Elks Lodge located at 307 S. Third Street, Frackville. A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Interment will be held in St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made, in Karyn’s name, to St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church at 243 S. Middle Street Frackville, PA 17931.


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