Saturday, April 1, 2023

Schuylkill County Obituaries for April 1st, 2023


Skook News Obituaries: April 1, 2023

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Mary L. Anthony
, 92, of Pottsville, passed away on March 30, at The Gardens at York Terrace, Pottsville.

Born in Pottsville, she was born on May 9, 1930.

Mary worked in the textile industry for many years before becoming a crossing guard. She also worked for ZRM Lamp Factory, Pottsville.

She attended Trinity Lutheran Church, Pottsville, for many years. She enjoyed playing the piano and keyboard, spending time watching old movies and shows like the Family Feud and The Price is Right. Her son, Brian, convinced her to become a Steelers fan and she enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by her son, Brian Anthony, and his wife, Amber, Berwick, step son, Mark Anthony, step daughter, Jeanie Zimerofski, 12 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her husbands, Arthur John Urban and Casimir Anthony, two daughters, Judy Urban Henry, Pelagia Jean Franklin, a sister, Edna Wenrich.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 8th at 2:00 PM at Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home, 515 W. Market Street, Pottsville with Pastor Chris Rotharp officiating. Friends and family can attend a viewing from 1:00 PM till the time of the service. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.


Nancy L. Olson, 78, Girardville, passed away peacefully Friday, March 31st at Mount Carmel Senior Living Community.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home Inc., Girardville.


Suzanne C. Rovito RN
, 74, Englewood, Frackville passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 30th at Shenandoah Senior Living Community.

Born in Shenandoah, she was a daughter of the late Gustav and Lila McAndrew Welna.

She was a graduate of the former Immaculate Heart High School. She then became a LPN before graduating from the Pottsville School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse. She was employed for the former Pottsville Hospital and also worked at the SCI Mahanoy and SCI Frackville Prisons for 15 years until her retirement.

She had a love for animals and enjoyed playing the lottery.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her three sisters: Elaine Welna, Karen Welna and Peggy Huss.

Suzanne is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, James J. Rovito; her sister, Cynthia Welna; her sister-in-law, Lois Dormer; a niece and three nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, April 6th at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph the Worker Parish (St. Ann’s Church) with Rev. Giuseppe Esposito, pastor, as the celebrant. Friends and family are invited to her visitation at the church on Thursday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of mass. Interment will follow mass at Annunciation BVM Cemetery, Englewood, Frackville.


Lois M. Stickloon
, age 91, of Pottsville, PA passed away Friday, March 31st, 2023 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Schuylkill, East, Pottsville.

Born in Saint Clair, PA on September 26, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Gustav and Mary (Hovanis) Stickloon, Sr.

Lois was a graduate of Port Carbon Soldier's Memorial High School, Class of 1949, she worked as a clerk for Phillips Van Heusen for 45 years until retiring and was of the Protestant faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers: Donald and Gustav Stickloon Jr
Lois is survived by a nephew Michael Stickloon, Peru, Central America and good friend and neighbor Gerry Kuperavage, Port Carbon.

Funeral Services and interment will be held private.

The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home in Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements.


Albert G. Stankavage, Sr.
, 80, of Frackville, passed away Thursday, March 30th, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa.. 

Albert was born in Ashland, Pa. on July 5, 1942, and raised in Frackville, a son of the late Julia (Hastina) and Alphonsus Stankavage. He was the husband of Shirley Ann (Beckett) Stankavage. He was a member of the Lighthouse Church Orwigsburg, . Albert served his country in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne Div. with 42 “jumps” involvement. He was former steel mill worker having retired from Carpenter Technology. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Celine Trynosky, and Frances Greene. 

 Albert is survived by his wife, Shirley, three sons Albert G. Stankavage Jr, Curt Stankavage, and Brian Stankavage. Albert is also survived by a brother, Joseph Stankavage, and a sister, Colleen Kaplafka. He is also survived by grandsons, Mason & Josh Stankavage, and a granddaughter, Ava Stankavage. 

A Religious Service as well as military honors will be held at 9:30 am, Thursday, April 6th at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. The family asks that all wishing to attend, process from the Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc.104 S. 4th st., Minersville.

The procession to Indiantown Gap will depart sharply at 8:30 am from the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lighthouse Church 10 Hollenbush Ln, Orwigsburg, PA. 17961. 

Interment at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc. Minersville, entrusted with the arrangements.


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