Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Schuylkill County Obituaries for April 18, 2023


Skook News Obituaries: April 18, 2023

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Thomas J.” Tommy” Smith
, 38, Frackville, passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning at his residence.

Born in Pottsville, he was a son of Mary Teresa “Terri” Tenaglia Smith, Frackville and the late Thomas F. Smith.

He was employed as a machine operator at Hexcel.

He was a 2002 graduate of the former Cardinal Brennan High School. Growing up, he enjoyed playing baseball and football. Tommy was a Philadelphia sports fan following the Eagles, Phillies and Flyers. He was an avid Notre Dame fan having traveled out to South Bend many times for games. In his free time he enjoyed spending time with his friends four wheeling, shooting pool, camping and attending the Pocono Races.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Mary Tenaglia and his paternal grandparents Robert and Elizabeth Smith.

Tommy is survived by his mother Terri Smith and his maternal grandfather James Tenaglia, Frackville and also by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 24th from the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville, with Rev. Giuseppe Esposito, officiating. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Monday from 9:30 until the time of service.

Interment will be in Saint Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Fountain Springs.

Sign the guestbook, leave personal condolences and for further information, please visit www.thomasmsullivanfuneralhome.com

Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home Inc., Frackville is in charge of the arrangements.


Michele Renninger, 65, of Pottsville, passed away on April 14th at home.

Born in Carlise, she was born on March 8th 1958. She was a daughter of Robert Frank, Sr., Pottsville, and the late Margret (Kelley) Frank.

Michele was a Blue Mountain graduate and a retired truck driver and dispatcher for Walmart.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her sister Terry and her husband Nicholas, her brother Robert Frank Jr.and his wife Veta, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

Michele was preceded in death by her mother, Margret Kelley, her brother Shane Frank, and her sister Patricia Reichert.

Private services will be held at convenience of the family, Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral home is entrusted with arrangements.


Vincent R. Wade
, 84, of St. Clair, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at LVHN-Schuylkill, Pottsville, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Pottsville, August 6, 1938, he was a son of the late Harold and Anna (Post) Wade.

He was a 1957 graduate of Nativity B.V.M. High School. He retired from Howell’s Tire Service in Pottsville after 27 years.

Vincent was a member of St. Clare of Assisi and the former St. Boniface R.C. Churches in St. Clair. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather whose greatest joy in life was being with his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers; Joseph, William, Stephen, Edward and Leonard Wade and a sister Dolores Barnes.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Mary B. (Quirin) Wade; 2 daughters Marie Ryan and her husband Joseph of Pottsville; Angela Morgan and her husband Matthew of Cressona; son Mark Wade and his wife Samantha of Burke, VA; Grandchildren Megan and Madison Ryan; Nicholas, Grace and Luke Morgan; Kaitlyn and Ashley Wade; brother Patrick Wade; sisters Joanne Everdale, Mary Troutman and Loretta Snitzer; Nieces and Nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00am Thursday April 20, 2023 from St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 250 E. Hancock St. St. Clair, PA 17970 with Msgr. William Glosser officiating; Friends may call from 6:00-8:00pm Wednesday and 9:30-10:30am Thursday at the Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, 110 N. 2nd St. St. Clair, PA 17970. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Clare of Assisi Memorial Fund at the above address or the St. Clair Historical Society, 24 North Nichols St., Saint Clair PA. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery, Arnot’s Addition.


Eleanor M. Barron
, 94, of Pottsville, formerly of East Railroad Street New Ringgold, passed away Sunday, April 16th, at Seton Manor Inc.

Eleanor was born in Pottsville on October 31, 1928, a daughter of the late Sallie (Heiser) and Irvin Alfred Miller.

She was the widow of Nelson Theodore Barron.

She worked as a Machine Operator many years at Zulick’s Shoe Factory and she enjoyed volunteering at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary.

Eleanor is survived by her two daughters, Susan Barron, of Harrisburg and Sandra Schmit, wife of Michael, of Fleetwood, PA.

She is also survived by her grandchildren Steven Schmit, husband of Jessica; Jeffrey Schmit, husband of Kathy and Lisa Abbinanti, wife of James. Her great grandchildren are Kyler, Molly, Brooke and Joey Schmit; Jacob and Dylan Abbinanti. Eleanor is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by brothers Richard and Clarence Miller and Sisters Edith Miller and Betty Hartman.

Services are private at the convenience of family and entrusted to the Hamilton - Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Orwigsburg.


Michael Worchick, Jr.
, 76, of Minersville, passed away at Fox SubAcute at South Philadelphia on Saturday.

Born on August 28, 1946, in New Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Michael Worchick, Sr. and the late Violet T. Zimerofsky Worchick. He was a 1966 graduate of Minersville Area High School, where he played football. He was employed at Telefex, Reading.

He was a member of Holy Family Parish, Minersville. He was a board member of the Minersville Municipal Authority. He was a longtime volunteer in the fire and EMS services, having served as past vice-president of the former Independent Hose Company (now Minersville Fire and Rescue). He was a board member of the Minersville Fire Relief Association. He had served as an Emergency Medical Technician with the Minersville Good Will Ambulance. As a CPR instructor, he was instrumental in teaching this life-saving technique to many individuals throughout Schuylkill County.

Mike is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Bonita “Bonnie Fanok; two daughters, Barbara Poncelet, Orwigsburg, and Karen Worchick (fiancĂ©, Kerry Kegley), Fogelsville; three granddaughters, Katharine Poncelet, Anastasia Poncelet, and Zoe Worchick. He is also survived by his sister, Violet Woodford, Minersville; two brothers-in-law, Joseph Kostyal and Jeffrey Kostyal; a sister-in-law, Carole Fanok; nieces and nephews.

The family will accept visitors at Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury Street, Minersville, on Thursday from 6:00 P.M. and on Friday from 6:00 A.M. until 9:15 A.M. when procession will form. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. in St. Michael the Archangel Church, 539 Sunbury Street, Minersville. Committal and interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Mike's name to The ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Road, Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002.


William Thomas “Bill” Reynolds Jr.
, Orwigsburg passed away at his residence on Sunday, April 16th. Born in Pottsville on January 10th, 1956, he was the son of the late William and Edna Reynolds of Black Heath, Minersville.

Bill was a graduate of Minersville Area High School, class of 1974, after which, he attended and graduated from Millersville University where he obtained a degree in Special Education. Bill later attended Penn State University, where he earned a second degree in Electrical Engineering. Bill was most recently employed at Omnova Solutions in Auburn. In his free time, he took great joy in coaching his children’s’ sports teams.

Bill married the love of his life, Donna Valentine Reynolds on April 27th, 1985, with whom he would have celebrated 38 years of marriage later this month. Together they had three children, Jessica, William III, and Michael. Bill will be affectionately remembered for his love of cooking, extensive knowledge of baseball and history, and his undying love and devotion for his family.

Bill is survived by his wife, Donna and their three children; a sister, Ellen, and her husband, Greg, of Neffs, PA; a brother, Phillip, and his wife, Connie, of Jameson, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 22 at 10:30 AM at St. Ambrose Parish in Schuylkill Haven by Monsignor Edward Zemanik. Interment will follow at St. Patrick Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville, PA. A visitation with the family will be held at St. Ambrose Chapel on Saturday from 9:00-10:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: St. Ambrose Church Memorial Fund, 201 Randel, St., Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972.

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


Dean R. Daubert, age 59, of Palo Alto, PA passed away Sunday, April 16th, 2023 at Aristacare at Meadow Springs in Plymouth Meeting.

Born in Pottsville, PA on November 18, 1963, he was the son of the late Frederick Arthur and Barbara (Bressler) Arthur, who survives him.

Dean was a graduate of Pine Grove High School, Class of 1983. He worked in maintenance at Atlantic Track and Turnout. Dean was a member of the Citizen's Fire Company in Palo Alto. He loved hunting, racing, and watching his grandchildren dirt bike race. Dean was always building things and had the biggest caring heart.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his adopted parents Luke and June (Hoffman) Daubert and a brother Leroy Arthur.

Dean is survived by his wife of 36 years, Ann Marie (Ditzler) Daubert, Palo Alto; two sons: David J. Daubert and his fiance' Kara Sikora, Pine Grove and Carl B. Daubert, Palo Alto; six grandchildren: Ryan, Cole, Caiden, Kaydence, Miyah, and Isabella; brothers: Lynn Daubert and Fred Arthur; sisters: Barbara Arthur and Ann Loughran; and nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Society of St. Stephen Church in Port Carbon. at 10AM on Friday, April 21st, with Rev. Edward Connolly officiating.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Thursday evening from 6-8PM and Friday morning from 8:30-9:30AM at Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home in Port Carbon.

Interment will be in the St. Stephen Cemetery in Port Carbon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dustin's Adventureland, P.O. Box 132 Pottsville, PA 17901.


Gregory J. Bohmer
, 67 years of age, of Ridge Terrace, Coaldale, Pennsylvania died on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at home.

Born Monday, December 26, 1955 in Philadelphia, the son of the late Emerick, and Gertrude (Driess) Bohmer. Greg was also predeceased by his brother, Emerick Bohmer.

Surviving are; sister, Denise M. Rossi wife of John of Merchantville, NJ.; 4 nephews, and 1 niece.

A graduate of Abington High School in Jenkintown, Greg had worked for Wal-Mart for a number of years. He was a talented carpenter who like to refinish furniture and provide handyman services. Greg was an avid reader, and good cook.

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


Cheryl K. Bohr
, 80, of Auburn, passed away April 15, 2023. In the week before her passing, she was surrounded by her family and loved ones. Born in Rapid City, South Dakota on April 25, 1942, she was the daughter of Clayton and Beverly (Snell) Howe.

After graduating from Pine Grove High School in 1960, she was employed by the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. While raising her children, she was employed at Gold Mills in Pine Grove, the Truck Stops of America, Frystown, and lastly at Plain and Fancy Donut Shop in the Cressona Mall. Cheryl was of the Lutheran faith.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jesse Dreisbach, and brothers, Rene Howe and Michael Maurer. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Glenn I. Bohr, who treated her like a princess; two daughters, Kimberly Stoppi (Michael) and April Dissinger (Lane); three sons, Todd Dreisbach, Drew Dreisbach (Renee), and Glenn Bohr, Jr.; and two sisters, Sheila Maurer and Melanie Behrent (David); 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

At the request of the family, funeral services will be private. Memorials in

honor of Cheryl may be made to the Salvation Army of Pottsville, 400 Sanderson Street, Pottsville, PA 17901. Visit www.Fritzfuneralhome.com. The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of funeral arrangements.


Guy W. "Jack" Schaeffer, Sr.
, 91, of W. Mill St., Pine Grove, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at home.

Born on May 8, 1931 in Pine Grove, he was a son of the late Philip J. and Rhea C Trumbore Schaeffer.

He was a 1949 graduate of Pine Grove High School.

Jack had worked for Bethlehem Steel in Lebanon.

He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies fan and enjoyed gardening.

Preceding him in death were his wife Marian M. Zimmerman Schaeffer; a daughter, Patricia Gilbert; a granddaughter Tracy Schaeffer; two sisters, Gloria Reinoehl and Betty Haldeman; a brother, Phillip Schaeffer; and a niece Carol Cooper.

Surviving are two sons, Guy "Jack" Schaeffer, Jr., John and wife Terry Schaeffer, both of Pine Grove; grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley and husband Ray "Abie" Krammes, Gladys and husband Bobby Donofrio, both of Pine Grove; many nieces and nephews.

All Services will be held at the convenience of the family with SALM John Ziegler officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place Suite 170, Bethlehem, Pa. 18017 or www.cancer.org or Penn State Cancer Research c/o University Development P.O. Box 852 Hershey, PA 17033 in his memory.

The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements


Jean V. Vlamis, 80, Frackville, passed away at her home on Sunday, April 16th.

Born in Connerton, she was a daughter of the late George and Violet Yenetskie.

She was a 1960 graduate of the former Immaculate Heart High School, Fountain Springs. After high school, she graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Ashland School of Nursing.

Jean is survived by her nephews.

Graveside services will be held for Jean at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 24th at Annunciation BVM Cemetery in the Englewood section of Frackville with Rev. Giuseppe Esposito officiating.

Sign the guestbook, leave personal condolences and for further information, please visit www.thomasmsullivanfuneralhome.com

Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home Inc., Frackville is in charge of the arrangements.


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