Saturday, April 22, 2023

Schuylkill County Obituaries for April 22, 2023


Skook News Obituaries: April 22, 2023

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Margaret M. Miller
, 76, of Ashland died Thursday evening at home with her family by her side. She was the daughter of the late Rita and Albert Strunk and the granddaughter of the late John and Ann Schlader who were her guardians. She was preceded in death by a sister, Kathryn Venturro.

She graduated in 1965 from Immaculate Heart High School and in 1967 graduated from McCann School of Business.

She was employed at the Ashland State Hospital for 20 years and up until her retirement worked for the Department of Environmental Protection, Pottsville.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law Jackie and Mark Hughes; two grandsons Derek and Drew Hughes; nieces and nephews.

Margaret’s family would like to extend a thank you to Advantage Home Health and Hospice for their caring, compassionate, and supportive service. Her family would also like to extend a special thank you to Margaret’s friend Theresa Harbist for helping with her care at home and a thank you to all her friends for their support.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home Inc. 901 Centre Street Ashland, PA 17921 has been entrusted with the arrangements.


Antoinette Covely, 86, formerly of Port Carbon, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2023 at Schuylkill Center Nursing Home, Pottsville.

Born in Llewellyn, April 17, 1937, She was a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Klepchak) Dembitsky.

Antoinette loved gardening, playing bingo and shopping.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Wayne Covely in 2006, brothers and sisters.

Surviving are son Wayne Covely and his wife Theresa of St. Clair, granddaughter Nicole Frederick and her husband Jerome of Pottsville and granddaughter Lauren Covely of St. Clair.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday April 25, 2023 from the Bruce T. Hart Funeral home, St. Clair, PA 17970. The Rev. Jack Murray will be officiating . Friends may call from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, St. Clair.


Helen Marion Mills
, 87, of Saint Clair, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 16, 2023, at the end of a long day surrounded by many family members.

She was born July 21, 1935, in Branchdale, to the late Kenneth and Helen (McGovern) Romberger.

Helen was a graduate of Pottsville Catholic High School. At age 40, she pursued her lifelong dream of going back to school to become a licensed practical nurse, graduating as the valedictorian of her class.

Her passions also included reading books – immersing herself in the lives of many literary characters; painting – creatively capturing beautiful landscapes, the likenesses of people and animals, as well as experimenting with the abstract; and cats, leaving behind her beloved feline, Leo.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Mary Helen, and a brother, Kenneth.

Helen is survived by two sons, Joseph F. Mills Jr. and wife, Kelly, of Spring Grove, Pa.; Kenneth W. Mills and his fianceƩ, Rachel Raczka, of Saint Clair; and one daughter, Carolyn M. Hoover and husband, Gene, of Waynesboro, Virginia.

Helen was a fierce protector and loved her children deeply, sometimes tough love, maintaining her devotion until the end. Her 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren were also recipients of that affection.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 24, at St. Clare of Assisi RC Church, 250 E. Hancock St., Saint Clair. The Rev. Monsignor William Glosser will be officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hillside SPCA, P.O. Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901. While we grieve the loss of Helen’s life, there is peace in knowing that she will be painting fields of daffodils in heaven.


Raymond C. “Ray” Miller, Sr.
, 68 of Lost Creek passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, April 20, 2023 at his residence.

Born in Ashland on February 6, 1955, he was a son of the late James R. and Elva Jane (Metz) Miller.

He was a graduate of North Schuylkill High School and Thaddeus Stevens Trade School, Lancaster.

Ray was a retired machinist.

Earlier in life, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. In more recent times, he cherished the time spent with his family especially playing various games with his grandchildren. He was an avid dog lover and enjoyed caring for his dogs and all those of his family.

Surviving are his wife, the former Rosaire N. Lally to whom he was married forty-six years; one son, Raymond C. Miller, Jr. of Lost Creek; one daughter, Rayaire Miller at home; three grandchildren, Emma, Aaliyah and Nicholas; his mother-in-law, Ann Marie “Sissy” Lally of Lost Creek; two sisters-in-law, Kathryn Lally and Susan Lally; nieces, cousins and many friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend graveside services on Friday morning, April 28, 2023 at 10:30 am in the Annunciation BVM Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights with Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian officiating.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 South Jardin Street, Shenandoah is in care of the arrangements.


Daniel E. Scheib
, 66, of Tower City passed away Thursday evening, April 20, 2023 at his home surrounded by his family.

Dan was born in Lykens, June 18, 1956, a son of the late Lawrence and Betty Trego Scheib. He was a graduate of Williams Valley High School.

Dan retired after 44 years of service with Richmond Screw/Dayton Superior, Tremont.

He was an avid outdoorsman who could often be found hunting and riding his motorcycles and ATV. He enjoyed going to the races with his family and friends, especially to Dover.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Barbara Miller, and four brothers, Larry, Aaron, Timothy, and Paul Scheib.

Surviving are his wife to whom he celebrated 43 years of marriage on April 7, Denise Schorr Scheib; two sons, Daniel L. Scheib and his wife Sharon, and Donald J. Scheib, both of Tower City; one granddaughter who he adored, Bella Scheib; a sister, Jeanine Blyler and her husband Lenny, Jonestown.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Lingelstown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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


Ada R Fetrow
, age 82, of Minersville, passed away peacefully Friday, April 21, 2023 at Geisinger St. Luke's Hospital, Orwigsburg.

She was born on Monday, May 13, 1940, in Lewisberry, a daughter of the late Charles A Haring and the late Alma M (Harro) Haring.

Ada was a 1958 graduate of New Cumberland High School and attended Messiah College.

She was a member of Calvary Holiness Church, Philadelphia.

Ada enjoyed playing the piano and singing old time hymns. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, going to Roxbury Camp, and taking scenic drives through the countryside..

Her husband, Rev William V Fetrow, passed away in 2011. She was also preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Gerald R. Haring, Ronald L. Haring, Cleon L. Haring, and Darvin C. Haring: and a sister, Sharon J Bushman.

She is survived by two sons, William T. Fetrow and his wife Gayle of Hegins and Timothy E. Fetrow and his wife Judy of Minersville; a daughter, Denise L. Shissler and her husband John of Schuylkill Haven; thirteen grandchildren; three brothers, Robert E. Haring of Mechanicsburg, K. David Haring of Lewisberry, and Daniel L. Haring of Dillsburg; four sisters, Lois M. Pannebaker of Meadville, Anna L. Seifert of Mechanicsburg, Sandra E. Fogle of Lewisberry, and Linda M. Redcay of Newville; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Inc, Valley View, on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at 11:00 am, with Rev. James Yoder officiating.

A viewing will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Thursday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Riverview Memorial Gardens, Halifax.


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