Monday, April 3, 2023

Schuylkill County Obituaries for April 3, 2023


Skook News Obituaries: April 3, 2023

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Nancy Elaine Moore
, 95, of Frackville, passed away Palm Sunday surrounded by her family at home. She was the widow of William R. Moore,who passed away in 2015. Nancy and Bill were married for 67 years. She grew in in Mahanoy City, a daughter of the late Irene Scanlon Cook and James Cook. Her career as a valued employee of the City Shirt Factory spanned 40 years. Although her employment meant a lot to her, family meant much more. She was a loving mother who will be very deeply missed. 

Her final years weren't easy for Mom due to her long battle with Alzheimer's.

Nancy was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Sister, Kathleen Kershetsky and brothers, Gary and James predeceased her. Surviving are children, William M. Moore of Mahanoy City, and Joseph Moore, Frackville. She is also survived by her grandson, Erik Moore and companion, Michele Barcheski, great granddaughter Emilee Moore, and many nieces and nephews. 

 Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated by the Rev. Kevin P. Gallagher on Wednesday morning April 5 at 10 AM from St. Teresa of Calcutta Church in Mahanoy City, Interment will follow in St. Fidelis Cemetery in Mahanoy Township. 

 Friends may call at the church on Wednesday morning at 9 AM until time of Mass. 

Contributions in Nancy's name to St. Teresa of Calcutta Church would be appreciated by the family and will be accepted at the visitation. 

David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements.


Earl A. “Bounce” Titus
, husband, father, brother, Pap, 88 years of age, of Quakake Road Packer Township, Weatherly, Pennsylvania passed away on Friday, March 31, 2023, as a guest of Schuylkill Center Pottsville.

Born Saturday, September 29, 1934 in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania the son of the late Albert, and Edna (Woodring) Titus. Earl was predeceased by; son, Todd Titus; sisters, Thelma Billig, Myrl Dietrich; brothers, Albert Titus and Tom Titus.

Surviving are; beloved wife of 66 years, Rosalie S. (Knepper) Titus; daughter, Sandra E. Snyder wife of Edward; sons, Albert J. Titus and his wife Donna, Earl A. Titus and his wife Michele, Kyle G. Titus and his wife Allyson; brother, William D. Titus and his wife Barbara, all of Weatherly; 13 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren.

Prior to retirement, Earl worked as an Auto Parts Salesman for Lehighton Automotive. A longtime member of St. Matthews UCC Church of Packer Twp., Earl was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and galivanting the area in his jitney. Earl was a member of Paradise Fishing & Hunting Club. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife on motorcycle road-trips and other cross country vacations. He looked forward to all family events and gatherings.

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home & Cremation Services of 211 First Street Weatherly, Pennsylvania, 18255. (570) 427-4231

A Celebration of Earl's Life will be held on Wednesday April 5th with visitation from 9:30-11:30 and services starting at 11:30 with Pastor Sharon Frye officiating from Phil Jeffries Funeral Home, 211 First Street Weatherly, Pennsylvania.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Earl's memory may be made to: St. Matthews UCC Church, in care of Cindy Bizarre, 2879 Quakake Rd, Weatherly Pa 18255.


Joseph R. "Booty" Challenger
, 85, of Williamstown, passed away Saturday evening, April 1, 2023 at Providence Place Senior Living, Pine Grove with his children by his side.

Born in Williamstown, November 18, 1937, a son of the late Joseph A. and Blanche Walkinshaw Challenger. Booty was a 1955 graduate of the former Williamstown High School where he was the quarterback on the football team, played second base on the baseball team, and was a forward on the basketball team. He also graduated from Williamson Trade School where he was the football team's quarterback for three years.

Booty retired in 1998 from the former AMP, Inc., where he worked for over 29 years as a tool and die maker. He previously worked at Philadelphia Gear Works.

He was an active and faithful member of the Williamstown United Methodist Church, where he dedicated most of his time helping wherever he could. Booty served as a trustee, liturgist, a member and past president of the United Methodist Men's Group, served on the Administrative Board, and was a member of the choir. He was also the Sunday School Superintendent.

Booty was a member of the Liberty Hose Company, #1, Williamstown, a social member of the Williamstown American Legion, and was a member of the Ashlar Lodge F&AM, 570, Lykens for over fifty years.

He was an avid fisherman who loved going camping with his friends. He also was a faithful euchre player and belonged to a dart league. Booty was involved with the Boy Scouts, umpired for the WYAA, and spent time delivering food with Meals on Wheels. He was a huge fan of the Phillies, Eagles, Penn State, and Williams Valley sports teams. Above all, Booty's family was his world. He was his grandchildren's and great grandchildren's biggest fan, going to all of their various events.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Barbara A. Talhelm Challenger, 2009; a daughter-in-law, Barb Challenger; brothers, James and Ronald "Ted" Challenger and a sister Constance Shomper.

Surviving are his two children, Dawn Shiley (Gary), Williamstown, and Bret Challenger (Elizabeth), Schuylkill Haven; four grandchildren, Amy Hummel (Corey), Erica Schreffler (Scott), Daniel and Christie (Mike) Challenger; four step grandchildren, Andrew, Ally, Maria, and Nick Johnson; two great grandsons, Connor and Carson Hummel; a sister in law, Sarah Challenger; his companion, Jane Rubendall; nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

Masonic services will begin at 10:30 on Monday, April 10, 2023 from the Williamstown United Methodist Church, followed by a memorial service with Pastor Amanda Bressler officiating. Private burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery. A luncheon and time of fellowship will be held at the Williamstown American Legion.

Memorial donations can be made to the Williamstown United Methodist Church, 203 N East Street, Williamstown, PA 17098, the Williamstown American Legion, 123 West Market Street, Williamstown, PA 17098, or the Liberty Hose Co. #1, 225 W Broad Street, Williamstown, PA 17098.

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


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