Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Schuylkill County Obituaries for May 30, 2023


Skook News Obituaries: May 29, 2023

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


James Joseph Orff, 52, of Minersville, passed away Sunday, May 28th, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. 

James was born in Pottsville, Pa. on December 20, 1970, a son of Joan M. (Lord) Orff and the late Charles F. Orff. He was a member of Saint Michael the Archangel of the Holy Family Parish Minersville. He was employed in the Receiving Dept. at Wegmans Distribution Center. He was formerly employed in receiving at Boscov's Department store for 30 years. 

He was a Member of the Good Intent #1 Fire Co., Llewellyn, and the New Minersville Fire Co. 

In addition to his mother, Joan, James is survived by a sister, Nicole M. Orff, as well as a companion, Lynn Sabadish. 

 All are respectfully invited to attend a Visitation 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, June 1st at Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville. As well as from 7:00 am to 9:30 am Friday morning at the funeral home. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Friday, June 2nd at Saint Michael the Archangel of the Holy Family Parish in Minersville, with Reverend Jason F. Stokes officiating. 

Interment Mount Peace Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Parish Memorial Fund. 

Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville entrusted with the arrangements.


Darlene M. (Symons) Menchefsky
, 67, formerly of St. Clair, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 28th, 2023, at Shenandoah Senior Living Center.

Born on December 16, 1955, in St. Clair, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Corandi) Symons.

Darlene was a dedicated individual who found purpose in helping others. For many years, she worked as a nurses aide at Rest Haven Nursing Center and provided compassionate home healthcare. Her commitment to caring for others left a lasting impact on those she served.

Darlene was a faithful member of the former St. Mary's Catholic Church in St. Clair, where she found solace and strength in her faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerard, who passed away on December 11, 1993, and her mother-in-law, Elizabeth Menchefsky.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving son, Albert, and his wife, Amber Menchefsky, St. Clair, and her devoted daughter, Christine, and her husband, Joseph Selbi, Shenandoah. Darlene's greatest joy came from her role as a grandmother to Steven, Melissa and her husband, Kameron, Kathy, Jennifer, Christopher, and Hailey. She also adored her great-grandchildren, Isaac and Brayden. Darlene leaves behind a niece, Heather, who held a special place in her heart.

One of Darlene's greatest joys in life was spending time with her family. Whether it was sharing meals, celebrating holidays, or simply enjoying each other's company, she cherished these moments deeply. Her love and dedication to her family will forever be remembered and cherished by those she leaves behind.

Funeral services in memory of Darlene will be held on June 5th at 12:00PM at Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home, 515 W. Market Street, Pottsville with Rev. Msgr. William Glosser officiating. Following the service, interment will take place in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.

A viewing will be held from 11:00 AM till the time of the service.


Mary K. Boran
, 95, formerly of St. Clair, passed peacefully surrounded by her family, Sunday May 28, 2023, at Seton Manor, Orwigsburg.

Born in Pottsville, May 29, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Mary (Higgins) Hagan.

Mary worked many years in the local garment industry before retiring from Boyer Bakery, Orwigsburg.

She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, St. Clair.

She was preceded in death by her husband William E. Boran in 1973, son Michael Boran in 1997, and a sister Margaret Androsko.

Surviving are a 2 sons Thomas Boran and his wife Penny of Linglestown; son John Boran and his wife Michelle of Pottsville; daughter Barbara Boran of Orwigsburg; 7 grandchildren Jeremy Hess, Lindsey Boran, Kyle Boran and his companion Rui Wang, Sean Boran and his wife Janai, Molly Hook and her husband Trey, Meghan Boran, Kelley Johnson, 2 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 AM Saturday from St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 250 E. Hancock St. St. Clair with Msgr. William F. Glosser officiating. Friends may call from 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Clair Community and Historical Society 24 North Nichols Street St. Clair, PA 17970. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville.


Albert 'AJ' Zimmerman, Jr.
, 22, passed away unexpectedly at home in Mt. Carmel on May 26, 2023.

AJ was born in Pottsville on September 3, 2000, son of Dawn Herring and Albert Zimmerman, Sr.

He attended the Tri-Valley School, and was currently a stay home dad, who enjoyed spending time with his son, Lex, who he adored dearly. He also enjoyed listening to music.

AJ was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Robert McAndrew, Sr.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son, Lex, and was expecting the arrival of a daughter, Iris, this summer.

He is also survived by sisters, Tammra Huben and Desitini Schannauer, and a brother, Gavin Schannauer.

His maternal grandmother, Christine Hummel survives, as does his paternal grandparents, Gene Zimmerman and Bernadette Kalenkoski, along with nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Sunday evening at 7 PM at the Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, 412 West Main Street, Ringtown. Visitation with AJ's family will be from 5 PM until the time of the service.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, monetary memorial donations will be accepted at the Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, to establish a trust for the future care of his children.


Georgia Mazzuca, 72 of Pottsville, died peacefully Tuesday at home.

She was born September 29, 1950 in New York, NY, a daughter of the late Andrew and Jean Palmour Micklo.

She was a 1969 graduate of Pottsville Area High School.

Georgia was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville.

She was preceded in death by Michael Mazzuca; her brothers, Barry, Gregory, and Larry Micklo; a sister, Andrea Gayeski;

Surviving are a son, Marcus Mazzuca, Pottsville; a daughter, Gina Mazzuca and her husband, David New, Mechanicsburg; 2 grandsons Don and George New; nieces and nephews.

Graveside Service of Remembrance will be held Friday at 11AM from St. John No. 2 Cemetery, Pottsville, with Deacon John E. Quirk officiating. The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions in memory of Georgia be made to the Pennsylvania Rivers Chapter of the American Red Cross, 3939 Broadway, Allentown, PA 18104. Arrangements are under the care of James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville.


Agnes J. Notaro
, 85, of Kelayres, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born in West Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Helen (Arendash) Martineck.

She was a member of Church of All Saints, McAdoo.

Agnes enjoyed caring for her family. She loved cooking, baking, and sharing it all with others. She also enjoyed decorating for every season and spending her time solving crossword puzzles.

Agnes was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and she will be sadly missed by all.

Preceding her in death, were her brothers, Edward, Thomas, and Bernard Martineck; and sisters, Margaret McDermott and Helen Yacina.

Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Peter M. Notaro; son Michael Notaro and wife Mary Beth, of Kelayres; daughters Tami Drob and husband Willie, of McAdoo; Jackie Steber and husband Joe, of Drums; and Sue Greshko and husband Brian, of West Hazleton; grandchildren, Scott Drob and significant other April Grocki, Danny Merrick and wife Sherilyn, Justin Merrick and wife Jordan, Christy Panzarella and husband Tony, Megan McGowan and husband Matt, Michael Notaro and wife Kristina; and Noah Blew; great-grandchildren, Sofia, Isabelle, Mira, Lilah, Quinn, Marlowe, Isla and Luke; and many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held Friday. The Rev. Msgr. William Baker and the Rev. Eugene Ritz will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial in Church of All Saints, McAdoo, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, McAdoo.

A calling hour will be held Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. in the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association, at www.diabetes.org.

The Damiano Funeral Home Inc., McAdoo, is assisting the family with arrangements.


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