Monday, May 1, 2023

Schuylkill County Obituaries for May 1st, 2023


Skook News Obituaries: May 1, 2023

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


CDR. James J. Haffey Jr., USNR (Ret.), 74, of Deer Lake, passed away April 29 at home.

A viewing will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Geschwindt-Stabingas Ebling, FHI, Schuylkill Haven. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Ambrose RCC, Schuylkill Haven, with viewing from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Ambrose Cemetery.

A full obituary will follow upon completion.


Barbara Ann Maberry
, 78, of Hamburg, passed away Monday, April 24th, at St. Joseph's Medical Center, Reading, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Pottsville on June 6, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Robert & Roberta (Moyer) Roeder.

She was the widow of Travis Jay Maberry, Jr. who passed away in 1997.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is also preceded in death by an infant brother, Baby Boy Roeder.

Barbara was a 1962 graduate of Blue Mountain High School.

She was last employed by Cabela's in customer service. Barbara had also worked for the Reading Phillies as a concession stand manager, as well as K-Mart as lead cashier.

Barbara loved her cats, attending craft shoes, and outings to the casino; but above all else, she adored her family.

Barbara is survived by two sons: Scott A. Maberry, husband of Kathleen, of Hamburg; & Jeffrey R. Maberry, of Jefferson Township; three grandchildren: Amanda R. Maberry, Mark Flammer, & Andrew Flammer, a great-granddaughter, Kiera, a sister, Beverly Kerschner, wife of Daniel, a brother, Dale Roeder, all of Auburn; and nieces & nephews.

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, May 1st at Geschwindt Stabingas Ebling Funeral Home, Inc., Schuylkill Haven, with Lisa Johnson officiating. A viewing will be held at the funeral home from 9:30 AM until the time of service.

Interment will follow at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.

The family prefers remembrances in the form of contributions to American Stroke Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.


Russell L. Brobst III
, 44, Frackville passed away tragically on Sunday, April 30th as a result of an automobile accident.

Born in Pottsville, he was a son of Russell L. Brobst Jr. and his wife Diane Compinski Brobst, Frackville. He was employed as a HVAC technician with Ingersoll Rand.

Russ was a 1997 graduate of North Schuylkill High School, where he was also inducted into the football hall of fame in 2002. He went on to Wilkes University, where he continued his education and football career. He also helped coached football at Cardinal Brennan and North Schuylkill.

Russ was a family oriented guy and was always there to help any family or friends in need. His son, Brantley was his world and enjoyed playing and working together.

Russ was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Russell L. Brobst Sr. and Joyce Brobst; his maternal grandparents, Albert and Eleanor Compinski; his uncles: Charles Long, Ronald and Paul Compinski.

In addition to his parents Russell and Diane, he is survived by his son Brantley Brobst; his sisters: Amanda Brobst, Frackville; Megan and her husband Thomas Ward, Barnesville and their son Thomas Ward IV; his companion Jessica Ludwig and her children Hunter and Nhysia, whom Russ considered his own; several uncles, aunts and cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 6th at 1 pm at the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville with Rev. Giuseppe Esposito officiating. Friends are invited to his visitation at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:30 am until the time of service. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made, in Russ’s memory, to his children in care of Megan Ward at 19 Beech Lane Barnesville, PA 18214.

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


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