Thursday, June 1, 2023

Schuylkill County Obituaries for June 1, 2023


Skook News Obituaries: June 1, 2023

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Our mother and grandmother, Lois Marie Millet, left us on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, surrounded by angels. She was the wife of the late George A. Millet to whom she was married 65 years at the time of his death in 2015. 

Born in Tamaqua on November 30, 1932, Lois was a daughter of the late Jacob C. and Harriet M. (Kates) Erbe. A 1950 graduate of Tamaqua High School, Lois was a quality control inspector for the former John E. Morgan Knitting Mills, Hometown and was also employed in the cafeterias of the Tamaqua School District. She was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tamaqua and both the Tamaqua and Rush Township Senior Citizens. Lois enjoyed playing bingo, making trips to the casinos, and collecting angel statues in memory of loved ones. She was known for great homemade dishes, especially pierogies, which she shared during her favorite past times of family dinners and spending time with her grandchildren. 

Lois is survived by sons, George E. Millet and his wife, Elaine of Tamaqua and Richard J. Millet and his wife, Ann Marie of Pottsville; grandsons, Robert “Jacob” Long and Samuel “Sam” Long; great grandchildren, Harper and Vaugh Long; and several nephews and nieces. 

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her daughter, Deborah Long in 2006 and sisters, Hazel Arnold and Lorraine D’Angelo. 

Services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua. Interment in Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown will follow the services. Call 9 – 11 AM on Tuesday at the funeral home. 

Memorial donations may be made to St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 Mauch Chunk Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252. 

Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.


Edwin W. Minnich
, 90, of Swopes Valley Rd., Pine Grove, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2023 at home.

Born on October 9, 1932 in Rock, he was a son of the late Frank and Beulah Wert Minnich.

He was an Army Veteran having served in Germany during the Korean Conflict.

Edwin was a Supervisor at Gold Mills in Pine Grove and then worked at Moen in Pine Grove.

He was a life member of the Pine Grove VFW Post 3432.

Edwin would enjoy traveling with his Family to the beach and road trips out west. His last adventure was the Route 66 road trip to the Grand Canyon National Park. He cherished every moment with his family and great grandchildren. He was willing to help anyone he could anyway he can. Now may he rest in peace with our Lord and savior Jesus Christ, Till we meet again, Amen

Preceding him in death were his wife of 54 years, Barbara Ann Zeth Minnich; two sisters, Marie Herring and Dorothy Snyder; and two brothers, Walter Minnich and Floyd Minnich.

Surviving are a daughter, Christine and husband David Zimmerman, a son, Richard Minnich, both of Pine Grove; six grandchildren, Michael, Joshua, and Angela Zimmerman, Melissa and husband Levi Moser, Daniel and Bradley Minnich; five great grandchildren, Josiah Zimmerman, Leonidas, Roman, London and Eliza Moser; a sister, Beatrice Minnich of Pine Grove; a brother, Kenneth and wife Vicky Minnich; nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at Noon, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 312 S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove with Rev. Brian Beissel officiating. There will be a viewing on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 from 10:00 A.M. until Noon at the Church. Interment will follow in Jacob's Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., 139 S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove, Pa. 17963 in his memory to help with the funeral expenses.

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


John King, Jr.
, 67, of First Street, Coaldale, Pennsylvania passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Medical Ctr. in Coaldale, Pennsylvania after a valiant fight against pancreatic cancer.

Born Thursday, November 17, 1955 in Coaldale, Pennsylvania the son of the late John, Sr., and Dorothy (Zelinsky) King.

John is survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, Godchildren, and many friends.

A graduate of Panther Valley High School Class of 1973, he was a starting guard for the football team and catcher for the baseball team. John matriculated to East Stroudsburg University earning a degree in computer science. John was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon-Iota Tau Chapter and served a term as president of the fraternity. John continued to stay in touch with his fraternity friends and brothers. As a member of the East Stroudsburg Alumni Association, he remained a strong supporter of East Stroudsburg athletics. John recently retired from the Lehigh Valley Hospital System as a Senior Systems Analyst and Programmer having worked there for many years. John was a member of St. Joseph's R.C.C. of the Panther Valley, and also belonged to the Coaldale American Russian Citizens Club, the Coaldale Rod & Gun Club, and was a member of the Sons of the Coaldale American Legion, Post 170. He was an avid baseball fan and owned Philadelphia Eagles season tickets for many years. John loved to attend Eagles games with his aunt and uncle, cousins and friends. He was a proud supporter and season ticket holder of the Iron Pigs and lifelong Oakland Athletics baseball fan. John enjoyed shooting darts and played in local softball leagues with Student's Cafe and the Russian Club. He travelled to many Penn State Football Games as a member of the Penn State Club of Carbon County, and also played guard for Pollock's Championship Flag Football Team. In his leisure time, John enjoyed ME TV and spending time with his family.

John was both patient and kind as well as a terrific son, who over the past few years was the caregiver for both his mother and father.

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

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday June 5, 2023 at 2 o'clock P.M. from St. Joseph's R.C.C. Located at 462 West Ludlow Street Summit Hill, Pennsylvania 18250. Friends may call in church from 1:00 P.M. until the time of Mass.

Interment will be in Sky View Memorial Park, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

Memorials in his name to:
Tamaqua/Carbon American Cancer Society
33 West Ridge Street
Lansford, Pennsylvania 18232
St. Joseph's R.C.C. of the Panther Valley


Sandra Louise Fetterman
, 85, a resident of Ringtown, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on Thursday, June 1, 2023.

Sandy was born in Potomac Heights, MD, on January 7, 1938, a daughter of the late Howard and Virginia (Byerly) Warnick.

She worked as a field representative and interviewer for both the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) and the US Census Bureau until her retirement.

Sandy was the first president of the former Ringtown Lioness Club, and later a member of the former Ringtown Lions Club. She was also a longtime member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Ringtown.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, three brothers and a son, David.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Ronald Fetterman, along with their two children, Darlene, wife of Raymond Manjone and Timothy Fetterman and his wife Kimberly.

Grandchildren, Meredith, Amanda, Tami, Anthony, Staci, Kristopher, Jenna and Francis, along with 11 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild survive. A sister, Virginia Rhoads also survives along with nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for Sandra's family will be held at a later date. You are welcome to make a donation in her memory to the Capital Campaign Fund of St. John's Lutheran Church in Ringtown.

The Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, Inc., is honored to serve Sandy's family during their time of need.


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