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Schuylkill County Obituaries for July 20, 2023


Skook News Obituaries: July 20, 2023

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 

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Pearl R. Steigerwalt, 90 passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at her home in West Penn Township.

Born in Tamaqua October 13, 1932 she was a daughter of the late Lester and Hattie (Daubenspeck) Malick.

Pearl was a member of Overcomers Holiness Church, Andreas. She retired after working many years in the cafeteria at Morgan Knitting Mill, Tamaqua.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Welles who passed away April 7, 2019, brother Robert Malick, 3 sisters Marion Neuroth, Irene Cawley and Dorothy Gallagher.

Surviving are her daughter Linda Synder and her husband Ronald, 2 son Robert Steigerwalt and his wife Pauline, Dennis Steigerwalt and his wife Vinnett and 4 grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday July 26, 2023 from the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home, 655 E Broad St. Tamaqua, PA 18252 with Rev. Cliff Taylor officiating. Friends may call from 10AM - 11AM at the funeral home.

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

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Tamaqua.


Twila E. Reber
of Wernersville, PA, went home to be with the Lord on July 14, 2023. She was 104 years old. Born in Schuylkill Haven, PA, on May 17, 1919, she was a daughter of Henry & Annie (Reichert) Seigfried.

Twila was the loving wife of Aaron M. Reber, who passed away in 1995. They had been married for 54 years and were among the first people to join the new Phoebe Berks Community in the early 1990’s. Twila has been a resident for 30 years.

Twila's early life was spent in Schuylkill County. Being raised on a farm, she had a natural gift for nurturing. Her home and plants were meticulously tended - - her blueberry patch was renowned. In later years, she resided in Hamburg with her husband. She worked as a supervisor for Hamburg Knitting Mill and was a long-time member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ Summer Hill, in Auburn.

Twila strove to live every day to the fullest. She was a very active person and walked for exercise nearly every day. During covid, she inspired her fellow hallmates to remain active and started a social-distancing exercise class. She was generous with her time and talents and was often preparing meals for others, running errands for neighbors, or assisting with events at Phoebe Village. She loved to crochet and made many blankets and scarves for family, friends and those in need. Her efficient approach to life, tempered with genuine compassion, was to be admired.

Twila was the third of six children, and was preceded in death by all of her siblings: Elmer Seigfried, Evelyn (Seigfried) Fenstermacher, George Seigfried, Jean (Seigfried) Reber, and James Seigfried. She is survived by many nieces and nephews who hold fond memories of spending time at Twila's place, as well as her numerous friends in the Phoebe Community.

Interment will be at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Phoebe Berks, Wernersville, PA, on Saturday July 22, 2023 at 10:30 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Phoebe Berks.


Greg A. "Pep" Seiger
, 65, of S. Crescent St., Tremont, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at home surrounded by his family.

Born on January 31, 1958 in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Harold Sr. and Faye Butler Seiger.

He was a 1975 graduate of Pine Grove Area High School.

Pep was an auto mechanic and last worked at Stavola Corp operating as Summit Anthracite in Hegins.

He was a member of the Pine Grove Wesleyan Church and was presently attending the Pine Grove Community Church.

Pep loved hunting, cars, gardening, metal detecting, the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies and most of all loved playing with his grandchildren and spending time with his family.

Preceding him in death was a sister, Darlene Herring.

Surviving are his wife of 31 years, Carisa Smallwood Seiger; two daughters, Maggie and husband Mathew Boyer of Pine Grove, Melissa and husband Kyle Masser of Pottsville; a son, Tyler and wife Alyssa Seiger of Tremont; three grandchildren, Mason and Mallory Boyer, Caroline Seiger; three brothers, Harold Jr."Rocky" and wife Cheryl Seiger of Tremont, Richard and wife Jackie Seiger of Minersville, Wayne Seiger, Sr. of Donaldson; a sister Susan and wife David Schaeffer of Tremont; nieces and nephews..

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, July 24, 2023 at 4:00 P.M. at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove, with Bob Kensinger officiating. There will be a viewing on Monday, July 24, 2023 from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to either Compassus Hospice & palliative Care, 1001 James Drive Suite B-34, Leesport, PA 19533 or the Pine Grove Community Church, 83 Pleasant Valley Rd., Pine Grove, PA 17963 in his memory.


Shirley A. Adams
, 88, of Pine Grove, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at Providence Place, Pine Grove.

Born on February 4, 1935 in Whitehall, she was a daughter of the late William A. and Florence G. Smith Semmel.

She was a member of Outwood Lutheran Church, Pine Grove.

Shirley had worked at the Garden State Tannery in Pine Grove and the slip factory in Lebanon before becoming a full time homemaker after her children were born.

She loved Winnie the Pooh, eating desserts, Knoebels Grove, and going for drives with her husband Richard.

Preceding her in death were her husband Richard F. Adams, a brother Raymond Semmel; and a son-in-law Steven Kreiser.

Surviving are four daughters, Marie and husband Gregg Umphrey of Deer Lake, Donna and husband Ronald Maurey of Winnsboro, TX, Lisa Kreiser and fiancé Glenn D. Orehek, Melissa and husband Kerry Minnich of Pine Grove; 9 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; a brother William Semmel of Jonestown, a sister-in-law Jean Daubert of Pine Grove; nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Outwood Lutheran Church, Oak Grove Rd., Pine Grove, with Pastor Barry Spatz officiating. There will be a visitation on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 from 10:00 A.M until 11:00 A.M. at the Church. Interment for Shirley and Richard will follow in the Outwood Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Assoc. Inc., 2595 Interstate Dr. Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110 in her memory.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Providence Place and Hospice For All Seasons for their compassion and care they gave to Shirley.

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


Hazel N. Raudenbush
, 90, of Pine Grove (Ravine), passed away July 19, 2023 at the Tremont Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Lincoln (Pine Grove), October 16, 1932, a daughter of the later Phillip and Ethel Bender Schreffler. Hazel was a graduate of the former Porter Tower High School.

She was employed in the garment industry, working at factories in Tower City and Lebanon.

Hazel was a huge ice skating and tennis fan.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Raudenbush; two sisters, Virginia Schreffler and Ina Bowser; a brother, Kenneth Schreffler.

Surviving are her son, Scott Raudenbush (Tammy); two granddaughters, Heather Raudenbush and Holly Ebersole; one great grandson, Colton Ebersole; two sister-in-laws, Jean Raudenbush and Nancy Bohr.

Thank you to the staff at Tremont Health & Rehabilitation Center for your help and overwhelming kindness with her care.

The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., Tower City, is honored to handle private arrangements for Hazel.


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