Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Schuylkill County Obituaries for August 16, 2023


Skook News Obituaries: August 16, 2023

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 

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Olga (Baranovich) Kuzma
, 96 years of age, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, as a guest of Luther Crest in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Born Friday, August 12, 1927, in Coaldale, Pennsylvania. The daughter of the late Matthew, Sr., and Elizabeth (Lyssy) Baranovich. Olga was also predeceased by; husband, John "Dick" Kuzma; sisters, Anna Valuch, Mildred Baranovich, Susan Fisher; brothers, Matthew Baranovich, Jr., and John Baranovich.

Surviving are; son, David John Kuzma of Lehighton; daughter, Suzanne Smith Elverson; grandchildren, Scott, Shelby, Nathan, Nolan, Sam. Many nieces and nephews also survive Olga.

A 1945 graduate of the former Coaldale High School, Olga had worked for Sears & Roebuck for over 30 years in their Lansford, Pa., Levittown, Pa., Trenton, NJ., and Lumberton, NJ. stores. A longtime member of St. John Slovak Lutheran Church of Lansford, Olga was a doting mother, and beloved grandmother. She will be deeply missed by all.

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

Interment St. John Slovak Lutheran Cemetery East White Street Summit Hill, Pennsylvania 18250

Memorials in her name to:
St. John Slovak Lutheran Church
1 East Abbott Street
Lansford, Pennsylvania 18232


Paul "Charlie" Samuel Fegley, Sr.
, 86, of Moyers Station Rd., Schuylkill Haven, PA, went to be with The LORD on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at home surrounded by loved ones.

Born on April 1, 1937 in Pine Grove, he was a son of the late Horace and Annie Herring Fegley.

Paul married Gloria Bowen on April 21, 1956 and they celebrated their 67th anniversary this year.

Paul is of the Protestant faith.

He attended Cressona High School. As a boy, he worked on his family's farm, mined coal as a teenager, operated heavy equipment machines, drove truck long distance, and was a fantastic mechanic. Paul could figure out the problem and the solution whether dealing with electrical, plumbing, heating, vehicles, construction, and pretty much anything else. He passed his ability to tinker on to his children and grandchildren. For certain, we always knew that we could call Dad, no matter the problem, and he would always take care of us (usually with a few aiy-yi-yi-yi-yies, some ohNellies, and sometimes a whole lot of jumpins,jumpins,jumpins,jumpins,jumpins!)

Paul has always been a fun-loving jokester, and all of the grandkids and great grandkids love going to Nanny and Pappy's house, where they'd usually find Pappy sitting on the front porch glider enjoying his hummingbirds.

Preceding him in death were an infant daughter, Kelly; grandson David Jr.; infant great grandson, Cory; son-in-law Freddie Moyer; his beloved dog, Squiggles; five brothers, Gene, Joe, Horace, Harold and Ernest Fegley; three sisters, Grace Emerich, Helen Zimmerman, and Mildred Weston.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his beloved family, Virginia Moyer, Paul II (Deb), Tracy Potts (Kenneth), David (Kerry), Robert, and Sandra Hilbert (Dusty); grandchildren, Freddie, Jennifer, Paul III, Michael, Angela, Kenneth, Rebecca, Kelly, Lauren, Emily, Austin, Heather, and Heath; 23 great grandchildren; a sister Freda Bazely; and a very spoiled dog named Foxy.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2023 at Noon at St. Mark's (Brown's) Church, 151 Summer Hill Rd. Schuylkill Haven, Pa. 17972 with Rev. Eugene Eckroth officiating. There will be a viewing on Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 10:30 A.M. until Noon at the Church. Interment will follow at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.

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


It is with profound sadness that the family of Debra Ann Hrichak, announce her peaceful passing on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at the age of 62 years. She was diagnosed with cancer in October of 2018. As a true warrior, Debra battled this disease over the past five years through extensive surgeries and countless treatments.

Born in Pottsville, on November 14, 1960, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Magdalene Maskerines. Debra was a 1978 graduate of Pottsville Area High School and a longtime resident of Minersville. She was an employee of the Lehigh Valley Hospital, formerly Good Samaritan Hospital, for 45 years.

Debra was a member of Holy Family Parish of Minersville.

Debra is survived by her husband, Michael Hrichak, with whom she would have celebrated 40 enchanting years of marriage this October. In addition, she will be deeply missed by her daughter, Tiffany Bayer, wife of Brandon, Auburn; four grandchildren, Landon, Madison, Adelynn, and Camryn; sisters, Diane Naradko, wife of Robert, Saint Clair, and Donna Hessler, wife of Kevin, Kenhorst; nieces and nephews.

Debra had the biggest heart and the most beautiful smile. She devoted her life to her family. Debra and Michael were best friends and soulmates. They exemplified an unconditional love that was worthy of admiration. Debra remained committed to attending her grandchildren's sporting events and activities. In her spare time, she loved to garden, shop, and the atmosphere of the casinos.

The family will accept visitors at Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury Street, Minersville, on Monday from 6 PM and on Tuesday from 6 AM. Visitation will end promptly at 9:15 AM when procession will form. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 A.M. in St. Michael the Archangel Church, 539 Sunbury Street, Minersville. The family requests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society. Interment will be in Queen of the Universe Cemetery, Norwegian Township.


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