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Schuylkill County Obituaries for August 30, 2023


Skook News Obituaries: August 30, 2023

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 

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Suzan Weber
, 83, of Ashland passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, August 29th, 2023. She was born in Ashland on February 25, 1940 to Jennie (Patterson) and Robert Beck.

Suzan was retired from North Schuylkill School District where she worked in their cafeteria for over 30 years.

She spent most of her time with her late husband, John (Jack) Weber dancing and enjoying time with their grandchildren and great grandchildren (they never missed a sporting event).

Suzan was of the Protestant faith and was a member of Zion’s United Church of Christ in Ashland.

Post retirement Suzan spent her days painting ceramics with her longtime friend, Carol Troutman and attending events with her friends at the Frackville Senior Citizens Center.

Suzan was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, John (Jack) Weber; brothers Robert Beck, Harry Beck, Joseph Beck, Charles Beck, Marvin (Pal) Beck; and sister Helen Sweeney.

She is survived in death by; sister Mary Jane Maurer, AL; her three children John Weber of Ashland, Tammy Halsey of Minersville and Robert Weber (Vicki) of Parrish, Florida; Grandchildren Deanna Weber, Gretchen Halsey, Morgan Englert, Anissa Wells, Jennilyn Kelsey, Shauna Weber and Juliann Woulard; Great grandchildren Lily, Milla, Everleigh, Ava, Braylen, MaryKate, Kinsley, Beckhem and William; several nieces & nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday September 2nd at 11:00 AM at Zion’s Reformed United Church of Christ, 2400 Centre St, Ashland PA 17921. A viewing for family and friends will be from 9:30-11:00 AM on Saturday September 2nd at the church. Burial will follow services at Christ Church Cemetery-Fountain Springs.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Suzan’s memory to Zion’s Reformed United Church of Christ, Memorial Fund, 2400 Centre St, Ashland PA 17921.

Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home Inc. 901 Centre Street Ashland, PA 17921 has been entrusted with the arrangements.


Eileen Rowland, 95, of Girardville passed away peacefully at Serenity Gardens in Kulpmont early Wednesday morning August 30, 2023.

Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home Inc. 901 Centre Street Ashland, PA 17921 has been entrusted with the arrangements.


John Leo Marx (
January 29, 1938 – August 28, 2023)

John was a proud Navy Veteran whose valiant battle with brain cancer ended on Monday, August 28th at St. Lukes Hospital Orwigsburg, with his loved ones by his side.

John was born January 29th, 1938, to Anthony and Hazel (Harris) Marx. Also, proceeding him in death a son, John Leo Robert Marx, grandson Charlie Strouse. Four brothers, Max, Bobby, Tommy, and Kenny Marx. One sister, June McDonald, husband Paul, sister in-law Maureen Marx.
Joanne Patricia (Laughlin) Marx, mother of his children. Companion Marge Pancavage.

He leaves behind two daughters, Therese (Marx) Rakus, husband Bill, and Sheila Marx. Two sons, Gary Marx, wife Maria, Eric Marx, wife Patti.

He was loved by his grandchildren, Tara Hixon her companion Michael Goodwin, Gary Marx, wife Heather, Cody Rakus, wife Heather, Dakota Rakus, AJ Hahn, Ean Hahn, Cullen Strouse, Chelsea Fleming, and Nadine Lucero, husband Stephen.

Adored by his great Grandchildren, Alexia Hixon, Bryce Delpais, Freya Wolfe, Dakota Shoemaker, Alexandria Gasbarra, and Ezra Gasbarra.

Two Brothers Charles Marx, wife Linda, Joe Marx. Two sisters, Bernadette (Marx) Bound, husband Gene, Barbara (Marx) Hennershitz, husband Gene. Two Sister-in-law’s, Dawn Marx and Laverne Marx, Cousin Harry (Bud) Feinauer, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

John will be remembered for his love of yard sales, fishing, polkas, and his Navy Days!

A Religious service will be held on Tuesday September 5th at 7:30PM at the Robert A Evans Funeral Home, Pike Street, Port Carbon, with MSGR William Glosser officiating.

Relatives and friends are invited to a viewing on Tuesday evening from 5 till time of services at the Funeral home.

John will be laid to rest in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery with Military Honors.


Syletta L. (Potts) Noecker, 83, passed peacefully from this life into the arms of her Lord on Tuesday morning in her Orwigsburg home.

She was born March 30, 1940, to Edward S. and June (Moyer) Potts; the eldest of three children.

She married Paul D. Noecker in 1957. Together, they raised eight children and lived 55 loving years together. They were lifelong members of the Dunkard Brethren Church.

Syletta was truly a woman of many talents – sewing, canning, quilting, cooking and baking, among many others; and she enjoyed teaching all who wished to learn. She was interested in nearly everything, and read widely. She was also an avid Scrabble player.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul D., in 2012; and a son, Andrew Sr., in 1990.

Surviving are seven children: Neide (David) Aungst; Paul D. II (Sheila); Rachel (David) Schmit; Dory (Fred) Sprenkle; Erech (Sharon); Nathan (Joy); Reta (Carlos) Colindres; and ‘bonus son’ Russell (Darlene) Roeder. Also surviving are a sister, Linda (Herb) Schnyder; and a brother, Edward I. (Isis) Potts; 31 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 2 at Kimmels Evangelical Free Church, Orwigsburg. Friends and family may call from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home, Orwigsburg; or Saturday morning 9-11 a.m. at the church.

Interment will follow at Kimmels Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Galilean Children’s Home, 712 South Fork Church Road, Liberty, KY 42539.


Tonnie M. Snyder
, 64, of Girardville, formerly Ashland passed away passed away early Monday morning August 28th at Geisinger-St Luke’s Hospital in Orwigsburg.

Born in Spokane WA on October 10, 1958 she was the daughter of the late Gertrud (Hein) and Eugene Bosco.

She attended North Schuylkill High School.

Tonnie was of the Catholic faith and was a member of St. Charles Borromeo in Ashland.

Tonnie worked as a cook for Suglia’s Express. She also worked in housekeeping for the Econo Lodge in Frackville and most recently for the Ashland Bar & Grill.

She was a cheerleading advisor for Ashland Black Diamonds and volunteered with the Ashland Girl Scouts when her daughters were young. Tonnie enjoyed trips to the beach in Wildwood NJ. She also enjoyed cooking and collecting keychains from all the different places she, her family and friends visited.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by; spouse George “Mickus” Snyder; daughter Jade Rusk; significant other Raymond Kroh; brother Richard Bosco.

She is survived by; daughter Michelle Reismiller (Sean), Gordon; daughter Melanie Rooney (Albert Dumboski), Lavelle; grandchildren Ethan, Evan & Makenzi Rooney; Maci & Abby Reismiller; Lyla Salvadore; sister Susan Rusk, Ashland; sister Annette Jenkins (Mike), Frackville; sister Linda Bosco, Ashland; many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday September 1st at 11:00 AM at St. Charles Borromeo, 1115 Walnut St, Ashland PA 17921. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00-11:00 AM prior to services in the church. Interment will be private.

Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home Inc. 901 Centre Street Ashland, PA 17921 has been entrusted with the arrangements.


Francis J. Vernusky
passed away at age eighty-three on Monday, August 28, 2023, with family by his side.

Frank was born in Shenandoah, PA, on October 22, 1939. He was a tradesman, having graduated from Thaddeus Stevens College as a machinist. Using those skills, he was employed by Zapata Industries for most of his career.

A musician by hobby, he played accordion and was in the ‘The Dots’ polka band for a time. Additionally, he found himself outdoors often, being a hunter and an avid fisherman for much of his life.

Frank was a devoted husband of 59 years to his wife Ann. He is survived by Ann and their two children: Dr Frank Vernusky and his partner, Gay Baker; and Cathy Crawford and her partner, Orlando Varona. He is also survived by his three grandchildren: Caylah Crawford, Reggie Crawford, and Alizée Varona; in addition to nieces and nephews and other family who will miss him dearly.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

“When tomorrow starts with out me, Please try to understand, That an angel came and called my name, And took me by the hand, The angel said my place was ready, In heaven far above, And that I would have to leave behind, All those I dearly love, But when I walked through Heaven’s Gates, I felt so much at home, When God looked down and smiled at me, From his golden throne . . . So when tomorrow starts without me, Do not think we’re apart, For every time you think of me, Remember I’m right here in your heart” -poem by David Romano

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


Anne S. Callahan, 99 of Pottsville, died peacefully Tuesday at The Gardens at York Terrace Nursing Home, Pottsville.

She was born August 26, 1924, in Pottsville a daughter of the late Bshara and Wadia Ferhat Thomas.

She was a graduate 1941 of Pottsville Catholic High School and Empire Beauty school. She then graduated from Empire Beauty School and opened her own beauty shop at age 18.

She was owner of Anne’s Beauty Shop, Pottsville prior to retiring.

Anne was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville, and attended daily mass for the majority of her life.

Throughout her life Anne loved cooking traditional Lebanese food, watching her family gather around her kitchen table or on her back porch, doing ladies hair in the beauty shop on the 2nd floor of her house, watching Jeopardy, playing Mahjong, golfing, and taking bus trips to Atlantic City or any casino. But she loved her family most of all. Her parting words to her family members before leaving her house were “Bless yourself and be careful.”

Her family is grateful for the care she received while a resident of The Gardens at York Terrace Nursing Home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Callahan, Sr., on May 21, 2016; infant daughter, Mary Ellen Callahan; siblings, Madelyn Sophy, Cecelia Pellish, Sister Aloysius Thomas, Joseph Thomas, Anthony Thomas, John Thomas, Louise Koury, Ruth Spece.

Surviving are her children, Nancy Hanson and her husband Patrick, Milltown, NJ; Jacqueline Kimmel and her husband David, Schuylkill Haven; Sara Jane Givler and her husband George, Ephrata; John J. Callahan, Jr., and his wife Donna, Pottsville; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11AM Saturday September 2nd at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville. Family and friends are invited to a viewing at the church from 9:30AM until the time of mass. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville. The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions in memory of Anne be made to York Terrace Activities Fund 2401 W. Market St. Pottsville, PA 17901. Arrangements are under the care of James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville.


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