Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Schuylkill County Obituaries for September 19, 2023


Skook News Obituaries: September 19, 2023

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 

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Mackenzie E. (Kenzie) Rogers, 27, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Sunday, September 17th, suddenly, in Mount Carmel.

Kenzie was born in Pottsville, on July 14, 1996, a daughter of Tara Lynn Engle, of Schuylkill Haven and Clyde Leonard Rogers, husband of Jennifer, of Birdsboro.

She was raised in the Protestant Faith and graduated from Schuylkill Haven High School in 2015. she battled juvenile diabetes for 26 years

Kenzie was a Member of the Rainbow Hose Company, Schuylkill Haven.

In addition to her parents, Kenzie is survived by a daughter, Rowyn Boyer, a son, Ryder Boyer, six sisters, Maddison, Jennifer, Kaylie, Alanna, Geneva and Marybeth and a brother, Chase. Also survived by grandmother Jayne Wagner, widow of Frank; grandfather Randy Engle, husband of Mary and great grandmother Shirley Hoffman.

She is also survived by her Aunt Tiffany Auman, wife of Scott and Uncle Bryan Engle, husband of Jamie, Aunt Diane Rogers & Uncle Kirk Rogers; 2 nieces & several cousins.

A Celebration of Life service will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, October 14th at Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Orwigsburg, with Rev. Dr. Christopher Fisher officiating. 

This will also be at the same time as her great grandmothers service, Mary Kutz.

Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Schuylkill Haven Fire Departments.


Kelly M. Davies
, 41, Shenandoah, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, September 16th.

Born in Pottsville, she was the daughter of A. Joseph Reichwein and his wife Clairann (Bailey) Reichwein of Frackville.

Kelly was a 2000 graduate of North Schuylkill High School where she played basketball and went on to graduate from the LPN program at Schuylkill North Vo-Tech. She was employed as an LPN with the former Pottsville Hospital and later at Broad Mountain Manor Nursing Center.

She was an avid animal lover and just loved her two dogs, she enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and four wheeling and especially helping her dad working on cars and trucks.

She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents.

Kelly is survived by her parents A. Joseph and Clairann Bailey Reichwein, Frackville and by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 22nd at 11 a.m. from the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday morning from 9 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be private.

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


Margaret M. "Maggie" Wenrich
, 69, of Spring Glen, passed away Monday evening, September 18, 2023, at UPMC Community Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg after a courageous fight against pancreatic cancer.

Born in Pottsville, January 7, 1954, a daughter of the late Raymond and Irene Buffington Scheib. She was a 1972 graduate of Tri-Valley High School.

Maggie was retired from Thermo Fisher Scientific.

She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Sacramento.

Maggie enjoyed spending time with her family, and especially loved baking cookies for her grandson Memphis.

Surviving are her son, Randy E. Wenrich, Jr., Spring Glen, a daughter, Hilary M. Burke and her husband Michael, Elizabethville; her companion, Randy Geist, Valley View; two grandchildren, Marion Thomas and Memphis Burke; one brother, Alfred Scheib, Jenkintown; numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 11:00 am from St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 2300 E. Main Street, Sacramento with Pastor Raymond W. Holland officiating.

The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Tower City is honored to serve Maggie's family.


Gary Lee Reibsane
, 76, of Tower City, passed away peacefully early Monday morning, September 18, 2023 at his home following a courageous fight against leukemia.

Born in Harrisburg, August 30,1947, a son of the late Chester and Ruth Killinger Reibsane.
Gary was a 1965 graduate of the former Porter-Tower High School. He graduated from Harrisburg Area Community College in 1967 with an associate's degrees in science. He then graduated from Murray State University, Kentucky, in 1971 with a degree in Chemistry/Science. While at Murray State, he was a member of the ROTC. He then received his master's degree in counseling from Millersville University.

Gary began his military career in the United States Army serving form 1971-1973. In 1973 he joined the Army Reserves where he served his country for 25 years, retiring in 1998 with the rank Lieutenant Colonel.

In 1973 he began teaching chemistry at the Pine Grove Area School District. He spent his entire career at the district, retiring in 1998.

Gary was a very active member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Muir where he served on many different committees including the financial committee, administrative council, and served on the cemetery board for many years.

Gary will be remembered for being very active and proud of his community. He was a cofounder of the Muir Veteran's Memorial Committee. He was also a life member of the American Legion, life member of the Reserve Officers Association, a member of the Schuylkill County Sportsman's Advisory Board, the Tulpehocken Rifle and Piston Club, and the Single Action Shooting Society. He served as a Hunter's Safety Instructor for over 30 years with the PA Game Commission.

He was a former Little League baseball coach with the Tower City Giants and coached for the Williams Valley Teener baseball team. He was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan.

Surviving are his wife who he met while both attending Murray State University, Jacqueline Winborn Reibsane. They were married in a military wedding in June 1972 at Fort Hauchuca. He is also survived by his son Gary Barton Reibsane, Chester County, whom he was extremely proud of; a nephew, Ernest Davidson (Deanna), Gettysburg; nieces, Sala Shreves (Billy), Chambersburg, Jamie Roberts (David), Florida, Jennifer Morris, North Carolina, Angela Brown, Montana, and Amy Steffen (Mark), North Carolina; great nieces and nephews, Kyle, Hannah, and Noah Davidson, Alexander and Rhiannon Shreves, Tamara and Josh Morris, Lauren and Steven Brown, Katie and James Steffen, and Isabella and Juliana Guzzi-Roberts.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 11:00 from the Grace United Methodist Church with Pastors Amanda Bressler and Annette Shutt officiating. Viewing will be from 10-11 am at the church. Burial with military honors will be in the United Methodist Cemetery, Muir.

Memorial donations in Gary's honor should be made to the Grace U.M. Church, 101 E. Wiconisco Street, Muir PA 17957 or the Muir Veteran's Memorial Committee, c/o Roger Carl, 214 W Washington Street, Muir PA 17957.

The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Tower City is honored to serve the Reibsane family.


Terry Lee Stine, 70, of Plane Street, Gordon, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2023, at his residence. 

Born at the former Ashland State Hospital in Fountain Springs, July 13, 1953, he was the son of the late James and Gloria Carl Stine. He was a graduate of the North Schuylkill High School, class of 1971, and was employed over thirty year as a welder for the Hetran Company, Orwigsburg, until his retirement. Terry was a member of the Gordon Fire Company, Gordon, and he attended Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Ashland. An avid dart shooter, he belonged to the J and G Dart Club, Lavelle, participating in many dart shooting matches throughout the United States. 

Preceding him in death was a daughter Tara Zaharick, passing in 2018, and a brother James Jr.


Wife: Deborah Long Stine, married 53 Years, Gordon

Brother: Roger Stine, and his wife Christina, Hegins

Sister: Gloria Weiss, Hegins

Grandson: Steven Zaharick

Nieces, Nephews, Cousins

At the request of the family, there will be a private burial service.

The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of funeral arrangements.