Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Schuylkill County Obituaries for September 26th, 2023


Skook News Obituaries: September 26, 2023

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 

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Roger L. Shank, 81, of Pottsville, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, September 23rd, at home.

Born in Lancaster on April 15, 1942, he was a son of the late Ralph & Alma (Lehman) Shank.

Roger was a 1959 graduate of Pine Grove High School. He earned his Associate's Degree from Penn State University.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1962-1966.

Roger worked for the Cumru Township as an officer for over 30 years, retiring as chief of police in 2000. He later worked for Frieden Manor in maintenance, as well as TB Landscaping.

He belonged to several local organizations, including the Wayne Township Lions Club.

Roger is survived by his companion of nine years, Elaine Colucci, Pottsville, and her children, Michael Colucci (Jennifer), California, & Carla Driscoll (Scott), Pottsville, and grandchildren. He is also survived by a daughter, Shannon Brockmeier (David), Mohnton, a sister, Carol Nagle, Leesport, and nieces & nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by a son, Roger Lee Shank.

Respecting Roger's wishes, no public memorial service will be held. His memory can be honored by fondly remembering his hearty laugh and friendly smile, "paying it forward" by doing a good deed, or by donating to a charity of your choice in his memory.


Linda Ann Dickison, 51, passed away Friday, September 22nd, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Schuylkill, East Campus, Pottsville.

Born in East Stroudsburg on September 23, 1971, she was a daughter of the late James & Betty (Staples) Dickison.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her infant twin, Susan, and her nephew, Shawn Centeleghe.

Linda had worked at Shop Rite as a bagger for over 13 years.

She enjoyed making friends and playing bingo at the Pottsville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center during her six month stay.

Linda is survived by her sister, Stephanie C. Centeleghe, wife of Michael, of Friedensburg; and her brother, Stevie Dickison, husband of Kenlynn of Stroudsburg, as well as nieces, nephews, great-nieces, & great-nephews.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be conducted on October 22nd from 1-3 p.m. at Refiners Fire Ministry, 100 Division St., Portland PA.


Thomas Stock
of St. Clair, PA passed away Sunday, September 24th, 2023.

He was born Jun 24, 1933 in St. Clair, New Castle Twp, a son of the late Theodore Sr. and Mary (Skrincosky) Stock.

Thomas was a member of the former Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church and a present member of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Saint Clair and a former member of the Holy Name Society. Thomas served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He retired as a construction worker and was a member of Construction Workers Local #158. He loved to hunt and fish especially with his wife and buddy Jeannette and was a member of the Arnots Sports and Game Association and the Sleepy Hollow Rod and Gun Club. Thomas loved sports rooting for the A's, Phillies, Eagles, and Flyers and loved tending to his vegetable garden.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Jeannette (Kocur) Stock in 2016, four brothers: Bishop John, Michael, Peter, and Theodore Jr. Stock and sister Helen Kubeika.

Thomas is survived by son Thomas J. Stock, St. Clair; daughter Debra Lee Draovitch and her husband Peter, Jacksonville, FL; sister Sr. Evelyn SSMI, Sloatsburg, NY; granddaughter Victoria Morgan Draovitch, Los Angles, CA; and nieces and nephews.

Requiem Devine Liturgy will be held at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Saint Clair at 11AM on Friday, September 29th, with Rev. Mark Fesniak officiating.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Friday morning from 9:30-11AM at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church.

Interment will be in the Holy Trinity Cemetery in St. Clair.

The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home in Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements.


Scott L. Null, Sr.
, 72, of Tower City, passed away very unexpectedly, Sunday, September 24, 2023 while visiting his son in North Carolina.

Scott was born in Pottsville, April 3, 1951, a son of the late C. Edward and Rubena Reightler Null. He was a 1969 graduate of Williams Valley High School.

Scott will be remembered for his strong work ethic. He began working on Rodichok's farm at a young age. He then was employed with Deiter's Hardware. Scott retired from TE Connectivity/Tyco, where he worked for 33 years, as a dye repairman and a foreman.

Scott was a member of the Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Chapel. He was a former member of the Tower City Moose and Orwin Gun Club, and was a member and past president of the Tower City Rotary Club.

Scott was truly a simple man who enjoyed the simple things in life - laughing and having a good time. He was an outgoing man who was never seen without a smile on his face. Scott could often be found sitting by a fire, working on his garden, enjoying family game night, or spending time at his camp along the Juniata River with family and friends. He was also a talented handyman and jack of all trades. Scott was always willing to help anyone with anything. Above all, his wife, children, and grandchildren were his world. He was his grandchildren's biggest fan and loved to torment them.

Scott's hobbies included hunting, fishing, darts, cornhole, and playing slowpitch softball to name a few. He was a former Little League coach and umpire.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Scott Null III, and brothers, Richard and Brian Null.

Surviving are his beloved wife, Elaine Mione Null, with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage with on June 23, 2023; three children, Scott Null Jr. and his wife Lindsey, Tower City, Joshua Null and his wife Tiffany, North Carolina, and Maria Flynn and her husband Eric, Halifax; ten grandchildren, Joshua, Olivia, Ava, Havyn, Everleigh, and Jovie Null, North Carolina, Luke and Charlee Null, Tower City, and Beau and Ethan Flynn, Halifax; six brothers, Allen Miller, Dauphin, Harry and Gerald Miller, both of Harrisburg, Robert Miller, Florida, Kevin and Todd Null, both of Tower City; five sisters, Tina Capik, Seltzer, Cindy Snyder, Lykens, Janet Null, California, Wendy Miller, Muir, and Linda Raudenbush, Tower City; numerous nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.

A Catholic prayer service will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 4:00 PM from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Tower City. A viewing will be held from 2-4 at the chapel. Following the service, everyone is welcome to the Tower City American Legion where there will be a meal and time of fellowship to celebrate Scott's life.

Please omit flowers, donations can be made to the Dimon Funeral Home, 644 E Grand Ave., Tower City, PA 17980.


Sally Messaros, of Clay Street, Llewellyn, passed away September 26, 2023, at her residence.

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


Kenneth Strenkoski
, 56, of Mar Lin, passed away Saturday, September 23rd, suddenly, at home.

Ken was born in Pottsville, Pa. on July 9, 1967, a son of the late Catherine (Rodnick) and Robert Strenkoski. He was the husband of Michelle Marie (Cannon) Strenkoski of whom he was married to for 27 years. He served in the U.S. Navy and was employed as an Electrician Journeyman. Ken was a member of I.B. Local 743. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping with his family. He enjoyed watching Western movies and Looney Tunes with his “little guy”. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert A. & David J. Strenkoski. 

Ken is survived by his wife, Michelle, two sons, Kenneth P. Strenkoski and Michael J. Strenkoski, two daughters, Holly Strenkoski and Kimberly Strenkoski. Ken is also survived by a grandson, William Joseph Strenkoski, son of Kenneth P. Cousins; Rich Ball, Bert Rodnick. A future son-in-law Daniel H. Ayres, two pups whom he loved dearly, Mickey his best friend, and Storm, the bane of his existence. Also, cats Precious and Binx. 

At this time all services are private at the convenience of the family. Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville entrusted with the arrangements.