Monday, September 4, 2023

Schuylkill County Obituaries for September 4th, 2023


Skook News Obituaries: September 4, 2023

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 

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Louise Ann Barr, 88, of Minersville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 31, peacefully surrounded by her loving family at St. Lukes Hospital Bethlehem Campus

Louise was born in Minersville, Pa. on December 28, 1934, a daughter of the late Mary (Smolensky) Komokosky and Michael Komokosy.

She was the widow of Thomas W. Barr who died in 1971.

Louise was a member of St. Matthew the Evangelist Church of the Holy Family Parish, Minersville, as well as the former St. Stanislaus Kostka Church where she was a member of the Women’s Sodality. She was a former seamstress working in the local garment industry.

In addition to her parents, and her husband, Thomas, she was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Komokosky.

Louise is survived by three sons Thomas, husband of Ann Barr, Michael, husband of Kimberly Barr and Robert Barr

Louise is also survived by a grandson, Brandon Barr & his companion Alyssa , Step-grand son, Tyler Rolek.

All Services are private at the convenience of family.

Interment at Saint Stanislaus Kostka #2 Cemetery

Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Inc., Minersville entrusted with the arrangements.


Geraldine A. Sell
, 91, of Weatherly, passed away suddenly Saturday, at her home.

Born in Evanston, IL, she was the daughter of the late Hugo and Esther (Bruhn) Ericsson.

Geraldine was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, Weatherly.

Prior to retiring, she was employed at Van Hoekelen Greenhouses, McAdoo.

Geraldine was an avid bowler and an accomplished pianist. She enjoyed camping and spending time at her cabin. She loved shopping and always looked forward to a day out.

Geraldine was a loving and devoted, wife, mother, grandmother and sister, and she will be sadly missed by all.

Preceding her in death were her first husband Harold Kaske; husband Carl D. Sell, Sr.; daughter Christine Lambert; sons Edward Kaske and Carl D. Sell, Jr.; Grandson Ian Hinkle; brother Robert Ericsson; and sister Jean Husen.

Surviving are her daughters Kimberly Hinkle and husband Bruce Jr., of Weatherly; Melissa Perchansky and husband Paul, of McAdoo; and Betsy Jordan, of Maryland; grandchildren Karlee Hinkle Ribble and husband Patrick, Tessa and Peyton Perchansky, and Matthew Lambert; sister Karen Simonson; and nieces and nephews also survive.

Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

The Damiano Funeral Home, Inc., McAdoo, is assisting the family.


These obituaries are being brought to by Anthony Urban Law Offices. P.C.