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Schuylkill County Obituaries for November 24th, 2023


Skook News Obituaries: November 24th, 2023

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 

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Ray C. Lusch
, 80 years of age, a lifelong resident of Andreas, Pennsylvania passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2023, as a guest of The Gardens in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Born Tuesday, November 2, 1943 in Lehighton, Pennsylvania the son of the late Charles F., and Mildred M. (Helfrich) Lusch. Ray was also predeceased by; brothers, ​twin brother Roy​, John W., ​, Russell F. Lusch; sisters, Doris Lusch, Nancy Schult​y; ​brother-in-law, Burdell L. Troxell.

Surviving are; sister, Dolores A. Troxell; brothers Earl Lusch, Ronald Lusch and his wife Karen; sister-in-law, Doris Lusch​. Many nieces and nephews also survive Ray.

A member of Ben Salem Church of Lehighton, Ray enjoyed watching his nieces and nephews, and was one of the first clients in the Tamaqua Access Program.

Arrangements entrusted to the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. of 2066 West Penn Pike New Ringgold, Pennsylvania 17960. (570) 386-5884

Funeral Services Tuesday November 28, 2023 at 11 o'clock from the funeral home. Friends may call from 9:30 A.M. until the time of services.

Private Interment will be in Sky View Memorial Park, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

Memorials in Ray's name to:
ProMedica Hospice
951 Marcon Blvd
Ste. #3
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18109


Joseph J. Tarconish III
, 67, of Deer Lake, unexpectedly passed away Monday, Nov. 20, 2023.

Born June 19, 1956, in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Eleanor (Stefanek) and Joseph Tarconish Jr.

He was the husband of Eileen (Spotts) Tarconish, to whom he was married 43 years.

He was a 1974 graduate of Saint Clair Area High School and a 1978 graduate of Lock Haven University. He was an avid baseball player throughout high school and college and continued his passion as a coach in his later years.

Upon retirement from Carpenter Technology in 2022, he created his own consulting firm, Manufacturing Consultant Service LLC.

He was a member of the Deer Lake & West Brunswick Fire Company, where he served as a trustee and bingo caller. He was a passionate outdoorsman and a member of Locust Lake Fish & Game, Mohnton Fish & Game, Moss Glen Rod & Gun Club, Strausstown Rod & Gun Club, Port Clinton Fish & Game, Pine Creek Fishing Club and Shenandoah East End Field & Stream.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, who lovingly called him "Grandpa Joe."

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Kathleen Boyer.

He is survived by daughters, Nicole (Dustin) Hutcheson and Christy (Tyler) Malone; son, Jeffrey (Kaitie) Tarconish; granddaughters, Mackenzie Hutcheson and Claire Tarconish; and grandsons, Declan Hutcheson and Joshua Tarconish. He is also survived by brothers, Edward (Barb) Tarconish and Michael (Pam) Tarconish; sisters, Theresa (Mike) Hartzel and Ann Marie (Walter) Govern; brother-in-law, Allen (Gwen) Spotts; sister-in-law, Mary Jane (Anthony) Cerrone; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at Thomas J. Bartashus Funeral Home, New Philadelphia. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27. Interment will be in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Deer Lake & West Brunswick Fire Company, 1 Ash Road, Deer Lake, PA 17961, or St. Mary Church, 94 Walnut Road, Hamburg, PA 19526. Thomas J. Bartashus Funeral Home, New Philadelphia, is in charge of arrangements.