Thursday, February 22, 2024

Schuylkill County Obituaries for February 22nd, 2024


Skook News Obituaries: February 22nd, 2024

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 

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Andrzej Szymczyk
, 73, of New Ringgold, Pennsylvania, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2024, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Carbon Campus. He was the husband of Grazyna “Grace” (Przezdziecka) Szymczyk. They were married on July 1, 1971, and celebrated 52 years of marriage. He graduated with a degree in building engineering from Polytechnika Krakowska University in Krakow, Poland. 

Prior to retiring, he worked as a building engineer, inspector, and in home construction. Born in Tarnow, Poland, he also lived in Italy and since 1985 in the United States, where he spent time in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. An avid reader, Andrzej enjoyed history books and novels by prominent Polish authors. He loved sailing and skiing with his kids and grandkids. 

He was the son of the late Stanislaw and Helena (Kordek) Szymczyk. He was also preceded in death by a son Slawomir and his sister Elzbieta Sumara. 

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Przemyslaw "Andy", and his wife Lisa, of Mohrsville, Pennsylvania; sister Jolanta Labno, of Tarnow, Poland; two grandchildren, Alexis and Ryan, and his family and friends in Poland and the United States. 

Services will be private.


Ronald M Jones, age 85, of Ridge Road, Klingerstown, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2024 at Lehigh Valley Hospital - E Norwegian, Pottsville.

He was born on Monday, July 18, 1938, in Pitman, a son of the late John C Jones and the late Viola (Kline) Jones.

He was a 1957 graduate of Tri-Valley High School.

Ronald was a truck driver, farmer, worked at the former Spread Eagle Farms, Klingerstown, and retired from Penn Dye, Pine Grove .

He was a member of Salem Church of Rough and Ready.

He was also a member of the Pitman and Klingerstown Fire Companies.

Ronald enjoyed traveling, working on the farm, and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; by a brother, Harold Jones, and three sisters, Arlene Clark, Marie Snyder, and Velma Zartman.

He is survived by his wife Dolores M (Snyder) Jones, to whom he was married for 65 years.

He is also survived by a son, Stephen R Jones of Klingerstown; a brother, Mark Jones of Sunbury; a sister, Joyce Kahler of Selinsgrove; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Inc, Valley View, on Monday, February 26, 2024, at 11:00 am, with Rev. Mark Rothermel officiating.

A viewing will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Monday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Rough and Ready.

Memorial contributions can be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice, 2024 Lehigh St, Allentown, PA 18103-4938.


Florence (Flossie) Harriet
(nee Stride) Fegley, age 98, passed away on February 18, 2024, at St Luke’s Miners Rehab Center in Coaldale, Pennsylvania. Flossie was the daughter of the late Amy and Elmer Stride of Mahanoy City. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 69 years, William H Fegley Sr. She is survived by their three children, William Jr. and his wife Jacquelyn of Blue Bell, PA, Mark and his wife Margaret of Naples, Florida, and daughter Lynn Kanahan and her husband John of Ocean View, DE as well as five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her brother James Stride and her sister, Marion Webb.

Mrs. Fegley was a 1942 graduate of Mahoning Township High School and was first employed by W. T. Grant selling women’s accessories. Her love of clothes and style began there. She met her husband at the Lakewood Ballroom, just after WWII ended, at a big band concert. She retired to raise their children while her husband eventually joined his brother Edgar with the operation of Fegley Oil Company, the development of Fegley Tire Company, and Fegley Mini Marts. Versions of these businesses are still in operation 60 years later with family members. Flossie ran everything at home. She was active with the Tamaqua Lionettes, Eastern Star, and school related organizations as their children grew. She loved big band and Broadway music, dancing, and crafts. She was a doting Grammy, and attended as many events as she could travel to. Together with her husband Bill, they sponsored an annual college scholarship awarded to a graduating senior at Tamaqua High School for over 40 years which continues today. Even in her twilight years, Flossie remained interested in Tamaqua as a community.

Flossie, like her husband Bill, was always thankful for what life brought her. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to St John’s United Church of Christ, 150 Pine Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252 or the charity of your choice. When you think of her, think of something you are grateful for today.

The family extends special thanks to the staff of St Luke’s – Miners Rehabilitation Unit which provided care to Flossie and Bill for many years. They were comfortable and safe in their care and were treated like family members.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, February 27 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua with Rev. Kevin Duffy-Guy officiating. Call from 10-11 AM Tuesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.


Salvatore Cicero, 57, a resident of Pottsville, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 16, 2024.

The Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home, Pottsville is assisting Salvatore's family during their time of need.


Our dear mother, Theresa Marie Wolk was called home on February 21, 2024 at the age of 89. She was surrounded by her daughters at home. She was a wonderful mother who was always there for us. She was very loved and will be missed dearly.

Born on June 28, 1934 in Buck Run, Foster Township, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (nee Boychak) Machita. She was a 1953 graduate of Cass Township High School. She was employed by Gordon Adjustment Services, Pottsville, for many years.

She was a member of First Congregational Church, Minersville.

In addition to her parents, Theresa was preceded in death in 2008 by her husband of 46 years, Carl F. Wolk; two brothers, Harry Machita, in 1995, and John Machita, Jr., in 2001.

Theresa is survived by her daughters, Tina Marie Wolk (fiancé Steve Gingrich) twin daughters, Dawn Lafferty ( spouse Michael) Minersville and Denise Purcell (spouse Francis) Norwegian township, a grandson, Dane Evan Wagner Norwegian township, grand fur babies, Princess , Coco and Cuddles, a god daughter, Sheryl Machita Harrisburg , a brother Frank Machita West West Terrace, nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family from Dutcavich Funeral Home. Interment will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. The family prefers remembrances in the form of donations to Hillside SPCA, P. O. Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901.


Margaret M. Pribilla, 98, of Tower City, passed away Wednesday afternoon, February 21, 2024.

She was born in Detroit, Michigan on July 29, 1925, a daughter of the late Harold and Pauline Howes.

Margaret was retired from the former Bobbie Rogers Factory.

She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Chapel, Tower City.

Margaret enjoyed working on puzzles with her family, going to bingo, and feeding the birds in her backyard. One of her biggest joys was hosting Christmas Eve for her entire family. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gabriel, 1988.

Surviving are three daughters, Dawn Holak, Elverson, Margaret "Peggy" and her husband Jim Moss, Vero Beach, Florida, Sharon and Donald Bainbridge, Tower City; two sons, Robert "Bob" and his wife Jonna Pribilla, Tower City, and Thomas "Tom" and his wife Kim Pribilla, Pine Grove; 9 grandchildren, Justin, Susan, Janet, James, Brooke, Lauren, Alex, Jason, Alexis, Brandi and Mandi; 21 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, including, Michael McCammon.

Following Margaret's wishes her Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the convenience of her family from Sts. Peter and Paul Chapel with Father Johnson as celebrant. She will be laid to rest in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery, Williamstown.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Chapel, c/o Most Blessed Trinity Parish, 113 Cherry Street, Tremont, PA 17981.

The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. is honored to serve Margaret's family.