Sunday, March 3, 2024

Schuylkill County Obituaries for March 3rd, 2024


Skook News Obituaries: March 3rd, 2024

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 

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Larry L. Shoffler
, 57, of Pine Grove passed away very unexpectedly early Sunday morning, March 3, 2024 at his home.

Born in Pottsville, April 17, 1966, a son of Sandra "Dolly" Bixler Shoffler, and the late Jacob "Jake" Shoffler. Larry was a 1986 graduate of Tri-Valley High School.

Larry will be remembered for his very strong work ethic, sometimes holding down 2-3 jobs at a time. He was always working. He was proud of his time working in the coal mines and was currently employed by Solar Innovations, Pine Grove, a job he really enjoyed.

If you were lucky enough to call Larry your friend, you were blessed. He will be remembered for his happy go lucky personality, always socializing, and always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. He was an avid dart player, belonging to numerous leagues and participating in many tournaments. He enjoyed playing darts with his nephews, Dave, Daniel, and Ricky Shoffler. Nothing made Larry happier than the simple things in life, whether it be listening to music, spending time with Lisa and Seth, or sitting around a fire with his friends. He will be missed immensely.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Ginny Rehrer.

Surviving are his mother, Sandra "Dolly" Shoffler and her companion Carl Witmer, Good Spring; his wife of 25 years, Lisa Rehrer Shoffler; his son, Seth Shoffler and his partner Mackenzie Donofrio, Pine Grove; one brother, Rick Shoffler, Valley View; four sisters, Sheila Witmer and her husband Kenny, Good Spring, Melissa Shade and her husband Forrest, Valley View, Wendy Kimmel and her husband William, Hegins, and Peggy Shoffler-Hylton and her partner Hank Klinger, Valley View; father-in-law, Ernie Rehrer, Pine Grove; sister-in-law, Donna Miller, Jolliet; numerous nieces and nephews he dearly loved.

A viewing will be held on Saturday March 9, 2024 from St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Pine Grove from 3-4 pm. Funeral services will begin at 4 pm with Pastor David Botzer officiating.

The family would prefer memorial donations in Larry's name made to the Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 644 E. Grand Avenue, Tower City, PA 17980 who has been entrusted with the services.


Joyce R. Masser
, age 81, of Pitman, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Schuylkill Center, Pottsville.

She was born on Monday, February 22, 1943, in Hegins, a daughter of the late Clyde Dockey and the late Helen (Deibler) Dockey.

She was a 1961 graduate of Tri-Valley High School, graduating 3rd in her class. She was also a member of the Tri-Valley Band, president of the Commercial Club, and a member of the Homecoming Court.

Joyce worked on the family farm prior to her retirement.

She was a member of Christ Evangelical and Reformed Church, Leck Kill; where she was a member of the choir and a Sunday school teacher.

Joyce enjoyed following the school sports and events of her children and grandchildren as well as all the farm events they participated in. She loved decorating for the four seasons and caring for her lawn, especially mowing, and hunting..

She is survived by her husband Timothy D. Masser, to whom she was married for 61 years.

She is also survived by two sons, Michael Masser and Jeffery Masser both of Pitman; five grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Christ Evangelical and Reformed Church, Leck Kill, on Monday, March 11, 2024, at 10:00 am, with Rev. Krista Keisling officiating.

A viewing will be held from 9:00 am to 10:00 am on Monday at the church.

Burial will be in Jacob's Cemetery, Pitman.

Memorial contributions can be made to Christ Evangelical and Reformed Church, 5189 Schwaben Creek Rd, Leck Kill PA 17836.

Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Inc., Valley View, is in charge of arrangements.