Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Schuylkill County Obituaries for April 2nd, 2024


Skook News Obituaries: April 2nd, 2024

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 

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Carolyn Walinchus
, 88, of 149 Lafayette Ave Tamaqua, PA, passed away Sunday, March 31st, at her residence. .

Carolyn was born in Mahanoy City, PA on June 26, 1935, a daughter of the late Gretchen (Fuhrman) and John B Lieberman.

She was a member of Saint Teresa of Calcutta Mahanoy City, PA 17948.

She worked as a Manager at for "16 Plus" Frackville PA.,Also as a clerk for the former Record American Newspaper of Mahanoy City, and was an organist for 42 years at the former Saint Fideles Church of Mahanoy City

Immaculate Heart High School Class of 1954

She was the widow of William F Walinchus.

Carolyn is survived by a daughter, Caroline Mlynek, of Mahanoy City, PA; a son, Peter Walinchus, of Mahanoy City, PA;

Carolyn is also survived by two sisters, Mary Goodwilly, of York, PA; Anne Crossen, of Barnesville, PA. a brother, John B Lieberman, of Pottsville, PA;

She is also survived by 5 grandchildren survive along with nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her son William John Walinchus, and her sister Gretchen Bishop.

Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Visit www.truskowskyfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book and send sympathy cards.


Adam C.W. Goodman, age 33, of Pottsville, PA passed away Sunday, March 31st, 2024 at Geisinger St. Luke's Hospital in Orwigsburg.

Born in Palmerton, PA on May 26, 1990, he was the son of the late Eugene Bruce Goodman and Beth A. (Transue) Goodman and her companion Mike Kernan, who survives him in Minersville.

Adam was a graduate of Pottsville Area High School, Class of 2009. He worked as an operator at Walmart Distribution in Highridge. Adam was an avid Eagles fan, loved camping, and bowling with his wife and children.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother James M. Goodman.

In addition to his Mother, Adam is survived by his wife of 11 years, Rebecca Ann (Callaghan) Goodman, Heckscherville; his three children: Emily, Kristen, and Adam Jr.; sisters: Judith Ann Goodman DeLong wife of Ralph, Bethel, Laura M. Goodman-Jenkins, St. Clair, Amy B. Best and her companion Mike Manbeck, Rehrersburg, Tara A. Carl wife of Samuel, Port Carbon, and Heather M. Snyder wife of Randall, Port Carbon; brothers: Eugene B. Goodman Jr. husband of Heike, St. Clair and Butch L. Reed husband of Heather, Texas; sister-in-law Kelly Goodman, St. Clair; many nieces and nephews; and his dog Max.

A Religious Service will be held at the Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home in Port Carbon at 7PM on Thursday, April 4th, with Rev. Lorraine Heckman officiating.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Thursday from 5-7PM at Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home.

Interment will be held private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Adam's wife Rebecca Goodman 18 Thomaston Road, Pottsville, PA 17901.


Joseph Paul DeAngelo, Jr., 70, formerly of Tamaqua, passed away March 30, 2024, at Consulate Healthcare of Woodstock Virginia.
He was born December 12, 1953 to the late Joseph Paul Sr., and Mary (McDonald) DeAngelo.

Joseph was a member of St. John’s XXIII R.C.C. of Tamaqua.

He is survived by a sister; Jennie Hottinger and husband Tim of Broadway VA; brother; Peter DeAngelo and wife Julie of Tamaqua; several nieces and nephews, and caretaker Kimberly Myers of Timberville VA.

Pending arrangements entrusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252. (570) 668-2550

Interment St. Jerome R.C.C. Cemetery Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.


Mary Louise Trautman of Tower City
, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 26, 2024, at LVHN Schuylkill East Hospital in Pottsville.

Mary was born in Tower City, Pennsylvania on April 2, 1926, the daughter of Haven and Eva Mae (Osman) Hoffman. She lived her entire life in Tower City, graduating from High School in the Class of 1944. Mary wed Carlos Riland Trautman in Maryland on November 25, 1950, to whom she was married for 62 years.

Mary was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Tower City, where she could be seen sitting in the same pew since she was a teenager. She regularly assisted in setting up communion services and catering social gatherings after Sunday services.

Throughout her life Mary was active in giving back to the community being involved with Meals on Wheels, Tower City Senior Center, and most recently the Tower City Library. Additionally, Mary, along with her late husband, could always be counted on to provide transportation to medical appointments for area residents through Home Health Care.

Over the years Mary participated in various local organizations such as the American Legion and Moose Auxiliaries, where she attended many social functions with her late husband.

Mary was steadfast in her patriotism, working to support the war effort in Middletown during World War II. Additionally, she served on the Tower City Election Board and as Judge of Elections for several years.

Mary was an avid reader and a strong proponent of education, demonstrated by her involvement on the planning committee to initiate a Kindergarten Program in the Tower City Area in the early-1960’s.

Throughout her adult life, Mary worked at numerous jobs in Tower City including Bestock Factory, Hawk’s Drug Store, AMP, and Reiser’s Food Market.

Mary’s hobbies included community service, reading, and travel. Her travels took her on several cruises as well as to international destinations such as the Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, to visit her daughter in the early 1990’s.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Carlos (Buppy) Trautman in 2012. Also passed are her siblings, Charles Hoffman, Alan Hoffman, Hilda Hawk, and Doris Smith.

Mary is survived by her three children, Timothy Alan Trautman (Diane) living in Texas, Carla Marie Trautman (Florida), and Todd Daniel Trautman (Tower City). She is happy to be blessed with three grandchildren, Christopher Miller (Allison), April Duncan (Ross), and Tara Marie Trautman-Csencsits (Brian). Mary also has three great-grandchildren, Alena Miller, Cash Miller, and her loving three-year old Oslo (Ozzie) Csencsits. Mary’s extended family included 14 nieces and nephews all of which she has kept in contact with throughout the years.

Mary was a loving Mother and ‘Nana’ and is already dearly missed. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 415 E. Grand Avenue, Tower City, PA 17980 or the Tower City Library, Grand Avenue, Tower City, PA 17980.

A time of fellowship and visitation will take place on Friday, April 5, 2024 from 10-11 am in the social hall of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Religious services will begin at 11:00 am with Pastor Annette Shutt officiating. Burial will follow where Mary will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc, is honored to serve the Trautman family.


Diane L. Cerates
, 75, of Tower City, passed away suddenly, Monday morning, April 1, 2024 at her home.

Born in Reading, June 22, 1948, a daughter of the late William and Margaret Gerke Borell.

Diane had a passion for animals of all kinds. She could often be found feeding and watching the birds in her yard.

Surviving are her husband of 42 years, David E. Cerates; a daughter Jennifer L. Sallada and her husband Brian; one son, Brett Bortz; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a sister, Linda Gougler.

Following Diane's wishes there will be no formal services.

Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., is honored to serve Diane's family.


Elizabeth Ranieri
, 90, former resident of Second Street, Girardville, passed away, Friday, March 29, 2024, with family by her side, at the Lehigh Valley Hospital – Schuylkill, East Norwegian Street, Pottsville. Born in Girardville, June 13, 1933, she was the daughter of Salvatore and Rose Fulginiti Ranieri. She was a graduate of the former Saint Joseph’s High School, Girardville, and was later employed for Metro Glass Company, a division of Kraft Foods, Jersey City, N.J., until returning back to Girardville. Betty was a member of the former Saint Joseph's Roman Catholic Church Girardville. Preceding her in death were sisters; Louise Drelling, Bernadine “Bernie” Chupasko, Marian Monterosso, Angeline Palestis.


Niece and care giver: Rose Monterosso wife of James Bobbit, Phineyville

Many Nieces and nephews

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Betty’s Life funeral service, Thursday. April 11, 2024, at 11 AM, in the Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, 1323 Centre St, Ashland. A visitation will begin in the funeral home, Thursday morning beginning at 9 AM until the service.


Joyce S. Kahler, 82, passed away Monday, April 1, 2024 at the Manor at Penn Village, Selinsgrove, PA.

She was born on April 8, 1941, in Pitman, PA, the daughter of John & Viola (Kline) Jones.

She attended Tri-Valley Schools and married Willard Kahler in 1959. They were long time residents of Dornsife.

She worked at Snyder's Greenhouse, Leck Kill, while raising her children, later working at various local factories.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Kahler, in 2020, and grandson Aaron Deitrich, in 2015, as well as brothers Harold and Ronald Jones, and sisters Marie Snyder, Arlene Clark, and Velma Zartman.

She is survived by daughters, Debra, and husband John Eisenhart of Middleburg, PA; Sheila, and husband John Deitrich of Hegins, PA; and son Ty Kahler, wife Heather, and step-grandson, Colson Michael, of Bellefonte, PA.

She enjoyed her daily newspaper, reading Amish novels, shopping, and especially laughing with the ladies at Georgetown Heights, Dalmatia. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile and fiesty personality.

Per the wishes of Willard & Joyce, there will be no service.

Burial will be made in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Leck Kill.

Memorial contributions can be made to Residential Homehealth and Hospice, 100 Sterling Parkway Suite 810, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

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


Michael G. Maley
, 61 of Pottsville, died peacefully Sunday at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, with his family by his side.

He was born August 27th, 1962, in Pottsville, a son of the late Elvin J. and Dorothy E. Truscott Maley.

He was a 1980 graduate of Minersville Area High School and attended Stevens Trade School in Lancaster.

Mike was employed by Honeywell, Mar Lin for 34 years,

Mike was an avid hunter with his 2 German Shorthaired Pointers, Maggie and Toby, as well as a fisherman, golfer and coaching his son’s sports, enjoying time with friends and family and also liked to travel to Myrtle Beach for vacations with family friends.

He was preceded in death by a sister Deborah Kosmisky.

Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Linda Barton Maley; three sons, Michael Maley and wife Michele, Seltzer, Brian Maley and his wife Jessica, Minersville, and Alex Maley Myrtle Beach; four grandchildren; Morgan, Melanie, Lucas, and Lennox; his sister Collen Barnhart and her husband Robert, Llewellyn; brothers Elvin Maley and his companion Betsy Mooney, Palo Alto; Robert Maley, Tremont; Nieces and nephews

Services celebrating the life of Mike will be held Friday at 8PM from James E. Humphrey Funeral Home Pottsville, with Rev. Chris Rothharpt officiating. Family and Friends are invited to a viewing from 5PM until the time of services. The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions in memory of Mike be made to a charity of your choice.