Saturday, May 11, 2024

Schuylkill County Obituaries for May 11th, 2024


Skook News Obituaries: May 11th, 2024

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 

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Dawn Marie (Helms) Heim
, 70, of Orwigsburg, passed away on May 8th, 2024, at Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital in Orwigsburg.

She was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, to the late Paul and Jeanne (Mervine) Helms.

After graduating from Twin Valley High School in Morgantown, Dawn worked at CNA in Reading until she started a family. Once her children were in school, she worked at Boscov’s as an inventory control specialist for over 30 years. Dawn was a passionate fan of bands from the 60s and 70s, and later developed a great fondness for Michael BublĂ©. She adored cats and cherished spending her free time with friends and family.

Dawn is preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Heim, her son, Stephen Davies, and her sister, Diane (Helms) Lippold.

She is survived by her daughter, Jill (Davies) Feger, her grandchildren, Tyler and Dillon Feger, her niece, Erica (Lippold) Mitchell, and numerous cousins. Throughout her health journey, she received tremendous support from her cousins Michele L. Allen and Doreen Rimby.

The family will announce information about a Celebration of life to pay tribute to Dawn at a later date.

Services have been entrusted to Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home, Pottsville.


Charles L. Michaels
, 70, of Williamstown, passed away early Friday morning, May 10, 2024 at the Hershey Medical Center with his family by his side.

Born in Lykens, March 2, 1954, a son of the late John and Faye Solence Michaels.

Charles worked in the construction field most of his life.

He was fondly know as "Boop" or "Moon", but the name he liked the most was that of dad. He was very proud of his three daughters and always looked forward to spending time with them and their families. He enjoyed the simple things in life, whether it be living on the mountain, cookouts at the Glenn, collecting "junk", car cruises and shows, his long rides driving around the valley, or leaving his trademark, a empty pack of Newports in your door to let you know he was there.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson, Theodore Zuk; a brother, John Michaels; three sisters, Virginia Behney, June Zipp and Mary Michaels.

Surviving are his three daughters, Sandy "Muff" Witmer and her companion Joe Walker, Williamstown, Cheryl Stone and her husband Barry, Millersburg, and Alice Reed and her husband, Dave, Williamstown; five grandchildren, Bryan and Curtis Zuk, Kody Reed, Gage and Laura Stone; three great grandchildren, Annabella, Kaylee and Miley; two sisters, Alice Carl and her husband Ken, Tower City, and Shirley Houtz, Williamstown; nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 11:00 am from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc., Tower City. Visitation will be from 10-11 at the funeral home.

Memorial donations can be made to the the Dimon Funeral Home, 644 E. Grand Ave. Tower City, PA 17980 to help with expenses.


Beth Anita Yost
, 37, of Germanville Road, Ashland, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2024.

She was born October 13, 1986, in Pottsville, a daughter of Curtis and Patricia Kintzel Troup.

Beth was a graduate of North Schuylkill High School, Class of 2005.

For many years, Beth was a House Manager Gaudenzia of Fountain Springs, where she helped countless people overcome their battles in life.

She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Anita Kintzel-Loy and Dennis Loy, and paternal grandparents Beatrice and Leonard Troup.

In addition to her parents, Beth is also survived by her son, Blake Kessler; two sisters, Faith Zerbe, Jessica Rank.

Services will be private.


Don't grieve for me for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me
I took his hand when I heard him call,
I turned my back and left it all
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I've found that peace at the close of day
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish for you the sunshine of tomorrow
My life's been full, I've savored much,
Good friends, good times, my loved one's touch
If my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief
Lift up your heart, rejoice with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.

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