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Schuylkill County Obituaries for May 20th, 2024


Skook News Obituaries: May 20th, 2024

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 

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Maureen K. "Mickey" Pellish
, 64 of Pottsville, died peacefully Saturday at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem.

She was born October 11, 1959 in Pottsville a daughter of late John W. and Joan M. Curran Monahan.

She was a 1977 graduate of Pottsville Area High School and a 1981 graduate of Cedar Crest College, Allentown.

She was a real estate agent having been employed by the Rushanan-DeStefano Real Estate, RE/MAX Real Estate and most recently. Berkshire-Hathaway Home Services.

Mickey was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville and the Schuylkill County Democratic Women's League.

Surviving are her husband of 39 years Attorney Thomas "Tim" Pellish; 3 children, Jackie Hughes and her husband Bear, Gordon; Attorney Thomas Pellish and his wife Meredith, Pottsville; Katie Pellish and her partner Jordy Robles, Atlanta, GA; 2 granddaughters, Piper and Quinn Hughes, and was expecting Baby Girl Pellish soon; a sister Patricia "Patti" Kelly Pottsville; nephew and Godson Daniel Kelly and his wife Maggie, Pottsville; nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11AM from St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville, with Msgr. William F. Glosser as celebrant. Family and friends are invited to a viewing at the church from 6-8PM Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30AM until the time of mass. There will be no viewing from the funeral home. Interment will follow mass at Queen of the Universe Cemetery, Pottsville. The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions in memory of Mickey be made to St. Patrick Bell Tower Restoration, 319 Mahantongo St. Pottsville, PA 17901 or St. Clare of Assisi Memorial Fund 250 E. Hancock St. St. Clair, PA 17970 or Pottsville Free Public Library 217 W. Market St. Pottsville, PA 17901. Arrangements are under the care of James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville.


Florence Katherine Borden, 91, of Lake Wynonah, passed away Thursday, May 16, at Orwigsburg Center, Orwigsburg.

Born Feb. 17, 1933, in Gilberton, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Katherine (Caddy) Soult.

She was the widow of Charles A. Borden Jr.

In addition to her parents and husband, Florence was also preceded in death by her siblings Mary, Harold, Thomas and James Caddy.

She was a graduate of Gilberton High School and McCann School of Business.

Florence had been employed by Teamsters Local No. 169 and Tyler School of Art as a receptionist.

She was of the Methodist faith and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 38 Ladies Auxiliary, Schuylkill Haven. Florence also loved to tend to her garden.

She is survived by two daughters, Sandra, wife of James Lempa, of Lake Wynonah, and Katherine Marsh, of Bryn Mawr, and was "Mam Mam" to her beloved grandchildren, Nicole Mundell, Christopher Mundell, husband of Melissa, and Codie Marsh, and great-grandchildren, Carter and Colton Mundell.

A Celebration of Life funeral service will be held at noon Friday, May 24, at Geschwindt Stabingas Ebling Funeral Home Inc., Schuylkill Haven. A viewing will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. To extend online condolences, visit Geschwindt Stabingas Ebling Funeral Home Inc., Schuylkill Haven, has been entrusted with arrangements.


David L. Benning, 65, a resident of Pottsville, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, May 18th, 2024. David was born in Camden, NJ on March 31, 1959.

He was a talented welder, last working in metal fabrication.

David was preceded in death by his step father, Jerry Alsieux, and by a grandson, Daniel Pierson.

Surviving is his mother, Shirley Alsieux, and his wife of 35 years, Sherry (Marcovitch) Benning. He is also survived by his children, Melissa Pierson (Ryan); Samuel Benning (Bree); Brian Benning (Nicole) and Jozef Widuch (Agata).

Davids legacy lives on through his grandchildren, Zoey, Travis (Samantha),Damien, Angel, Braedon, Peyton, Cooper and Parker.

He is also survived by his siblings, Julie and her husband Chuck, Debbie and her husband John and Duane and his wife Marsha, along with nieces and nephews. David also leaves behind his faithful companion, Skippy.

In honoring David's wishes, private services will be held by his family.

The Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home is providing services to David's family during their time of need.


Beverly A. Shade
, 75, of Hegins, passed away early Monday morning, May 20, 2024 at her home with her family by her side.

Born in Valley View, March 14, 1949, a daughter of the late Albert "Sammy" and Anna Stutzman Miller. She attended Tri Valley High School.

Beverly was of the Christian faith.

She could often found out and about going to the casino or shopping with her sisters. She loved to go out to eat once a week with her family. Above all else, Beverly loved her family dearly and will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Shade, 2012, and her brother Lyle Miller.

Surviving are her son, Greg Shade and his wife Karona, Valley View; a grandson, Joshua Lentz, Hegins; two sisters, Sandra Dinger, Mollystown, and Lois Batz, Good Spring; numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 11:00 am from the St. Peter's Cemetery, Fearnot with Pastor Stanley Helm officiating.

The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. Tower City is honored to serve the Shade family.


Vincent D Chuplis
, age 68, of Selinsgrove, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2024 at his residence.

He was born on Tuesday, June 28, 1955, in West Mahanoy Twp, a son of the late Vincent S Chuplis and the late Elsie M (Clews) Chuplis.

He served in the US Army.

Vincent was a maintenance mechanic for Jeld-Wen Window and Door, Pottsville, prior to his retirement.

He was a member of the Honor Guard and past commander of American Legion Post 25, Selinsgrove and rode motorcycle with the New Berlin Legion Post 957 Riders.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Dorothy E (Hollenbach) Chuplis.

He is survived by three sisters, Cynthia A Fedak and her husband Paul of Middleport, Theresa A Kulbitsky of Girardville, and Melanie C Harner and her husband Jeffrey of Hegins; a brother, Jody D Docherty of Gordon; and several nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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


Stanley T. Sypeck
, retired Pennsylvania State Police, 82, of Ringtown, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 19, 2024.

Stanley was born in West Hazleton on August 26, 1941, son of the late Stanley P. and Blanche C. (Levash) Sypeck.

He attended Transfiguration and West Hazleton high schools, and served in the US Navy, attaining the rank of Petty Officer 3rd Class. After his honorable discharge, he attended the Pennsylvania State Police academy in 1963. He graduated earning the title of high pistol shooter in his class. He served in the following barracks, Bowmansville, Jonestown, Mahanoy City, Lehighton and Hazleton, retiring in February of 1991.

In retirement, he loved working on the mountain where he lived, as well as hunting.

He is survived by his wife, Jean (Robacher) Sypeck, along with his children, Christine Ann, wife of Lawrence DelliSanti; Stanley (Buster) Sypeck; Scott Allan Sypeck and his wife Melissa, Tracey Ann, wife of Anthony Clements and also by Debra, wife of Kevin Thompson. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing on Thursday, May 23rd, from 6-8 PM at the Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, 412 West Main Street, Ringtown, and again on Friday morning from 9:30 AM until 10:15 AM. A procession will leave the funeral home to go to the Our Lady of Mercy Church, Slabtown Road, Catawissa, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM.

Stanley will be laid to rest during private family services at a later date. Stanley's family will provide flowers and memorial donations are asked to be made to the Mercy Ships organization, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, the Wounded Warrior Project or the Our Lady of Mercy Church.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Stauffer-Breznik funeral home.