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Schuylkill County Obituaries for May 22nd, 2024


Skook News Obituaries: May 22nd, 2024

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 

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Dion T. Boyer, 86, of Oak Grove Rd., Pine Grove, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at home.

Born on September 14, 1937 in Ravine, he was a son of the late Galen and Pearl Strausser Boyer.

Preceding him in death were two brothers, Ronald Boyer and Kenneth "Hessy" Boyer.

All Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 312 S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove, PA 17963 in his memory.

The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements.


Thomas Deebel
, 83, of Ringtown, passed away on May 20, 2024, at Shenandoah Senior Living Community.

Born in Ringtown on January 24, 1941, he was the son of the late Marvin and Florence (Bley) Deebel.

After graduating salutatorian from his high school, Thomas went on to be a heavy equipment mechanic for several years, while still staying active in his community and personal life. Thomas was a member of the Ringtown Valley Hunting Club and the Ringtown Snowmobile Club and a lifelong member of the Ringtown Fire Company. Thomas was known for being able to fix anything, and more generously, would always be the first person to lend a hand to family, friends, and neighbors when someone needed something repaired. In his free time, you would find Thomas fishing, hunting, or farming. Thomas’ legacy as a smart, kind, and helpful man is left to be cherished by his family and everyone who knew him.

Surviving are his loving wife of 62 years, JoAnn (Seroka) Deebel; son, Thomas E. Deebel, D.C. and wife Carol; daughter, Heather Mackay and husband Leo; grandchildren, Monica Guinn, Kathryn E. Deebel, Thomas Deebel Jr., Sarah B. Mackay, and Josiah Mackay; great granddaughter, Daisy Padilla; sisters, Rose Jablonski and husband Bill, Karen Everett and husband Glenn, and Phyllis Jordan; brother, Paul Deebel; his beloved dog Ava, and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held June 1st at 11 A.M. at the St. Johns Church in Brandonville, with Reverend Craig Zimmerman officiating. Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation from 10-11 A.M. Interment will immediately follow the service at Girard Manor Cemetery, Phinneyville.

Services have been entrusted to Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, Ringtown.


Mildred D. Harig
, 75 of Pottsville, died Monday at Green Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pottsville.

She was born March 22, 1949, in Pottsville a daughter of the late Henry and Elosie Kishbaugh Bigg.

She was a graduate of Pottsville Area High School.

Prior to retiring she was employed by Argo Knitting Mill and the former Pottsville Hospital and Warne Clinic.

Mildred was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Pottsville and a life member of West End Hose Fire Co., Pottsville.

She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, William and Henry Bigg: a sister, Geraldine Salen.

Surviving are 3 sons, Karl L Harig, II, Pottsville; Brian Harig, Pottsville; Henry J. Harig, Bethlehem; a daughter, Beth Richter, Lititz; 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, a sister, Thelma MacCready, Pottsville; a brother, Richard Bigg, Mechanicsburg; nieces and nephews

Graveside memorial service and interment will be held 10AM Saturday, June 1st at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven. Arrangements are under the care of James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville.