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Schuylkill County Obituaries for June 7th, 2024


Skook News Obituaries: June 7th, 2024

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 

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Leonard F. “Lenny” Savitsky Sr., 91, of Ringtown, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at his home.

Born on May 21, 1933, in Shenandoah, he was the son of the late Frank T. and Stella (Szulczewski) Savitsky.

Lenny was a 1951 graduate of East Union Township High School. After school, he served in the United States Army. After the service, he was employed by Blaschak Coal Company as a welder for many years. Lenny was a life member of the Park Crest Fish & Game Club as he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trap shooting. He was also a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Ringtown.

Besides his parents, he was preceded by his wife, Mary Ann (Liss) Savitsky in 2021, two brothers- Stanley and Frank Savitsky, and two sisters – Helen Gill and Lucy Grochowski.

The surviving family includes his son – Leonard “Lenny” Savitsky Jr. with his wife Tanya of Zion Grove, his daughter- Ann Brown with her husband Ron of Ringtown, along with nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, June 11th from 8:30 to 10:30am at the Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., 40 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00am in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Ringtown and will be officiated by Fr. Dominic Pham. Burial will immediately follow in St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Lenny’s memory may be made to either: Hillside SPCA, the Ringtown Library, or the Ringtown Valley Fire & Rescue.


Eugene J. “Gene” Horey, of Frackville, formerly of Lost Creek, passed away on Thursday at Tremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Ashland on May 11, 1949, he was a son of the late John “Blackie” Horey and Jane “Jennie” (Murphy) Horey. Raised in Girardville, he was a 1968 graduate of North Schuylkill High School; and enlisted in the Army during the Vietnam Conflict, having served at the Manheim Depot Activity, Manheim, Germany. He was employed in the construction trades as an electrician.

He was a member of the Rangers Hose Company, Girardville, and served with the Fire Police.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, John E. “Jack” Holley.

Gene is survived by two daughters, Heather Matukewicz, Minersville, and Stacy Champion (spouse, Bruce), Camp Hill; eight grandchildren, Michael, Ryan and Justin Matukewicz, Kylie and Gianna Herb, Nolan, Rocco and Everett Champion; nieces and nephews.

The family will accept visitors at Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury Street, Minersville, on Wednesday from 6:00 P.M. until the time of service at 7:30 P.M. Interment with military honors will be on a date and time to be announced at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.


Fred S Kessler,
age 91, of Valley View, passed away Friday, June 7, 2024 at Tremont Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born on Thursday, December 22, 1932, in Spring Glen, a son of the late Ralph Kessler and the late Elda (Hoover) Kessler.

Fred served in the US Army during the Korean War.

Her was a truck driver for Harold Felty Trucking prior to his retirement .

He was preceded in death by his parents; by a brother, Russell Kessler, and by a sister, Ruth Wedde.

He is survived by his wife Irene E (Huntsinger) Kessler, to whom he was married for 69 years. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Fred's wishes were to have no services.

Burial will be in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Valley View.

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


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