Schuylkill County Obituaries for Saturday, January 29, 2022

Skook News Obituary: January 29, 2022

Obituaries posted in the Schuylkill County area.

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Lucille P. Christ74, of S. Felty Rd., Pine Grove, died Thursday, January 27, 2022 at his home.

Born October 16, 1947 in Pine Grove Twp., she was the daughter of the late Heber Sr. and the late Tovilla Schaeffer Mease.

Lucille had been a bartender at the Ten Pin Club in Pine Grove.

Preceding her in death was her husband Clair Christ; two daughters, Tami Christ and Jody Christ; and a sister Alice Zimmerman.

Surviving are two grandchildren, Cherokee Christ and David Boltz; one sister, Ruth McMullen; two brothers, Heber Jr. and his wife Patricia Mease, David Sr. and wife Patricia Mease, all of Pine Grove; nieces and nephews.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer that contributions be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Memorial Giving 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, in his memory.

HL Snyder, Inc. Funeral Home, Pine Grove is making arrangements.

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Robert G. Heckman75, of Pottsville, died Thursday, January 27, 2022 at Lehigh Valley Health Network-Cedar Crest, Allentown.

Born November 17, 1946 in Pottsville, he was the son of the late Gerald B. and the late Cecile (Smith) Heckman.

He was a graduate of Pottsville Area High School and the McCann School of Business.

Robert worked as a long-haul truck driver, before driving for Boscov Department stores and buses for the Pottsville area school district.

He was a member of the First Primitive Methodist Church, Saint Clair; Train Association, of Orwigsburg, and a volunteer tax preparer.

He was predeceased by three brothers, Michael E. Heckman, David Heckman and Gerald Heckman.

Surviving are the children, Suzanne M. Molin and her husband, John, of Tucson, Arizona, son, Michael T. Heckman and his wife, Bernadette, of Minersville, Michele L. Furman, widow of Brian, of Lavelle, Kimberly A. Swartz and her husband, Brian, of Cumbola, Robert C. Heckman, of Minersville, and Jennifer Menchefsky, of Minersville; one brother, Raymond Heckman; sister, Beverly Schock; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, 110 N. Second St., Saint Clair, PA 17970, with the Reverend Jack Culbert officiating. Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 18105. Interment will take place at a later date.

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Susan E.Williams70, of Minersville, formerly of Browns Mills, NJ, died Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at Lehigh Valley-Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street Hospital, Pottsville.

Susan E. Williams, 70, of Minersville, formerly of Browns Mills, NJ, died Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at Lehigh Valley-Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street Hospital, Pottsville.

Born January 27, 1951 in Shenandoah, she was the daughter of the late Jay P. and the late Carolyn (Warning) Williams.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Corning College.

She was a member of the Lutheran religion.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two sisters, Nan M. Williams and Arline M. Pillows; one brother, Kyle J. Williams.

Surviving are two sisters, Carolyn Scull and her husband, Ernest, of Browns Mills, NJ, and Jeanne Bendura and her husband, Mark, of Kirkville, NY; five brothers, James Williams, Philadelphia, Thomas Williams and his wife, Barbara, of Southampton, NJ, Jay Williams and his wife, Susan, of Oak Island, North Carolina, Russell Williams and his wife, Veronica, of Mahanoy City, and Harry Williams and his wife, Kathy, of Morea; nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at a later date at the German Protestant Cemetery in the town of Mahanoy.

Born January 27, 1951 in Shenandoah, she was the daughter of the late Jay P. and the late Carolyn (Warning) Williams.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Corning College.

She was a member of the Lutheran religion.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two sisters, Nan M. Williams and Arline M. Pillows; one brother, Kyle J. Williams.

Surviving are two sisters, Carolyn Scull and her husband, Ernest, of Browns Mills, NJ, and Jeanne Bendura and her husband, Mark, of Kirkville, NY; five brothers, Thomas Williams and his wife, Barbara, of Southampton, NJ, Jay Williams and his wife, Susan, of Oak Island, NC, Russell Williams and his wife, Veronica, of Mahanoy City, and Harry Williams and his wife, Kathy, from Morea; nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at a later date at the German Protestant Cemetery in the town of Mahanoy. La Maison Funéraire Nice-Hart Inc., Frackville, is responsible for arrangements.

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Betty H. (Laudeman) Edmondson95, currently of Shenandoah and a resident of Ringtown for most of her life, died early Saturday morning January 29, 2022 at the Shenandoah Senior Living Community.

Born in Ringtown on January 2, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Daniel H. and Elizabeth (Krieger) Laudeman.

She was a graduate of the old Conyngham Township High School.

Prior to her retirement, she worked in the manufacturing sector.

Betty was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Ringtown.

She was truly a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and cherished the time spent with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Diane Shuman; two brothers and two sisters. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are his son, Randy Lee Eisenman of Ringtown; three daughters, Bonnie Barilla of Kulpmont, Pam Eisenman and her husband Jim of Mahanoy City and Carla Hartz and her husband Jim of Nescopeck; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral service at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Ringtown with interment at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Ringtown will be announced and will take place at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in Betty’s memory at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, PO Box 211, Ringtown, PA 17967.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah is making arrangements.

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Josephine L. Boris, 93, a longtime resident of Tresckow, died Friday morning at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Treskow, she was the daughter of the late Bartholomew and Elizabeth (Romanell) Ricco.

Josephine was a member of the Church of All Saints, McAdoo.

Prior to her retirement, she worked for the Hazleton Area School District.

Josephine was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and she will be dearly missed.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Preceding her in death was her husband Richard Boris (2011); sisters Carmella Fogarty, Marie Barnhart, Thelma Mayshock and Theresa DeMarco; and his brother Nicholas Ricco.

Surviving, are his daughters Donna Boris, of Tresckow; and Deborah Machey and her husband Jerome, of McAdoo; granddaughters Amanda Motil and husband Stephen, and Alyssa and Alison Machey; great-granddaughter Nora Motil; and nieces and nephews also survive.

His funeral will take place on Tuesday. Rev. Msgr. William Baker will celebrate the Christian Burial Mass at the Church of All Saints, McAdoo, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at RC St. Gabriel Cemetery, Hazleton.

A roll call will take place on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the church.

The family would like to give special thanks to All Care Hospice for their compassionate care of Josephine.

Damiano, Inc. Funeral Home, McAdoo, is helping the family make arrangements.

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