Funeral notices, October 5, 2021 | zz-dnp
Balonis, Edward, 82, of Drums, died Tuesday, September 21 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton. A Christian funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 16 at St. Thérèse Parish in Calcutta, Mahanoy City, with Reverend Kevin P. Gallagher as officiant. Friends can call from 9 a.m. on Saturday to St. Teresa Parish in Calcutta. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Mahanoy City, is in charge of the arrangements. Visit www.truskowskyfuneralhome.com to sign the guestbook and send sympathy cards.
Brown, Carl D., 85, of Kurtz Road, Pine Grove, died on Saturday October 2, 2021 at his home. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday October 6 at the Schuylkill of the Brethren Church, 347 Sweet Arrow Lake Road, Pine Grove, with Mike Barnhart as celebrant. There will be a visit from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Interment will follow in the Schuylkill Church in the Brothers’ Cemetery. Instead of flowers, the family would prefer contributions to be made to the Schuylkill Church of the Brethren Memorial Fund, c / o Lois Lehman, 26 Pine Hill Road, Pine Grove, PA 17963, in her memory. HL Snyder Funeral Home Inc., Pine Grove, is in charge of the arrangements and you can send your condolences online at www.hlsnyderfuneralhome.com.
Brown, Joseph Leland, 67, of Pottsville, died on Friday October 1 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. A public tour will be held from 10 a.m. until service time today at Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home Inc., Schuylkill Haven. A Celebration of Life funeral service will be held today at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be private. To express your condolences online, visit www.gsesfuneralhomes.com. Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home Inc. was responsible for the arrangements.
Calkins Jr., Gregory M., 20, of Pottsville, died Thursday September 23 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash at Foster Twp. All are respectfully invited to attend a visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, October 5, at Mahal-Ritzel Inc. Funeral Home, Minersville. A church service will take place at 7:30 p.m., chaired by Pastor Joan Weiderhold. Interment will be at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven. Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc. is responsible for the arrangements.
Hollenbach, Joan M., 62, of Pottsville, died Monday September 27 at Geisinger St. Luke’s, Orwigsburg. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. today, October 5, at Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., Orwigsburg, with Rev. Shawn D. Van Dyke as celebrant. Tours will start at 10 a.m. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
Kaufman, Ruth E., 86, of Muir, died Thursday, September 30, 2021 at UPMC-Pinnacle, Harrisburg. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 8 at Greenwood Cemetery, Tower City, with the Reverends. Tom Bruner and Kathy Ash-Flashner. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ruth should be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 415 E. Grand Ave., Tower City, PA 17980. Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., Tower City, a been responsible for the arrangements. To send your condolences to the family, visit www.dimonfuneralhome.com.
Kindig, Tod J., passed away suddenly on Saturday August 28, 2021 at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Family and friends are invited to attend a rally to celebrate Tod’s life from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 9, with a memorial service at 2 p.m. at SAVES, 5865 Hanover Road, Hanover, PA 17331. Funeral Services are under the direction of Murphy-Beck Funeral Home & Cremation Service Inc., McSherrystown.
Knowlton, Virginia Ann, 87, of Stratford, NJ, passed away on Sunday September 5, 2021. The family will receive family and friends from 11 am to noon on Saturday October 9 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, St. Luke Parish . , 55 Warwick Ave., Stratford, NJ 08084. Memorial Mass at noon. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Animal Welfare Association, 509 Centennial Blvd., Voorhees, NJ 08043, would be appreciated. Arrangements edited by Danks-Hinski Funeral Home, Lindenwold, NJ Visit dankshinskifuneralhome.com for lasting condolences.
Mark, Margaret E., 55, of Pottsville, died Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at Lehigh Valley-Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street Hospital, Pottsville. The memorial service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, October 13 at the Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, 110 N. Second St., Saint Clair, PA 17970. Friends can call from 10 am to 11 am Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made at Bible Tabernacle Pentecostal Church, 411 High St., Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972. Interment will be at Church of God Cemetery, Mill Street, Auburn. Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home is making arrangements. Condolences can be sent to www.brucethartfuneralhome.com.
O’Donnell, Mary Elizabeth “Marybeth” (Courtnye), 61, of Ashland, passed away peacefully in the early afternoon on Saturday September 25, 2021 at the Shenandoah Manor Nursing Center. The Christian Burial Mass will be held at 11 am on Thursday, October 7 at St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church, Ashland, with the Reverend Brian Miller as officiant. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Fountain Springs. Visits from 10 am Thursday until service time. Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of arrangements, Charles Heizenroth III, supervisor. Visit www.kullfuneral.com.
Rudy, Constance Elaine “Connie”, 85, from Orwigsburg, passed away peacefully on Wednesday September 29 at her residence with her son and grandsons by her side. A church service will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6, at Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., Orwigsburg. Tours will start at 4 p.m. Interment will be private.
Shamus, Helen M., 98, formerly of Saint Clair, passed away on Friday October 1, 2021 at Seton Manor Nursing Home, Orwigsburg. The Christian Burial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 6, at the St. Clair d’Assise Roman Catholic Church, 250 E. Hancock St., St. Clair. Bishop William F. Glosser will officiate. Friends can call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday to church. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family at Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville. Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, Saint Clair, is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences can be sent to www.brucethartfuneralhome.com.
Thomas, Garry N., 73, of Landingville, died on September 29, 2021 at Lebanon VA Medical Center. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 23 at Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., Orwigsburg. Family and friends are welcome to visit from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Interment with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 25 at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Community Fire Company of Landingville, 1 Firehouse Road, Landingville PA, 17972. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.orwigsburgfuneral.com.
Zuk, Paul P., 60, of North Manheim Twp., Died Tuesday, September 28 at Lehigh Valley Medical Center, Allentown. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6, at Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home Inc., 25 E. Main St., Schuylkill Haven. A public tour will take place from noon until service time on Wednesday. Interment will be private. To express your condolences online, visit www.gsesfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements were made by Geschwindt-Stabingas Inc. Funeral Home with cremation services provided by Riverside Cremation Services LLC, Schuylkill Haven.