AMON, ANDREW A. JR., 83, of Zerbe, Reilly Township, passed away Jan. 8 at Tremont Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Interment with military honors will be held at 11 a. m. Wednesday at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Dutcavich Funeral Home has charge. Visit www. dutcavich. com.
• BRENSINGER, MARY H., 92, formerly of Auburn, passed away Jan. 9 at Lehigh Valley Hospital- Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street. She was taken there from Pinebrook Personal Care, Orwigsburg, where she resided.
A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p. m. Tuesday at Leibensperger Funeral Homes Inc., 65 S. Fourth St., Hamburg ( off street parking in rear). Burial will be private at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Hillside SPCA, 51 SPCA Road, Pottsville, PA 17901. For online condolences, please visit www.leibenspergerfuneralhomes.com.
• BRENSINGER, MERLE “TINY,” 93, of Auburn, passed away Jan. 5 at his residence.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at 1 p. m. today at St. John’s New Cemetery. To extend online condolences, visit www.gsesfuneralhomes.com. Geschwindt- Stabingas Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with arrangements, with cremation services provided by Riverside Cremation Services LLC, both in Schuylkill Haven.
FLAIG, VIRGINIA A., 77, passed away Jan. 6 at Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p. m. Saturday at Jesse H. Geigle Funeral Home. Visitation will be from noon until 1 p. m. prior to the memorial service. For directions or to send condolences or share memories with the family, please go to BitnerCares.com.
GLUNZ, CHARLES J. II, 73, of Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin
County, passed away Friday at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey. He was born in Pottsville.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a. m. Thursday at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church, Harrisburg. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Harrisburg. Viewing will be from 10 until 11 a. m. at the church. Arrangements are under the care of the Hetrick- Bitner Funeral Home, Harrisburg. To send condolences or to share memories with the family, please go to BitnerCares.com. Memorial contributions in Charles’s honor may be made to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church, 2800 Paxton Church Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
KIENE, ABEL ELIJAH, 3 1/ 2- monthold son of Cory Kiene and Stephanie Hellinger, of Birds Hill Road, Pine Grove, passed away Jan. 7 at Lehigh Valley Hospital- Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street.
Memorial services will be held at 7 p. m. today at H. L. Snyder Funeral Home Inc., Pine Grove, with Pastor Richard Hoffman officiating. There will be a calling time from 6 until 7 p. m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 745 W. Governor Road, Hershey, PA 17033, in his memory. You may send condolences to the family at www.hlsnyderfuneralhome.com.
• KRISTOPAITIS, JOSEPH, 41, of Mahanoy City, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 29 at his residence.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p. m. Thursday at Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Mahanoy City, which is in charge of arrangements. Visit www. truskowskyfuneralhome. com to sign the guest book and send sympathy cards.
LAURIE, JOHN, 88, of Saint Clair, passed away peacefully Thursday while surrounded by his family at the home of his daughter, Michele, in Exton. He had fought a valiant battle against cancer.
Funeral services will be at 9: 45 a. m. Tuesday at Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, 110 N. Second St., Saint Clair. Further services will be at 10: 30 a. m. from St. Michael The Archangel Orthodox Church, 106 N. Morris St., Saint Clair. The Rev. Jeff Zias will officiate. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p. m. today with Panachida at 7: 30 p. m. and from 8: 30 to 9: 45 a. m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s name to The St. Michael’s Memorial Fund at the above address. Burial with military honors will be in Queen of the Universe Cemetery, Peach Mountain Road, Pottsville. Condolences can be sent to www.brucethartfuneralhome.com.
MATUNIS, DR. JOSEPH J., a Shenandoah native, passed away Jan. 9 at the age of 90.
Visitation with the family will be from 2 to 4 p. m. and 6 to 8 p. m. today at Boyer Family Funeral Home, New Bloomfield. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p. m. Tuesday at St. Bernard Catholic Church, New Bloomfield, with the Rev. Robert Sharman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Bernard Catholic Church, New Bloomfield, or the Family Practice Center PC ( Perry Health Center), Loysville, PA. The Boyer family is honored to handle the arrangements for the Matunis family.
MCDONALD, ANNA HELEN 85, of Kaska, passed away Thursday at Schuylkill Center.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a. m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, New Philadelphia, with the Rev. Ronald J. Minner as celebrant. Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p. m. today and 8: 30 to 10: 30 a. m. Tuesday at Thomas J. Bartashus Funeral Home, New Philadelphia.
OBLAS, THOMAS E. “NIC NAC,” 66, of Mahanoy City, passed away Saturday while in the company of
family members at the home of his niece, Carla Oblas. He died after an eight- month battle with leukemia.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a. m. Thursday at St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Mahanoy City, with the Rev. Kevin P. Gallagher officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p. m. Wednesday and 8: 30 to 10: 30 a. m. Thursday at Good American Hose Company No. 3, 738 E. Mahanoy Ave., Mahanoy City. Interment will follow in Sky- view Memorial Park, Tamaqua. The family prefers donations be made to the Good American Fire Company No. 3. Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Mahanoy City, is in charge of arrangements. Visit www. truskowskyfuneralhome. com to sign the guest book, send sympathy cards, or view video tribute.
THOMAS S. PUPKO, 91, of Barnesville, passed away Wednesday at Schuylkill Center.
An informal but meaningful memorial will take place from 12: 30 to 4: 30 p. m. Jan. 26 at Four Blooms Restaurant, 668 N. Hunter Highway, Drums. Please RSVP by Jan. 21 to [email protected] Damiano Funeral Home Inc., McAdoo, is assisting the family. Condolences may be entered and information is available at www.damianofhinc.com.
STANTON, LORRAINE A., local historian, author, and lifelong resident of Frackville, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 8 at the age of 92.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10: 30 a. m. Wednesday in St. Ann’s R. C. Church, Frackville, with the Rev. Brian M. Miller as the celebrant. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation from 6 to 9 p. m. Tuesday at Albert L. Gricoski Funeral Home, Frackville, and again from 9 to 10 a. m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations be made in Lorraine’s name to The Frackville Museum or the Downtown Economic Development, 42 S. Center St., Frackville, PA 17931. Albert L. Gricoski Funeral Home, Frackville, has charge of arrangements.
• STRUZINSKY, JOSEPH F. JR., 60, of Ventura, Calif., formerly of Saint
Clair, died Jan. 7.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a. m. Saturday at St. Clare of Assisi Church, Saint Clair, with Monsignor William Glosser officiating. At the behest of the family, all visitation shall be private. Interment will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hillside SPCA, 51 SPCA Road, Pottsville, PA 17901, or Nativity BVM High School, 1 Lawtons Hill, Pottsville, PA 17901. Mahal- Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville, is entrusted with the arrangements.
WYNN, GEORGE G., 88, of Williamstown, passed away Wednesday at Spring Creek Nursing Home, Harrisburg.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. Tuesday from the Chapel of Dimon Funeral Home Inc., Tower City, with Pastor Rick Kuhn officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Visitation will be from 10: 30 to 11 a. m. at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Faith E. C. Church, P. O. Box 475, Wiconisco, PA 17097. To sign the guest book, visit www.dimonfuneralhome.com.
YURDOCK, DOLORES B. “DEE,” 80, born in Pottsville, died Jan. 3 in Penney Farms, Fla.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a. m. Jan. 31 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 400 Saint Johns Ave., Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. Her remains will be buried in Jacksonville National Cemetery at a later date. Broadus- Raines Funeral Home, Green Cove Springs, Fla., is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, send donations to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.