Obituaries

Elsie Stencovage

July 20, 2017

Elsie Stencovage , 89, formerly of St. Clair, passed away Thursday July 20, 2017 at the home of her daughter Carolyn Hannis and Son-in-law Frank Hannis Sr.

 

Born in St. Clair, July 21, 1927, She was a daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Kalinich) Laurie.

 

 

Elsie retired as a Seamstress after working in various garment factories.

 

She was a member of St. Michael's Orthodox Church , St. Clair, Saint Michael Sisterhood, and The International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Michael  Stencovage, 3 sisters Margaret Kapusta, Mary Gursky, Anna Sekela; a brother Charles Laurie.

 

Surviving are her daughter Carolyn Hannis and her husband, Frank Sr., Shenandoah Heights, a granddaughter Amy Hannis-Miskar, and her husband, Nicholas Miskar, Frackville, a grandson Frank J. Hannis Jr., and his wife, Jessica,  5 Great Grandchildren Brooke , Brielle, and Brynn Hannis-Miskar, Violet and Eric Hannis, 2 brothers Michael Laurie, Schuylkill Haven and John Laurie, Saint Clair, Nieces and Nephews.

 

 Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday from St. Michael's Orthodox Church, 109 North Nichols Street, St. Clair. The Rev. Jeff Zias will be officiating.  Friends may call from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Monday or 8:30– 9:30 Tuesday at the Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, 110 North Second Street, St. Clair. Parastas will be Monday at 7:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Diabetes Research Institute Foundation

220 S. Park Road, Suite 100 Hollywood, FL 33021.

Burial will be in St. Michael’s Orthodox Cemetery, St. Clair.

 

Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, St. Clair, is in charge of arrangements.

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Marie G. Hand

July 16, 2017

Marie G.  Hand , 89, of St. Clair, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, friend and neighbor entered heaven July 16, 2017.

Born in Lehighton, April 15, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Grace (Miller) Stehling.

A graduate of Lehighton Area High School, in her younger years she worked as a buyer and manager in the children's clothing department at Bright's Department Store.  As her children grew older, she worked at Argo Mills, Willow Lake.

She was a devoted member of St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, St. Clair.

Mrs. Hand, as she was known by many, loved and was loved by everyone in her life.  She was known for her kindness and generosity towards everyone she met.   She was dedicated to taking care of her family, especially her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas  Hand, brother Francis Stehling; father in law William Hand wife Agnes; 2 sister in laws Mary Whitecavage, Kathleen Davis; brother in law James Hand. 

Surviving are daughter Dorothy Frie and her husband Jack of St. Clair; 2 sons Patrick of St. Clair; Thomas  Hand and his wife Sharon of Reading, grandchildren Maria Messner and her husband Michael, Lindsay Hand, Anthony Hand, Daniel Hand, Samantha Hand, Nicholas Hand;Great Grandaughter Addison Messner; Nieces and Nephews.  

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM Thursday July 20 from St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 250 E. Hancock St. St. Clair with Msgr. William F. Glosser  officiating.  Friends may call from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Thursday at the church. Contributions may be made to St. Clare of Assisi Memorial Fund at the above address. Burial will be 9:30 AM Friday July 21st at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA.

Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, St. Clair, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be sent to http://www.brucethartfuneralhome.com

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Michael Edward Reading

July 15, 2017

Michael Edward Reading , 72, of 203 Macomb St., New Philadelphia, died Saturday at LVHN – Schuylkill – East , Pottsville.

 

He was a son of the late Clyde Robert and Lucille (Robinson) Reading.

 

 

He was a LPN at Bakers Nursing Home , LA.

 

Michael was a member of Pottsville Seventh Day Adventist Church.

 

 

Surviving are his wife of 15 years Anita (Hijastro) Reading; daughter Katie Lynn Reading  of Gonzales, LA; brother Archie Daniel Reading  of Mt. Rainier, WA; Nieces and Nephew.

 

Graveside Services  will be held at  1:00PM Friday from St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove with  The Rev. Alex Dubee officiating.

 

Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, St. Clair, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be sent to http://www.brucethartfuneralhome.com

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Walter J. “Wally” Lipinsky

June 11, 2017

Walter "Wally"  J. Lipinsky, 87, of 221 N. Mill St., St. Clair, died Sunday at Home surrounded by his family.

Born in Minersville, January 17, 1930, He was a son of the late Stephen  and Mary (Gresko) Lipinsky.

He was a 1948 graduate of the former Cressona High School.

 

Wally worked as a Mechanic at Losch boiler and David Crystal; an agent for American General Insurance; Spreader and Cutter at Argo Mills; Custondain at St.Clair Area & North Votech Schools; most recently a school bus driver for Gawley and Felty Transportation.

 

He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, St. Clair and the former SS. Peter & Paul RCC.

 

Walter enjoyed dancing and listening to the Polkas, riding his bike around town, tending to his garden, vacationing and spending time with his family and his dog Chico.

 

He was preceded in death by 3 sisters Sophie Novak, Helen Miller, Stella Yarrish, brother Edward Lipinsky.

 

Surviving are his wife Dolores (Stempinski) Lipinsky with whom he would have celebrated his 64 anniversary on June 27th; 2 daughters, Sonia Egan and her husband Norman of St. Clair; Rachelle Kemfort and her husband Bruce of Seltzer; 2 brothers John Lipinsky;  Constantine "Custy" Lipinsky and a sister Jean Mintz;   grandchildren Norman  Egan and his wife Elizabeth of Auburn, Shannon Shaffer and her husband Ken of Bellefonte;  Selena Slackus and her husband Steve of Pine Grove;  Stacy Silfies and her husband Tyler of Mount Joy: Alyssa Brennan and her husband Sean of Minersville; Great Grandchildren  Nolan, Carson, Chaylee & Cora.

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated  at 10:30 AM Thursday from St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 250 E. Hancock St. St. Clair with Msgr. William F. Glosser officiating.  Friends may call from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Wednesday and 9:30 – 10:30 AM at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Clare of Assisi Memorial Fund at the above address. Burial will be in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.

 

Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, St. Clair, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be sent to http://www.brucethartfuneralhome.com

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Gladys “Joyce” Kocur

June 03, 2017

 

Gladys “Joyce” Kocur, 84, of Auburn, formerly of St. Clair, died Saturday at Orwigsburg Center, Orwigsburg.

Born in St. Clair, September 9, 1932. She was a daughter of the late George and Pearl (Wineland) Rubright.

She was a retired Secretary working for many years at the Dalinda Dance Studio, St. Clair.

Joyce was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, St. Clair.

In addition to her Parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Kocur in 1984, 2 brothers George "Sonny" Rubright, Charles Rubright; 3 sisters Martha Rubright, Lois Hossler; Pearl "Bunny" Rubright and a grandson Cole Griesbaum.

Surviving are 5 daughters Melissa Bubeck and her husband Clayton of Auburn, daughter Dorrine Griesbaum of Reading, Helen Kocur of St. Clair, Dr. Lori Kocur-Wilde and her husband Rob of King of Prussia, Tracie Clews and her husband Scott of St. Clair; sister Doris "Dolly" Rubright of Orwigsburg; 9 Grandchildren, Ella Bubeck, Lora Bubeck, Halle Michel, Nathaniel Griesbaum, Jonathan Wilde, Jennifer Wilde, Tristen Clews, Emilee Clews, nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday from Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, 110 North Second Street St. Clair. The Rev. Kerry Smart will be officiating. Friends may call from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Wednesday at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, St. Clair.

Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, St. Clair, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be sent to http://www.brucethartfuneralhome.com

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Mark ” Sparks ” Covach

May 28, 2017

Mark “Sparky”  Covach , 58, of St. Clair, died Sunday May 28, 2017 after a short courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Pottsville, August 22, 1958, He was a son of the late Michael and Julia (Collihan) Covach.

He was a graduate of the former St. Clair High School and was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, St. Clair.

Sparks loved his job at Empire Education Group where he worked for over 30 Years. He also loved his dear cat Fuz. Everyone who knew Mark will always remember him by his laugh. His family, friends, co-workers will miss him for sure.

Surviving are a sister Mary Ann  Shappell and her husband William of West West Terrace; 2 brothers Thomas Covach and his  wife Mary Ellen of Pottsville; Michael Covach of St. Clair; nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM Friday from St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 250 E. Hancock St. St. Clair. The Rev. Msgr. William F. Glosser  will be officiating. . Friends may call from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Friday at the Bruce T. Hart   Funeral Home 110 N. 2nd Street St. Clair, PA 17970.. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hillside SPCA , PO Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901. Burial will be in Queen of the Universe Cemetery, Norwegian Twp. .

 

 

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