Obituaries

Carol L. Sterner

August 23, 2017

Carol  L. Sterner , 75, of 620 Valley Road, Pottsville, died Tuesday August 22, 2017 at her daughter Jane's residence, Heckscherville.

Born in Catawissa, September 22, 1941, She was a daughter of the late Marvin and Louise (Ash) Keefer.

She graduated in1959 from Pottsville Area High School. 

Carol was  active  in the  Heckscherville Fire Company for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Sterner in1971 and companion Daniel Schaeffer in 2012.

Surviving are daughter Jane Sunday and her husband Brad of Heckscherville.

A celebration of life Service will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of Flowers donations can be made to the Hillside SPCA PO Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901.

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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Thomas G. Connor

August 17, 2017

 

 

 

Thomas  G. Connor, 64, of 50 Meadow Dr., Schuylkill Haven, died Thursday August 17, 2017 at LVHN – Schuylkill – East, Pottsville.

 

Born in Scranton, November 4, 1952, He was a son of Robert J. Connor Sr. of Scranton and the late Mildred  (Stewart) Connor.

 

 

He retired as a Control Engineer from Guilford Mills, Pine grove after 30 years of service.

 

Surviving are his wife of 37 years Vivian (Weiss) Connor; 2 brothers Robert J. Connor Jr. and his wife Rosanne of Clarks Summit; James A. Connor and his wife Joanne of Scranton; Nieces & Nephews.

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday August 22, 2017 from St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, 201 Randel St. Schuylkill Haven PA 17972  with Msgr. Edward S. Zemanik  officiating.  Friends may call from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Monday and 9:00-10:00 AM Tuesday at Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home 110 N. Second St. Saint Clair, PA 17970. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to support Cancer Research at Geisinger Health System by sending checks made payable to GHF, MC-25-76, 100 North Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17822.  Burial will be in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.

 

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

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Jeanne C. Pelachick

August 12, 2017

 

Jeanne C. Pelachick , 56, of 451 East Arch St., Pottsville, died Saturday, August 12, 2017 at her Residence.

 

Born in Washington D.C., December 6, 1960, she was a daughter of the late Lester and Loma (Castle) Wright.

 

She was a graduate of Cardinal Brennan High School.

 

 

 

Jeanne was a Service Manager at Sears, Frackville.

 

She was a member of the Catholic Faith.

 

She was preceded in death by her daughter Kristina Bogart in 2002.

 

Surviving are her fiancé William  Cook, Pottsville, 3 brothers Lester Wright and his wife Chom  of Frackville,  John  Wright and his  wife Paula  of St. Clair, Joseph Wright and his wife Ann  of Atlanta GA, a granddaughter Kaitlyn Pelachick ,  and a grandson Tyler Wright.

 

Funeral Service will be held Monday at 10:00 AM from the Nice- Hart Funeral Home, Inc, 9 North Lehigh Avenue, Frackville.  The. Rev. Edward Brennan will be officiating.  Friends may call from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sunday and Monday 9:30 – 10:00 AM  at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Canicus Roman Catholic Cemetery, Mahanoy  City.

 

Nice Hart Funeral Home Inc., Frackville, is in charge of arrangements. 

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John E. Kovich

August 03, 2017

John E. Kovich , 67, of 404 South Nicholas St., St. Clair, died Thursday at Broad Mountain Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Frackville.

Born in Pottsville, September 22, 1949, He was a son of the late John and Jean (Rice) Kovich.

He worked as a Knitter at Argo Mill, Schuylkill Haven.

John was a member of St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, St. Clair, PA.

Surviving are a son John E. Kovich Jr. and his wife Nicole of Easton; 1 brother Bernard Kovich of Minersville; 2 grandchildren Kaylee and Darren Kovich.

Divine Liturgy will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday from St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, 131 South Morris Street St. Clair, PA 17970 with. Very Rev. Francis Twardzik officiating.  Friends may call from 9:00-10:00 AM Tuesday at Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home 110 N. Second St. St. Clair. Burial will be in St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, St. Clair. Condolences can be sent to http://www.brucethartfuneralhome.com

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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

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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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