Obituaries

Aththur Flail III

November 15, 2017

Arthur C. Flail III, 54, of 228 N. Railroad Ave., Frackville, died Wednesday at home.

Born in Philadelphia, Sept. 8, 1963, he was a son of Arthur Flail Jr. and the late Ruth Shappell Flail.

Arthur loved going to roller coaster parks all over the United States. He will be missed flying though the park rails.

He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, Frackville.

Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday from Odd Fellows Cemetery, Frackville. The Rev. Jeff Merwine will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Trinity E. C. Church Memorial Fund , 56 N. Balliet St., Frackville, PA 17931. Nice-Hart Funeral Home Inc., Frackville, is in charge of arrangements.

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Emil Plachko

November 15, 2017

Emil  Steve (Stretch) Plachko, 85, of St. Clair, died Wednesday Nov. 15, 2017 at his residence in St. Clair.

Born in St. Clair, May 25, 1932, He was a son of the late Stephen  and Mary (Tomko) Plachko. 

Stretch was a 1950 graduate of St. Clair High School, where he excelled at football and basketball.   During his sophomore year in high school, his basketball Coach, Daw Miller, nicknamed him "Stretch" and the name remained with him throughout his life.  He said "Not too many people knew me by my first name, Emil". Following High School he attended Potterville Junior College in California to play football and basketball. 

Stretch served in the US Army during the Korean War. 

He retired from Argo Mills. Earlier he enjoyed being a youth sports coach of Little League and Bitty Basketball.  He loved the casinos and enjoyed going to Las Vegas, Atlantic City and local PA casinos. 

He was a member of the former Immaculate Conception Church and presently is a member of  St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, St. Clair; The Allen-Rogowicz Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame; St. Clair Fish & Game Association; Mechanicsville Game & Fish; American Legion Post 719, St. Clair; St. Clair Old Timer's Baseball Association. 

He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy (Stadnik) Plachko, daughter Sharon    (Plachko) Lorimer , brother John "Jack" Plachko. 

Surviving are 2 daughters Karen Plachko and her Fiancé James McNitt and Diane Angst and her  husband Roy; sister Dorothy Jaskierski and sister-in-law Ann Plachko of St. Clair; 3 grandchildren Dustan, Bradley and Courtney  Lorimer; Nieces and Nephews. 

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday Nov. 18, 2017 from Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, 110 North Second Street St. Clair.. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 AM from  Immaculate Conception Church 6  Caroline Ave. St. Clair with Msgr. William Glosser officiating. Friends may call from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Friday and 9:30 AM-10:00AM Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Clare of Assisi Memorial Fund 250 E. Hancock St. St. Clair, PA 17970.  Burial with military honors will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery.

 

 

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Michael Scott Zelinsky

November 11, 2017

Michael Scott Zelinsky, 27, of Pottsville, died Saturday November 11 at home, Pottsville.

 

Born in Pottsville, February 25, 1990, he was a son of Mark and Donna Grabish Zelinsky.

 

 

He was employed  at Alpha Mills, Schuylkill Haven.

 

He was of the Catholic Faith.

 

Surviving in addition to his parents are his daughter, Athena Zelinsky; his fiancé Lindsey Hoffecker of Schuylkill Haven; 2 brothers Matthew Fitzpatrick of Hamburg; Mark Zelinsky of Pottsville; 2 sisters Mandy Fitzpatrick of Minersville; Ashlee Zelinsky of Levittown; aunts; uncles; cousins, a niece and nephew.

 

Funeral Services will be held at  7:30 PM Sunday from Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home 110 N. Second St. Saint Clair with Msgr. William F. Glosser officiating.  Friends may call from 6:00-7:30 PM . In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to his daughter, Athena Zelinsky  c/o Donna Zelinsky 316 Prospect St. Pottsville, PA 17901.   Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

 

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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Richard H. Camodeca

October 18, 2017

Richard  H. Camodeca, 81, of Queen of Peace Apartments, Pottsville, passed away Wednesday evening, Oct. 18, 2017 at Lehigh Valley Hospice Inpatient Unit, Allentown. PA

 

Born in Pottsville, August 18, 1936, He was a son of the late Beck  and Ethel (Meyers) Camodeca.

 

 

Richard was a retired US Army Veteran, serving four years.  He was a Tree Surgeon working for the  Former Quaker City Tree Surgeon, Pottsville.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers Eugene Meyers and Thomas Camodeca.

 

Richard is survived by his brother Douglas Camodeca Sr. of Pottsville and his sister Anna Mae Wingle of Schuylkill Haven, as well as nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Monday from the Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home 110 North Second Street St. Clair, PA 17970. The Rev. Chris Rothharpt  will be officiating.  Friends may call from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Monday at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 300 West Arch St., Pottsville , PA 17901 . Burial  will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Pottsville.

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Arthur Bohard

October 17, 2017

Arthur Bohard , 90, of  Fort Myers FL, formerly of Frackville, died Tuesday October 17, 2017 at Manor Care Health Services, Pottsville.

Born in Frackville, January 11, 1927, He was a son of Levi and Elizabeth (Schachter) Bohard. 

He was the husband of Bernice C. (Chukusky) Bohard to whom he was married 63 years.    

Art led a full and storied life.   He was a three time all-state baseball player at Frackville High School.   He was a Graduate of Frackville High School and the Pennsylvania State University, where he played baseball.   As a seventeen year old pitcher, he set a record as part of the youngest battery to ever letter at Penn State.

Art served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  On August 5, 1945 his company was ordered to board a ship in San Francisco to be in on the invasion of Japan, but was recalled when the war ended.   Art was then sent to the University of Pennsylvania to study Japanese and served as a Japanese interpreter. 

After an Honorable discharge from the Army, Art accepted a contract to pitch for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  After retiring from his baseball career, Art entered the family clothing business where he worked 60 years before retiring to Florida.

Art served as President of the Frackville School District Board of Directors, North Schuylkill School District Board of Directors The Pennsylvania State University Board of Directors and President of the Ashland State Hospital Board of Directors.

He was a member of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, Jerry Wolman Chapter; Frackville Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #1533, Frackville Masonic Lodge #737; Frackville Rotary and many other civic organizations too numerous to mention.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter Michele Bohard on January 29, 2017.

In addition to his loving wife, Bernice; two sons, Lee Bohard and Mary Schaeffer of Schuylkill Haven and Steve Bohard and his wife Judy of Nazareth;  Two Grandchildren, Eli Bohard and Rebecca Bohard; sister  Elsie Cohn and her husband Marty of Sarasota, FL;  Nieces and Nephews.

Memorial Services will be held  2:00 PM Sunday November 5, 2017 from Nice-Hart Funeral Home Inc. 9 N. Lehigh Ave Frackville with Rabbi Seth Phillips officiating Friends may call from Noon until the time of the services.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hillside SPCA, PO Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901 or Frackville Free Public Library 56 N. Lehigh Ave. Frackville, PA 17931.  Online condolences can be left at www.nicehartfuneralhome.com.

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Teresa M. Watson

October 09, 2017

Teresa  M. Watson , 88, of Port Carbon, died Monday at The Meadows at  York Terrace, Pottsville.

 

Born in St. Clair, July 27, 1929, She was a daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Bardzak) Chismar.

 

 

She had worked as a Clerk at Woolworth's Store, Pottsville.

 

She was a member of St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, Port Carbon.

 

She was preceded in death by 3 sisters Margaret Chismar, Bertha Chismar, Anna Reilly; 3 brothers Albert,  Joseph and John Chismar. 

 

Surviving are her husband Donald E. Watson; a son Donald R. Watson and his wife Terri of Tamaqua; daughter Mary Louise Paul and her husband John of Deleware. 3 Grandchildren; 4 Great Grandchildren; Nieces and Nephews.

 

Funeral Services will be held at Private at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville .

 

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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