Schuylkill County obituaries for March 4, 2022

78, of Minersville, died Monday at Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital.

He was born on July 30, 1943 in Hartford, Connecticut to the late Robert Lee Carter, Sr. and the late Susie May Reed Carter. He attended Arsenal High School; and was a Massachusetts Army National Guard veteran who served in the military police. As a civilian, he was a professional driver.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Reed; a sister, Marilyn Strother.

Surviving are his wife of 48, the former Virginia McCarthy; four children, Michael H. Carter, Jr., Minersville, Tayhis Nicole Carter, Houston, Texas, Tracy Leigh Carter, Minersville, and Jay C. Carter, Brockton, Massachusetts; three grandchildren. He is also survived by three siblings, Robert L. Carter, Jr., of Brockton, Massachusetts, Barbara Jarvis, of Hartford, Connecticut, and Rose Johnson, of Hartford, Connecticut; Nieces and nephews.

The family will welcome visitors to the Dutcavich Funeral Home at 200 Sunbury Street Minersville on Wednesday, March 9, beginning at noon with 3:00 p.m. services. Donations are accepted to be used in accordance with the family’s wishes. The burial is private.

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Guy R UlshaferAge 69, of East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, died Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at St. Luke’s Allentown campus.

Born Saturday, February 7, 1953 in Palmerton, Pennsylvania to the late Guy W. and Alice (Heffelfinger) Ulshafer. Guy was also predeceased from; Sister, Beverly Grammes.

Surviving are sons Guy D. Ulshafer and his wife Patricia of Arvilla, ND; Joseph W. Ulshafer and his wife Amy of Kathleen, GA; Sisters, Rose Smith of Andreas, Mary Debendict of Andreas, Nancy Heckman of Nesquehoning, Wanda McFarland, wife of Rex of Nesquehoning; grandchildren Samantha, Jordan, Andrew and Amber; great-granddaughter Elliana; companion of 16 years, Grace Kennedy from McAdoo; former wife of 33 years, Jean (Troutman) Sewinsky.

A graduate of Tamaqua High School who attended Schuylkill County Vo-Tech with a major in auto mechanics. Guy was a member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tamaqua. Guy retired from Hart Metals of Tamaqua after 32 years of service and previously worked as a mechanic for Fiderak Trucking in South Tamaqua for 7 years.

Guy enjoyed working on cars and treasured his 2000 Mustang. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Guy was a member of the Rabbit Run Fish & Game Association in the Lewistown Valley for many years. He served as treasurer and coordinated the fishing derbies for the local children.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252. (570) 668-2550

The funeral service will be held by the funeral home on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 10:00 am. Rev. Cindy White leads the service.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening, March 8, 2022 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Burial will be at Sky-View Memorial Park, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

Monuments in his name to:
Rabbit Run Fish & Game Association
William H. Weaver
207 race road
Tamaqua, PA 18252

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Naomi Maurer99, formerly of Helfenstein, PA, died peacefully Wednesday morning at the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.

Naomi was born on July 11, 1922 to the late Benjamin and Lulu May (Renn) Foura. She was married to Clair E. Derck, who preceded her in death, with their first child, Barry, who died in childbirth. She was later married to Raymond T. Maurer until his death in 1999. The last of her immediate family, she was preceded in death by three brothers and six sisters.
She is survived by her son, Randy Derck, Palmyra, and two stepsons, Theodore Maurer, Lancaster, and James Maurer, Lititz, six grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Naomi attended West Cameron Township High School. After the death of her first husband, she worked at the Arrow shirt factory to support her son. She was known for her sense of humor and lively spirit. She loved to make others happy with her cooking and baking. She was a competitive rummikub player and enjoyed painting, singing and spending time with family. She was passionate about her faith and never stopped praying for the people she loved. Before moving into the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community, she was an active member of the Lavelle Church of the Nazarene, where she enjoyed her involvement in the Prime Timer group. Although she is missed, her family rejoices that she is with her Lord and Savior. Well done, good and faithful servant!

On Friday, March 11, there will be a memorial service at Lavelle Church of the Nazarene with attendance from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by a service at 11 a.m. An internment service is held privately with the family at Northumberland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community Kinsman Fund, 625 Robert Fulton Highway, Quarryville, PA 17566 or to the Lavelle Church of the Nazarene, 2879 Fairgrounds Road, Lavelle, PA 17943

For more information or to offer online condolences, visit www.kullfuneral.com. Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home Inc., 901 Center Street Ashland, PA 17921 has been contracted to process

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James F. “Smooth” Siket69 from Pottsville, died Wednesday evening at Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital, Orwigsburg.

He was born in Shamokin on December 13, 1959 to the late Andrew J. Sr. and Veronica Oravitz Siket.

He was a 1970 graduate of Pottsville Area High School.

Over the year he has worked as a bartender at many local establishments. He retired as a bartender at Blu Tavern, Llewelyn.

Jim fought bravely against aggressive cancer. He always stayed positive throughout his illness and fought hard to stay with his family for as long as possible.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Andrew J. Siket, Jr., in 2021

Surviving are his wife of 43, Mary Ellen Snyder Siket, one son, Adam, Pottsville; granddaughter Charlotte; one sister, Kathleen Boback, Dallas, PA; 3 brothers, Thomas and his wife Mary Ann, Pottsville; Paul and his wife Chris, Appleton, WI; and Timothy, Ocala, FL; aunts, many nieces, nephews and cousins; a brother-in-law Daniel Snyder and his wife Patricia, New Philadelphia and his pal Dexter the cat:

The memorial Christian Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville, with Rev. Kevin Bobbin as celebrant. Family and friends are invited to visit from 9am until Mass. The family would like remembrance in the form of donations in memory of Jim to To Write Love On His Arms PO Box 2203, Melbourne, FL 32902, a nonprofit organization that means a lot to his son Adam or the Pottsville Area Soup Kitchen, C/O St. Patrick Church, Roman Catholic Church, 319 Mahantongo, Pottsville, PA 17901. Burial is at the family’s convenience.

The arrangements are in the care of the James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville.

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Anthony G Beenick56, of West Arch Street, Pottsville, died peacefully at his home on March 1, 2022.

Tony was born at Pottsville Hospital on March 22, 1965 and grew up in New Philadelphia, Lavelle and Locustdale.

Tony, a 1983 graduate of the North Schuylkill School District, enlisted in the US Army, completed basic training at Fort Leonard Wood and served his entire time as a Supply Specialist in Alaska.

Eager and opportunistic, Tony pursued various careers in Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware before settling in Pottsville.

A colorful character, Tony loved life, believed that God’s hand touches everything, and had an exuberant personality. He loved and took great care of his family, friends, neighbors and acquaintances. His memory will always be lovingly embedded in our hearts and his zest for life will continue to spread to his family and friends.

His mother, Helen Beenick, preceded him in death; Father Tony Marx and guardian Mary Ann Sisko.

He is survived by his son, Anthony T. Beenick; the love of his life June Ayello; Brothers, Lawrence Beenick, Robert Sisko, Shawn Tray; Sisters, Barbara Doyle, Johann Waizenegger; best friend Randy Micclo; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial and celebration of his life are being planned.

Arrangements are overseen by James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville.

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George Moyer, 88, of Fountain Springs, passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Visit www.Fritzfuneralhome.com. The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, will announce the funeral arrangements.

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