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MAGENTA BLACK PRRE PUBLICANPAGES A09 061511 23:42 TULLYMONIC MAGENTA BLACK POTTSVILLE (PA.) REPUBLICAN HERALD JTUARII THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011 Robert G. Fisher Sr. June 13, 2011 Louis J. 'Louie' Drosey June 14, 2011 Louis J. "Louie" Drosey 91, of Mahanoy City died Tues 1 Today's obituaries Cumbola Kauffman, John Leek Kill Reitz, Dr.

Melvin L. Lykens Langer, Donna M. Mahanoy City Drosey, Louis J. Minersville Fisher, Robert G. Sr.

Zaharis, Sharon L. Pine Grove Reardon, Frances Pottsville Lenick, Joseph J. Port Clinton Eisenhauer, Helen M. Saint Clair Doyle, Helen Tremont Stine, Philip J. Dr.

Melvin L. Reitz June 15, 2011 Dr. Melvin L. Reitz, 89, of Kutztown, died Wednesday in Phoebe Berks Health Center, Wernersville. Robert G.

Fisher 88, of Westerly, R.I., died Monday He was the husband of Anne Sargent Fisher. Born in Minersville, he was a son of the late George F. Fisher and Katie H. Snyder. He was a graduate of the Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point, NY, and a veteran of World War TJ, serving as engineering officer aboard merchant vessels in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean Theatres.

After the end of the war, he was engaged in planning and designing operations for the first nuclear submarines built in Groton, for the Navy Thereafter he spent most of his life in the Connecticut area as a project engineer and project manager on major mechanical construction projects, including the innovative Connecticut General Insurance campus in Bloomfield, Phoenix Mutual Insurance building, Hartford, Austin Arts Center at Trinity College, Hartford, and the Hartford Hospital School of Nursing. He was a very creative artist, expressing himself in oil painting and hand carving ducks and shore birds. After retirement in 1984, he relocated to Port St. Lucie, while spending summers in Shelter Harbor, Westerly During retirement, Mr. Fisher was active in genealogy and produced several books which have been published.

He moved to Shelter Harbor year-round in 1998. He was a member of Vero Beach Genealogical Society Berks County Genealogical Society Gratz Historical Society and Johannes Schwalm Historical Society He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Jeanne E. Weber, in 1975. Surviving, in addition to his wife, Anne, are a son, Robert G. Fisher Zions-ville, two daughters, Valerie A.

Fisher, Charlestown, R.I., and Pamela J. Hitch, Southlake, Texas; a sister, Gloria Lehland, Painter, four grandsons; two granddaughters; and five greatgrandchildren. Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Gaff-ney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce Westerly, R.I. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m.

Friday at Christ Church, 7 Elm Westerly Interment will be in the family plot in Cedar Hill Cemetery Hartford, Conn. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Home Hospice Care of Rhode Island or American Cancer Society in Robert's name. For online condolences, visit www.gaff-neydolanfuneralhome.com. Sign the guest book at republicanherald.com Joseph J. Lenick June 15, 2011 Joseph J.

Lenick, 50, of Pottsville, passed away Wednesday morning at Schuylkill Medical Center-East Norwegian Street, Pottsville. Born in West Palm Beach, May 2, 1961, he was a son of the late Joseph and Catherine Barnes Lenick. Joe was a 1979 graduate of Pottsville High School. He graduated from Lincoln Technical Institute, Allen-town, with a degree in electronics. He was also a graduate of Temple University, where he was certified in workforce education.

He was a supervisor of information system technology at the former SIBT. Joe was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Pottsville. He loved playing guitar and instructing his students how to play the guitar. He was a loving father and husband.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Joshua J. Lenick. Joe is survived by his wife, Judy A. Campion Lenick, Pottsville, with whom he would have celebrated his 20th anniversary on August his daughter, Jacquie Lenick, at home; his sister, Ann Lenick, Womelsdorf; his Donna M. Langer June 15, 2011 Donna M.

Langer, 61, of Susquehanna Township, died Wednesday afternoon at Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Lower Pax-ton Township. Born in Claremont, N.H., Feb. 18, 1950, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna LaMaur She was a 1968 graduate of Altoona Area High School, attended Penn State University Altoona and was a graduate of HACC Harrisburg Campus. Donna was a member of the Williams Valley School Board, past president of the Women's Council at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Lykens, and a member of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Roman Catholic Church, Harrisburg, where she also participated in the Council of Catholic Women.

She was employed at Mzin-ga Mechanicsburg. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased a brother, Virgil LaMaur. Surviving are her husband, Lawrence W. Langer a daughter, Gretchen M. Langer, Jacksonville, a son, Jon-Lawrence Langer and his wife, Lisa, Harrisburg; a grandson, Arthur X.

Please see OBITUARIES, Page 14 day shortly after arrival at Saint Catherine Medical Center Fountain Springs. He was born in Girardville. Louie was an Air Force veteran serving during World War II, and was a self-employed contractor. He was a member of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Church, Mahanoy City, and American Legion Post 74. He enjoyed playing bingo on Tuesday evenings.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, the former Elizabeth Kufrovich; two daughters, Kathy Fegley and her husband, Joseph, Mahanoy City, and Chris Trusky and her husband, John, Frack-ville; two grandsons, Shane McCoog and John Trusky Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Church. Interment will be private in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Annville. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass on Saturday at the church.

There will not be any calling hours at the funeral home on Friday evening. Contributions in Louie's name to the American Cancer Society 16 N. Fourth Minersville, PA 17954, would be appreciated by the family David D. Jarrett Funeral Home, Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. For more information, visit www jarrettfuneralhome.com.

Sign the guest book at republicanherald.com Death Notices ANDERSON, GARY 50, of Harrison Street, Pottsville, died Monday at Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. Saturday until the time of services at 10 a.m. at Hamilton Funeral Home 116 S.

Liberty Orwigsburg. Interment will be in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven. Garys wishes were that contributions in his name be sent to Hidden River Credit Union, 60 Westwood Road, Pottsville, PA 17901. Sign the guest book at republicanherald.com. CLARK, WILLARD 75, of 1743 W.

Main Valley View, passed away Monday at Schuylkill Medical Center-East Norwegian Street. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, Valley View, with the Rev. Philip Sabas officiating.

A viewing will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the church. Interment will be in St. Andrews Cemetery, Valley View. Memorial contributions can be made to St.

Andrews United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 221, Valley View, PA 17983. Condolences can be left for the family at www.buffing-tonreed.com. Sign the guest book at republicanherald.com. CROFTON, EMILY M.

MARKIEWICZ, 86, of 232 S. Center Frackville, died Friday at 311 Florida Shenandoah Heights, the home of her sister, Frances Domkus. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Casimir Church, 229 N.

Jardin Shenandoah, with Monsignor Ronald Bocian officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Baber Cemetery, Pottsville. Friends may call from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday at the church. The family asks contributions be made to St.

Casimir Church, Shenandoah, or to Pinnacle Health Hospice, 301 One Norwegian Plaza, Pottsville, PA 17901. Oravitz Home for Funerals 40 N. Jardin Shenandoah, has charge. Sign the guest book at DAVIS, WILLIAM 89, of Wiconisco, passed away Tuesday at ManorCare, Pottsville. Funeral services will be held at 1 1 a.m.

Friday at Faith E.C. Church, Wiconisco, with the Rev. Kyle Roth officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Williamstown. A viewing will be from 10 to 11 a.m.

at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his church, P.O. Box 475, Wiconisco, PA 17097. Di-mon Funeral Homes Williamstown, has charge of arrangements. To sign the guest book, visit www.dimonfuneralhome.com.

Sign the guest book at DOWD, R. THOMAS, 73, of Port Carbon, passed away Friday at home. Services and interment will be private at the convenience of family. Condolences can be forwarded to Toms family at 428 Coal Port Carbon, PA 17965. Robert A.

Evans Jr. Funeral Home, 208 Pike Port Carbon, has charge. Sign the guest book at republicanherald.com. FRONK, JAMES 56, of Orlando, formerly of Valley View, passed away Saturday in Orlando after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m.

Saturday at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, Valley View, with the Rev. Philip Sabas officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Gotha, Fla. Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, is in charge of local arrangements.

Condolences can be left for the family at www.buffingtonreed.com. Sign the guest book at republicanherald.com JOSEPH J. LENICK dog, Freddie; and his three cats, Rosie, Holly and Sophia. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St.

John the Baptist Church, 10th and Mahan-tongo streets, Pottsville. The Rev. David J. Loeper will officiate. Family and friends may call from 9 a.m.

until the time of Mass on Tuesday at the church. Interment will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Pottsville. Memorial contributions may be sent to Schuylkill YMCA, 520 N. Centre Pottsville, PA 17901.

Schlitzer-AUen-Pugh Funeral Home Pottsville, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to bestlifetributes.com. Sign the guest book at republicanherald.com DONNA M. LANGER Langer; and a sister, Catherine LaMaur, Houston, Texas. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m.

Saturday at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Roman Catholic Church, 2800 Paxton Church Road, Harrisburg. The Rev. John Bednarik will officiate. There will be a viewing from 9 to 11 a.m.

at the church. Interment will be in Riverview Memorial Gardens, Halifax. Hetrick-Bitner, Smith, Geigle Funeral Homes Crematory, Harrisburg, has charge of arrangemtns. Visit www.hetrickbitner.com to send online condolences to the Langer family Sign the guest book at republicanherald.com Eisenhauer 14, 2011 Helen is survived by two sons, Jacob Behney, Fredericksburg, and William C. Eisenhauer, Auburn; four daughters, Grace Gassert Bre-on, Port Clinton, Mary Behney Bachert, Hamburg, Helen Eisenhauer Swoyer, Port Clinton, and Louise Eisenhauer Dissinger, Holtwood; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mabel Luppold, Reading.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Burkey Driscoll Funeral Home 40 S. Fourth Hamburg. A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday Interment will be in Red Church Cemetery, West Brunswick Township.

Online condolences may be made at wwwburkeydriscoll.com. Sign the guest book at republicanherald.com With deep appreciation, we acknowledge to our family members and friends, the many cards, visits, emails, phone calls, thoughts and prayers dedicated to the memory of DANIEL W. I RAN I', who passed away May 29, 2011. A very special thank you to the entire staff of Seton Manor. Also, thank you to SwainLazur Associates, Tremont Transport Ambulance, Orwigsburg Ambulance, Schuylkill Medical Center, Ebling-Stabingas Funeral Home, Schuylkill Memorial Park and Rev.

Wanda Schwandt. The Frantz Family He was the husband of Ruth E. Krause Reitz. Born in Leek Kill, Northumberland County Jan. 26, 1922, he was a son of the late Lewis E.

and Ida M. Gottshall Reitz. He was educated in the Upper Mahanoy Township School System. Dr. Reitz graduated in 1942 from Penn State University, University Park, with a bachelor's degree in pre-medicine curriculum.

He enlisted in the Army Reserve Corps in 1942 and entered the medical curriculum at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. In April 1943, he enrolled in the Army Specialized Training Program and graduated with an MD degree in March 1946. He served his internship at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, from April 1946 to July 1947, entering active duty in Army Medical Corps in August 1947. He served two years at the Station Hospital, Fort Knox, Ky and was discharged from active duty as a captain in 1949. He practiced family medicine for 14 years in Tower City before assisting in establishing the Tri- Valley Medical Center, Valley View, where he practiced family medicine from 1963 to 1984.

He was a former member and past president of Tower-Porter Rotary Club, former member of Masonic Lodge, Valley View, and Harrisburg Consistory He was a member of the Schuylkill County Medical Society Pennsylvania Medical Society and American Medical Association. He was school physician to Porter Tower School System, on the staff of Pottsville Hospital and courtesy staff of Good Samaritan Hospital, Pottsville. He served as a member on the Drug and Alcohol Execu-tive Commission of Schuylkill County from 1986 to 1991 and the 1986 chairman for the Tri-Valley Charities annual fund drive. He was a member and past president of the church council at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Tower City, and Trinity Lutheran Church, Valley View, and a present member of St.

John's Lutheran Church, Kutztown. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Johanna Snyder, in 1990. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, David K. Reitz, husband of Zanna Lindner Reitz, Cambridge, daughters, Linda wife of Dr. Ward G.

Becker, Kutztown, and Marian L. Snyder, Coopersburg; grandchildren, Margaret Reitz, Rebecca Reitz Crotti, Susan Becker Hillman, Matthew Becker and Laura Snyder; and two great-grandchildren. Services will be private at the convenience of the family In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to ELCA World Hunger, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, RO. Box 71764, Chicago, IL 60694-1764. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.ludwickfh. com. Sign the guest book at republicanherald.com BIRTHS Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street To Dean King Jr. and Jessica Wapinsky, New Philadel- Death Notices GAVAL, LEON, 91, formerly of Mahanoy City, died Monday evening at Trinity Mission Health Rehab of Shenandoah Heights. Relatives and friends are invited to a funeral service at 12:30 p.m.

Friday from James P. Haughney Funeral Home, Mahanoy City. Interment will be in St. Canicus Cemetery, Mahanoy Township. Calling hours will be from 11 a.m.

until the time of service at the funeral home. Sign the guest book at republicanherald.com. HARNER, HANNAH 89, of Schoolyard Square, Pine Grove, formerly of Valley View, passed away June 5 at Schoolyard Square, Pine Grove. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St.

Andrews United Methodist Church, Valley View, with the Rev. Donald Zechman officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in St. Andrews Cemetery, Valley View. Memorial contributions can be made to St.

Andrews United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 221, Valley View, PA 17983, or to Covenant Home Care Hospice, 1510 Highway 61 South, Pottsville, PA 17901. Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be left for the family at www.buffingtonreed.com. Sign the guest book at republicanherald.com.

HAUPTLY, SISTER ALFREDINE, SCC, 87, died at St. Joseph Hospital, Reading on Tuesday while visiting relatives. Vespers and recitation of the Rosary will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in the convent chapel. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, with Father Michael Laicha, chaplain as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery under the direction of the Brady Funeral Home, Danville. Sign the guest book at HORNBROOK, JOHN R. 92, of Pottsville, died peacefully Monday at ManorCare Health Services.

Family and friends are invited to call Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 10 a.m. at Hamilton Funeral Home 116 S. Liberty Orwigsburg. Services will also be held Saturday at Calfee Funeral Home, 800 S.

Oakwood Ave. Beck-ley. Mausoleum encryptment will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Sign the guest book at RHODY, SANDRA LEE, 58, of 2107 E. Main Valley View, passed away Monday at her residence.

Memorial services will be held at 1 1 a.m. Friday at Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, with the Rev. Curtis Zemencik officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation. Interment will be in St.

Pauls Cemetery, Sacramento. Memorial contributions can be made to Geisinger Medical Center, Knapper Clinic, 100 N. Academy Danville, PA 17822-9800. Condolences can be left for the family at www.buffingtonreed.com. Sign the guest book at SPIESS, JUNE 57, of Pottsville, died Saturday at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Divine Liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Saint Clair, with Monsignor Myron Grabowski as celebrant. Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m.

until the time of services Friday at the church. Interment will be in St. Nicholas Ukrainian Cemetery, Saint Clair. The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions made to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 105 N.

Morris Saint Clair, PA 17970. James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be made to Junes family by signing the guest book at www.je-humphreyfuneralhome.com. Sign the guest book at republicanherald.com phia, a son, May 27.

To Donald and Jami Vinskie Zelwalk, Ashland, a son, June 4. Death Notices STASKEL, JOSEPH 85, of 226 S. Jardin Shenandoah, passed away Saturday at home. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday from Oravitz Home for Funerals 40 N.

Jardin Shenandoah. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in Annunciation BVM Church, Shenandoah, by Father Richard Brensinger. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

Thursday at the funeral home. Contributions in Josephs name may be made to the Annunciation BVM Church Memorial Fund. Interment will follow in Annunciation BVM Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Sign the guest book at republicanherald.com TOWNLEY, HENRY HOOVER, 82 of Pine Grove passed away May 24, 2011, at home. A memorial service will be held at Hetzel's Salem Lutheran Church, Het-zel's Church Road, Pine Grove on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Auer Cremation Services of PA, Inc. Sign the guest book at republicanherald.com.

UMLAUT, ROBERT 81, of 6 Linden Court, Ashland, passed away Monday morning at Saint Catherine Medical Center Fountain Springs. Military graveside funeral services will be held in Christ Church Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to Simpson United Methodist Church, 119 E. Bid-die Gordon, PA 17936. Richard W.

Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guest book at republicanherald.com. WARHOLLICK, NATALIE, 87, of Linden, passed away Monday at home. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday at Pettit-Davis Funeral Home, 371 W. Milton Rahway, N.J. Local visiting hours will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at Dutcavich Funeral Home, Minersville. Services will be at 10 a.m.

Friday at Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church followed by interment in the church Cemetery, Branch Township. For more information, visit www.pet-titdavisfuneralhome.com. Sign the guest book at republicanherald.com ZAHARIS, SHARON 61, of 309 Sunbury Minersville, passed away suddenly Sunday at Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street, Pottsville. Service of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m.

Friday at St. George Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Minersville, with the Rev. Fr. Spyri-don Papademetriou officiating, and the Rev. Fr.

Michael Danczak in attendance. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 7 to 9 a.m. Friday at Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Minersville. Interment will be in Ss.

Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances be made in Sharons name to Ss. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 1001 E. Wyomissing Reading, PA 19611. Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Minersville, is in charge of arrangements.

Sign the guest book at We Laminate all newspaper articles including obituaries and memorials. Call Jeni Martin at Republican-Herald for Laminating Services. Call 622-3456 or Toll Free 800-622-1737 Helen M. June Helen M. Eisenhauer, 88, formerly of Hamburg and Port Clinton, died Tuesday at Laurel Center, Tilden Township.

Born in Cornwall, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Mary Peiffer Gassert. She worked for many years at Diener's and Burkey's Knitting Mills, Hamburg, and Robinhold's Knitting Mill, Port Clinton. She was a folder and tie-up lady Helen was a member of St John's Church, Port Clinton. She was a former president of the ladies auxiliary of Port Clinton Fire Company and a former member of the Women of the Moose, Hamburg. She was predeceased by two husbands, Miles Behney and William D.

Eisenhauer. She was also predeceased by a son, Leroy Behney Sharon L. Zaharis June 12, 2011 Sharon L. Zaharis, 61, of 309 Sunbury Minersville, passed away unexpectedly Sunday at Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street. She was preceded in death by a brother, Patrick Brauti-gan; and a sister, Sylvia Brau-tigan.

Among her survivors are a sister, Karen Lubish, Pottsville; a brother, Fritz Brauti-gan; nieces and nephews. Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Minersville, is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guest book at republicanherald.com.

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