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Tuesday, January 26, 2021 POTTsVILLe (Pa.) rePuBLICan HeraLd Heckscherville Conville, Catherine B. Pitman Hepler, Margaret Pottsville delenick, Helen M. Shenandoah Heights nester, Margaret a. obituaries FUNERAL NOTICES HEADER, IVAN 74, of sunbury, passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Barry salem united Methodist Church, Weishample, with the rev. Benjamin scholl officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m.

Wednesday at the church. COVId-19 policies will be followed for the visitation and the service. Masks will be required. Burial will be made in salem Cemetery, Weishample. Buffington-reed Funeral Home, Valley View, is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences can be left for the family at www.buff- LECHER, THOMAS 87, of Pottsville, passed away Jan. 18 at seton Manor. relatives and friends may call from 6 a.m. until 10:15 a.m.

today at dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 sunbury Minersville. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at st. Patrick Church, 319 Mahantongo Pottsville. Interment with military honors will be in Indiantown Gap national Cemetery, annville.

Contributions are preferred to ruth steinert Memorial sPCa, 18 Wertz drive, Pine Grove, Pa 17963. Visit www. MISCANNON, LENORE B. PASIEKA, 90, of Orlando, and formerly of Harrisburg, died Monday, Jan.

18, 2021, at her home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, in Holy Family roman Catholic Church with the rev. Philip White, OFM Cap, as celebrant.

Burial will be in Indiantown Gap national Cemetery, annville. a viewing will be held from 10 until 11 a.m. Friday in her church. arrangements are being handled by Wiedeman Funeral Home Cremation services, Oberlin. Current COVId- 19 restrictions and guidelines will be enforced.

Face masks and social distancing will be required. In lieu of flowers, memorial con- tributions may be made to Holy Family roman Catholic Church, 555 s. 25th Harrisburg, Pa 17104. REPELLA, ROBERT, 84, of Mahanoy City, passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, at ridgeview Healthcare and rehabilitation Center, shenandoah Heights.

Office of Christian Burial and divine Liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. today, Jan. 26, at st. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Mahanoy City, with the rev. James Carroll officiating.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. today at the church. Interment will be private at con- venience of the family. Louis d. Truskowsky Funeral Home Crematory Mahanoy City, is in charge of arrangements.

Visit to sign the guest book and send sympathy cards. SEIGFRIED, DENNIS 74, of schuylkill Haven, went to be with the Lord on saturday Jan. 16, sur- rounded by his family. a Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Feb.

27 at Church, 179 Pine Creek drive, Orwigsburg, Pa 17961. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations be made in honor to Tyler reeser racing, 955 s. Liberty Orwigsburg, Pa 17961. Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home Cremation services has been entrusted with the arrange- ments. WOLFE, RUSSELL S.

76, of sunrise Court, Lebanon, passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at Broad Mountain Health and rehabilitation Center, Frackville. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at Lutheran Cemetery, 316 suedberg road, Pine Grove, with Chaplain dean Luther and Chaplain sylvester Grier officiat- ing.

There will be a viewing from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at H.L. snyder Funeral Home Pine Grove, following CdC guidelines. Graveside services will be livestreamed from the funeral home Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Va Chapel Fund, 1700 s.

Lincoln Lebanon, Pa 17042, in his memory. you may send condo- lences online at www.hlsnyderfu- ZAVATSKY, EDWARD of newtown, passed away Wednesday at Geisinger st. Hospital, Orwigsburg. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon today at Most Blessed Trinity Church, Tremont.

The rev. George J. Kochuparambil will officiate. relatives and friends may call from 9 to 11:30 a.m. today at donald J.

Butler Funeral Home, 328 sunbury Minersville. Visitors are asked to observe CdC and Pa dOH guide- lines for COVId-19. Interment with military honors will be in Indiantown Gap national Cemetery, annville. The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions to Tyler sincavage Memorial Fund, schuylkill area Community Foundation, 216 s. Centre Pottsville, Pa 17901.

Contributions will also be accepted at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family or to light a candle in mem- ory, visit us at www.donaldjbut- Catherine B. Conville, 84, of Heckscherville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, at Lehigh Valley Hospital- Schuylkill E.

Norwegian Street. Catherine was born May 17, 1936, in Pottsville, a daughter of the late Marga- ret (Pollack) and Leo Dem- sky. She was the widow of FrancisW.Conville. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church of the Holy Family Parish, Minersville, and the former St.

Kieran Church. Shewas a graduate of Blythe TownshipHigh School. She was employed as an LPN at Good Samaritan Hos- pital andAetna Steel. In addition to her parents and her husband, Francis, shewas preceded in death by a sister, RoseBeury. Catherine is survived by a son, Francis husband of Lisa (Zula) Conville; a daugh- ter, Annette, wife of Joseph Fleming; two sisters, Irene Norris and Leona Scheipe; and grandchildren, Michael Fleming, Gabriel Fleming, NikkiConville andCoryCon- ville.

AMass of Christian Buri- al will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at St. Michael the Archangel Church of the Holy Family Parish, Minersville, with the Rev. Jason F.

Stokes officiat- ing. Due to COVID-19, all rec- ommended social distancing, mask requirements and pub- lic safety guidelines will be followed. Interment at St. Kieran No. 2 Cemetery.

Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. Catherine B. Conville January 23, 2021 MargaretHepler, 95, of Pit- man, passed away peacefully with loved ones by her side Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, at her home. MargaretwasbornFeb.

26, 1925, in Pitman, a daughter of the late Alice M. (Specht) andFranklin F.Kehler. Shewas a homemaker and worked alongside her hus- band on the family farm. She loved to spend time in her kitchen, cooking, baking and canning. She enjoyed spend- ing timewith her family and welcomed relatives to the farm.

Shewas amember of Zion E.C. Church, Pitman. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Irvin H. Hepler, as well as grandchildren, great- grandchildren, siblings, niec- es andnephews. Margaret is survived by three sons, Douglas, husband of andLarry, husband of Debbie Hepler; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Due to current health con- cerns, private services will be held at Zion E.C. Church, Pitman, with interment fol- lowing in Zion E.C. Ceme- tery. Memorial contributions may be made to Zion E.C. Church, 247 Zion Church Road, Pitman, PA 17964.

Ste- phen R. Rothermel Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. To sign the online guest book, please Margaret Hepler January 24, 2021 Helen M. Delenick, 96, of Pottsville, passed away on SundayatLehighValleyHos- pital-Schuylkill E.

Norwe- gian Street. Dutcavich Funeral Home has charge. Visit www.dut- Helen M. Delenick January 24, 2021 Margaret Ann (Stefero) Nester, 102, formerly of Shenandoah Heights, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan.

23, 2021. Margaret was born in 1918 in Gilberton, to Dmitri and Anna (Mallick) Stefero. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, John Nester. She was the last surviving sibling of the Stefero family, which included Anna, Eva, Nellie, Theresa andHel- en, and brothers, Michael, John, Peter andSteven. Margaret is survived by her two sons and their spous- es, JohnD.

Nester DDS (Mar- garet), of Mechanicsburg, andDavidM.Nester, JD (Azi- ta Amjadi), of Cabin John, three grandchildren, Katherine Nester MichaelOberg), of Charlotte, N.C.,MichaelNester (spouse, Christina McGee), of Jersey City, N.J., and Leyla Nester, of Cabin John, Md. In addi- tion, she leaves behind a large, loving extended family of nieces andnephews. A private funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 30, at Holy Apostles Church, Mechanicsburg. Due to cur- rent restrictions, attendance will be limited to the immedi- ate family.

For those who wish to attend virtually, please access the service beginning at 10 a.m. by visit- ing YouTube.comHoly Apos- tles Orthodox Church. A graveside service with fami- ly and friends will take place at 1:30 p.m. atHolyAscension Russian Orthodox Cemetery, Frackville. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, 7111 Wertzville Road, Mechanics- burg, PA 17050 or to Holy AscensionRussianOrthodox Church, 209 S.

Lehigh Frackville, PA 17931. For full obituary and to sign the online guest book, please vis- it www.malpezzifuneral- Margaret Ann Nester January 23, 2021 MARGARET ANN NESTER BY RICHARD SANDOMIR THe neW yOrK TIMes Junior Mance, a buoyant, bluesy jazz pianist who workedwith some of the big- gest names in jazz, including Cannonball Adderley and Dinah Washington, before establishing himself as the leader of his own groups, died on Jan. 17 at his home in NewYork.Hewas 92. His wife, Gloria Clayborne Mance, said the cause was a brain hemorrhage caused by a fall last month.

He also had disease. Mance had a strong affini- ty for the he wrote a book, to Play Blues (1967) but he also played the standard reper- toirewith aplomb. blues ooze through his performances, even when he is not actually play- ing a John S. Wilson of The New York Times wrote in a reviewof a perfor- mance byMance inManhat- tan in 1982. career took off in the late 1940s, when he worked with, among others, saxophonist Gene Ammons, with whom hemade his first records.

Junior Mance, 92, jazz pianist who played with giants BY RICHARD SANDOMIR THe neW yOrK TIMes George Carruthers built his first telescope from a kit in 1949, when he was 10 and living in rural Ohio. Fasci- nated by space, he devoured magazine articles about space travel. If the unknownwas going to be explored, he wanted to be a part of it. Two decades later, as an astrophysicist and engineer one of the few at the time who was Black he would design an advanced tele- scopic device that was used during the Apollo 16 mis- sion in 1972 and produced ultraviolet photographs of the geocorona, out- ermost atmosphere, as well as stars, nebulae and galax- ies. March 1610, Galileo Galilei reported the first use of a telescope to viewmoun- tains and maria on the Carruthers and Thornton Page, his collabo- rator on the project, wrote in a NASA report in late 1972.

21, 1972, theApollo 16 commander positioned a somewhat more complex optical instrument at the Earth from the moon and obtained several remarkable photographs showing atmo- spheric rather than surface Carruthers, who went on to design even more tele- scopes that flew aboard NASA spacecraft, died Dec. 26 in a hospital in Washing- ton.Hewas 81. His brother, Gerald Car- ruthers, said the cause was congestive heart failure. A slight, reserved man who often rode his bicycle to work, George Car- ruthers started at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in 1964 and brought to it his fascination with tele- scopes.

He headed a team that designed a telescopic apparatus that amplified images from space by con- verting photons to elec- trons, which could then create electron-sensitive film images. The device integrated tele- scopic optics with a camera and a spectrograph, which disperses light from objects into its component wave- lengths. George Carruthers, whose telescopes explored space Deeds Ashland Teresa M. and scott d. Moses to steven r.

Litchko 238 n. 19th $1. East Norwegian Town- ship Christina andrusys- hen, executrix of the estate of Mary a. andrusyshen, to Janet C. Mayo; 22 Caroline $75,000.

East Union Township sean r. Walsh and nicole C. deGrazia to Philip and Jean Marie Taddeo; Lots 61Ws and 62Ws, eagle rock; $17,000. Gordon James H. and Marguerite J.

Wolfgang, by attorney in fact alan s. Wolf- gang, to Caroline Barbara Knipper and Ian david Hurst; 430 W. Biddle $70,601. Kline Township Linda M. Johnson, by attorney in fact Michael I.

deganich, to Brian d. and Tina Hutchison; 134 Haddock road, Had- dock; $180,500. Mahanoy Claim Bureau of schuylkill County to Jose L. ramos almonte; 429 e. Mahanoy $1,204.

Tax Claim Bureau of schuylkill County to Marco Jaramillo; 530 W. Pine $2,140. shelly ann Knepper to Char- ly Valerio; 134 e. Mahanoy $17,000. Minersville Marilyn Haffey to Casey dulis; 600 Pottsville $74,900.

Orwigsburg William s. and Mary Jo Moss to Michael somers; 375 Patton drive; $875,000. Pine Grove Jeffrey d. and april L. Kline to Jeffrey d.

Kline; property on Tulpehock- en street; $1. Pine Grove Township Lori ann spotz and devon e. spotz to devon e. and ashley M. spotz; 54 rock road; $1.

Galen s. and Thelma H. Martin to daB associ- ates LLP; 9 Beuchler Lane; $125,000. Pottsville Jeffrey r. Bamford to Vicenta Linares and Zeferino Cabita; 1023 W.

Market $36,500. Cord I. and Tiffany L. ren- ninger to Kristina Mul- len; 1419 W. Market $65,000.

Patricia Lombel, executrix of the estate of dorothy a. Lotz, to ronald a. and Patri- cia a. Lombel; 1618 rear W. Market $1.

Rush Township Jason and Lydia amodea to Lake Hauto Club; property in Lake Hauto; $1. Lake Hauto Club to Jason and Lydia amodea; 0.029- acre property in Lake Hauto; $1. John M. Lazur, administra- tor of the estate of Christo- pher r. Lazur, to susan M.

Lazur; 18.043-acre property on Fairview street; $1. Joan sturgis to Christopher Callavini; 41 Frankford Hometown; $180,250. Shenandoah Patricia a. Zackaravage and Lindsey M. Zackaravage to edB Invest- ments 233 W.

Centre $7,000. South Manheim Town- ship Mary L. rollman to elisco Barrato 1662 Wampum drive, Lake Wyno- nah; $177,000. Martha e. rapp to Mar- tha e.

rapp; 1634 Lightfoot drive, Lake Wynonah; $1. Tamaqua Lisa M. Franz and Linda Thomas to Ma- rie Felten; 603 Brew $136,000. richard and sara Wingler to ne Holdings LLC; 111 Ca- tawissa $8,000. david C.

Keich to robert J. Boyce; 453 e. Broad $55,000. Tremont Jeffrey d. and april L.

Kline to Jeffrey d. Kline; property on West Main street; $1. Union John e. Lex and Charles Luther Lex to Charles Luther Lex; 247 reservoir road; $1. West Brunswick Town- ship Lorraine r.

Pritchers to John and Mae Halabura; 40 dreher Lane; $66,000. West Mahanoy Township dorothy snowdon, execu- trix for the estate of stephen Trynosky, to Charles Matern and Linda rabbitz; property on Green street, altamont; $15,000. Marriage licenses James C. Maley, Cresso- na, and natalie J. Kaminski, Cressona.

anthony e. Behm, schuylkill Haven, and amber L. Morgan, schuylkill Haven. Michael a. stocker, Bow- manstown, and amanda Kate dotter, Bowmanstown.

Jonathan Zamudio estrada, shenandoah, and america Paniagua Colin, shenandoah. Brandon s. steigerwalt, Minersville, and Jessica M. seiders, Minersville. Charles J.

Cunningham, delano, and Marie d. Knadler, delano. ryan T. Veilleux, sham- okin, and alysa M. schaeffer, shamokin.

albert J. dallago Mar Lin, and amanda M. Morgan, Mar Lin. Divorces granted alan r. Woomert, auburn, from Tanya s.

Woomert, au- burn. aloysius J. Burns III, ash- land, from Cheryl Burns, Ma- hanoy City. scott Trotman, new ring- gold, from donna Trotman, Orwigsburg. Mary Ortiz, Mcadoo, from david alberto Mercedes, Ha- zleton.

amy Kunkle, ashland, from renee Kunkle, Freeland. Krista a. Burke, Frackville, from Michael J. Burke, Frack- ville. Zachary T.

Miller, Pottsville, from shelby Lynn Miller, Har- lingen, Texas. Ted e. Lebo, schuylkill Hav- en, from amanda Lebo, Trem- ont. Jeremy LaPierre, saint Clair, from Vanessa LaPierre, Potts- ville. FOR THE RECORD BY STEPHEN KURCZY THe neW yOrK TIMes When Gladdie Fowler was a young teacher in Beau- sheoncenoticed that a student lookedsickand insisted he go to the hospital, despite his desire to play in a football game that evening.

Doctors quickly discovered he had an ulcerated colon that had turned cancerous. her students was like a child to the youngman, Johnny Roberts, recalled, adding that he believed he would have died without the intervention of Fowler, who visited him sev- eral times in the hospital. Fowler grew into anexpert school administrator. When low-performing elementary schools in Port Arthur, Tex- as, needed help, the superin- tendent knew whom to call: Fowler, known as the She headed DeQueen Ele- mentary School from 1999 to 2008, and what is now Port AcresElementarySchoolfrom 2012 to2015.Asaprincipal, she establishedmandatorymorn- ing tutorials for strugglingstu- dents, professional develop- ment for staff and teachers and a summer school called CampCanDo tohelp students whowerefallingbehind. a schoolwas in trouble, you could turn to Gladdie Fowler, place her in a posi- tion, and she would make it Porterie, super- intendent of the Port Arthur Independent School District, said in an interview.

had the knowledge. She had the drive. She stop until shewas Fowler diedDec. 4 at a hos- pital in Houston. She was 69.

The causewasCOVID-19, her daughter, Edreauanna Fowl- er, said. Gladdie Fowler was also an advocate for people facing mental health challenges. She was on the board of Spindletop Center, a nonprof- it that provides mental health services to four coun- ties, for 35 years. She also was a board member of the Texas Council of Communi- ty Centers, which represents organizations statewide that care for people dealing with mental illness, developmen- tal disabilities and addiction. Her mental health work extended beyond the board- room.Peoplewould often call or knock on her door, asking for help for relatives.

matter what time of day or her daughter said. stopwhat shewas 10 children, was born in Port toFan- nie Plowden, a homemaker, and Willie Sostand, a petro- chemicalrefineryworker. Gladdie Fowler, educator, health advocate Click on the obituaries tab at and look for this graphic posted with each obituary. Click on the graphic to sign the guestbook. Add a Memory Submitting an Obituary Call 570-628-6022 9 a.m.

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