Skook Information: Skook Information Obituaries: August 26th, 2020

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  Skook Information Obituaries:  August 26th, 2020


Joseph J. Morba, age 86, of Buck Mountain, died Wednesday morning at St. Luke’s Hospice in Bethlehem. 

Born on the former Locust Mountain Hospital he was the son of the late Frank & Anna (Kotch) Morba. He attended Mahanoy Township Faculties and was a member of St. Teresa of Calcutta Church in Mahanoy Metropolis and was a life member of the Good American Hose Firm # three additionally of Mahanoy Metropolis He had labored for and retired as a truck driver from Jeddo Highland Coal Firm. He loved listening to huge band music, watching traditional films and watching baseball and his favourite workforce the Mets. 

He’s survived by a sister Dolores Kozie of Buck Mountain in addition to many nieces and nephews and nice nieces and nephews. Non-public companies will probably be held from David D. Jarrett Funeral Dwelling of Mahanoy Metropolis with interment in St. Casimir’s Cemetery in Mahanoy Township. 

Contributions in Joe’s title to the charity of the donor’s alternative can be appreciated by the household. Please signal the visitor e-book at


Sandra Jean Lombardo, 74, New Ringgold, handed away peacefully Wednesday at her residence.

Born in Pen Argyl she was a daughter of the late Oswald and Pearline Gable Fenner. She had been employed as a cashier for a number of native enterprise and was presently a cashier at Walmart in Lehighton.

She will probably be fondly remembered for her specialty work because the proprietor of Sandy’s Stained Glass.

Sandy is survived by her son Joseph Lombardo and his fiancé Holly Hoff, Mountain High, her daughter Lisa spouse of Kevin Lobb, Bangor, her sister Linda spouse of Steve Doviak, Port Orange, FL, her beloved grandchildren; Robert, Amy, Kevin, David, Cody and Kyle, her great-grandson Logan her niece Michelle and her partner Debra Dech and will probably be sadly missed by her beloved cat Kiki additionally by nieces and nephews.

Providers and interment will probably be non-public on the comfort of the household.

Thomas Sullivan Funeral House is answerable for preparations.


Marian M. Stranko, 95, of Pottsville, handed away on Tuesday afternoon at Schuylkill Heart, Pottsville, together with her loving household by her facet.

Born in Minersville, on Could 17, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Florence (Smith) Heckman.

She was a graduate of Pottsville Catholic Excessive Faculty.

Marian was a member of St. Patrick R.C.C., Pottsville and the previous Pottsville Membership.

She labored at Met-Life Insurance coverage Firm and was an workplace supervisor for Stranko Accounting, retiring in 1994.

Marian most loved spending time together with her household, eating out with household and buddies, and vacationing on the seashore.
Along with her mother and father, she was preceded in demise by her husband, John Stranko, in Could 1991, and to whom she was married for 39 years; brothers, William, Donald, and Robert; and sisters: Alice, Jean, Betty, and Hazel.

Marian is survived by her daughter, Jill M. Hutt, spouse of Steven, of Wilmington, DE; sons: John “Jack”, of Schuylkill Haven; and David, and his fiance, Karen Bush, of Schuylkill Haven; grandchildren: Jessica Moran, Kelly Hutt, Bradley and Scott Bush; nice grandchildren: Riley, Brady, Brody, Jaxon, Aaliyah, and Drake; and lots of nieces and nephews, together with Kim, who taken care of and cared for Marian for a number of years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will probably be celebrated on Monday, August 31st, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 319 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, with Msg. William Glosser. A viewing will probably be held on Sunday night from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Lord-Bixler Funeral Dwelling, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville and on Monday morning on the funeral dwelling from 9:30 a.m. till the procession will depart for church.

The household requests contributions in Marian’s reminiscence be despatched to St. Patrick R.C.C., 319 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, PA 17901 or the BrightFocus Basis (Alzheimer’s Affiliation), 22512 Gateway Heart Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871

Interment will comply with in Our Girl of Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville.

Lord-Bixler Funeral Dwelling, Inc. is answerable for preparations.

On-line condolences could also be expressed at


Daybreak Jean (Kleman) Reber, 77, of Minersville, handed at dwelling together with her loving household by her facet after an 18-month battle with most cancers. 

Born on August 12, 1942 in Mt. Carbon, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Kleman and the late Olive Kleman. Daybreak had 4 sisters, Sylvia Rizzuto, Sandra Goodman, Kathleen Bobbins and Janet Schumm together with one brother, Joseph Kleman who predeceased her. Daybreak’s ardour was driving and displaying horses. For greater than 30 years, she owned and educated Quarter horses. Daybreak would often compete and win competitions in Berks, Lebanon and Lehigh Counties together with competitions within the State of Maryland. Daybreak additionally loved baking and would often bake for her household and occasions locally. Daybreak was a loyal member of the First Congregational Church in Minersville. She often donated her time at charitable occasions on the First Congregational Church together with the Goodwill Hearth and Ambulance Firm in Minersville. 

Daybreak is survived by her husband, Allen Reber, Sr. who was fortunately married to Daybreak for 56 years, a son, Allen Reber, Jr., Pottsville, a son-in-law, Joseph M. Ladick, III, two grandchildren, Joseph A. Ladick and Cassandra Griffiths together with a number of nephews and nieces, Lori, Cindy, Todd, Christine, Douglas, Gary, Susan, Edward and Jay. Daybreak can also be survived by Katherine Harley who was all the time by her facet in addition to an in depth private pal, Dutchie Ferraro. Daybreak was tragically predeceased by her daughter Lynn Ladick who additionally fought a battle with most cancers. The tragic lack of Lynn, who was the mom of Joseph A. Ladick and Cassandra Griffiths, had a devastating impact on the household however by all of it Daybreak had the power and braveness to information and assist increase her grandchildren. 

The household will settle for guests beginning at 9:00 AM, Saturday, August 29, 2020 on the Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Dwelling Inc., Minersville. A Christian service will probably be celebrated at 10:30 am after which Daybreak will probably be laid to relaxation in Fort Indiantown Hole. 

In lieu of flowers, the household requests donations be made to the Goodwill Ambulance Firm in Minersville, Pennsylvania and the Janet Weiss Youngsters’s Hospital of Geisinger in Danville within the title of Daybreak J. Reber. As a result of COVID-19, all beneficial social distancing, masks necessities, and public security pointers will probably be adopted. Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Dwelling Inc., Minersville entrusted with the preparations.


Paul V, Kabana, 87, Low Rd., Cass Twp., handed away Tuesday Afternoon at Windfall Place, Pottsville.

Born in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Anthony and Blanche Ganunis Kabana.

He was a graduate of the previous Blythe Twp. Excessive Faculty. He was a retired welder. He was a U.S. Air Power Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Holy Household Parish and St. Matthew’s Church, Minersville and was a member of the previous St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Minersville. He was a member of Minersville American Legion Put up 544, the United Mine Staff Union and the South Cass Hearth Co

Along with his mother and father, he was preceded in demise by a brother Cyril Kabana.

Paul is survived by his spouse of 60 years, the previous Jean Plesnarski; a daughter, Marcie Cresswell, Schuylkill Haven; 2 grandchildren, Jennifer Jacobson and James Cresswell; a sister, Anna Mae Manzick, Hamburg; nieces and nephews.

Non-public companies will probably be on the comfort of the household. Internment will probably be in St Stanislaus #2 Cemetery, Minersville.

Preparations are by the Donald J. Butler Funeral Dwelling, Minersville. To supply condolences to the household or to gentle a candle in Paul’s reminiscence, go to us at


Daniel E. Kabana, 74, of Tamaqua, handed away on Monday, August 24, 2020, in his dwelling. He was the husband of Melody (Arner) Kabana. They’ve been collectively for over 40 years. They have been married on September 26, 1987 and celebrated 32 years of marriage. Previous to retiring, he was employed by the previous Atlas Powder Co, and Copperhead Chemical substances, Reynolds, as a laborer and pharmaceutical operator for 41 years. Born in Tuscarora, he was the son of the late John and Helen (Starry) Kabana. He was a member of First Congregational Church, Mahanoy Metropolis. Daniel was a proud Military veteran and served throughout the Vietnam Period. He was a member of the Tamaqua American Legion Put up 173, the VFW Put up 7234, Ocean View, DE, Moss Glen Rod and Gun Membership, Tuscarora, and the NRA. Daniel beloved to hunt, fish, learn books and go to the seashore. He was additionally a WWII fanatic. 

He was additionally preceded in demise by a brother, Larry, and a grandson, Zachary. 

Surviving along with his spouse are a son, Jesse D. and his associate Frank Ohotnicky, of Scranton, one other son, Larry P., of Hellertown; brother-in-law, Blaine Arner; sister-in-law, Nancy Kabana, each of Tamaqua; and two nephews. 

Graveside service will probably be held at 10am, on Friday, August 28, at St. Peter’s Church Cemetery, 184 St. Peters Rd, Tamaqua, with the Rev. Robert Adams officiating. Navy honors administered by the Lehighton UVO. Name on the funeral dwelling on Thursday, August 27, from 6-8pm. 

Contributions could also be made in his title to St. Jude, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Preparations are being dealt with by the Hartman Funeral Dwelling, 1791 West Penn Pike, Rte. 309, New Ringgold. 

On-line condolences could also be made at


Donna Owens, 68, of Fountain Springs, former Ashland resident, handed away Monday, August 24th, on the Mt. Carmel Nursing Heart, Mt. Carmel. Born in Danville, June 9, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Merle and Caroline Hornberger Slotterback. She was a graduate of Mt. Carmel Excessive Faculty, class of 1969. After commencement she was employed on the former Yankee Plastics Firm of Ringtown, and lastly for the Tri State Envelope Company, Ashland, retiring in 2014 after 35 years of service.

Donna was a member of the previous St. Mauritius Roman Catholic Church, now St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Parish, Ashland. She was a social member of V.F.W. Put up #7654, Ashland, and a social member of the Clover Hose Firm, Mt. Carmel. Her love was enjoying bingo, casinos, and scratch off lottery tickets.

Previous her in demise was her first husband, John T. McDonald Jr., sisters, Nancy Mills, Jane Poplaski, and June Shutt, additionally two brothers, Merle and William Slotterback.


Husband: William “Rocky” Owens, married 32 years

Brother: Lear Slotterback and his spouse Barbara, Cogan Station, PA

Sister in regulation: Carol spouse of Joseph Stofko, Locust Valley

Sister in regulation: Nancy J. Eisenhuth, Baltimore, MD

Sister in regulation: Karen Owens, Barnesville

Nieces, Nephews, Cousins

Family and buddies are invited to attend a graveside funeral service, Wednesday, September 2nd, at 10 AM, within the St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Fountain Springs. Officiating will probably be Rev. Francis Iroot, Parochial Vicar of St. Charles Borromeo Parish. A calling time will probably be held Tuesday night, September 1st, starting at 5 PM till 7 PM within the Richard W. Fritz Funeral Dwelling, 1323 Centre St., Ashland. In lieu of flowers, memorials could also be made to the Hillside S.P.C.A., Hillside Street, Pottsville, PA 17901. The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Dwelling, Ashland, is answerable for preparations.


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