Schuylkill County Obituaries for May 7, 2022
Christine Mae Hamm60, of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, died Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital in Orwigsburg.
Born in Pottsville, PA on December 30, 1961, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Helen (Kline) Herndon.
Christine was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Pottsville. She enjoyed spending time with her family and doing crossword puzzles.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 21 years, Edward James Hamm on June 6, 2004, two daughters: Jeanette and Alexander, and a sister Millie Reedy
Christine is survived by four daughters: Sarah Houser, Jade Moyer, Rhiannon Hamm and Sapphire Schoffstall; three sons: Jeremiah, James and Dallas Hamm; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Almeda “Moe” Blankenhorn and Mary Opolsky; five brothers: John, Harold, Clarence, William and Alex Herndon; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service will be held at the Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home in Port Carbon at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, with the Reverend Chris Rotharpt officiating.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit the family on Sunday afternoon from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will be private at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to help care for Christine’s son, Dallas @ 112 North Street, Port Carbon, PA 17965.
Charles V. “Buzzy” Thomas88, of Middleport, Pennsylvania, died Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at the VA Medical Center in Lebanon.
Born in Port Carbon, Pennsylvania on May 27, 1933, he was the son of the late Edward Gray and the late Mary Theresa (Nicastro) Thomas.
Buzzy served in the US Army. He worked as a truck driver for Miller’s Distributing in Saint Clair and as a bus driver for Motor Transportation, INC. at Hazelton.
Buzzy was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church in Orwigsburg. He enjoyed his annual trips to Ocean City, MD and Myrtle Beach, SC, all his family gatherings, and playing cards at the Middleport Legion and with his family. Buzzy was a Penn State and Rams football fanatic. In his youth, he was an award-winning Jitterbugger.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son Eugene Eisenberg, a grandson Alex Simmins, brothers: Robert and William Thomas and Luther Daniel Strausser, and sisters: Shirley McGuire, Regina Piccioni and Geraldine Hughes .
Buzzy is survived by his wife of 46 years Sandy R. Thomas; his four children: Charles Thomas and his wife Natalie, Kevin Thomas and his wife Mary, Ann Marie Reber and her husband Dennis, and Kelly Reichert and her husband Mike; five grandchildren: Jamie Eisenberg, Jordan Thomas, Seth Reichert, Josh Petrozino and Denyse “Princess” Reber; a great-grandson Taylen Waldrum; his furry red Coon Hound, Farley; and nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service will be held at the Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home in Port Carbon at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 25, with Pastor Stacey Gonzalez officiating.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit the family on Monday afternoon from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
The burial will be private.
Mae A. Wolfgang Walkinshaw97, of Williamstown, died Thursday morning May 5, 2022 at her home.
Born in Upper Mahanoy Township, Northumberland County, April 1, 1925, daughter of the late David L. and the late Carrie Schlegel Wolfgang.
Mae was a retired seamstress from the former Bobbi Rogers clothing factory.
She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Williamstown and a former member of the Elders of Williamstown and Tremont.
Mae enjoyed sewing, cooking, camping, raising her puppies and her beloved bird Benny, who was a great companion to her.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Mark “Schooner” Walkinshaw, 2000, one daughter; Roxanne Alleman, a great-grandson; Jarrod Orowski and his two great-great-grandchildren, Riley Isaiah Kreiser and Jayce Elijah Hendricks, his siblings; Ernest, Kenneth and Wayne Wolfgang and Phyllis Bixler.
Surviving are his sister, Helen Snyder, a daughter; Bonita Hawk, seven grandchildren; Diana Greene (Bob), Krista Hawk-Carlow, Jody Hawk (Harry Jarman), Robyn Nolen, Rick Nolen (Janice), Shauna Garcia (Jeremias) and Mandie Alleman, 16 great-grandchildren; Keri Splain, Frank Splain III (Kim), William Splain (Sara), Alyssa, Mia and Ana Carlow, Nicci Safar (John Mark), Jessica and Silas Jarman, Brooke Hendricks (Dave), Zakary and Sydney Nolen, Joshua Earhart, Jordyn and Kaia Garcia, 12 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Williamstown. Following the services, lunch and fellowship will be held at the American Legion in Williamstown. Mae will be buried privately next to her husband Mark at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 141 East Street, Williamstown, PA 17098.
The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., is honored to serve the Walkinshaw family.
These obituaries are provided by Anthony Urban Law Offices. computer