Schuylkill County Obituaries for April 3, 2022


Skook News Obituary: April 3, 2022

Obituaries posted in the Schuylkill County area.

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Kevin G. Melocheck Sr. “Peck”, 64, of Ashland died Saturday morning at home.

He was born on December 10, 1957 in Pottsville and was the son of Elizabeth “Babe” (Guidas) and the late Eugene “Jeep” Melocheck Sr.

He was a graduate of the Tri Valley High School Class of 1976.

Kevin was of the Catholic faith.

He was the husband of the late Donna M. (Clark) Melocheck, who passed away in 2018.

Kevin was self-employed in the trucking and coal industry. He was the owner of Kevin Melocheck Trucking Inc.

He was a member of the Ashland Gun & Country Club and the Pine Grove Fish & Game. Kevin enjoyed hunting, fishing, pigeons and spending time with his family.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by; Father Eugene; nephew “Little” John Wilson; nephew Andrew Oxenrider.

Kevin is survived; son Kevin “PJ” Melocheck Jr. husband of Amber, Hegins; daughter Amy Wehry husband of David, Ashland; brother Eugene Melocheck Jr. husband of Sharlene, Ephrata; sister Tina Wilson wife of John, Ashland; brother Kenny Melocheck husband of Cindy, Ashland; sister Elizabeth “Annie” Oxenrider wife of John, Pitman.

He is also survived by; 6 grandchildren Callie, Faith, Wes, Charlotte Melocheck & Alivia, David Wehry; several nieces and nephews; his buddy Nikko.

A visitation for family and friends will be held April 8 at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1115 Walnut St, Ashland PA 17921 from 9-11 a.m. The Christian funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. in the church. Interment at St. Mauritius Cemetery, Ashland will take place at a later date.

For more information or to offer your condolences online, visit Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home Inc, 901 Center St. Ashland, PA 17921 has made the arrangements.

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William F Booth55, of Lost Creek, died Friday, April 1, 2022 at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Schuylkill East in Pottsville.

Born in Philadelphia on August 16, 1966, he was the son of the late Robert and Madeline (McGraw) Booth.

William loved riding motorcycles, but above all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Donna Rizzo.

He leaves behind his wife of 37 years, Sandra (Dinofa) Booth, 3 daughters, Carissa Nestor with Ray – Ringtown, Jessica Booth – Frackville, and Brianna Booth – Frackville, 1 brother, Robert Booth with Tracey – New Jersey, and his 6 grandchildren, Kaydence, Kyleigh, Raymond, Lucca, Aubrey and Alanna, plus nieces and nephews.

The funeral is private and will take place at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in William’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society (

Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc, Shenandoah is making arrangements.

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Leonard P. Pryzbylik70, of Shenandoah, died Thursday, March 31 at his home.

Born in Pattersonville on October 21, 1951, he was the son of the late Leonard and Anna (Michalowski) Pryzbylik.

Leonard was a 1969 graduate of North Schuylkill High School, then attended Penn State Hazleton. He worked as a machinist for many years and in his spare time he enjoyed going fishing.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by 1 brother, Andrew Pryzbylik and 1 sister, Madalyn James.

He leaves behind a daughter, Alexandria Bakerofskie with Adam – Ashland, a sister, Joann Bastian – Camp Hill, a granddaughter, Angela Pryzbylik with Jake Katalinas, 2 nephews, Dave and John Stoudt, a niece, Anna James, a great -niece, Dinah James, and her partner, Rose Zelinski.

A visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday evening, April 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc, 40 N. Jardin St, Shenandoah. The burial will be strictly private at the convenience of the family.

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