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Schuylkill County Obituaries

John W. Holmberg, 75 – Founding Member of Tamaqua Rescue Squad

John W. Holmberg, 75, of Tamaqua, died September 4, at home.

He was the husband of Elizabeth “Betsy” (nee Kane) to whom he was married 55 years.

Born in Northampton, England on October 19, 1943, John was the son of the late John F. and Betty (nee Love) Holmberg.

A 1961 graduate of Tamaqua High School, he attended the Ford School of Business in Pottsville. John worked for the Borough of Tamaqua for 29 years as an operator of the borough water treatment plant.

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Prior to his employment at the water treatment plant, he worked for Joseph Boyle Builders and also Holmberg Builders. John was a member of The Parish of St. John XXIII, one of the original founding members of the Tamaqua Rescue Squad, and a member of the Tuscarora Sportsman Club.

In addition to his wife Betsy, he is survived by sister, Betty Horton and her husband Thomas of Haddon Heights, NJ; nephews, Edward Kane, Brian Kane, Sean Kane, Michael Horton, and Douglas Horton; niece, Christine Kane; and numerous great nephews and nieces.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Monday, September 9, 2019, in St. John XXIII Catholic Church, 307 Pine Street, Tamaqua. Call 8:30AM – 10:30 AM on Monday at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua.

Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. Memorials in John’s name may be made to the Tamaqua Rescue Squad, 19 Pine Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252.

Online condolences may be made at www.zgfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.

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