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Schuylkill County Obituaries

Pearl Mae Schaeffer, 98 – Survived by 17 Great Grandchildren, 2 Great Great Grandchildren

Pearl Mae Schaeffer, 98, of Pine Grove, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020, at Providence Place in Pine Grove.

Born on September 11, 1921 in Cressona, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Amanda Haldeman Faust.

She graduated from Cressona High School.

Pearl worked for the former Canoe Mfg., Pine Grove.

She enjoyed sewing, nature, going for walks and her cats.

Preceding her in death were two sons, Roy Schaeffer and Robert Schaeffer; a daughter, Ruth Schaeffer; and a grandson Richard Romberger, Jr.

Surviving are three daughters, Betty Ann Herriage of North Carolina, Jeanne Schaeffer, Sandra and husband Bert Witmer, both of Pine Grove; a son William and wife Deborah Schaeffer of Pine Grove; a daughter-in-law Ruthann Schaeffer of Pine Grove; 11 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at the Schuylkill Church of the Brethren, 347 Sweet Arrow Lake Rd., Pine Grove with Dean Lengel and Ken Kintzel officiating. There will be a visitation on Saturday, January 11, 2020, from 10-11 a.m. at the Church. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Schuylkill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Pine Grove.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Bob Schaeffer Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Pine Grove Area Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 98, Pine Grove, Pa. 17963 in her memory.

The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements and you may send condolences online at


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