Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Coal Region Canary
Coal Region CanaryCoal Region Canary

Schuylkill County Obituaries

James E. Connors, 67 – Avid Arrowhead Collector

James E. Connors, 67, of Orwigsburg, passed away on Wednesday at home.

Born in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Joseph and Marie Brahler Connors. He was a 1971 graduate of Pottsville High School; and attended Penn State. He had been employed on highway construction.

He was a member of the Second Mountain Rod and Gun Club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing; and was an avid arrowhead collector.

He was preceded in death by two siblings, Joseph Connors and Fay Wagg.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

He is survived by his wife, the former Karen Yalsovec, to whom he was married for 23 years; four children, Billie Jo Schuettler (Michael), Pottsville, David Connors, Pottsville, Stephen Whetstone (Faye), Minersville, and Ryan Whetstone (Jessica), Moosic; eight grandchildren, Samantha Cooper, Amanda Whetstone, Cody Whetstone, Madeline Schuettler, Matthew Schuettler, Chase Whetstone, Carter Whetstone, and Cole Whetstone. He is also survived by two sisters, Judith Eglington, Apollo Beach, Florida, and Sandy Liott (Rocco), Carmel, Indiana; nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 6:30 P.M. on Tuesday evening in St. Clare of Assisi R.C. Church, Mill & Hancock Streets, Saint Clair. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers contributions to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or by visiting


Subscribe to Coal Region Canary

Get email updates from Coal Region Canary by becoming a subscriber today. Just enter your email address below to get started!

News Tips?

Let us know of news happening in your area. Use our NEWS TIPS ENTRY FORM
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More From The Canary

Obituaries Index

The latest obituaries from the Schuylkill County coal region for June 6, 2023.

Local News

Police investigation ongoing

Local News

State Police bomb squad called in

Local News

Investigation ongoing, police say

Canary Jumped the Shark

What's the deal with June 31st?

Schuylkill County Police News

Incident happened on May 27

Local News

Opposing Republicans present strong argument on 'No' vote

Local News

Bridge repair over Swatara Creek begins Monday.

Schuylkill County Man

Victim told police the bear made her "see stars"

Local Weather

Fire Weather Watch in effect