Posted by on January 31, 2020 4:19 am

Categories: Schuylkill County Obituaries

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.

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


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