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Schuylkill County Obituaries

Barbara J. Fisher, 67 – Member of Bible Tabernacle Pentecostal Church

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Barbara J. Fisher, 67 of Pottsville died Friday afternoon at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Allentown.

She was born March 26, 1953, in Bath, a daughter of the late Walter and Ruth Binder Hoppes.

Throughout her life Barbara worked at various textile factories in the area.

Barbara was a member of Bible Tabernacle Pentecostal Church, Schuylkill Haven.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Fisher; 3 brothers, Darwin, Charlie and Rich Hoppes.

Surviving are 3 children, Patsy Wingle and her husband, William, Sr.; Schuylkill Haven; Earl Lins and his wife Christina, Pottsville; Karen Brideson and her husband, Brandon, New Philadelphia; 6 grandchildren, William Wingle, Jr., and Kyle Wingle, Ava and Ian Lins, Logan and Lilianna Buccieri; 1 great granddaughter, Amelia Wingle; 2 sisters, Shirley Ritzko, Pottsville; Rosemarie Miller, Port Carbon; a brother, Raymond Hoppes, Orwigsburg; nieces and nephews.

Services will be private of James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville, with Rev. Doug Schwenk officiating. The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions made to Bible Tabernacle Pentecostal Church, 314 S Margaretta St. Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania 17972, or Operation Christmas Child C/O Samaritan’s Purse P.O. Box 3000 Boone, NC 28607. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Cressona Cemetery, Cressona.

Please share your memories and condolences with Barbara’s family by signing the guest book at


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