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Schuylkill County Obituaries

Philip J. Krell, 70 – Avid Outdoorsman

Philip J. Krell, 70, of West Penn Township, passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2020, in his home.

Born in West Penn Township, he was the son of the late Philip and Susan (Kotas) Krell.

He was a lifelong heavy equipment operator for Barletta Inc., Hazleton.

Philip was a member of the West Penn Rod and Gun Club and an avid outdoorsman.

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He was also preceded in death by a brother, George and a sister, Priscilla. Surviving are a son, Philip Jr. and his fiancé Krista Pratt of West Penn Township; daughter, Melissa, wife of Tyler Feight, of Bechtelsville; two sisters, Patricia and Ann; five grandchildren, Paige, Sabrina, Brody, Aiden and Brysen.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1-5 pm on Sunday, September 27, at the West Penn Rod and Gun Club with fellowship and refreshments.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the family where they will distribute to the many caregivers that tended to their father.

Contributions can be sent to Philip J. Krell Jr., 996 West Penn Pike, Tamaqua, PA 18252. Arrangements are being handled by the Hartman Funeral Home, 1791 West Penn Pike, Rte. 309, New Ringgold.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartmanfuneralhomeinc.com.

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