Posted by on October 11, 2020 6:05 pm

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Categories: Schuylkill County Obituaries

Irvin G. Umberger, 76, of Minersville, passed away on Thursday at Schuylkill Center.

Born in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Elvin and Dorothy Davis Umberger. He was a 1962 graduate of Pottsville High School. He was formerly employed by Penn Steel, Hamburg, and Moen, Pine Grove. He was also a former franchisee for Charles Chips.

He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, having served a total of seven years, including service in both Vietnam and Korea. He was active in the American Legion, first in Valley View, then later in Minersville. He was a former chairman of the World War Two Veterans’ Trip Committee.

He enjoyed camping and was fond of tinkering and working as a home repair “handyman”.

Preceding him in death was a daughter, Candi Umberger; four siblings, Donna Umberger, in infancy, Ronald Umberger, Galen Umberger and Elvin Umberger, Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, the former Carla Shadle; five children, Mary Sylvester Evans, Pottsville, Gavin Umberger (spouse, Jennifer), Pottsville, Autumn Umberger, Vietnam, Craig Umberger, Minersville, and Kyle Umberger (companion, Katlyn Jackson), Cressona; four grandchildren, Stephanie, Stephen and Travis Evans, and Emma Umberger; five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three siblings, Dawne Sattizahn (spouse, John), Pine Grove, Robert Umberger, Silver Spring, Maryland, and Wayne “Spanky” Umberger (spouse, Eugenia), Center Port; nieces and nephews.

Services are private.

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