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Obituary of Orville L 'Chub' Schmoke, 79


Orville L. “Chub” Schmoke, 79, formerly of Pottersdale, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at the Mountain Laurel Nursing Home in Clearfield. Born on October 28, 1938, in Pottersdale, he was the son of the late Andrew K. and Stella B. Moore Schmoke.

Chub attended the Karthaus School. He was of the Protestant faith. He worked at Dick Fink Coal Company and George McClinki Enterprise, planting trees, before working as a Trash Collector for the Borough of Philipsburg until his retirement.

Chub enjoyed coon hunting, reading Zane Grey books, trapping, writing poems, playing bingo. He loved family gatherings and looked forward to family dinners held on birthdays and holidays.

Chub is survived by his brother, Jan D. Schmoke of Pottersdale, two sisters; Phoebe A. Borger of Moshannon and Charlene J. Schmoke of Rochester Mills, PA, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, Chub was preceded in death by six brothers; James, Kline, William, Dean, Christy, and Levern and six sisters: Geneva Hess, Violia Teets, Rose Teets, Edna Summerson, Violet Schmoke, and Roberta Firestone.

Visitation will be on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 6-8pm at the Daughenbaugh Funeral Home in Snow Shoe. Funeral services will be on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 11am at the funeral home with Pastor Catherine W. Dittman officiating. Burial will be at Schmoke Cemetery in Pottersdale.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for memorial contribution to be made to the Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, 106 W. Sycamore St, Snow Shoe, PA 16874.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, 106 W. Sycamore St. Snow Shoe. An online guest book can be signed or condolences to the family available at

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