Rev. Albert N. Schell Jr.
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COAL TOWNSHIP - The Rev. Albert N. Schell Jr., 68, of 25 21st St., passed away peacefully in his sleep at home after a long illness Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018.

He was born in Shamokin, Sept. 1, 1949, to the late Albert N. Schell Sr. and Betty Troutman Schell.

Albert married his soulmate, the love of his life, Marlene Annette (Tharp) Schell, July 31, 1971. Their 47-year marriage was truly a marriage of love and friendship. He always said, "he breathed in and she breathed out."

Albert graduated from Shamokin High School in 1967, and Williamsport Area Community College in 1972. After being employed by the local cable company for 20-plus years, he answered God's call to enter the ministry. He received his pastoral license from Drew University, New Jersey, and continued his education through the Wesleyan School of Theology in Washington D.C.

Albert served as pastor at Emmanuel United Methodist Church and Zion United Methodist Church, and considered Trevorton as his home church. He loved to sing in the choir.

In addition to his wife, Albert is survived by his daughter, Jennifer L. (Schell) and son-in-law, Raymond Garancosky Jr. He had a special bond with his daughter and loved playing pool and taking trips together. They shared the same great sense of humor. He was very close to Raymond and considered him a son.

Albert was blessed with two grandchildren he adored and made it a priority to spend time with, Hallie L. Garancosky and Jared L. Garancosky and his fiancé, Alexandria J. Comly. Albert was very proud to have the opportunity to baptize his only great-granddaughter, Cambria Jayne Garancosky. "Pap" loved camping, fishing, movies, concerts and teaching his grandkids how to ride bikes. He was the most loving husband, dad and pap, and will remain forever in our hearts

Albert is also survived by a special nephew, Darrin Bartholomew; a brother, Keith Schell; and Gail Mogelinski and Rich, Gilbert and Cindy and Rolland Krebs, with whom he was very close.

He was proceeded in death by his parents; a sister, Ruth; and brothers, James, Raymond, Gary and Donald.

SCHELL - Rev. Albert N. Schell Jr., 68, of 25 21st St., Coal Township. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at Farrow Funeral Directors, Shamokin, with the Rev. Beverly Petrovich presiding. Burial will be in the Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington. A viewing will be held in the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday. The family requests donations to the American Cancer Society, Manna for the Many or the American Heart Association.



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August 24, 2018
Dear Marlene nd Jennifer and family I am so very sorry for your loss. Al was a wonderful man. if i can help please let me know hugs an love you
tonya lebo
August 24, 2018
Marlene & Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Al. Our Lord called and he went into the most beautiful place where there is nothing but peace and the love of only God can give. God's peace and love to you Marlene in your time of grief. May Jesus Bless You and Keep You Close to His Most Sacred Heart in Your Time of Need.
Elaine Komara
August 24, 2018
hugs TO HEAVEN A NEW PASTOR GREAT MAN GREAT FAMILY JBEW RAYMMOND ETC
dianne campbell
August 23, 2018
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of my cousin Albert. I will always remember him for his kindness, intelligence, great sense of humor and a true example of a good Christian. He was an excellent pastor and will be dearly missed.
Bill Troutman
August 23, 2018
This kind and gentle soul will be deeply missed. So sorry for your loss.
Eleanor Bobber
August 23, 2018
Marlene and Jennifer we are so sorry for your loss. We are blessed by having the opportunity to have Albert and your entire family in our lives while at St. John's United Methodist Church. Al is free of illness, whole and completely restored now. He is with Jesus singing unending praises. Hugs to all. Until we meet him again.
Love and Prayers Rev Nelson Alleman, Traci Alleman and family
Traci Alleman
August 23, 2018
What a wonderful man and dedicated pastor. Russ and I were blessed to know both of you. My heart goes out to you Marlene, as I understand what you are going through. God's comfort in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead.
Barb Welsh
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