From an decades old obituary at:http://articles.mcall.com/1988-03-07/ne ... ill-county
Walter Blaschak, 72, Co-owner Of Coal Firm
March 07, 1988 The Morning Call
Walter Blaschak, 72, of 105 Race St., Ringtown, Schuylkill County, died Saturday in Good Samaritan Hospital, Pottsville. He was the husband of Catherine (Mehalechko) Blaschak.
He co-owned the Blaschak Coal Co., St. Nicholas, Mahanoy City, for the past 50 years.
Born in Shenandoah, he was a son of the late Alexander and Anna (Dublansky) Blaschak.
He was a member of St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Shenandoah.
Blaschak was a director of the Anthracite Industry Association, Schuylkill County, and of the Miners National Bancorp, Shenandoah. He was a former member of the regional board of Pennsylvania National Bank.
In 1961, he received the 1961 American, Slovak, Ukrainian
Russian (ASUR) Award for community service.