Charles G. Szura, 93, of Wyoming passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Highland Manor Nursing And Convalescent Home in Exeter.
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Born in Buffalo, N.Y., on June 3, 1919, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary Niedwicz Szura.
He was a 1937 graduate of Wyoming Memorial High School.
Charles was a wounded war veteran while serving in Rhineland, Germany, during World War II. He attained the rank of sergeant before being honorably discharged from the United States Army in 1945.
Prior to his retirement, he was a self-employed mason and was employed by White Haven Center in White Haven.
Charles was a member of St. Cecilia's Church of St. Barbara's Parish, Exeter. He was an honorary member of the Wyoming Hose Company No. 2, Wyoming, and was the oldest living member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 396, Wyoming.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, John, Edward, and Walter; sisters, Pauline Cuba and Stephanie Savoroski.
Surviving are sisters, Mary Bytheway, Fla.; Theresa Bonanni, Exeter; Dolores Sandroski, Exeter; and Helen Szura, with whom he resided; brother, Joseph Szura and his wife, Joan, Wyoming; 22 nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
The funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday from Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial at noon in St. Cecilia's Church of St. Barbara's Parish, Exeter. Interment wil be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Cedar Street, Exeter.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions maybe made to St. Cecilia's Church of St. Barbara's Parish, 28 Memorial Ave., Exeter, PA 18643.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Mar. 25, 2013