James M. Burgio

James M. Burgio, 83, of Wyoming passed away Friday evening, March 8, 2013, at the Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre surrounded by his loving wife and family.

Born in Pittston, he was the son of the late Anthony and Rose Rizzo Burgio. He was educated in the Pittston schools.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Prior to his retirement, James owned and operated Center Fashions, formerly of Dupont.

He was a member of St. Monica's Parish, West Wyoming.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Burgio.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, the former Dolores Nesgoda; children, Gerri Burgio Pilch and her husband, Andrew, New Port Richey, Fla.; Anthony Burgio and his wife, Maryann, Centermoreland; Diane Burgio, Kingston; and Darlene Solomon and her husband, Michael, Wyoming; grandchildren, David Onufer and his wife, Sarah; Melissa Onufer, Stephanie and Samantha Burgio, Amanda, Deanna and Brian Aponte and Kayla and Julia Solomon; great-grandchildren, Grace and Eleanor Onufer, Alexis Morales and Laila Aponte; and siblings, Peter Burgio and Michalene Trombetta.

The family would like to thank Dr. James Bruno and staff for the wonderful care they provided. Also, thank you to the caring staff of the Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

Private funeral services were held Monday from Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph's Church of St. Monica's Parish, Wyoming. Entombment was in Mount Olivet Cemetery. There were no calling hours.

Published in Citizens' Voice on Mar. 15, 2013