Marcia C. Steer of Duryea passed away Monday evening, April 29, 2013, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.
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Born in Duryea, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Helen Barlik Burke. She was a graduate of Duryea High School, College Misericordia and earned her master's degree in guidance from the University of Scranton.
Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the Pittston Area School District as a guidance counselor.
Marcia was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea.
She was one of the founding members of the Duryea Women's Club; active with the Duryea Library; was a member of the Board of Directors of the Duryea Ambulance Association; and a member of the Mount Laurel Lions Club, Wilkes-Barre. She was noted for making the clam chowder for the Germania Hose Company's annual picnic.
Marcia and her husband, Jimmy, would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24 of this year.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are her sister, Bernice Ferranti and her husband, Donald, Old Forge; brother, Paul Burke and his wife, Helen, Duryea; nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Holy Rosary Church, Duryea, with the Rev. Andrew Sinnott, pastor, officiating. Friends and family are asked to go directly to the church on Friday morning. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Rosary School, Stephenson Street, Duryea, PA 18642.
To leave the family an online condolence, or for further information, please visit the funeral home website, www.piontekfuneralhome.com.
Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc.
204 Main Street Duryea, PA 18642
Published in Citizens' Voice on May 1, 2013