Mildred M. Burcha

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Mildred M. Burcha, 83, a resident of Kingston Commons, formerly of Wilkes-Barre Township, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Kingston Commons, where she had been a guest for the past several years.

Mrs. Burcha was born in Wilkes-Barre, daughter of the late John and Mary Dembiec Boczar.

She was a graduate of Wilkes-Barre Township High School and of Empire Beauty School, Wilkes-Barre.

She had been a beautician for some time and had also been employed by Penn State Belt and Buckle Co., Wilkes-Barre Township; the St. Therese Residence, Wilkes-Barre; and in the cafeteria at Heights Murray Elementary School, Wilkes-Barre Area School District, prior to her retirement.

She was a member of Resurrection of the Lord Polish National Catholic Church, Edwardsville, and of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Burcha, who died in 1994; by her brother, John Boczar; and sister, Mrs. Lucille Slivoski.

Surviving are her daughters, Mrs. Carol Basta and her husband, the Rev. Fr. Thomas M. Basta, New Port Richey, Fla.; Mrs. Mary Ann Susek and her husband, Dr. James F. Susek, Plains Township; and Mrs. Lorraine Stefanski and her husband, Joseph, Wilkes-Barre Township; grandchildren, Jennifer and Angela Basta; Mehgan, Lauren, Heather and Ryan Susek; Joe, Jason and Jackie Stefanski; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held at 9:45 a.m. Friday from H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 451 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in Resurrection of the Lord Polish National Catholic Church, 55 Zerby Ave., Edwardsville. The Rev. Pawel Filit, pastor, and the Rev. Thomas M. Basta, son-in-law of the deceased, will be the celebrants, and interment will be in Holy Cross National Catholic Parish Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre Township.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday.

The family requests flowers be omitted and donations in Mrs. Burcha's name be made to Resurrection of the Lord Polish National Catholic Church, 35 Zerby Ave,, Edwardsville, PA 18704.

The Burcha family would especially like to thank Mildred's physicians, nurses and the staff of Kingston Commons for their kindness, care and concern for her during the years that she spent under their care.
Published in Citizens' Voice from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2013
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