Joseph P. Sekula

Joseph P. Sekula, age 88, of Lawrence Park, passed away Saturday December 29, 2012 at UPMC Hamot. He was born November 14, 1924 in Stump Creek, Pa. a son of the late Lawrence and Anna Bujnowska Sekula. Joseph served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and worked in the manufacturing plant at the American Sterilizer Company for many years. Following his retirement Joseph loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid golfer. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by a son Jeffrey and a daughter Paula Ann who died at birth. He was also preceded in death by brothers Paul, Frank, Stan and Raymond Sekula and a sister Catherine Kuhn. Joseph is survived by three sons Larry Sekula, Steve (Penny) Sekula and Joseph Sekula Jr.; a daughter-in-law Marjorie Sekula; grandchildren Debra (Michael) Goodwin, Lora Pirrello, Rachael (Gabe) Shatto, Sarina (Milton) Ortiz, Chealin Sekula, Caroline (Wade) Feast, and Daniel Sekula and several great grandchildren. He is further survived by a brother Walter Sekula and sisters Julie Kosempa and Victoria Brosky. Services are private at the convenience of the family and are entrusted to the Burton Wintergreen Funeral Home, 2532 Norcross Road, Erie, PA 16510. Burial in Mary Queen of Peace Cemetery. Send condolences at

Funeral Home

Burton Funeral Homes and Crematory - Wintergreen
2532 Norcross Road Erie, PA 16510
(814) 825-0458

Published in the Erie Times-News on Jan. 1, 2013