John (Bucky) Boksan, 92, of Bethlehem died on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. He was the loving husband of the late Bertha (Demjyan) Boksan. John was born in Bethlehem, the son of the late John and Mary Lazorchak Boksan-Rice. A long time member of Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, John was a member of the Holy Name Society, the church choir, a volunteer at church and worker at the church carnival for many, many years (with former Pastor Monsignor Paul Firczak). John and wife Bertha enjoyed bowling and were league bowlers for many years. He enjoyed family reunions and gathering with his brothers to play card games. He was a member of the North End Wanderers A.A. and the Jefferson Democratic Club, where he enjoyed bus trips to Eagles and Phillies sporting events (He was a big Eagles fan) and attending summer Clam Bakes. John was a Marine Corps. Veteran of WW II and was a Machinist at the Bethlehem Steel from 1940s - 1980s. Survivors:
He is survived by his son, Thomas and wife Barbara; daughters, Gina and husband Edward Brinkos, Eleanore and husband Daniel McCafferty all of Bethlehem; five grandchildren, Derek, Tracy and husband Michael, Todd, Heather and Benjamin; two great-grandchildren, Michael and Kaitlin. He was predeceased by his three brothers, Michael, Edward and George. Services:
The viewing will be held 9:15-10:15 a.m. at the Cantelmi Funeral Home, 1311 Broadway, Fountain Hill followed by the Office of Christian Burial with Divine Liturgy at Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, 1140 Johnston Dr., Bethlehem. Burial will take place at Holy Saviour Cemetery. Online condolences at www.cantelmifuneralhome.com
Memorial contributions can be made to Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in lieu of flowers.