Peter L. Birster

LOCUST GAP — Peter L. Birster, 47, of 181 Marshall St., passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, at the SUN Home Hospice Care Center, Sunbury.

Born Feb. 17, 1966, in Ashland State Hospital, he was a son of Janet (Haupt) and the late Cletus J. Birster Sr.

He attended Mount Carmel Area schools.

He worked as a self-employed contractor.

Peter was a former member of St. Joseph's Church, Locust Gap, and a member of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Mount Carmel.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his companion for 28 years and the mother of his children, Colleen Patrick, of Mount Carmel, a son, Rory Birster and his fiance Amanda, of Shamokin; a daughter, Breanne Birster and her fiance, Gregory, of Mount Carmel; a stepson, Jeff Renn, of Florida; a nephew who he raised, Jacob Zellner, of Locust Gap; a sister, Jennifer Wilkins and her husband, Sam, of Locust Gap, and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Cletus J. Birster Jr. and Shawn Robert Birster, and a sister, Tammy Birster.

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BIRSTER — Peter L. Birster, 47, of 181 Marshall St., Locust Gap. Mass of Christian Burial wil be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Church of Our Lady, Mount Carmel with Rev. Francis Karwacki officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Beaverdale. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass Thursday in the Joseph J. Stutz, Inc., Funeral Home, 40 S. Market St., Mount Carmel, Joseph J. Stutz III, supervisor. An online guestbook can be signed at

Funeral Home

Joseph J Stutz Inc Funeral Home
40 S Market St Mount Carmel, PA 17851
(570) 339-4300

Published in The News Item on June 18, 2013