Walter R. "Butch" Barnosky, age 69, of Dushore, Pa. died on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.
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Butch was born May 1, 1944 in Mildred, Pa., a son of the late Frank and Mary Barszczcowski Barnosky. He graduated from St. Basil's High School a member of the class of 1962. He served in the US Navy and worked on construction until he was hired by Masonite Corp on April 4, 1966.
He married the former Catherine Chervak of Mildred and she predeceased him on May 29, 1997.
He began working for Masonite Corp. in Wysox on April 4, 1966, retiring in 1999 after 33 years of service.
Butch loved spending time with his family and many friends, whether it was sitting on his porch and visiting, or taking rides around the county, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved to cook for friends and family. He was an active member of St. Basil's Church in Dushore, where he served as an usher for many years. He was a member of its Holy Name Society and a member of the White Ash Land Association. Butch was also a member of the Dushore Fire Company, as well as the National American Legion. He volunteered with Meals on Wheels for a number of years after retiring. He was also active with AYSO as a soccer coach in Dushore. He has been the president of the Fairview Cemetery Association for 15 years.
Surviving are two sons, Richard W. (Denise) Barnosky of Fairborn, Ohio and Stephen F. (Joy) Barnosky of Philadelphia, Pa.; companion, Wendy Worthington, at home; three brothers, Charles Barnosky of Bozeman, Mont., Jack (Mae) Barnosky of Dushore, Pa. and Raymond (Nikki) Barnosky of Lake Ariel, Pa.; sister-in-law, Mary Gordner of Berkshire, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Emerson, Morgan and Miracle; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Frank Barnosky on April 3, 1972 and a sister Mrs. Marian C. Gardner on Jan. 12, 1995.
A transferal service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa. with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Dushore, Pa.
Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
Graveside military honors will be accorded by members of Loyalsock Post #996 American Legion, Dushore, Pa. and members are asked to assemble and pass in review at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the funeral home.
The family will provide the flowers and asks that memorial contributions be sent to Dushore Fire Company, PO Box 1, Dushore, PA 18614.
To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com.
P. Dean Homer Funeral Home - Dushore
206 Water Street
Dushore, PA 18614
Published in Daily Review from Apr. 16 to Apr. 18, 2014