Mark A. Bueche, 61, of Moosic, died Saturday under the care of Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA at Regional Hospital of Scranton. His loving wife is Debra Smith Bueche. Wed on Aug. 21, 1977, they were married for 36 years.
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Born in Cleveland, on Dec. 4, 1952, son of the late Lawrence D. and Thelma F. Simmerman Bueche, Mark attended the University of Akron before enlisting in the Army. Having served in Germany, where he met his eventual wife, he earned numerous awards for his service, including the Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Commendation Medal, Expert Qualification Badge, Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Service Ribbon.
A cook by trade, he worked for Via Appia in Taylor, La Cucina in Dunmore and in the food and nutrition department of Moses Taylor Hospital. An avid traveler who enjoyed fishing, he was a die-hard fan of Riverside Vikings football. A longtime and active member of Moosic United Methodist Church, Mark served on the church's board of trustees and SPPRC, as well as acting as fundraising chairman and cooking at all fundraisers. A loving husband, father and brother, he will be dearly missed.
He is also survived by his adoring son, Lawrence (Larry) Bueche, Moosic; his siblings, Jeffrey Bueche, Apple Valley, Minn.; Nancy Kloha, Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Emily Arcolino, Mountain View, Calif.; many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are scheduled for Friday at 10 a.m. at Moosic United Methodist Church, 609 Main St., Moosic, by the Rev. Donald B. Perry, pastor. Interment with military honors by the AMVETS Honor Guard will follow at Fairview Memorial Park in Elmhurst.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Twp., PA 18411, or to Moosic United Methodist Church.
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517 North Main Street Old Forge, PA 18518-1811
Published in Scranton Times on July 28, 2014