Charles G. Szura

Charles G. Szura, 93, of Wyoming, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Highland Manor Nursing and Convalescent Home in Exeter.

Born in Buffalo, N.Y., on June 3, 1919, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary Niedwicz Szura.

He was a 1937 graduate of Wyoming Memorial High School.

Charles was a wounded war veteran while serving in Rhineland during World War II. He attained the rank of sergeant before being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1945.

Prior to his retirement, he was a self-employed mason and was employed by White Haven Center in White Haven.

Charles was a member of St. Cecilia's Church of St. Barbara's Parish, Exeter. He was an honorary member of the Wyoming Hose Co. No. 2, Wyoming, and was the oldest living member of the VFW Post 396, in Wyoming.

He was preceded in death by his brothers John, Edward and Walter; sisters, Pauline Cuba and Stephanie Savoroski.

Surviving are sisters, Mary Bytheway, Florida; Theresa Bonanni, Exeter; Dolores Sandroski, Exeter, and Helen Szura, with whom he resided; brother Joseph Szura and his wife, Joan, Wyoming; 22 nieces and nephews; several grandnieces and nephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.

The funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday from Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial at noon at St. Cecilia's Church of St. Barbara's Parish, Exeter. Interment wil be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Cedar St., Exeter.

Friends may call Tuesday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions maybe made to St. Cecilia's Church of St. Barbara's Parish, 28 Memorial Ave., Exeter, PA 18643.

Published in Times Leader on Mar. 25, 2013