Marcia C. Steer

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Marcia C. Steer, of Duryea, passed away Monday evening at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.

Born in Duryea, she was a daughter of the late Herman and Helen Barlik Burke. She was a graduate of Duryea High School, College Misericordia, and earned her master's degree in guidance from the University of Scranton.

Prior to retirement, she was employed by the Pittston Area School District as a guidance counselor.

She was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea. She was one of the founding members of the Duryea Women's Club, active with the Duryea Library and was a member of the board of directors of the Duryea Ambulance Association and the Mt. Laurel Lions Club, Wilkes-Barre. She was noted for making the chowder for the Germania Hose Company's annual picnic.

Marcia and her husband, Jimmy, would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24, 2013.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are sister, Bernice Ferranti, and her husband, Donald, Old Forge; brother, Paul Burke, and wife Helen, Duryea; nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, Duryea, with the Rev. Andrew Sinnott, Pastor, officiating. Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea. Friends and family are asked to go directly to the church on Friday morning.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Rosary School, Stephenson Street, Duryea, PA 18642.

To leave the family an online condolence or for further information, please visit the funeral home's website,
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Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc.
204 Main Street
Duryea, PA 18642
(570) 457-4301
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Published in Times Leader on May 1, 2013