Matthew E. Burkert, 49, of Courtdale, died Thursday in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
He was born in Kingston, the son of Matthew Burkert of Courtdale and the late Frances Kosior Burkert. Matt was a 1982 graduate of Bishop O'Reilly High School, attended Luzerne County Community College, and was employed by House of Bricks, Wilkes-Barre. Matt enjoyed fly tying, fly rod construction and restoration of antique rods, fly fishing, hunting, flea markets and antique shopping. He also enjoyed cooking for his family and preparing food with his coworkers at House of Bricks Les Petites Couchons.
He will be sadly missed by family and friends, and remembered for his loyalty, love, and willingness to always lend a hand and his quiet kindness.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Frances M. Burkert on Nov. 26, 2007.
Besides his father, Matt is survived by his sisters, Maria Brutko, Rebecca Smith, and Michelle Niam; nieces and nephews, Jacob and Maeve Smith, and Shadrac and Xev Niam.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerbey Ave., Kingston. Interment will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Ignatius Cemetery, Pringle.
A J Kopicki Funeral Home
263 Zerbey Ave Kingston, PA 18704
Published in Times Leader on Sept. 2, 2013