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Edward J. "Buzzy" Gurka

Born: Mon., Apr. 21, 1930
Died: Thu., Jun. 16, 2016


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jun. 21, 2016
Location: Shawn E. Clark Funeral Home

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Wed., Jun. 22, 2016
Location: United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Wed., Jun. 22, 2016
Location: United Methodist Church

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Edward J. “Buzzy“ Gurka

Edward J. “Buzzy” Gurka, 86, of Lansford passed away peacefully Thursday morning at St. Luke’s Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale.

Ed was born in Summit Hill on April 21, 1930. 

He was the son of the late Mary (Tucker) and Joseph Gurka.

Ed was the husband of the late Alice Gurka, who passed away in 2012.

He was of the Methodist faith and was a member of United Methodist Church, Summit Hill.

He was a graduate of Summit Hill High School, Class of 1948.

Ed served in the Army during the Korean War. 

Prior to retiring he last worked for Silberline Manufacturing-Lansford in the mixing department.

Ed was a member of the Lansford American Legion Post 123 where he served as Past Commander.  He recently earned his 60 year plaque.  Ed also was a member of the Lansford Italian Club.  In his younger days he enjoyed shooting darts in the local leagues.

In addition to his spouse, he was preceded in death by; brother John; brother Joseph and sister Pauline. 

Ed is survived by his son Ronald Gurka and daughter in law Susan Gretz, Arlington VA.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A religious service will be held Wednesday, 10:30am at United Methodist Church, Summit Hill with Pastor Elisandra Garcia officiating.  A viewing for family and friends will be held Tuesday evening from 6-8pm at the Shawn E. Clark Funeral Home, Lansford and Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:30am at the church.  

Burial with military honors will take place at Sky-View Memorial Park, Hometown immediately following services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in Ed’s memory to Lansford American Legion Post 123, 3 West Ridge St, Lansford PA 18232.

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Cheryl Blair-Kijewski
   Posted Mon June 20, 2016
Dear Ron,
I was so sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. You were an incredibly attentive son to him, and he must have been extremely proud of you and all of your accomplishments. Please know that your family, both immediate and extended, remain in my prayers, as your Dad joins your Mom in eternity. May both of their souls rest in peace.
God Bless.

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