Ethel M. Buerk

Ethel BuerkEthel M. Buerk, 96, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 115 Wendel Road, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, September 25, 2015, at Pinecrest Manor.

She was born December 26, 1918, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Joseph and Veronica Englehart Wickett. She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. She was a former employee of the Stackpole Corporation and the St. Marys Area School District.

On November 6, 1941, in the St. Mary’s Church, she married Francis J. Buerk, who preceded her in death on February 22, 1995.

She is survived by a daughter, Sandy Donato and her husband Don of Norfolk, VA; four sons, Dale F. Buerk and his wife Mary of Kersey, David D. Buerk and his wife Gale of St. Marys, Wayne J. Buerk and his wife Robin of St. Marys, and Daniel A. Buerk and his wife Barb of St. Marys; 15 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; five step-great grandchildren; a sister, Audrey Hillebrand and her husband Fred of St. Marys; and two brothers, Clarence Wickett and his wife Mary Jane of St. Marys and William Wickett of St. Marys.

In addition her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one great grandchild; two sisters, Rita Hillebrand and Florence Lucanik; and two brothers, Joseph Wickett and Barney Englehart.

Mrs. Buerk was a member of the Queen of the World Church. She enjoyed playing cards, gardening, and she especially enjoyed being with her family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 12:00 PM, with the Rev. Richard Allen, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday morning from 10:00 until 11:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Pinecrest Manor, 763 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to a favorite charity.

Jerry and Marie September 26, 2015 at 10:48 am

My Dear Aunt Ethel, I and Marie will miss you very much. We did not see each other often, but you were never out of our thoughts. I thank the good Lord that I got to see you this summer. You always took very good care of me and loved me much. Thanks to you and Glina I believe I am a better person. Rest in peace and say hi to Franny, Gram, Gramps and Mom… Will miss you Sweetheart. Jerry

Judy Rettger September 27, 2015 at 10:32 pm

I will miss her so very much. She was like my own mom. God bless her on her journey.

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