Skook News obituary: September 19, 2021

Skook News obituary: September 19, 2021

Obituaries posted in the Schuylkill County area.

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Paul A. Stansbury, 66, of Primrose, Cass Township, passed away peacefully at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, on Saturday, with his loving wife and daughter by his side.

Born in Pottsville, he was the son of the late Anna Reed and attended Minersville High School. Paul was a jack of all trades and worked in building construction and maintenance for over 20 years.

If you knew Paul, or Stans as he was called, he liked to laugh. But more importantly, he loved making others laugh. From his quick wit lines to his knack for finding an unexpected gift to put a smile on your face, Paul has made the most of life and accompanied you on the ride. For these qualities, and so many others too numerous to mention here, Stans will be sorely missed.

He was predeceased by a brother, Alfred Stansbury.

Paul is survived by his wife of 42 years, former Roseanne Dunleavy; his daughter, Alicia L. Stansbury, New York, New York. He is also survived by his in-laws Laine and Karen Gehres, Branchdale; Mike Dunleavy and his family, Minersville; Vince and Beth Dunleavy, Minersville; Jaime and Scott Gehres and their two children Cody Gehres and Jordyn (JJ) Gehres, Lancaster, who represented the world to him.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Saint-Vincent-de-Paul # 2 cemetery, Branch township. The Dutcavich funeral home is in charge. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made at the Lehigh Valley Health Network.

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Father George Bujnak, retired Passaic Eparchy priest and Amity Village resident Hazleton fell asleep in the Lord on September 16, 2021 at Lehigh Valley-Hazleton Hospital following a brief illness. Prior to his retirement he was pastor at St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church in McAdoo.

Father George was born in Coaldale on March 6, 1935, the son of Andrew Bujnak and Mary Trudich. After graduating from Lehighton High School, he entered the Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Pittsburgh, to pursue studies for the priesthood. He graduated from Duquesne University in 1961 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.

After graduation he continued his theological studies at Sts. Byzantine Catholic Seminary Cyril and Methodius. He received the Order of the Reader on February 2, 1963, at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittsburgh, by Bishop Nicholas T Elko; the Order of the Subdeacon on December 29, 1963, at St. Michael the Archangel Cathedral, Passaic, NJ by Bishop Stephen J. Kocisko; the Order of the Deacon August 30, 1964, at St Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Trenton, NJ by Bishop Stephen J. Kocisko. He was ordained to the priesthood of Jesus Christ on March 21, 1965, at St. Michael the Archangel’s Cathedral in Passaic, NJ, by Bishop Stephen J. Kocisko.

After his ordination in 1965, Father George was appointed assistant pastor at St. John Byzantine Catholic Church, Hazleton. In 1969 he was appointed pastor of the Byzantine Catholic Church of St. Mary, Saint Clair, and administrator of St. Mary, Brockton. During his priestly ministry he served the parish communities of St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittston, and St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Nesquehoning. He was also a member of the National Federation of Christian Living Communities, Hazleton District. In 2001 he was appointed pastor of St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, McAdoo, where he remained until he moved to his current residence in Amity Village in Hazleton in 2016.

The Funeral of a Priest, Parts 1 and 2, will be held at St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 17 East Blaine St., McAdoo on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 6 p.m. Tours start at 3 p.m. A Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with Panachida and Pouring Oil will be celebrated by Bishop Kurt on Friday September 24, 2021 at 10 a.m. Tours will start at 8:30 am. Interment will follow at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Summit Hill.

Damiano Funeral Home, Inc., McAdoo, assists with arrangements.

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