Frederick J. Burinsky, 83, of Middleport, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2023 while a guest at the Gardens at York Terrace in Pottsville.
Born on October 26, 1939, he was the son of the late Joseph and Florence (Bradbury) Burinsky. He was of the Lutheran faith.
Fred served in the US Army and the US Army National Guard for over 20 years. He was retired, having been employed by Reading Anthracite.
In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia (Tray) Burinsky, 9 months ago on July 13, 2022. Also preceding him in death were two sisters, a nephew and a niece.
He is survive by a daughter, Sherry Lee Bottor, of Texas; grandsons Sean Bottor, Joseph J Bottor and his wife Della, all of Pottsville; granddaughters Spring, wife of Jade Alvarez and thier son, Jade of California; Savannah, wife of Robert Miske, and their children Sloan and Rurick, of Texas; Lt. Colonel Jolene Ortiona USAF, wife of Major Alexander Ortiona USAF, and their children Elijah and Caleb of the Netherlands.
Step-daughter Regina M., wife of Emil Pangonis, and their children, Dustin T. Pangonis Esq., and wife Jessica, with thier son Graham, of New York, Dane C. Pangonis, Philadelphia and SSgt. Tyler A. Pangonis, USAF, of Alaska.
Close sister in-law, Shirley Gilbert and nephews Bruce Gilbert, Jr., and his wife Denise of Lititz and Christopher Gilbert of Lititz. An extended family of nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews also survive.
Fred will always be remembered for his Army stories, he loved joggin and walking his Siberian Huskies. He loved traveling with his wife Pat, especially to see his grandchildren. He loved his trips to Alaska, California and Germany.
A Celebration of Life Service and interment at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery will be held privately by his family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hillside SPCA, Pottsville. The Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home is assisting Freds family during their time of need.
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