Margaret Burko

Margaret Burko

1931 - 2019

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Margaret Burko,88, formerly of Fox Hill, passed peacefully on June 21, 2019, while in the care of the The Gardens at East Mountain, Plains Township.

Born on March 9,1931, in Wilkes-Barre, she was one of six siblings of the late Paul and Mary Sorocach Firda.

Margaret grew up in the Plains area and attended local schools. At a young age she went to work at the Berkley Publishing Company of Pittston Township, where she worked in the order fulfillment warehouse until her retirement.

During this time, Margaret married the love of her life, Michael Burko.They built a home in the Fox Hill development of Wilkes-Barre and resided there together until Michael passed on September 6,1981.

Margaret and her late husband were life long members of the Saint Joseph Church, Hudson. Margaret was very active in the church bazaars, pierogi making fundraisers, quilting, the exercise group and participated in the rosary at Saturday Mass until the church’s closure. She was now a current member of the Saints Peter and Paul Parish, Plains.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Mary Firda; husband Michael and brothers Paul, John, Joseph, Andrew and Michael.

Margaret is survived by her nieces and nephews.

 Family and friends are invited to attend  Margaret’s Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, in Saints Peter and Paul Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains. Rev. John Lambert, pastor, will be celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Greek/Byzantine Cemetery, Dallas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Saints Peter and Paul Food Pantry, 13 Hudson Road, Plains, Pa, 18705 or to the Blue Chip Animal Refuge, 974 Lockville Rd, Dallas, PA 18612.

Arrangements are in the care of the Yanaitis Funeral Home, Plains Township.

To send a condolence to the family or for directions to service, please visit  www.yanaitisfuneralhome.com . 

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