Violet was born in Mahanoy City, a daughter of the late Anthony and Anna Kuchinsky. She attended local schools and was employed by Eagle Brothers, formerly of Mahanoy City until her retirement.
She was a member of Blessed Teresa Of Calcutta RC parish Mahanoy City and had been active in the Golden Age Club, Red Hat Society and her church choir.
Her husband Joseph Burke preceded her in death in 1995, as well as a brother Edward Kuchinsky and sisters Helen Syzdek and Stasia Dick. She was the last surviving member of her family.
Violet is survived by a son Joseph and his wife Lynn of Fairfax VA, daughter Karen Patrick of Park Place Mahanoy City. She has 5 grandchildren and one great grand child.
Friends may call Tuesday at Blessed Teresa Parish from 8 am till Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am. Interment will be in St. Casimir Cemetery Mahanoy City where a white dove will be released in her memory. Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Mahanoy City, is in charge of arrangements. Visit www.truskowskyfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book and send sympathy cards.
Barbara Davies, 76, of Shenandoah died Saturday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.
Born in and a lifelong resident of Mahanoy City. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Blanche Pfluger Shimko.
She attended Mahanoy City schools. She retired from City Shirt, formerly of Mahanoy City.
Barbara was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mahanoy City and was a member of the American Legion Post 398, Frackville, Ladies Auxiliary.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Abraham Davies, son Kenneth, and granddaughter Jennifer Wronski.
Surviving are sons Abraham Jr., Mahanoy City, Charles, Mahanoy City, and Leonard of Hummelstown, and daughters Barbara Zelonis, Mahanoy City, Debra Hillman, Virginia Beach Virginia, Bonnie Sanders, York, PA, and Brenda Fritz, Shenandoah.
Surviving are brothers Thomas Shimko of Ronks, PA and Albert Jr., Mahanoy City, and sisters Mary Ann Hancock, Philadelphia, Shirley Wright, Gap, PA, and Sandra Miller, Landsford. There are sixteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, also nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be Friday 11 a.m. at the Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City, pastor Christopher Wollyung officiating. Interment will be in Skyview Memorial Park Hometown where a white dove will be released in her memory. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m and Friday from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral.
Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Visitwww.truskowskyfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book and send sympathy cards.