William C. Burkey, 81, Davidsville, died Oct. 5, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center. Born Oct. 4, 1931 in Seward, the son of Clarence W. "Sparky" and Helen (Leventry) Burkey. Preceded in death by parents, brother Ronald, and sisters Janet and Mary Ann Burkey. Survived by wife of 55 years, the former Dorothy A. Ferre; children: Mark, married to former Tina Speicher, Davidsville; and Lisa, married to Bob Moranduzzo, Stoystown; grandchildren: Andrew Burkey, Johnstown; William Burkey, married to former Rachael Poole, Indianapolis, Ind.; Jessica Burkey, Davidsville; and Adam and Laura Moranduzzo, Stoystown; great-grandson Ulrich Burkey; sisters: Sandy Stultz, Hollsopple and Linda, married to Rick Rager, Hollsopple; and numerous nieces and nephews. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War where he served with the 72nd Combat Engineering. A retired mine foreman for North American Coal Company, Seward. A member of St. Anne Catholic Church, Davidsville and the Knights of Columbus. Devoted husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed hunting and reading and was a history buff, but he especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. Viewing from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 109 Church Road, Davidsville where a vigil for the deceased will be held 2 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anne Church with Rev. Fr. Michael Lewandowski, OFM Conv., celebrant. Committal Mt. Hope Cemetery, South Fork, with military honors by the Menoher Post 155 VFW Ritual Team. Donations in Bill's memory may be sent to the American Kidney Fund by calling 800-638-8299, or the American Heart Association by calling 800-242-8721. To express condolences, make a donation, light a candle or order flowers, visit HoffmanFuneralHomes.com.
William C. Burkey, 81, Davidsville
Burkey (October 5, 2012)