Burdyn Jr. , William E. . Obituary

William E. Burdyn Jr., 74, of Dickson City, died Monday evening January 5, 2015 at the Regional Hospital of Scranton, after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his wife the former Marie Elaine Maslar. She died January 20, 1998.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late William Sr. and Pearl Marchel Burdyn and he was a member of St. Mary’s Visitation Church, Dickson City. He was a graduate of St. Patrick’s High School, Olyphant and Penn State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Prior to retirement he was employed by PP&L as Lackawanna County Maintenance foreman.

Bill served with the US Army during the Vietnam War with the First Cavalry and he was a member and former commander of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 11 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5937 both of Dickson City. He also was a member of the Dickson City American Legion Post 665 and the Throop Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7251. He was also a member of the Dickson City Veterans Honor Guard.

Bill was active with his church serving on many committees during their annual picnics and he was a scout leader for Boy Scout Troop 21. He was a 3rd degree Knight of Columbus with Council 280, Scranton.

Bill was a loving father, grandfather and friend who was the “Life of the Party”. He wanted to be “21 forever” and he enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, watching the Red Sox’s, Penn State and Colts Football. He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.

Surviving are five children, Dr. William Burdyn III and wife, Carrie, North Abington Twp., Kyra Czachor, Old Forge, John Burdyn, Dickson City, Michael Burdyn and wife, Lisa, Pasadena, MD, and Nicole Burdyn, Dickson City; six grandchildren, Nastasha, Gene, Andrew, Rachel, Erik and Leyna; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Stanley Burdyn.

The funeral with military honors will be Friday at 9 a.m. from the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home, Inc., 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City with mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Visitation Church, Dickson City. Entombment St. Mary’s Mausoleum.

Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. To leave an on line condolence visit the funeral home web site.

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