MANVILLE Charles Joseph Burkoski died Dec. 28 at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville. He was 74.
He was born in Throop, Pa., and was a resident of Manville for the past 50 years.
Mr. Burkoski worked as a machinist for the Johns-Manville Corporation in Manville for 32 years and was a member of the Quarter Century Club.
He served in the United States Marines with the military police during the Korean War and was a member of the Thomas J. Kavanaugh V.F.W. Post 2290 in Manville.
He was a Little League baseball coach for the Manville MYAL, a member of the Civil Defense Police of Manville and a crossing guard for the Borough of Manville at the Weston School.
He was a communicant of Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in Manville, a member of the adult choir and the Mercy Choir at the church and served as soloist for functions at the church.
Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Burkoski; three sons, Charles and Michael of Manville and Paul of Elysburg, Pa; three daughters, Theresa Shubiak, Sharon Fischer and Valerie Frank of Manville; one sister, Eleanor Matus of Manville; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
A funeral service was held Dec. 31 from the Ketusky Funeral Home in Manville, followed by a Mass at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Hillsborough.