We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home
Edward J. Buber, Age 92, of Port Carbon, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, June 27th, at his home with his loving and caring family by his side.
Born in Minersville, PA on June 1, 1930, he was the son of the late Edward J. and Mary V. (Panak) Buber.
Edward was a graduate of the Pottsville Are High School, Class of 1948.
Edward was a Korean War Veteran, serving 2 years of active duty and serving 6 years of active reserves (1954-1960). He graduated from the Army Printing School, Ft. Belvoir, VA in 1952. He was honorably discharged by the United States Army on January 20, 1960. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 67, a member of the Catholic War Veterans, Post 1051-A and a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees for over 30 years.
Edward was employed by the Commonwealth of PA/Department of General Services in Harrisburg for 33 years. He served in several administrative positions and received several awards from the Governor’s Office for his recommendations on cost reduction strategies. He retired from his last position as Director of General Services on February 26, 1991. He also co-authored a book on “Graphic Arts Procedures” with a colleague which was published by the American Technical Society, Chicago, Illinois in 1967 and was used as a text book in the classroom for several years by trade schools.
Edward was a kind and a caring person who enjoyed life and enjoyed being involved with his family and with his community. He was a founding member and officer of the former Port Carbon Biddie Basketball Association and was an officer in the Port Carbon Little League Association. His hobbies included playing cards and checkers, collecting stamps and coins, and putting puzzles together. On Saturdays in the fall, he enjoyed watching college football and cheering on the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He was an active member of the former St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church of Port Carbon and served as a lector and usher and a member of the Rosary Society.
Before leaving for the Army, Edward was introduced to a beautiful woman from Schoentown and soon after became her prom date. One dance led to another which led to an infallible love. He and Leona were married on June 26, 1955 and recently celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary.
Edward is survived by his wife, Leona and by two children; Paul E. Buber and his wife JoAnna, Port Carbon, Beverly A. Piscitelli and her husband Michael, Sinking Spring, PA; a sister Dorthea M. Feryo, Pine View Acres and a sister Lorna M. Pfeiffenberger of Reading, PA and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in St Clair at 10:30AM on Friday July 1st, with the Rev. Robert Potts officiating.
Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Friday morning from 8am to 10am at the Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home. In Port Carbon.
Interment with military honors will be held in the St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Pottsville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hillside SPCA, Joe’s Fund.
The Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home, Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements. www.robertaevansjrfh.com