Peter SurkalaFalls Creek, PA
Peter Surkala, Age 93 of Falls Creek, PA entered Heaven on Saturday, March 11, 2023.
Born on October 20, 1929 in Elnora, PA he was the son of the late George and Mary Fedorchak Surkala.
On December 17, 1955 he married his wife of 63 years, Reetha L. (Fillers) Surkala. She preceded him in death on September 25, 2019.
Pete was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean War.
He retried from Rockwell International Manufacturing as a nightwatchman. Previous to that, Pete had worked at the Crescent Brick Company as a pressman and the B.& O Car Shop as a carman.
Pete attended the Gospel Center and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He especially loved his three cats, Kimba, Reeko, & Mikey.
He is survived by four daughters;(Dixie Powers & her husband Mark of Falls Creek, PA, Debbie Farrall her husband Bill of Milford, DE, Dottie Shindledecker & her husband Jeff of Falls Creek, PA, and Danita Bishop & her husband Don Jr. of Reynoldsville, PA), a sister (Julia Voyten of Ohio), and five grandchildren; (Peter Bishop, Tyler, Jesse, Dustin and Alexis Shindledecker).
Pete was preceded in death by 7 brothers (Michael, Arthur, George, Jr., Charles, John, Nicholas, & Joseph), and 4 sisters (Mary, Pauline, Anna, & Rose)
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the funeral home with Pastor Mark Myers officiating.
Burial will follow in Beechwoods Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gateway Humane Society, P.O. Box 678, Falls Creek, PA 15840 and/or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4550 Montgomery Ave., Suite 1100N, Bethesda, MD 20814.
Online condolences may be made to www.baronickfuneralhome.com.