.Mary Boretsky

Mary Boretsky, 87, of 57 E. High St., Coaldale, died Friday in St. Luke's VNA Hospice, Bethlehem. She was the widow of Peter Boretsky who died in 2000.

Born in Coaldale, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Nancy (Mehalskie) Puschak.

She was an LPN and had worked at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hazleton; she was also a self-employed hairdresser and operated a grocery store in Coaldale for many years.

She was a member of St. Mary's Russian Orthodox Church, Coaldale. She was a member of the Ladies Aid of the church.

She was also a graduate of the former Coaldale High School.

She is survived by a son, Robert Boretsky and his wife, Barbara of Coaldale; and a daughter, Marianne Miller of Catasauqua; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She is the last member of her immediate family.

The August M. Gulla Funeral Home, 360 W. Ruddle St., Coaldale, Pa. 18218.

Published in the Times News on 12/22/2008