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Bernard A. Buhosky

Bernard A. “Berny” Buhosky, 92, of Orefield, died peacefully Nov. 16, 2022, in his home with his loving children by his side.

He was the husband of the late Zoe Ann (Mood) Buhosky.

Born Aug. 26, 1930, in Shenandoah, Schuylkill County, he was the son of the late Anthony and Helen (Zackiewicz) Buhosky.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, earning the rank of corporal.

A trooper with the Pennsylvania State Police, stationed with Troop M, Bethlehem, he served 30 years, until retiring in 1986.

Since his formal retirement, he was employed part-time as a Lehigh County deputy sheriff from 1992-2014.

He was a member of the Pennsylvania Retired State Police Association, the American Association of State Troopers, and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 40.

Active in the life of his church, he was a founding member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield, where he sang with the choir for 66 years, was a Eucharistic Minister, lector, member of the Holy Name Society and Knights of Columbus Council 10921.

A man of great faith and proud of his Polish roots, he passed on many traditions to his children and found joy in seeing those traditions continue at many family gatherings over the years.

His survivors include children Susan M. Roth and her husband, Matthew, of Nazareth, Zoe Ann Caruso and her companion, Mario Sessanta, of Northampton, and Bernard R. Buhosky and his wife, Debra, of Coopersburg; grandchildren Gregory, Theresa, Michael, Zachary, Rae Ann, Teagan and Kori Zoe; great-grandchildren Everett and Nora.

He was predeceased by siblings Anthony, Robert, Joseph, Stanley, Josephine and Colleen.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated noon Nov. 26 at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, 1879 Applewood Road, Orefield.

The Rev. Msgr. Joseph P.T. Smith will be celebrant.

Family and friends may pay their respects 6-8 p.m. Friday in Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., 4906 Route 309, Schnecksville, and 11-11:50 a.m. Saturday in the church.

Interment with military honors will follow the Mass at Resurrection Cemetery, Wescosville.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at heintzelmancares.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Hospice and/or to Troopers Helping Troopers Foundation both c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.