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Michael Buchinsky, 78 – Loved Golfing, Hunting, Ford Mustangs

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Michael “Moe” Buchinsky, Sr., age 78, of Schoentown, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Allentown.

Born in Pottsville, PA on November 25, 1941, he was the son of the late Walter and Julia (Kovalchick) Buchinsky.

Micheal was a graduate of Saint Clair High School, Class of 1961. He worked as a pipefitter and welder for 43 years with the Pipefitter’s Local Union 524 out of Scranton until retiring in 2005.

Michael was a member of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Saint Clair and the 61 Club. He was an avid race car fan who loved going to Big Diamond Raceway and the former Anthracite Raceway. He also loved golfing, hunting, the Philadelphia Eagles, and Ford cars, especially Mustangs.

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In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his twin brother Walter Buchinsky Jr and brother Thomas David Buchinsky.

Michael is survived by his wife of 54 years, Janet (Kreiger) Buchinsky, Schoentown; a daughter Kimberly A. Buchinsky, Schoentown; two sons: Michael Buchinsky Jr. and his wife Lisa, Pottsville and Brian Buchinsky and his wife Cathy, Port Carbon; four sisters: Rose Stewart and Mildred Kercher, both of Massachusetts and Marie Balulis and Juliann Smith, both of Palo Alto; two brothers: Leonard and Joseph Buchinsky, both of MaryD; and several nieces and nephews.

Services and interment will be held at a later date due to the pandemic situation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church Memorial Fund at Morris Street Saint Clair, PA 17970.

The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home in Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements. Please send condolences to www.robertaevansjrfh.com.

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