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Caroline Burks, 74 – Known for Her Crafting, Decorating, and Soups

Caroline V. Burks, 74, of Pottsville, passed away on June 22, 2023, at her residence, surrounded by her family. She was born in Easton on September 17, 1948. Caroline was the daughter of the late Frank and Marion (Breene) Compton.

Caroline worked as a seamstress in the local garment industry in the Easton area before eventually relocating to Pottsville. She was known for her crafting and enjoyed sewing, ceramics, and decorating her home for various holidays. Caroline had a talent for cooking and took pleasure in preparing delicious soups.

She was an active member of the River Church in Pottsville, finding solace and community in her place of worship.

In addition to her husband, Sherel “Butch” Burks, who passed away in 2013, Caroline was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Marion (Breene) Compton, and several brothers and sisters.

Caroline deeply cherished her family and leaves behind a legacy of love. She is survived by her three children: Jody Ann Becker, wife of Bryan of Pottsville; Jeffery Ciulla and his wife Michelle of Pottsville; and Thomas Ciulla and his wife Justine, of Easton. Caroline was blessed with 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews, who will miss her dearly.

Caroline’s family will be holding a memorial service to honor Caroline’s life, and details will be announced in the near future.

Caroline V. Burks will be remembered for her kindness, creativity, and the love she shared with her family and friends. She will be deeply missed and forever treasured in the hearts of those who knew her.

The Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home of Pottsville is honored to serve Caroline’s family during their time of need.

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