The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

May 15, 2013

Andrew John Budzina


The Tribune-Democrat

BOSWELL — BUDZINA – Andrew John, Boswell, went to be with our Lord and Savior May 13, 2013. Son of Andrew Budzina and Elizabeth (Smith) Lesneski-Budzina. Preceded in death by parents and sisters, Helen (Budzina) Gordon, Rose (Budzina) Zorn and Veronica (Lesneski) Walker. Survived by son, Charlie Budzina, Harrisburg; daughter, Andrea, married to John Kubas Jr.; and grandson, Brady Kubas, South Fork; also sisters and brothers, Dorothy (Lesneski), married to Bill Stump, Latrobe; Martin Lesneski Jr., married to Debbie Williams, Boswell; Stephen Budzina, married to Bonnie McKelvey; and Betty (Budzina), married to Ron McKelvey, both of Jenner Township; and Mary Ann (Budzina), married to Greg Stumpf, Loma Linda Calif. Also survived by other numerous relatives. He was in the Military Army from 1959 to 1968 as a U.S. Paratrooper; was employed by Ford Motor Co., Ohio; and as a coal miner in Somerset. He worked in mental health for the past 11 years and retired from Harrisburg Hospital. He had made numerous “ugly birdhouses.” Papa Bear will be sadly missed. Viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Hoover Funeral Home, Hershey. Burial is at convenience of the family.


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