Jul 6, 1931 - Mar 20, 2017
John, 85, Johnstown, died March 20, 2017, at Laurelwood Care Center. Born July 6, 1931, in East Taylor, son of Demetro and Mary (Toporila) Buriak. Preceded in death by parents; beloved wife, Evelyn (Costlow) Buriak, who died July 18, 2010; brother, Harry; and sisters, Ann Slavich, Kathryn Feuhr, Helen Newman, Pearl Marharsky and Nellie Botteicher. Survived by brother-in-laws, Lawrence Costlow, Beltsville, Maryland; and Donald Costlow, Gaynesville, Virginia; sister-in-law, Violet Mae Costlow, South Fork; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Barry and Pat Cigich and Bob Ernest and family. John was a member of St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, Conemaugh. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War and retired from Bethlehem Steel Corporation after 38 years of service. Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home, Inc., South Fork., where Parastas will be sung at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service will begin at the funeral home at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday and continue immediately at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, the Very Rev. George Johnson. Committal, Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Military graveside service by Conemaugh Valley Detachment #287 Marine Corps League Ritual Team.