Joseph Robert Bugay,84, of Rossiter, passed away on Monday, September 21, 2020 at Penn Highlands DuBois.
He was born in Gipsy, on January 14, 1936, a son of the late Joseph Bugay and Anna (Koker) Bugay.
Mr. Bugay is a member of the Church of the Resurrection Catholic Church in Rossiter.
On February 13, 1958, he married his sweetheart Norma Jean Jenary. They have enjoyed sixty two years of marriage.
Joe worked in the coal industry for most of his career, which ranged from being a mechanic on heavy equipment to drilling shot holes for Stockdale Mine Supply.
He thoroughly enjoyed hunting every year, making wine and going to auctions to collect odds and ends. Traveling with his wife on cruises to Alaska, the Bahamas and the Caribbean, going to casinos in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and New York were many of his favorite pastimes.
In addition to his wife Norma, he is survived by one brother, Reverend Father Stephen Bugay of Blairsville, five sisters, Mary Dudek of Gipsy, Margaret Yanik of Asheville, North Carolina, Dorothy Jablunovski and husband Phillip of Indiana, PA, Betty Bugay of Gipsy and Susan Worth and husband Paul of Quitman, Georgia; numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, Joseph Robert Bugay, Jr.; three brothers, Michael Bugay, George Bugay and John Bugay.
Friends will be received on Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of the Resurrection in Rossiter, celebrated by his brother, Reverend Father Stephen Bugay.
Interment will follow at St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery in Rossiter.
Memorial donations may be made in Joe’s memory to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Judes Place, Memphis, Tennesee 38105.
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