mary burskey
Mary S. Burskey, 84, of Weirton, WV died Thursday July 11, 2013, at the Weirton Geriatric Center. Born on September 9, 1928 in Wetzel County, WV Mary was a daughter of the late Abraham and Amanda Leasure Highley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Martin Joseph Burskey whom she married on September 17, 1966; a son William Mercer; a daughter Betty Oldaker; a daughter in law Earlene Mercer; two sisters, Juanita Cumbridge and Orpha Highley; two brothers, Paul Highley and Gary Skinner; and a great granddaughter, Sophia Mercer. Mary was a homemaker. She was very active in the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, where she was the Past State President. She also was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the AARP. She was a parishioner and a Eucharistic Minister of Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church and was a member of the Christian Mothers. She is survived by her five sons, Richard Mercer, Charles (Milly) Mercer and Joe (Debbie) Mercer all of New Cumberland, WV, Robert (Lee) Mercer of Fairview, Pa and David (Debbie) Mercer of Erie, PA; a son in law, Denny Oldaker of New Cumberland, WV; a sister, Louise (Junior) Underwood of East Liverpool, OH; a brother, John Skinner of Follansbee, WV; ; a sister in law , Martha Highley of Weirton, WV; 14 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be 4-8 PM Friday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 noon Saturday at Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weirton, WV. Interment will follow at Saint Paul's Cemetery, Weirton, WV. A VFW Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Service will be conducted 7:30 PM Friday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Paul Grade School, 140 Walnut Street, Weirton, WV 26062. Share tributes and memories at

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  1. Michelle so sorry to hear of your grandmother’s passing may she rest in peace and she is now with your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you today and always.

  2. Sorry to hear of the loss of Aunt Mary. May God be with you all at this time. I will have you in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Sorry to hear that Mary has passed away. Mary was my first husbands cousin by marriage.She was a great lady. May she rest in peace and may God be with you all in your time of need. Love

  4. I am sorry for your loss. Our loving God Jehovah promises very soon to rid the world of sickness and death, and he will bring our loved ones back by means of a resurrection. Rev. 21:4; Acts 24:15. May God be with you.

  5. sorry for your losss,Mary was a close friend to my grandmother Paulene Munyas and my parents.prayers for youall

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