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Susan Alexander

November 27, 1919 — June 25, 2022

Penn Run

Susan Alexander, 102, of Penn Run previously, of Indiana and Graceton died June 25, 2022, at Cambria Care Center, Ebensburg.  She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Susan (Vasil) Horchar and was born November 27, 1919, in Coral, Pennsylvania.

Susan was a member of SS Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, Homer City.

In her younger years after completing her education at Graceton schools of the Laura Lamar school district, she went to work in New York City and New Jersey where she worked as a domestic.  She joined her sisters, Kate and Ann there.  Following that, she moved to Philadelphia where she was employed at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital as a nurse's aide and later at a mint candy company. She met and married her husband, Charles R. Alexander, in Philadelphia at the Chapel at the Naval Station during World War II. When her husband was transferred to California to serve on The Montaray, they moved to San Francisco and later Oakland.

Susan was always friendly and gracious and made many friends during her life.  She was quiet at times but loved to be with her friends and especially her family. While in California she had her first born, Clayton G. Alexander. in 1945 and was very brave being alone as all the wives did during the War. At the end of the war, they moved to Evansville, Indiana, and Florida before returning to Graceton, PA.  In 1948 during a winter blizzard, she gave birth at Indiana Hospital to their second child, Sandra S. Alexander.

After her daughter was in school, she went to work in Indiana, PA. She was employed at the Capital Restaurant, Beatty's Bakery, and retired from the Holiday Inn in Indiana, PA.

Susan enjoyed knitting, embroidery, baking, word search puzzles, bingo, spending time outside on the swing, watching and attending the movies, and going to the Two Lick Valley Social Center in Clymer. and the Red Barn Social club of which she was a member.  Sue's greatest enjoyment was being with her family, grandchildren, and their spouses, Craig (Suzanne), Eric (Sonja), Kyleen (Dwayne); great-grandchildren Alex (Noelle), Taylor, Lauren, Kinsley, and Aubrey; and great-great-grandchildren, twins, Marguax and Dakota.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother, sister, aunt, and great aunt.....she will be sorely missed by all that knew and loved her. Even though she was 102, we wish the time spent with her could have been longer.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra S. (Richard) Burkley, Penn Run; grandchildren, Richard Craig (Suzanne) Burkley, Glenshaw PA; Eric M. (Sonja) Burkley, Irwin PA; and Kyleen S. (Dwayne) Ressler, Strongstown, PA.

She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Alex H. Burkley (Noelle), Taylor M. Burkley, Lauren N. and Kinsley M. Burkley, and Aubrey S. Ressler; great-great-grandchildren twins, Marguax and Dakota  Burkley  Pittsburgh PA, and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Clayton G. Alexander; her siblings; infant brother, Stephen; sisters, Kathyrn Daskivich, Anna Horchor, and Margaret Pramik and brother, Joseph Horchor.  She was also preceded in death by her brothers-in-law, John Daskivich and Joseph Pramik, her sister-in-law, Esther Horchor, and her nephew, Richard (Dick) Daskivich.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Bowser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Homer City. A Panachida will be held at 6:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends will also be received Wednesday from 9 - 9:30 AM at the funeral home followed by a Funeral Service at 10 AM at SS Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, Homer City. Interment to follow in the Oakland Cemetery, Indiana.

Memorial Contributions may be made to a charity of your choice or Two Lick Valley Social Center, Clymer, PA.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Starts at 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Bowser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

4606 Old US Highway 119 South, Homer City, PA 15748

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

9:00 - 9:30 am (Eastern time)

Bowser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.

4606 Old US Highway 119 South, Homer City, PA 15748

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Starts at 10:00 pm (Eastern time)

SS Peter and Paul Orthodox Church

Main Street, Homer City, PA 15748

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