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Bogdan John "Bud" John Firman, 93, of Milton, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born Dec. 25, 1922, in Girardville, the only son of the late Roman and Natalie Firman, immigrants from Galicia (now Poland/Ukraine). He was married to Helen (Murphy) Firman until her death on June 24, 1997.

Bogdan was a World War II veteran, serving in the South Pacific for four years as a lieutenant. He retired from the Army in 1956 as a captain.

Returning from the war, Bogdan earned his industrial engineering degree and went on to work at Philco Ford. During retirement, Bogdan worked daily at his son, Jeff's, Firman's Auto Care - as head of security, helping with the books, greeting customers, and interacting with Milton.

He was a member of the American Legion, Kiwanis, and the Lion's Club, as well as St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Milton.

Bogdan was a devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, coaching Little League teams, building experiments, reading endless stories, and attending countless ballgames, dance recitals, and school functions. For many years, when funding was unavailable, he personally hand-made the awards and plaques for the Milton Little League Organization. His biggest joy was how close he was with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and getting to interact with them daily.

Bogdan is survived by his daughter, Lori Treusch, of Beaver; three sons, Douglas Firman and his wife, Justine, of Milton, Barton Firman and DeeAnn Reavis, of Mocksville, N.C., and Jeffrey Firman and Donna Kirkner, of Milton; nine grandchildren, Erica Treusch Minnick and her husband, John, Bogdan 'Bo' Firman II, Courtney Firman, Brittney Firman Beam and her husband, Brent, Samantha Treusch, Kaleb Firman, Benjamin Firman and his wife, Addison, Danielle Firman, and Heathan Firman; and six great-grandchildren, Ryan, Elliot, Jacob, Claire, Alexandra, and Hudson; and his sister, Mary Herbig, of Tamaqua.

In addition to his wife and parents, Bogdan was preceded in death by three sisters, Helen, Margaret, and Annie.

Friends and relatives will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Shaw Funeral Home, 400 N. Front St., Milton, where the funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. John D. Hoke officiating.

Burial with military honors will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Milton.

Condolences may be shared at www.shawfuneralhomeinc.com.
Published on July 3, 2016
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