S. Sonia "Sunny" Bruch, 95, formerly of Arch Street, Milton, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 21, 2017, at the Milton Nursing and Rehab Center, where she had been a resident for several years.
She was born Nov. 21, 1921, in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Louis Sr. and Tatianna (Prestash) Demko. They were immigrants from Austria via Ellis Island in the early 1900s. On Jan. 17, 1947, she married Donald R. Bruch. They celebrated 59 years of marriage until his death on Aug. 26, 2006.
Sunny was a graduate of St. Ann's Academy in Wilkes-Barre and later studied interior design.
She had worked for Best Furniture in Milton making draperies. She later worked for herself making draperies for people and institutions throughout the Susquehanna Valley. She was a tiny lady who was well known for her work ultimately retiring in her 80s.
Her Catholic faith was important to her. While raising her daughters she attended Bethany United Methodist Church, Milton. She was a member of the YMCA Auxillary, Evangelical Community Hospital Auxillary, and the Milton Historical Society. She was also a proud poll worker on election days.
A very loving wife, mother and grandmother, her family always came first. She was there to help when needed. Her grandsons were her pride and joy.
Sunny is survived by two daughters, Gail Deans and her husband Tom, of Milton, and Darlene Lyons, of Milton; one grandson, Michael Zettlemoyer Jr. and his companion Dawn Zettlemoyer, of Milton; one great-grandson, Aaron Zettlemoyer, of Milton; one brother, Michael Demko and his wife Delores, of Wilkes-Barre; one sister, Mary Napolsky, of Pringle; sister-in-law, Betty Clarke, of Arizona; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers, John, Martin, Steve, Nicholas, and Louis Demko Jr; three sisters, Catherine Mackiewicz, Ann Motividlak, and Herlene Cain; and a son-in-law, Gene Lyons.
Friends and relatives will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Shaw Funeral Home, 400 N. Front St., Milton, followed by the funeral at 11, with the Rev. John D. Hoke officiating.
Burial will follow in the Milton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Sunny's memory may be made to the Milton Historical Society, P.O. Box 5, Milton, PA 17847.
Condolences may be shared at www.shawfuneralhomeinc.com.
Published on July 23, 2017