Rudy “Buggo” Kurilko Jr., 84 passed away on Monday, April 18, 2022 at home with his family by his side. He was born Tuesday, March 18, 1938 in Bobtown son of Rudy Kurilko Sr. and Pearl (Pekar) Kurilko. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Ann (Baliker) Kurilko, his son Steven J. Kurilko, his brother, Andrew “Coke” Kurilko and sister-in-law, Welda Kurilko. Buggo was Catholic by faith, a veteran of the United States Air Force serving from 1958 to 1962 as an airplane mechanic. He had been employed at the Chrysler Plant in Twinsburg, Ohio for 32 years and after raising his family in Macedonia, Ohio, he retired at the age of 53 and moved back to Bobtown. He was also a lifetime member of the Bobtown Polish American Citizens Club, the Bobtown Rod & Gun Club, and the Point Marion Fraternal Order of Eagles Club. He is survived by his daughter, Kristine Kurilko DiFante of Bobtown, two grandchildren, Ashley Difante, Alex Rossell, brother, John “Jack” Kurilko and wife Marge, sister-in-law, Ethel Kay (Baliker) Poprik, many nieces, nephews, and friends. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Amedisys Hospice and their caregivers for all their comfort and care. Friends will be received in the Louis E. Rudolph Funeral Home, Thomas B. Rudolph, Funeral Director & Supervisor, 15 N. Main St. Point Marion on Friday, April 22 from 2 to 8 p.m and on Saturday, April 23 from 10 until 11 am the hour of service with Rev. Fr. Francis Frazer officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion. Military Rites will be accorded at graveside by the Point Marion VFW and American Legion Posts. Condolences can be made to family at www.louisrudolphfuneralhome.com
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