For Immediate Assistance

Madeleine M. Barush

Tuesday, February 8, 1927Saturday, November 23, 2019

Madeleine (Mal) Barush, 92, formerly of Lincoln Avenue, West Wyoming and a resident of Ocala, Florida for the past four years, passed into eternal life on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at The Legacy House Hospice, Ocala Florida.

Her beloved husband was the late Joseph E. Barush Sr, who passed away on February 16, 2013.  Joe and Mal shared 64 beautiful years of marriage.

Born February 08, 1927, in Swoyersville, Madeleine was one of six children and the only daughter born to Stephen and Helen (Kovalik) Vanyo.

Raised in Forty Fort, Madeleine was a graduate of Forty Fort High School, Class of 1945.

A faithful Catholic and a pillar of her church, Madeleine was a lifelong member of the former Holy Trinity Church, Swoyersville, now consolidated into Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Swoyersville.  She served as President of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers, she was instrumental in coordinating and executing their annual rummage sale, and was a longtime member of the Holy Trinity Quilters Guild.  Madeleine was an active pirohy maker for the church, and she and her husband, Joe, were involved in preparing for the church’s annual bazaar.

When her children attended West Side Central Catholic High School, Kingston, she served as president of the Mother’s Club, and was also an active member of the Swoyersville Senior Citizens, serving as its Treasurer. She was also a longtime member of the Pennsylvania Slovak Catholic Women.

In addition to her parents, Stephen and Helen Vanyo, her husband Joseph, Madeleine was preceded in death by her grandson, Jeffrey Muchler, who passed away on January 01, 2006; and her five brothers, Stephen, Raymond, Adam, Charles and John Vanyo.

Madeleine is survived by her daughter, Elaine Muchler and husband, Bruce, Ocala, Florida; her son, Joseph E. Barush Jr. and wife, Diane, Harding; her grandchildren, Bruce Muchler Jr. and wife, Tabbi, Hernando Beach, Florida; Michael Muchler and wife, Lisa, Hernando Beach Florida; Joseph D. Barush, Pittsburgh; and Stephen Barush, Virginia Beach, Virginia; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral which will be conducted on Saturday, December 7th at 9:30 AM from the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, with the Reverend Joseph J. Pisaneschi, Pastor, officiating.

The Confraternity of Christian Mothers of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish will recite the Rosary on Saturday morning at 9:15 AM in the church.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Cemetery, Swoyersville.

Family and friends are invited to Madeleine’s viewing on Friday December 6th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, at the funeral home.

For additional information or to send Mal’s family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home’s website,, or their Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Madeleine’s memory to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, Pennsylvania 18704.


Service Date
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 10:00am

A viewing for Madeleine will be held on Friday, December 06, 2019, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.

The funeral service will begin on Saturday, December 07, 2019, at 9:30 AM at the funeral home. Those relatives and friends who will be joining in the funeral procession are asked to assemble at the funeral home between 8:45 and 9:00 AM on Saturday morning.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 AM at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville. The Reverend Joseph J. Pisaneschi, Pastor, will serve as celebrant.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Cemetery, Swoyersville.

Following the Service, the family would like all those in attendance to join them for a luncheon. Details will be announced at the cemetery.



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Joe & Diane, Please accept our condolences to both you and your family, and if there is anything we can do don't hesitate to ask. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Pat Genell & Judy Holly-Storms
Please accept our deepest regards in the loss of your mother. So very sorry for your loss. Nancy & Mike Tkatch

Just a heartfelt thank you for your sincere care and kindness in helping us journey our Wife, Mom, and Grandmother home to the Lord. You made a difficult time much easier.