Olga Buckla, 86, active with St. Joseph’s of Optina Russian Orthodox Church

Olga Buckla

Olga Buckla, 86, passed away Friday, May 15, 2020, following a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s and cancer. Born, raised and educated in Olyphant, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Huntey Buckla.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, John Paul; and siblings, Anna, Mary, Helen, Veronica, Julia, Michael, Charles, John and Andrew. She is survived by one sister, Irene.

Also surviving are four loving daughters, Janice Davy (Mark), Theresa Hoover, JoAnne Speckhart and Debbie Turko (Joey). She leaves behind her beloved grandchildren, Eric Pair (Jesi), Michelle Hoover, Quentin Turko, Domonique Turko, Stefan Turko and Jonah Speckhart; and great-grandchildren, Savannah Hoover, Brianna Hoover, Landen Hoover, Elizabeth Hoover, Preston Hoover, Hayli Pair, Camden Hoover, Gabriel Hoover, Armin Hoover, Liam Hoover, Waylon Pair, Alayna Hoover and Leilani Hoover.

She had such a strong love for her faith, God, family and was a wonderful example with her selfless character of always giving to others. She was very active in her church and choir at St. John’s Russian Orthodox Church in Mayfield, Pennsylvania, and St. Joseph’s of Optina Russian Orthodox Church in Virginia Beach. When asked how she wanted to be remembered, she left us with her written words, “Love one another, be kind.”

A private ceremony will be held at Colonial Grove Memorial Park and a celebration of her life at a later date.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Virginia Beach Healthcare and Rehabilitation for their loving care these past several years.

Those who wish to remember Olga in a special way may contribute to St. Joseph of Optina Russian Orthodox Church, 810 Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23457.

Share online condolences with the family at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory.

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