June E. Suwak, 64, of Burgettstown, died Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in UPMC Shadyside.
She was born December 31, 1953, in Tachikawa, Japan, a daughter of the late Shelton C. Dail and Judy Tsuruoka Dail of Bellevue, Nebraska.
Mrs. Suwak grew up in Bellevue, Nebraska and graduated from Bellevue High School and attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She entered the Army and graduated from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Nursing, Washington D.C.
Following her graduation, she served in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas from 1975 to 1978 followed by service with the 82nd Field Hosipital in Omaha, Nebraska until 1980. In August of 1980, she entered the US Air Force where she served at Davis Monthan AFB in Arizona for four years, then took an assignment in Yokota AB in Japan for four years, returning to the states in May of 1988 to serve as Evening and Night Shift Supervisor for two years at Ehrling Berquist Strategic Hospital at Offut AFB in Nebraska. In September of 1990, Lt. Col Dail entered the University of Nebraska’s graduate nursing program, graduating in May 1992 with a Master’s Degree in Nursing. In June of 1992, she reported to the 28th Medical Group as the Assistant Chief, Nursing Services and Outpatient Coordinator where she served until her retirement on May 13, 1994 following 23 years of total service.
June was Lutheran and with her husband, Rev. Peter Suwak, was involved with pastoral work and ran youth programs for several churches. She was also involved with the mentor program in Accident, MD where her husband was serving as Pastor.
Lt. Col. Ret., Dail was a member of the American Legion.
Surviving in addition to her husband and mother, are three brothers, Bill Dail of Dallas, TX, George Dail (fiancée, Sharon McCoy) of Papillion, NE and Michael Dail (Kris) of Louisville, NE; three sisters-in-law, Janet Dail of Lincoln, NE, Patricia Suwak of Washington and Penny Suwak (Michael Dufalla) of Washington; a sister in life, Sherry Mason; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased in addition to her father are two brothers, Wayne and Roy Dail.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 3, 2018 in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 102 N. Main St., Accident, MD 21520 with Bishop Matthew Riegle officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, Owner/Supervisor, 27 Cherry Ave., Houston, PA 15342