SMETHPORT - Glenna Jean Burlingame, 83, of Smethport, died Sunday (July 17, 2016) at her home.
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Born Aug. 1, 1932, she was the daughter of Frederick C. Burlingame Sr. and Gertrude Cooper Burlingame of Smethport. She was named in honor of her mother's brother, Glenn Cooper.
She graduated from Smethport High School in 1950, was active in the school band and chorus and she played French horn in the Smethport Town Band. She was a talented musician, playing both piano and organ, and she enjoyed choral singing. She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church in Smethport.
After high school, she worked in clerical and bookkeeping positions at Burdick Insurance and Music Co. in Smethport, the quality control department at Backus Novelty in Smethport, the McKean County Controller's Office, Allegheny Electronics, and the trust department for Producer's Bank in Bradford. She then worked as the bookkeeper for Bradford Aeronautical, an air taxi service at Bradford Regional Airport. Starting in 1969, she worked 25 years in clerical positions with the McKean County Domestic Relations office until her retirement.
Surviving are six nephews and nieces: Diana L. Faes of Jasper, Ga., Terry L. Burlingame of The Villages, Fla., Philip J. Burlingame of Centre Hall, Michael S. Burlingame of Dayton, Ohio, Leah Ann Frederick of Butler, and Pamela J. Miller of Smethport.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her siblings, Eugenia Burlingame, who died in infancy; Mary Lou Burlingame of Olean, N.Y.; and Frederick C. Burlingame Jr. of Lock Haven.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Rob Hernan, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Smethport, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the United Methodist Church of Smethport, Church and King St., Smethport, PA 16749.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfunerahomes.com.
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc.
2 Bank Street
Smethport, PA 16749
Published in The Bradford Era from July 19 to July 25, 2016