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Ronald D. Burritt Sr., 80, of 310 Seaward Ave., Bradford, passed away Saturday (Dec. 8, 2012) at The Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.
Born July 23, 1932, in North Hornell, N.Y., he was a son of the late Arthur S. and Pearl L. Bowkett Burritt. He attended Bradford High School.
On Jan. 9, 1952, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in Europe and in Korea. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the European Occupational Medal, and the Korean Occupational Medal. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 9, 1956.
On June 22, 1957, in the Bolivar Drive Baptist Church, he married Olive G. Weaver Burritt, who died on Nov. 5, 2009.
After the service, he worked at Dresser Rand for 10 years, and later as a postal carrier for the U.S. Post Office for 32 years. For many years he worked two jobs, at J.C. Penneys and Singers Furniture Store. After retirement, he worked at Owl Homes of Allegany.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge F&AM, Orak Gratto, Bradford Moose Lodge, Bradford Township Lion Club and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a volunteer at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Surviving are two daughters, Terry (Matthew) Blackmon of Washington, N.C. and Debra (Terry) Daughenbaugh of Bradford; three sons, Ronald (Linda) Burritt Jr. and Rick (Terri) Burritt, both of Bradford, and John Burritt of Kane; 11 grandchildren, Blake and Amber Blackmon, Jamie, Andrew, Johnathon and Michael Burritt, Bradley, Ryan and Alex Daughenbaugh and Stephanie and Alan Burritt; eight great-grandchildren, Kozmo and Zeke Blackmon, Riley, Kaleigh and Conner Gaskins, Oliver, Tristan and Waylon Burritt; and several nieces and nephews; and one brother, Roger (Pat) Burritt of Bradford.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Joseph Richard Burritt; a daughter-in-law, Diane Burritt; one sister, Eleanor Harper; and four brothers Arthur, Theadore, Charles and Robert Burritt.
Family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., South Avenue, where funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Tom Verner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
33 South Avenue Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 10 to Dec. 17, 2012