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Evelyn Burtis Obituary
Evelyn Burtis, known to family and friends as Evie, was born May 26, 1924 in Nassau County, New York. Her family moved to Mt. Lebanon, PA, near Pittsburgh, in 1938.

She graduated from Mt. Lebanon H.S. in 1942 and then attended Bethany College in W.V. for 3 years, followed by graduation with B.S. from Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh in 1947. While in college, she was elected to membership in Phi Kappa Phi, a technical college equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa.

From 1947 to 1957, she worked in the Microbiology Research Dept. of Merck and Co.

From 1957-1983 she was in the Esso Research and Engineering Co's Medical Research Division Toxicology group. This division evolved over years to become Exxon Biomedical Sciences, Inc., from which she retired.

She was active in professional societies, including the Society of Toxicology (SOT), in which she chaired the Regulatory Affairs Committee, and was appointed by the President of SOT to the first Council of the International Union of Toxicology. Subsequently she served on the Toxicology Committee of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, in which role she traveled widely to national and international conferences.

During these years, she lived in Northern N.J., near NYC. After retirement, she was in close contact with relatives, including her brother Richard T. Burtis and his family of Brattleboro. In 2013, she moved here to reside in Holton Home, 158 Western Ave., where she was very secure and comfortable. Following general anesthesia and major surgery she developed lung failure and died in BMH on Oct. 1, 2017.

Funeral arrangements are in the hands of Atamaniuk Funeral Services with assistance from the Burtis family: brother Richard, sister-in-law Irene Burtis, nieces Jennifer and Krista Burtis, of Brattleboro, and nephew Patrick of California.

A family memorial service will take place in the coming weeks at Atamaniuk Funeral Services. Greetings and messages will be welcomed by Richard Burtis, 16 Vermont Ave. and at Holton Home, 158 Western Ave.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Oct. 5, 2017
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