GEORGE HOWARD ZIRK - BURLINGTON - George Howard Zirk, 79, of Burlington, died on April 5, 2014, surrounded by family. He was born on May 30, 1934, in Glen Cove, N.Y., the son of Herman and Augusta (Possenreider) Zirk. He attended Hicksville schools. He spent the first half of his life as a proud vegetable farmer on Long Island. After moving to Vermont, he worked for Pizzagalli and later retired from F.W. Whitcomb after 22 years of service. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Josey (Gambero-Nolan) Zirk; his daughters, Donna Pitts and husband, Doug, Dianne Zirk and fiance, Dave Quatrocci, Tricia Leone and husband, Steve, and Tara Zirk Burgess; stepchildren, Shawn Nolan, Sharon Lyman and husband, Mike, Kelly Barton and husband, Dave, and Jodi Verba and partner, George Saris; brother, Lewis Zirk; sister, Marjorie Spaulding; twin sister, Wilma Gallagher; and sister, Gladys McGuinness; grandchildren, Dan, Brittany, Elizabeth, Amanda, Nate, Justin, Emily, Miles, Nora, Corey, Kasey, Alex, and Taylor; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Herman and Augusta Zirk; siblings, Herbie Zirk and Evelyn Camidge; and grandson, Kyle Pitts. "Grampa Bupp" will be missed, but we know he will have the most beautiful gardens in Heaven. A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 11, 2014, at 12 p.m. in the Ready Funeral and Cremation Service, 261 Shelburne Rd., Burlington. Interment will follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery in Burlington. Visiting hours will be on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Online condolences may be sent to www.readyfuneral.com.

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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Apr. 8, 2014