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Age 82, passed away on July 15, 2014, at Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA. He was born January 20, 1932, in Latrobe, PA to Paul and Florence (Hogan) Burkley. He graduated from Blairsville High School (1949) and Saint Vincent College (Latrobe). He married Rosemarie Kuzemczak of Derry, PA, in 1953. He was a Major in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked in the banking and finance industry until retirement. He was a member of Saint George R.C. Church in Erie, PA. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Florence Burkley; and his brother, Jim Burkley of Wayland, MA. Gene is survived by his wife, Rosemarie; his brother, Raymond of Sunnyvale, CA; and sister, Anna Marie Spiardi of Greenville, PA; his sons, Robert, Pittsburgh, David, Pittsburgh, William, Ventura, CA, and Bruce, Erie; and his daughters, Barbara Donohue, New Hope, PA and Janine Will, Phoenix, AZ. A Celebration of Life Mass will be held at Saint George Church, 5145 Peach St., Erie, PA at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014. In accordance with his final wishes, he will be cremated. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to St. George Church, 814-864-0622, www.stgeorgeerie.org; St. Vincent College, 724-537-4568, alumni@stvincent.edu; or U.S. Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment, 703-432-1865, wwrdonations@usmc.mil. The FRANCIS V. KLOECKER FUNERAL HOME, INC., is in charge of arrangements. Send online condolences to:
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on July 24, 2014
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