George V. Burkett

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George V. Burkett Mr. George "Bill" Victor Burkett, 78, of Greencastle, PA, passed away, Thursday, July 24, 2014 in the Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, PA. Born December 13, 1935 in Williamson, PA, he was one of fourteen children born to the late Harry C. and Eva Iola (Smith) Burkett. He graduated from Greencastle High School with the class of 1953. He served in the United States Army during the Cold War, from October 1958 until October 1960, serving in Germany for 19 months. In 1953, Mr. Burkett began his machinist trade at Landis Tool Co., Waynesboro. He was proud of his work at a machine shop in Latrobe, PA, from 1957 to 1958, where he made parts for the very first nuclear submarine and for the very first nuclear powered electronic plant at Shippingport, PA. He also worked 18 months at BMY in York, PA, making self propelled Housers (self propelled guns). He retired from Teledyne Landis machine Company, Waynesboro in 1998, after 26 years. He married Bonnie E. (Cisney) Burkett July 3, 1980 in Hagerstown, MD. They have lived at their present residence ever since. He was a life member of the Amvets. He was a serious, hardworking man, who enjoyed football, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was also an avid racing fan, who wrote a racing column for the Mercersburg Journal in the 1970's. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Fawnell Victor Burkett, and his wife, Tracey of Olivet, South Dakota; two granddaughters: Ashlyn and Fawn; one step granddaughter, Kia; four step-grandsons: Brandon, Seth, Ethan and Austin; His siblings: Ruth Marie Buffenmyer, Tucson, AZ, Nellie Irene Stoner, Fayetteville, PA, Mary Gladys Benchoff, MD, Paul Henry Burkett, Girdletree, MD, John Richard Burkett, Hagerstown, MD, Pauline V. Matson, Greencastle, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Vergie B. Weaver, Alice Scott, Harry Woodrow Burkett, Robert W. Burkett, Thelma Mae Burkett, Frank Burkett, and Tom Burkett. Services will be private, at the convenience of the family. Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, Greencastle, is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com
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Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, Inc.
521 South Washington Street Greencastle, PA 17225
(717) 597-2511
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Published in Public Opinion on July 26, 2014
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