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John R. "Jack" Burchfield

1928 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
John R. "Jack" Burchfield Obituary
John R. "Jack" Burchfield

Fort Pierce, FL - Jack Burchfield died peacefully on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Fort Pierce, Florida, at the age of 89. Born in Buffalo, NY on August 10, 1928, Jack loved living in both Fort Pierce and Mantoloking, New Jersey.

Jack loved to travel, sail and read; but most of all fly. He was a retired Captain for US Air and it was in the air that he felt most alive, although he loved to sail and was extremely proud of his sailboat "Wanderin' Star".

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Melissa, his son Michael, of Pompano Beach, FL, his step daughters Elizabeth DeBlock (Glenn) of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and Laura Geiger (David) of Toms River, New Jersey. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Amber Herrick (Dave); Daniel Haydu (Jennifer); Tara Haydu; Tristan Geiger and Garrett Burchfield, as well as great-grandchildren Emily Haydu and Baby Herrick due in June. He is also survived by numerous brothers and sisters in laws and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Yates Funeral Home and Crematory, Fort Pierce, FL. Burial will be private at the request of the family. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Please make a donation to The St. Lucie Hospice House, 5090 Dunn Rd., Fort Pierce, FL 34981 or to the in Jack's memory.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 8, 2018
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