Gary Z. Burkett
1939 - 2021
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Gary Z. Burkett, 81, of Reynoldsville, PA, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021.

He was born on May 12, 1939, to the late Franklin Burkett and Myrtle (Smith) Bailey.

Gary was an avid musician. He also belonged to the Reynoldsville American Legion #392 and the Reynoldsville Eagles #540. He retired from National Fuel in Clarion, PA, after many years of service.

Gary married Heidi (Mielke) Burkett on October 10, 1987, she survives him.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Terri McCartney and Valerie (Joe) Toney; four stepchildren: Mike (Janette) Gibson; Meschall (Bradley) Roy; Martin (Amanda) Gibson; Leroy (Lorraine Longwell) Serafini; and several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by two brothers, Franklin Burkett and William Burkett; sister, Joyce Cribbs; and grandson, Michael Edwards.

Services will be held privately by the family and have been entrusted to the Snyder – d'Argy Funeral Home, 516 E. Main St., Reynoldsville, PA 15851.

Final interment will be held at Smith Cemetery, Hormtown, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the donor's choice.

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Published in The Courier Express on Feb. 23, 2021.
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February 24, 2021
I didn’t know Gary very long but I enjoyed going to the farm, feeding the fish in the pond and going to paradise! Hard working and a nice guy! So sorry for your loss! My condolences❤
February 22, 2021
I remember running around on the farm listening to Gary and my dad and all those awesome old musicians!!! Lol I was no more than 6 or 7 , but I’ll never forget how much I loved watching them! RIP uncle Gary
Jonathan Cribbs
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