John C. Burkett Sr. (1932 - 2016)

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John C. Burkett Sr., age 84 of DuBois, Pa., formerly of Bellwood, Pa., died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at the DuBois Nursing Home.
Born on Jan. 20, 1932, in Smithtown, Jefferson County, Pa., he was the son of the late William F. and Margaret (Bayer) Burkett.
He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the Korean War.
On April 20, 1956, he married Marjorie Ann (Palumbo) Burkett. She preceded him in death in 2012.
John was a draftsman for F. L. Smith Machine in Ducansville for 30 years. He was a member of the Bellwood American Legion.
He is survived by four children: John Burkett Jr. and wife Deb of Luthersburg, Pa., Melinda Lucas and husband Michael of Houtzdale, Pa., Matthew Burkett and wife Gayle of Baltimore, Ohio, and Mary Treece and husband Brian of Saltsburg, Pa.; a sister, Lullie Belle McGranor of Elyria, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Margaret Burkett and Catherine "Tiny" Tanner; four brothers: Fred, Russell, Melvin and Ronald Burkett.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, from 1 to 4 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home Inc., DuBois.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at 11 a.m. from funeral home with Pastor Dan Smith officiating.
Full military honors will be accorded the members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard from the funeral home.
Burial will be in Morningside Cemetery.
Memorials may be placed to the .
Online condolences may be made to
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Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium
211 S Main St
Du Bois, PA 15801
(814) 371-2040
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Published in The Courier Express on Dec. 9, 2016
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