Donald Burley
1927 - 2021
Schmidt Funeral Home
407 Belvidere Street
Nazareth, PA
NAZARETH Donald Burley, 94, went home to be with the Lord on October 10, 2021. Born on Aug. 20, 1927, he was the husband of Yolanda Viola "Susie" Burley. They would have been married 74 years on October 17. Donald taught in various schools in the Nazareth School system for over 30 years and had the Book Barn in Tatamy for over 20 years. He is survived by his wife; daughter Jane and husband James Acker, Lawrenceville, New Jersey and son Kirk Burley and his wife Veronica of Nazareth; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren as well as his brother James Burley of Florida. Donald is preceded by his sister, Nancy Lisanti. A memorial service will be held on November 6 at 1 p.m. at Moravian Hall Square. Online condolences may be offered at Schmidt Funeral Home 407 Belvidere Street Nazareth, PA 18064 (610) 759-2650
Published by The Express Times from Oct. 16 to Oct. 19, 2021.
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Denis sends his condolences to Suzie and the family. Denis and Donald were in grade school together and Denis served as best man in Donald's wedding. He has many fond memories of their friendship.
Denis Ramball
November 6, 2021
My beloved uncle, you will be truly missed. But as you rest with the Lord your live on in the lives of the many who you have influenced. Rest in peace.
Anthony Lisanti
October 31, 2021
Mr. Burley was my 6 th grade teacher, He was one of my favorites, always a smile, and a laugh, He genuinely cared. Later in life I saw him and was so happy to know he was trusting Jesus! What a blessing he was. My sincere condolences to His Family.
Sandy Pysher
October 31, 2021
Mr Burley will be remembered fondly as one of my favorite teachers. Always a smile selling tickets at the football games. Prayers for your family
Nancy Peters Catino
October 30, 2021
Looking back Mr. Burley was probably my favorite teacher. He instilled a love of science and definitely competition. Sixth grade was a transitional year especially for Tatamy/Stockertown students. He helped it be a smooth one. He had rules, but was fair, and made learning fun! A stellar teacher and human. My condolences to the entire family.
Ann (Belkey) Lahr
October 23, 2021
Mr Burley was my 6th grade teacher in 1971. He was one of my favorites. In February 1972, he took the time out of his day to come to my bday rolling skating party at Bushkill park to drop off a card. I´ve never forgotten it. RIP, Mr Burley. I´m sure you touched more lives than you could possibly imagine. Condolences to your family.
Debbie Knecht
October 21, 2021
Love you, Grandpa. Fare thee well till we meet again.
Christian Acker
October 20, 2021
Please accept our heartfelt condolences to all of the extended Burley Family for the passing of our Uncle Donald, your beloved brother, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Our hearts hope that your hearts will heal from the hurt of your loss and you take comfort that his spirit still lives within each of you. Here he is with his Susie on the day of our mon and dad's, Russell and Daphne Ambrose's wedding.
Paul C., Frank O. & Jacqueline T. Ambrose
October 20, 2021
Grace, peace, and prayers from your Moravian Hall Square family.
Chaplain David Bennett
October 19, 2021
So sorry for your loss. He was a special person.
Susan Morykan
October 18, 2021
Kirk, Ronnie, and Family, So very sorry for your loss. Our prayers for you and your family at this time.
Gail and Joe Vasko
October 18, 2021
Sorry for your loss Kirk. Your dad was my favorite teacher.
Patricia Wenner (LNES)
October 18, 2021
Condolences to the entire family for the loss of a beautiful person.
Ruthann Bender
October 18, 2021
Kirk, Ronnie & Family, So very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Gayle Bender
October 17, 2021
Mr Burley was my 6th grade teacher at Shafer School, and one of the best teachers I ever had. I remember dancing in homeroom before the bell rang and the skull of the Indian girl he had in his closet. I remember him as being patient, kind, firm and present! Sincere condolences to his family. The world lost a good man.
Chrissy Crowther (Krueger)
October 17, 2021
Sue, Jane & Kirk: So sorry to hear of Don´s passing. We shared many good times together on the faculty of the Nazareth School District!
Len & Grace Bast
October 17, 2021
Susie I feel for your loss. My deepest sympathy To you & Your family. I know it is painful now but time will easy your sadness. You & Donald had many years together where you built lasting memories. Take care of yourself & know I care
Margaret Bortz
October 17, 2021
Yolanda, Kirk, and Jane, I'm so sorry to read of the passing of Donald. Some of my best years of teaching were the 10 years he and I taught together at Shafer. He was a fantastic teacher and the kids loved him. He was a really special person.
Jim Uliana
October 17, 2021
My deepest sympathy on your loss. I had him as my 6th grade teacher at Shafer Elementary in '65/'66. I always liked him as a teacher and remember how he had a year end get together of our class at his home.
Judy Eckhart
October 17, 2021
Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss May he be at peace
Mick and Deb Zerfass
October 17, 2021
A true gentleman. He was my teacher in the one room schoolhouse on Clearfield Road. He believed in competition. He had us running Around the schoolhouse to see who was faster. My condolences to his family.
Robert Miklas
October 17, 2021
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