Gordon P. Burgett, 88, of Newville,
died on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Carlisle Regional Medical Center. He was born on July 11, 1927 in Norwood,
the son of the late James B. and Esther (Collins) Burgett, and was married to the late Donna Rae (Musser) Burgett, who died
May 22, 2003.
Gordon was a 1945 graduate of the Glen-Nor High School in Ridley Park.
He served in the US Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. Gordon retired from the Big Spring
School District after 20 years of service in building maintenance. He also owned and operated a beef cattle
farm in Penn Twp. Gordon attended the Friendship Baptist Church, Newville.
He is survived
by two sons; Gordon P. Burgett, Jr. and James R. Burgett, both of Newville, three daughters; Leanna R. (husband, Daniel) Delp,
Lora J. (husband, Gary) Lebo, both of Newville and Jennifer B. (husband, Robert IV) McNeill of Sicklerville, NJ, one sister,
Shirley Veacock of Mantua, NJ, 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Gordon
was predeceased by one sister, Harriet Burgett.
A viewing will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 29, 2015 followed by funeral services at 11
a.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Pastor Richard Black officiating. Interment
with military honors by Cumberland County Honor Guard will be in Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery. Memorial donations
may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, 3367 Ritner Highway, Newville, PA 17241.
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Mr. Burgett was a very kind soul! He often shared how much he missed his wife and of how much he
loved his family and cared deeply for their souls. 88 years, what a blessing! We are grateful to have known this man and
each who were close to him have our deepest condolences, we know he will be missed greatly! We are praying for your peace
and comfort at this time and believe from how he spoke, he prayed so many prayers on each of your behalves as well! May you
reflect on your many special memories of time spent with him over the years at this time. May the Lord use his passing in
a special way, even this day! Remember... John 3:16
The Wyrick Family, FBC
Mr. Burgett was a great man who had many lessons to teach anyone with an open ear.
He will be greatly missed by many. Condolences to his family and loved ones. Rest in peace sir.
Sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. May you find comfort
in your memories.
Christine Darhower Barbour
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father.
When we lived in Lewisburg, PA in the 40's, we always looked
forward to an annual visit with the James Brainard Burgett family. Harriet, Shirley and Gordon were our age and we had fun
times together. Your father was a handsome Christian man and loving father. I last saw cousin Gordon in 2011.
will be misssed by us all.
Your cousin Ramona Ellison, daughter of Gordon Spencer Burgett living in Nebraska
Those we hold most dear never truly leave us, they live on in the kindness they showed, the comfort
they shared and the love they brought into our lives. Take care and God bless!
I am so very sorry for the passing of your loving father. What a sad and difficult
time for the family to go through this loss...yes he is better --with the Lord!!!! But we are left with the sadness and broken
hearts. May you know HIS love for you and know you will be united once again, Praying for Gordon's family--In Christian
Pop, there are no words that could
every come close to describing just how much you mean to me. Thank you for always listening and offering me guidance. I will
always cherish our conversations. I know you've missed grammy and now you will finally be reunited. I pray that the
family can find solace in each other.
wonder if Mr. Burgett had any idea of the tremendously positive impact he had on the students of Centerville? I have very
fond memories of Mr. Burgett play boxing with us, always smiling and being a positive role model for us. Godspeed Mr. Burgett
and job well done.
Dennis Little, II
I am so
sorry for your loss, Leanna. Your Dad was so active when I knew him.
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