Paul F. Burkett, 90, New Baltimore
Burkett (July 17, 2013)
Paul F. Burkett, 90, New Baltimore, passed away July 16, 2013, at Meadow View Nursing Home. Born April 28, 1923, in Manns Choice, son of the late Norman and Marie (Fochtman) Burkett. Preceded in death by first wife, Mary Garnet (Rudge) Burkett; second wife, Hilda (Eunen) Burkett; daughter, Mary Burkett; brothers, Francis and Lawrence Burkett; sister, Catherine Suhrie; daughter-in-law, Millie Burkett, and grandchild, Eric Paul Burkett. Survived by loving wife, Anna C. (Martin Hillgass)Burkett, sons, Paul G. married to Janis (Dysert)( Spochart)Burkett, North Huntingdon and Somerset; James E. Burkett and partner Michael R. Neill, Pittsburgh; daughter, Kathleen L. Burkett, Richland; step-children, Alan Hillegass married to Connie, Patricia Stoe married to Patrick, Andrew Hillegass married to Kate, Joan Darr married to David; brother, Clarence Burkett (Mechanicsburg); five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren, 20 step-great grandchildren, six step-great-great-grandchildren. Paul was an U.S. Army veteran. He was a retired machinist for Bethlehem Steel Corp. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 8244 St. Benedict; Richland Township Fire Co.; St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Baltimore and former member of St. Benedict Catholic Church. Paul was an avid gardener. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Moskal & Kennedy Colonial Funeral Home, Johnstown, where vigil service will be held. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Fr. David S. Peles, celebrant. Committal, Grandview Cemetery, with graveside military rites by VFW Post 155. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Autism Society of America, in his memory. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.moskalandkennedyfuneralhome.com.