John C. Burkett, Sr.

john-c-burkett-srJohn C. Burkett, Sr., Age 84 of DuBois, formerly of Bellwood, PA died Thursday, December 08, 2016 at the DuBois Nursing Home.

Born on January 20, 1932 in Smithtown, Jefferson County, Pa, he was the son of the late William F. & 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 4 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, OH; and Mary Treece and husband Brian of Saltsburg, PA.) a sister (Lullie Belle McGranor of Elyria, OH) 13 grandchildren & 3 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by her parents and 2 sisters (Margaret Burkett and Catherine “Tiny” Tanner) and 4 brothers (Fred, Russell, Melvin, & Ronald Burkett)

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 1 to 4 p.m. and Monday, December 12, 2016 from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home Inc.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 11 a.m. from the Goble-Baronick 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 charity of the donor’s choice.

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