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George Burkett Jr.

November 14, 1937 ~ November 6, 2017 (age 79)

George Burkett, Jr., 79, of Lower Burrell, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 6, 2017.He was born November 14, 1937, in Dubois, to the late George Sr. & Dorothy Harris Burkett, and was a laborer for Park’s Corporation of Homestead for over 20 years. Surviving is his wife Girtrue V. Heltion Burkett; children, Donald Burkett, George Burkett III, and Christina L. (David S.) Hawkins; grandchildren, Scott, Brandon, Tyler and Amber; great-grandchildren Daisy Rae and a yet to be named baby boy who will soon be born; and his sisters, Doris Mitchell, Barbara Fisher and Sandy Momberger. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers. Viewing will be on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., 217 Freeport Road New Kensington, where a service will be held Friday at 10 AM.  Rev. Dean Ward, pastor of The River - A Community Church will officiate.  Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell.  Those desiring may contribute to the American Cancer Society in Mr. Burkett’s memory.

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