James R. Burgett
September 22, 1930 - June 16, 2012
James R. Burgett, 81, formerly of Andover, passed away Saturday (June 16, 2012) in Buffalo.
Mr. Burgett was born on Sept. 22, 1930 in Andover to Ralph and Hazel (Baker) Burgett. He was a 1948 graduate of Andover Central School. On April 26, 1952 he married Rosemary Mead, who predeceased him on Oct. 5, 2010.
Jim worked as a supervisor for National Fuel in Buffalo for 40 years until his retirement in 1987.
Jim is survived by a daughter Susan (Michael) Copps; two sons, Daniel (Annmarie) Burgett and David (Karen) Burgett; five grandchildren, Stacie (Brenton) Paris, Steven Copps, Robert Burgett, Benjamin Burgett and Samuel Burgett; one great grandson, Tyler Paris; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a brother Charles Burgett and a sister, Marion Gilluly.
Jim was an avid gardener, amateur photographer and landscaping enthusiast. He enjoyed sports and dabbling in stocks. But more than these, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, and cherished the time spent with those he loved.
There will be a memorial grave side service held at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Andover on Saturday (Oct. 6) at 11 a.m. with Rev. Anita Youtzy of the Andover United Methodist Church, officiating.
Memorial contributions in Jim’s name may be made to Hospice-Buffalo, Inc., 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.