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James Owen Burget

Born February 24, 1948

James Owen Burget, age 69, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 21, 2017, surrounded by his family.

Born on February 24, 1948 in Altoona, PA, he was the son of the late John and Betty Burget. James graduated from Central High School in Martinsburg, PA, then proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, and later became a police office in Pensacola, FL. He worked for General Motors as a pipefitter, retiring after 30 years of service, and during that time graduated with honors from Wilmington College with a degree in criminal justice. He loved his family, the Steelers, NASCAR, and served as the Advancement Chair for Boy Scout Troop 283.

James is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Eileen (Cookie) Burget; daughter, Aimee Turner (Carl); son, James (Kellie); and grandchildren, Amara and Colton. He is also survived by his stepfather; stepmother; half sister; 3 half brothers; father-in-law; and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, and friends. In addition to his parents, James was preceded in mother-in-law, and 2 half sisters.

A committal service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday morning, October 25, 2017, in the chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Rd., Bear, DE. Interment with military honors will follow.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in James’ memory may be made to the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund, 802 Silver Lake Blvd., Suite 100, Dover, DE 19904 or to Boy Scout Troop 283, c/o James Metz, 32 Eaton Place, Bear, DE 19701.

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  • Dear Cookie, so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. Sending love and blessings to the family.

    Helen and Ed Jackson

  • Our sincere condolences to Cookie and family. Jim was always a trusted advice giver to me and my family for many years. My son and I always enjoyed discussing Troop 283 and DMA topics with Jim, we respected his candor and sincerity on those subjects along with is humor. He will be surely missed by all.

  • Dear Cookie,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope you and the kids remember all the good times you had with Jim.

  • My dear Cookie,so sorry for your
    loss,Jim will be missed by all of us for sure-please know your in our hearts and prayers-Love,you

  • Cookie, Jimmy and Amie,
    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers and condolences are with you. Jim will be dearly missed.
    Love,
    The DiGregorio Family

  • Dear Cookie, Jimmy, Aimee, and Carl- we want you to know we are so sad to hear that Jim has lost his brave fight against cancer. I can’t imagine how sad you are all feeling. I have so many fond memories of all of you when we were neighbors so long ago. I will be thinking of you- and praying that you will find strength in each other to get through this very sad time.