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.