J. Edward Burket, age 80, 3605 First Street, Bloomsburg (Almedia) died at 12:41 p. m. Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where he was admitted Tuesday.
Born on April 9, 1938 in Martinsburg, he was a son of the late Elvin and Mary (Dilling) Burket. He was a 1956 graduate of the former Morrison Cove High School in Martinsburg. He also attended the former Williamsport Trade School.
Ed resided in Bloomsburg since 1957 when he began employment with the Press Enterprise newspaper, where he worked until retiring in 1999. Following retirement he continued to be employed by the Press Enterprise on a part time basis as needed and in recent years was also employed at the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service as a funeral assistant.
He was a member of the Shiloh Bible Church, Almedia where he sang in the choir. He previously was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church for 50 years, where he also sang in the choir. He was a talented soloist and frequently sang at funerals and weddings over the years.
Ed was a 50 year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society and sang in various quartet’s over the years and currently sang with New Found Sound. He also was a member of the Columbia-Montour Chapter and the Lewisburg Chapter. He served on various local and district offices of the Barbershopper’s.
He served with the U. S. Army and also the Army Reserves.
Ed is survived by his wife, the former Janet Fiedler, with whom he observed a 59th wedding anniversary on October 11, 2017; two daughters: Amy J., wife of Daniel W. Yeager, Catawissa and Brenda S., wife of Donald D. McCaulley, Bellwood; five grandchildren: Joshua Yeager; Jason Yeager, and his wife Ashley; Jessica, wife of Thomas Condron; Eric Anello; and Kevin Anello; three great granddaughters: Olivia, Lydia and Clara; a brother, Rodney Burket, and his wife Shirley, Martinsburg; and a nephew, Stephen Burket.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a. m,. in the Shiloh Bible Church, 123 Church Street, Bloomsburg (Almedia) with his pastor, Rev. Dr. Douglas H. Lyon officiating. Interment will follow in Elan Memorial Park, Lime Ridge.
Viewing will be on Friday from 6-8 p. m. at the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg and also at the Church on Saturday after 10 a. m.