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J. Edward Burket

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.

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I always looked up to Ed as friend and exemplary Barbershop bass. He will be missed as a friend and fellow singer. Thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Glenn & Cynthia Spoerke Jul 24 2018 12:00 AM

We were so surprised and saddened to learn of Ed's passing. Our most sincere sympathies to you,Janet and your family. Ed was such a joy to sing with in the Wesley choir - especially when he sat next to Dale!
We'll always remember his singing the Lord's Prayer at Wesley.

Dale & Judy Neufer Jul 24 2018 12:00 AM

An ILLUMINATION ALL WHITE CENTERPIECE was ordered on July 20, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Jul 20 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Ed. Every memory we have of Ed is a pleasant one. Bless you and the girls.
Dan and Dianne Scaff

Dan Scaff Jul 20 2018 12:00 AM

Janet and family know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
He was not only a Special Class Mate but a Special Person.
Carol Hartman Fleisher & Gary Fleisher.

Carol Fleisher Jul 19 2018 12:00 AM

This was a man of integrity and honesty. I loved this man. When my Bob died and then later my grandson Benjamin Ed was there for me and my son Brian. Always caring and sincerely concerned. He was an asset to our beloved Wesley church Again a sad day when he left his home church. I always thought Ed would sing at my funeral. A true man of God. Always wanting to learn even more about our living God. Ed you will be missed. Love to Janet and family

Vickie Butler Jul 19 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of J. Burket

Madelyn, Angie and Mason Calluso Jul 19 2018 12:00 AM


So sorry to hear about Eddie. With sympathy, The Martins (Rowland, Galen, Jessica and Drew)

Expression of Sympathy Jul 19 2018 12:00 AM

He was my first boss. A mentor to many newspaper carriers I'm sure.

Phillip Beck Jul 19 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of J. Burket

Brian Jul 18 2018 12:00 AM

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