James D. Burk

James D. Burk, 86, Hollidaysburg, died early Tuesday morning at Altoona Regional.

He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of Edwin C. and Bessie M. (Gates) Burk.

Surviving are a son, Patrick and wife, Susan; two stepdaughters: Tami and Laurie; a grandson, Michael Burk; two great-granddaughters: Emily and Kate Burk; and two sisters: Marjorie Ginter and Ruth A. Newcomb.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Nathan Burk; and two brothers: Eugene and Clifford.

James was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWII, serving as a gunner on the USS Independence in the Pacific Theater. He retired from Penelec as a general foreman with more than 40 years of service in the Altoona district.

Friends will be received from 1 until the 2 p.m. funeral service Friday, May 3, 2013, at Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg, the Rev. Jaime G. Olson officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Hollidaysburg.