Leonard R. Burket

May 17, 1940 - Sept. 2, 2018


Leonard R. Burket, 78, rural Williamsburg, passed away Sunday evening at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg.

He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Clair B. and Minnie E. (Settle) Burket. On June 29, 1958, he married Marjorie E. Bush in Curryville, and she preceded him in death on June 11, 2014.

Surviving are two daughters: Bonita G. Pielmeier (husband, Joe) of Altoona and Brenda S. Claar (husband, Clair) of rural Williamsburg; a son, Brian L. (wife, Melissa) of Lancaster; three grandchildren: Brian II, Bradley and Amanda Dively (husband, Josh); two great-grand-daughters: Mackenzie and Brenna Dively; two sisters: Betty Keith of Curryville and Carol Strum of Roaring Spring; and his faithful companion, Buddy.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Burket.

Leonard was a 1958 graduate of Morrison Cove High School, Martinsburg, and attended Martinsburg Church of God. He was a lifelong dairy farmer along Piney Creek Road, near Clappertown, in rural Williamsburg, and also drove a school bus for the Spring Cove School District for 34 years.

Leonard loved hunting, traveling with his family, going to lunch after church on Sunday and also enjoyed his monthly breakfast with old classmates.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg, and from 10 until the

11 a.m. funeral service on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at Martinsburg Church of God, the Rev. Dr. Lew I. Button officiating. Interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg.

Memorial contributions in memory of Leonard may be given to Cancer Care Assist Foundation, www.cancercarecopay.org (pancreatic division).