Rosalind ‘Tina’ Lea Burman
Feb. 23, 1962 – Oct. 30, 2020
Rosalind “Tina” Lea Burman, 58, Roaring Spring, passed away Friday with family by her side at Juniper Skilled Care at Brookline, State College. She was born at Centre Community Hospital in Bellefonte, to Stella Confer Burman and Henry M. Burman.
Tina is survived by her siblings: Barbara Burman Ermol (Larry) of State College, Brian N. Burman (Kathy) of Monticello, Ga., and Russell Burman (Robin) of State College; three nieces; two nephews; three great-nieces; and two great-nephews.
Tina was an animal lover and had many pets throughout her lifetime including cats, dogs, goats, chickens, lambs and raccoons.
She graduated from State College High School and went on to earn her B.S. in physical education/sports business from Penn State University in 1984. While attending Penn State, Tina started her business career working for Action Sports in downtown State College. She relocated to the Allentown/Easton area to work her way up the corporate ladder for various businesses before finding a spot at Daytimers Inc. While there, Tina’s positions included supervisor for corporate accounts and business operations. In 2002, she moved on to take a position at Crayola. There she managed sales teams responsible for 800 accounts, traveled the East Coast for trade shows and reported to the vice president of sales.
In 2007, Tina moved on for the quiet life in the country, purchasing the Walter Martin property in Roaring Spring. She restored the Martin house and turned it into a five bedroom retreat known as the Sunhearth Trails Bed and Breakfast. In her 10 years there, Tina’s love of entertaining, cooking, antiques and genealogy combined to make Sunhearth a memorable and relaxing place where guests would return year after year.
Along with running the bed and breakfast, Tina enjoyed working for Blair County Health Choices in Hollidaysburg.
One of Tina’s last accomplishments was working on the H.O.P.E. Drop In center in Altoona. H.O.P.E. Drop In provides a safe place promoting health, opportunity, purpose and empowerment for those in recovery.
Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers Tina’s family asks that you make a donation in her name to either Pets Come First at 2451 General Potter Highway, Centre Hall, PA 16828; or H.O.P.E. Drop In, 711 Ninth Ave., Altoona, PA. 16602.