George Everett Burt, BM2, USN
Recently the Burt Family sent an email message to Bernard Caprera notifying him of the passing of George Everett Burt, father, husband, and former USS William R Rush Shipmate and Rush Association member. George Everett Burt passed away on February 2, 2007.
The following obituary was published in the Sebring News - Sun on February 9, 2007:
George Everett Burt
1944 - 2007
Lake Placid, FL
George E. Burt, 62, passed away with his loving family at his side on Friday February 2, 2007, at his home in Lake Placid after a three month battle with lung cancer. Born in Taunton, MA on July 9, 1944, George had been a resident of Naples since 1987 before retiring to Lake Placid in 2003.
George retired from the U.S. Navy after eleven years of service and began a successful career in the automotive industry. In 2003, he proudly retired from DeVoe Cadillac in Naples, Florida after sixteen years of service.
George loved the simple pleasures life had to offer like boating on Lake June and vacationing with his family. He also loved cooking using recipes from his collection of cookbooks while watching a football game on a Sunday afternoon.
George leaves behind his loving wife Carol, two sons, Brad and Eric Burt, four daughters, Sherri Hastings, Kimberly Barry, Robin Snelling and Jennifer Plouffe along with nine grandchildren. George also leaves behind one brother, Robert Burt and a sister Leah Harvewood and his beloved dog, Oliver.
George joins his mother Evelyn, and brothers Norman and Billy Burt in heaven.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday February 10, 2007, at Scott Funeral Home, 512 Interlake Boulevard, Lake Placid, Florida.
Due to his compassion for and deep love of animals, memorial contributions in his honor can be made to your local Humane Society.
Bernard Caprera, USS William R Rush Association President remembered George with these kind words (written in an email message to the other association officers):
"I was sad to hear about George Burt. George was a BM3 when I was a deck ape (along with Reese Davis and Billy Gaul) and he was a real nice guy.
He and his wife, Carol, attended their first reunion in Buffalo last year and had a great time. Fortunately, I had time to spend with them and, at least, had one last chance to see him."
John Buglione remembered a photograph of George and Carol Burt which he'd taken at our last reunion in Buffalo, New York. The photograph is posted below:
George and Carol Burt, 2005 Reunion Banquet
Charles Hindman remembered a photograph of George Burt and friends. In addition to the photograph, Charles passed along, in an email, these kind words:
"I just read the memoriam on George E. Burt and remembered that I had a great picture of George with his fellow BM`s in Athens Greece, `67. George was a mentor and friend and I was looking forward to seeing him at the next reunion in San Antonio. He`ll be missed."
George Burt, Jack Jansen, Charlie Hindman and Jim Valentine (l. to r.)
George's son, Eric Grey Burt, provided us with some photographs of his father relaxing with his sons-in-law. Eric provided the following comments in his email:
"My father called me his number 1 son. But really, everyone was number 1 with him. I know for a fact that being in the Navy was the biggest part of his life. The men with him are his favorite sons-in-law."
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