In Memory

Gordon Burge

Gordon Alan Burge, Jr., age 76, passed away on 1/7/2022 at Doylestown Hospital.
He was a resident of Warminster, PA. for over 48 years. Gordon was born on August 11, 1945 in Philadelpha, PA , to parents, Gordon Alan Burge, Sr. and Ruth (Roork) Burge. He graduated from Central Bucks HS in 1963. He swam for AAU at the Philadelphia Aquatics Club. After graduation he served in the U.S. Army from 1965-1968 with a tour in Viet Nam from 1967-1968 where he was a Rotary Wing Tech Inspector. Gordon went on to establish a career as a Foreman and sheet metal mechanic, working for Kellett Corporation, in Horsham for over 15 years and ending his career at Kutzner Manufacturing in Telford.
In his younger years he enjoyed ice hockey, skiing, camping and working on cars. Later he loved to fish, play golf and travel. He loved family gatherings and playing video games with his grandson.
He also enjoyed working with members of the Delaware Valley Historical Aircraft Association (DVHAA) in the restoration of the F4. His knowledge of aircraft and sheet metal was beneficial to those doing the hard physical work.
Gordon was preceded in death by his parents Gordon and Ruth, Aunts Betty, Ginny, & Doris.
Gordon is survived by wife Deborah (Kinmonth) Burge, son David Burge (Sarah), brother Richard Burge (Ki) grandsons Zachary Burge and Evan Burge, and many cousins, nieces and nephews .
A visitation is scheduled for Monday, January 24, 2022, at William Rowan Funeral Home, Second Street Pike, Southampton, PA, followed by a memorial service, and interment at Washington Crossing National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Last Chance Ranch, 9 Beck Road, Quakertown, PA 18951; DVHAA, 1155 Easton Rd. P.O. Box 747 Horsham, PA 19044-0747 and any Vietnam Veterans Organizations.

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03/07/23 08:58 AM #1    

Margaret (Marge) Pawlik (Schickler)

I met Alan at the Warrington Pool several years before I attended CB.  He & his brother Rich (CB class of 64) were both phenomenal divers (you know like the Olympic divers) & dove competitively.  I was in awe of their talent. I remember a day when the Warrington Pool swim team needed a female diver for a meet that night & the two of them ganged up on me to dive.  I laughed at them – but, by that night there I was on the diving board performing 3 competition dives.  We won the meet & I took 2nd place Hooray!!!  My two coaches became like brothers to me & our families became very close back then. I am so saddened by the news of his passing & unfortunately a whole year late. He was a wonderful person – kind, gentle, & giving, I sent him an invite to join our website back in 2021, but didn’t hear back from him.  I just wish I had kept in touch with him through the years– we all know how hindsight goes . Rest In Peace my dear old friend & deepest condolences to your family & friends. Love, Marge

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