D. Richard McBurnie, 80, of Charleroi passed away on February 11, 2021 peacefully in his home with his family by his side. The son of the late Donald McBurnie & Oleda (Risky) Alessio, Rich was born in Ontario Pa, on October 7th, 1940. Rich enlisted in the PA National Guard serving honorably for three years; in 1958 he then enlisted in the United States Army serving in Korea. Following his service to his country, Rich was a 50 year Journeymen for the Pipefitters Local union 354; a member of the local V.F.W, Treasurer of the Charleroi Legion Post 22 Firing Squad and an active member and past Commander for the Charleroi American Legion Post 22.
Rich is survived by his wife and best friend Darlene (Spinner) McBurnie, celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on March 11th, 2021. His four children; Tim S. (Lori) McBurnie of Ohio, Richard J. McBurnie of Charleroi, Dan A. McBurnie of Charleroi and Linda (McBurnie) McNaney of Charleroi. His grandchildren; Jon Thomas (J.T), Jared, Alaina (Dean), Travis, Janelle (Nick), Pastor Christopher (Sami), Colton (Ashley), Chase, Danielle and Morgan. And his beloved six great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents Rich is preceded in death by his daughter Airman Terri McBurnie Suchy, grandson Mac McBurnie, great-grandchild Dylan, his brother Hugh “Bud” McBurnie, his stepfather James Alessio and his stepmother Esther McBurnie.
Friends will be received on Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 from 1:00 to 3:00pm & 5:00 to 7:00pm in the Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 226 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi. Funeral services will begin at 7:00pm Tuesday in the funeral home. A private burial will be held for immediate family only at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. Online Condolences may be sent to the family at www.schrock-hogan.com
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