Carl E. Burdge, 73, of Port Royal passed away at 5:08 a.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at the AristaCare at Woodland Park, Orbisonia.
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Born July 31, 1945, in Tell Twp., Huntingdon County, he was a son of the late Roy D. and Dolly A. (Scott) Burdge. On June 22, 1974 he married his surviving wife, Mary K. (Strausburg) Burdge with whom he was blessed to share more than 44 years of marriage.
In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Melinda McLane and her husband, James, of Newalla, OK, W. Guss Berrier and his wife Cherie, of Williamsport, Deetra Miller and her companion Brian Casner, of Mifflintown, Kenneth “Ugh” Berrier and his fiance Roseanna Sausseman, Terre Hammond and her husband Michael, all of Mifflin; Siblings, Rev. Judy Rowles, of Cross Keys, Gene Burdge and his wife Susan, Joyce Campbell and her husband Clair, Harry Burdge and his wife Christine, all of Blairs Mills; 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
Along with his parents, a sister, Jenny Burdge, and two brothers, Ricky Lee Burdge, David R. Burdge preceded him in death.
He was a member of the Village Lighthouse Chapel, Blairs Mills and he proudly served his country with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
In earlier life, he worked for Edward Plummer Construction, Chambersburg and retired in 1999 from Letterkenny Army Depot.
Carl was an ardent Elvis Pressley fan, who in his younger years will long be remembered as “the Hammer” for his ability to crush the softball while playing for the Cross Keys softball team and when his health permitted he enjoyed hunting, watching NASCAR, spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 12 noon, Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at the Village Lighthouse Chapel, Blairs Mills, with his sister, the Rev. Judy Rowles officiating. Interment will follow in the East Waterford Cemetery where full military burial honors will be accorded by the Juniata County Veterans Council.
Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the time of service at the church.
Memorial contributions in Mr. Burdge’s memory may be made to his family, c/o Deetra Miller, 5503 William Penn Highway, Mifflintown, PA 17059.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown.
Online tributes and condolences may be extended to the family at www.brownfuneralhomesinc.com.