Dale Jackson Burd died January 1, 2018 in Duncannon, PA. He is survived by his five children (Stephen Burd, Allison Burd, Larry Wolfe, Harvey Groner, and Lisa Kline), all of his siblings (Brenda Briner, David Burd, Donna Taylor, Marjorie Burd, and Michael Burd), and many grandchildren and extended family.
Dale was born in Perry County on January 16, 1937 as the first child of Raymond S. Burd and Verna E. Burd (Reisinger). He graduated from Green Park Union High School in 1955 and then studied Industrial Arts at Millersville State College where he met his first wife (Marion Williams, married in 1957). They lived in Mechanicsburg, New Bloomfield, and Lancaster before moving to Baltimore in 1963 where Dale lived and worked most of his adult life.
Dale worked in a variety of jobs – most notably in carpentry, commercial interiors, and residential remodeling. He built custom cabinetry, hung aluminum siding, and completed building, remodeling, and repair jobs of all shapes and sizes for many satisfied customers. His hobbies including furniture making, boating, fishing, and antiques.
Dale married his second wife, Patricia Foster, in 1974. Pat worked in and owned restaurants in the Baltimore area. They enjoyed a busy life together in the company of their large extended family and many friends and colleagues in Baltimore City and later in Owings Mills, MD. Pat predeceased Dale in March, 2017. Their son, Mark Groner, died in 1991 in the line of service as a Maryland State Trooper.
Dale’s children and siblings are grateful for the love and support of Dale’s and Pat’s many friends and extended family members. They also thank the staff of Stonebridge Health and Rehabilitation Center in Duncannon for the excellent and loving care Dale received during his final months.
A memorial service is scheduled for 4:00 PM on January 4, 2018 at Boyer Funeral Home in New Bloomfield. Family and friends are invited to gather after the service for food, drink, and remembrance, at Cluggy’s (7456 Spring Road) south of New Bloomfield at the intersection of PA routes 274 and 34.