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Gary Burkey, 66, of Maitland, Fla., died peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.
Gary was born on July 12, 1951, in Cumberland. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Rosemary Burkey of Cumberland.
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Julie M Burkey; his children, Brandon Burkey and wife, Christine, Maitland; Stefan Burkey and wife, Lisa, Winter Park, Fla.; Marisa Haney and husband, Timothy, Lakeland, Fla.; 11 awesome grandchildren who were the "light" of Gary's life, Blake Burkey, Jordan Burkey, Kate Burkey, Lucas Burkey, Juliet Burkey, Emma Haney, Taylor Haney, Madelyn Burkey, Mackenzie Haney, Christian Burkey, and Mason Haney; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Maria and Claudio Gargiulo, Casselberry, Fla.; his brother, Philip Burkey and wife, Kitty, Mt Airy, Md.; his sister, Rita Bradburn and husband, Isaac, Green Spring, W.Va.; his brother, Michael Burkey and wife, Doris, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; sister-in-law, Diana McCreight, Apopka, Fla.; sister-in-law, Gloria Klein and husband, Daniel, Altamonte Springs, Fla.; sister-in-law, Linda Indolfi, Altamonte Springs; and Florida nephews, Cameron and Zackary McCreight, Apopka; Garett and Cole Klein, Altamonte Springs; Maryland nephews, Ryan and Amy Burkey, Mt Airy, Md.; Kevin and Alissa Burkey, Hagerstown, Md.; West Virginia nieces and nephews, Christie and Robert Friend, Ridgeley; Josh Bradburn and Melissa Nolan, Cumberland; Elissa Foley, Green Spring; Joseph Burkey, Cumberland; Cameron and Amber Burkey, Cumberland; Gerald Perry and Amy Stuhl, Berkeley Springs; Jessica and William Lindsay, Berkeley Springs; Ashley and Steve Morris, Berkeley Springs; and 32 great-nieces and nephews; and three great-great nephews. Gary was truly blessed with a huge loving family!
Visitations for Gary were held Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at DeGusipe Funeral Home, Maitland.
A funeral mass was held at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.
A graveside interment followed directly after the mass at Palm Cemetery, Winter Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like you to donate to Gary's favorite charity "Help Save A Limb" at http://youcaring.com/GaryBurkey.
Published on September 18, 2017
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