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David Vernon Burket, 76, copilot for the Coast Guard Auxiliary

David Vernon Burket

David Vernon Burket, 76, of Williamsburg, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020.

He was preceded in death by his father, David M. Burket; and mother, Ruth J. Burket.

David received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He then received an Ed.D. (Doctorate of Education) from George Washington University. He worked for many years as an education administrator for the U.S. Department of Defense Overseas Schools. He was also a part of the Civil Air Patrol in Montgomery County, Maryland. As a pilot, he patrolled the Chesapeake Bay, as well as being a copilot for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. David spent time volunteering for the Ferguson Center for the Arts. In his leisure time, he enjoyed genealogy and playing piano.

David is survived by his wife, Nancy Folk Burket; son, David Thomas Burket (Amy Burket); daughter, Kristin Taylor Burket (Heinrich Wyschka); grandchildren, David R. Burket, Bailey R. Burket, Nathaniel F. Wyschka and Aidan T. Wyschka; and sister, Loisanne Bay (George).

Due to the limitations in place by the COVID-19 virus pandemic, a memorial service is postponed.

Memorial contributions may be given in David’s honor to the Civil Air Patrol, Montgomery Senior Squadron Maryland Wing, Montgomery Airport, CAP Trailer, 7940 Airport Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20879; or to the Special Olympics Virginia.

Share online condolences with the family at Nelsen Funeral Home.

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Article source: https://wydaily.com/obits/2020/04/07/david-vernon-burket-76-copilot-for-the-coast-guard-auxiliary/

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