First Posted: 11/23/2008
Joseph Burge, 84, a resident of Abington Manor and formerly of Dunmore, died November 17, 2008. He was preceded in death by his wife, Caroline Decker Burge.
Born in Scranton, on November 4, 1924, he was a son of the late James and Alice Hedglin Burge. A Naval Veteran of World War II, he earned the Purple Heart.
He survived by sons Joseph Burge and wife Cathleen, Tobyhanna; Gary Burge, Dunmore; Kevin Burge, Old Forge; Glenn Burge and wife Michelle, Taylor; and Randy Burge, Dunmore, a brother, James Burge, Lake Winola; a sister, Beverly Gehrens, Scranton, 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson.
Funeral services were Nov. 20 from the Kearney Funeral Home, Old Forge. Interment with full military services, Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery.