Donald Lee Burgess, age 82, of Zelienople, formerly of Baltimore, MD, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018 while under the care of Passavant Retirement Community. Born July 26, 1935 in Baltimore, he was the son of Harry Lee Burgess and Bertha Westermeyer Burgess. Don worked at Bethlehem Steel in Sparrows Point, MD, as an Assistant Division Manager. He was a member of English Lutheran Church. He also belonged to the Zelienople Rotary, the Zelienople Historical Society and the Borough Council. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Allison Park, Jepthah Masonic Lodge #222 A.F. & A.M. of Essex, MD. and was actively involved in the Syria Shriners. He will be dearly missed and fondly remembered. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Phyllis Maier Burgess, whom he married in November of 2014; his children, Judi Webster and her husband, Bill, of Belen, NM, Stephanie Petri and her husband, Steve, of Middle River, MD, and Donna Burgess of Parkville, MD; his step-children, Lynn Gaches and her husband, Bill, of Wilmington, NC, Gary Maier and his wife, Tracy, of Kingston, TN, and Beth A. Hetzel of Mechanicsburg, PA; his brother, Wayne Burgess and his wife, Madeline, of The Villages, FL; his grandchildren, Kristi Lanciotti, Steven Petri, Kimberly Billa, and Danielle and Brett Gerkens; and his great-grandchildren, Charlotte, Hayden, Ellie, Kohen and Reed; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his first wife, H. Irene Watson Burgess, who passed away in 1995; his second wife, Barbara Heasley, who passed away in 2012; and his grandson, Gordon Webster, who passed away in 2009.
The family will receive friends at the Lassahn Funeral Home, Inc. 7401 Belair Road in Overlea on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 5-9pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 10am. Interment Moreland Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Don’s honor to the Shiners Hospitals for Children of Philadelphia, Development Office, 3551 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140.