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“A gentleman and family man always. ”
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John R. Burtha, 88, of Hilton Head Island, passed away peacefully on Sunday June 16, 2013, at Hilton Head Hospital. Mr. Burtha was born June 25, 1924, in Newark, NJ. He was a combat veteran of WWII, landing on Omaha Beach with the 2nd Armored Division. He was a Design Engineer Consultant. After moving to Hilton Head in 1984 from New Jersey with his wife Dorothy, John worked several years for the Town of Hilton Head in the Building Codes and Zoning Department. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 63 years Dorothy; two children, Michael (Laura) Burtha of Mendham, NJ, and Karen Smith of Bluffton, SC; a good friend M.T. Davis; brother Robert Burtha of Palm City, FL; and two grandchildren, Douglas and Alicia Burtha. Services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, or Maranatha Farm Animal Rescue, www.maranathafarm.org. The Island Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. www.theislandfuneralhome.com.

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