May 28, 2012

Howard Burtt, class of 1960, passed away on May 26

Howard Burtt's Division Avenue High School yearbook photo.


Pat Kraft McDonald

My condolences to his wife, Geri and family. He was one of the sweetest and nicest people I ever knew in school.

Dewain Lanfear

Howard was a wonderful classmate. My sympathy to his family. He will be remembered by the class of '60.

Damon Solomon

I am so sad to hear about Howard’s passing. He was a fine gentleman and a good friend to me during our time at DAHS. Please give my deepest sympathy to his wife and family for me.

Tom Paturzo Baker

I remember Howard as being a very nice person in high school. He served as a Nassau County Police Officer. I had limited contact with him in our high school mechanical drawing class. Our next encounter was at the first class reunion in 1980. We had a lot in common because I also served as a police officer. I extend my sincere sympathy to his family.

Mal Karman

I will always remember Howard as one of the absolutely sweetest guys I knew in high school. Along with all who knew him, I mourn his passing.

Arnie Galeota

How sad. He lived around the corner from me on Cornflower Road during our schooldays. What a decent human being he was. A terrible loss! He and Geri were together for many years. My condolences to Geri and his family.

Bob Bond

I was real sorry to hear that Howie Burtt passed away. I was also saddened to hear that he had to endure a hospice situation. He was a good guy and I will remember him well.

Frank Barning

More than 50 years later, I can still see Howie's smiling face and great haircut. He touched a lot of us with his warm, pleasant manner.

Pat Stanley Share

Oh my, so very sorry to read this. He was in hospice care so perhaps his time had come. My love to Geri and his family.

Cliff Fromm

Our class of 1960 was small and we knew just about everyone. My deepest sympathy to his family.


Marilyn Monsrud Frese said...

I met Howie his Senior year at DAHS through Russ Green and Neil Manley (I believe). I was so nervous meeting seniors since I was just a lowly freshman. But Howie had a big smile and a warm greeting for me... and afterwards always a friendly hello when passing in the halls. That's just the kind of guy he was. My deepest sympathy to Geri and his family in their lose of a truly special person.

Frank Barning said...

From Jay Citrin, class of 1960..

Just read about Howard,s passing. My condolences to Geri & Family. He was one of the sweetest & nicest individuals I ever knew.

Anonymous said...

Newsday obituary..

BURTT - Howard T. of Levittown on May 26, 2012. Retired Nassau County Detective. Loving husband of Geraldine. Dear father of Keith (Francine), Jen Thearle (Pat) and Janine Rao (Joseph Sr.). Cherished grandfather of Jonathan, Cameron, Gerald Robert, Jack, Katie, Sarah, Joseph Jr. and Charlie. Dear brother of Robert. Adored son of the late Sally. Loved son-in-law of Mildred Robson and brother-in-law of Ginny and Jack Kilbride, Janet and Bruce Baldwin, Robby and Karen Robson, Jack Robson, and Joanne and Michael Martelli. Loved by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call Tuesday 7-9 PM and Wednesday 2-5 and 7-9 PM at the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Homes, Levittown Chapel, 2786 Hempstead Tpke (2 Blks E. of Wantagh Pkwy.) Mass Thursday 10:00 AM at St. Jude's Episcopal Church, Wantagh. Interment Calverton National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to in Howard's memory would be appreciated.

Jen said...

Wow. Truly unbelievable to read such great things about my dad. Know that he passed away in his home with his friends and family. We will miss him thank you all for your kind words. A couple of weeks ago I showed him the prom picture that was posted on this blog and he gave me a big smile when he saw it. Jen Thearle