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Ellerslie, MD – Kenneth L. “Shorty” Burley, 84, of Ellerslie, MD, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his family.
Born January 12, 1928, in Hyndman, PA; he was a son of the late William Nelson and Orpha Blanche (Madden) Burley. He was preceded in death by brothers, George, Rawlin, Floyd, Clyde and Raymond Burley; sisters, Edna McCray, Helen and Charlotte Burley, and Dorothy Pirkey.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elizabeth “Betty” R. (Leonard) Burley, whom he married December 31, 1949; a son, Stephen L. Burley and wife, Deloris of Ellerslie, daughters, Cynthia J. Burley of Mount Savage, Beverley K. Shank and friend, Al Gill of Mount Savage; grandchildren Kenny Burley and wife Chandra, Katrina R. Burley and fianc Tony Ballerina, Kristin K. Shank, Cassie M. Rock and husband Will; great grandchildren, Linda Burley, Destiny and Ariella So, and Joey Ballerina.
Mr. Burley served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII and later served in the US Naval Reserves.
He had worked for the Celanese Corporation, South Cumberland Planing Mill, Squires Electric. He was also a Carpenter and Electrician for the IBEW Local 307. He was a member of the National Rifle Association.
Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence Street, Hyndman on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11am with Pastor James Swauger Jr. officiating
Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, LaVale, MD