Dorothy Jean Burghart, 85, of Walton passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Bassett Medical Center surrounded by her loving family following a brief illness.
Born December 16, 1933 in Walton, she was the daughter of the late Harold B. and Gladys Wiley Pierce.
Dorothy worked as a Nurse’s Aide and truly enjoyed caring for others. She was also a clerk at Kent’s Gift Shop in Walton for many years. “Dottie” was a devoted homemaker and wife to her late husband William and adored her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and her beloved pets. Dorothy was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church in Walton for many years. She was an avid reader, interested in politics and was a very talented cook and baker. She was known for her famous strawberry rhubarb pie and the family would always look forward to her Sunday pot roast.
Survivors include her daughters Debbie Furman (Mike) of Walton, Cindy Walley (Bill) of Franklin, Shelley Hogan (Mike) of Walton and Terri Hoyt (Bill) of Walton; sister Kathleen Peck; sister in law Janice Hoag (Dick); brother in law Bob Burghart (Rita) and grandchildren Jay Furman (Diana), Gina Fairchild (Bryan), Corey Walley (Heather), Brooke Beardslee (Chris), Ethan Walley (Toni), Mandi Rae Stratton, Mike Hogan II, Carlee Hoyt (John Henriksen) and Kendra Holley (Kyle). Dorothy is also survived by 14 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by her beloved husband William B. Burghart who passed away in April of 2013; son in law Bill Walley; brother Ronald Pierce and sister in law Millie Pierce.
Calling hours to which relatives and friends are invited to attend will be held on Friday, September 20, 2019 from 6-8 P.M. at Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend Street, Walton. A service to celebrate Dorothy’s life will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 11 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church, 101 North Street, Walton with Pastor Kent Terchunian and Pastor Bob Wilkie officiating. Burial will follow at Walton Cemetery.
Memorial donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 101 North Street, Walton, NY 13856 or to the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, 44610 NY-10, Delhi, NY 13753.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. To leave a message of hope and comfort for Dorothy’s family please visit www.courtneyfh.com
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