Walter G. Burba, 67, of Glen Campbell, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at AristaCare at Hillsdale Park.
A son of Michael M. and Jeannette B. (Janocha) Burba, he was born Dec. 30, 1951, in Spangler.
Walter was a member of Church of the Resurrection in Glen Campbell. He was employed over the years by Greenwich Collieries, as a deputy game warden with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, with Black Gold Trucking and Butler Trucking, and as an instructor at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s trucking school. For a number of years, Walter was an independent owner and operator of his own truck.
He was a member of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the NRA.
Walter enjoyed hunting and vegetable and flower gardening. He intentionally grew more vegetables than he needed so that he could give away vegetables to his family and friends.
Walter is survived by his three children: William E. Burba and wife Anne, of Severn, Md.; Jason W. Burba and wife Laurie, of Indiana; and Melissa M. Burba, of Cherry Tree; three grandchildren: Kyle Burba, Emily Burba and Tiffany Windsor; a great-granddaughter, Kendall Windsor; and his seven siblings: Michael J. Burba and wife Jean, of Milton, Fla.; Michaline A. Meiss and husband, Sam, of James Creek, Pa.; William M. Burba and wife, Paula, of Cherry Tree; Francis M. Burba and wife Sandy, of Commodore; Joseph A. Burba and wife, Theresa, of Glen Campbell; Theresa A. Ritzo and husband, Albert, of Woodbridge, Va.; and Christine Clevenger and husband, William, of Blairsville.
Walter was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Timothy A. Burba; and his brother, Robert T. Burba.
Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Rairigh Funeral Home Ltd., Hillsdale. A funeral service by Fr. James B. Morley will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the Resurrection, Glen Campbell. Interment will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Glen Campbell.
Memorial contributions may be forwarded to the American Cancer Society.