Dorothy Jean  Burghart
WALTON - Dorothy "Dottie" Jean Burghart, 85, of Walton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at Bassett Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family, following a brief illness.
Born Dec. 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; 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 from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, at Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. A service to celebrate Dorothy's life will take place 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, at the First United Methodist Church, Walton, with Pastor Kent Terchunian and Pastor Bob Wilkie officiating. Burial will follow at Walton Cemetery.
Memorial donations in Dorothy's name may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 101 North St., Walton, NY 13856, or Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, 44610 NY-10, Delhi, NY 13753.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton.
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Published on September 18, 2019


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