Burton O. Waterman
CASSADAGA – Burton O. Waterman, 89, of Cassadaga, went home to his Lord and Savior on March 19, 2013.
Born Dec. 14, 1923 in Cassadaga, son of the late Merle B. and Alice V. Waite Waterman. A Cassadaga resident most of his life, he was a 1941 graduate of Cassadaga Valley Central School.
Burt was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II and was a P.O.W. in Germany, Stalog VII/A.
He was a graduate of Capital Radio Engineering Institute, Washington, D.C. and employed in Radio En-gineering for Colonial Radio Corp., Buffalo and for 55 years with WKSN, Jamestown retiring in 2004. From 1941-1944 he was employed at American Locomotive, Dunkirk.
Burt was a member of Zion Tabernacle Church, Odd Fellows #664, Ellery VFW #557, exempt member of Cassadaga VFD, Charter member of Cassadaga Memorial American Legion Post #1280, former Scout Master of Troop #19, Cassadaga. He enjoyed hunting and fishing but church and family were first and foremost. Burt was extremely giving to all he loved. He enjoyed fixing TVs and radios for anyone who asked or helping with any electrical problems that he could. He will be remembered by all who new him for his kindness, generosity, trustworthiness and faithfulness.
Husband of the late Eileen Sharpe Waterman and for 36 years to the late Elizabeth J. O’Dell Waterman whom he married Oct. 23, 1968 and died May 24, 2005; father of Robert (Wendy) Waterman of Dunkirk, Richard (Nancy) Waterman of Celoron, Dale (Denise) Waterman of Bemus Point, Penny Waterman of Jensen Beach, FL and Laurie Winchell of Tampa, FL; grandfather of 21 and has numerous great-grandchildren; brother of, Nancy Gravelle of Amherst, Kenneth (Joan) Waterman of Cassadaga and the late Mary Swanson, Cora Peterson and Norman Waterman. Also survived by nieces and nephews.
Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday in Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclairville. Visitation 4-7 p.m. Thursday. Burial in Cassadaga Cemetery.
Memorials to: Hospice Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fairmont Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750.