Gary Burhite

Profile Updated: December 11, 2014
Spouse/Partner: Norine (nickname Maggie)
Address: Bridgton, ME USA
Children/Grandchildren: 1. Our oldest son Brad (1969), his wife Tabitha (1975), & their two children Baylee (2003) & Noah (2005) More…live in Ohio. Brad is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, has served three tours in the Middle East, and was awarded a Purple Heart as a result of wounds he suffered in the 1996 Hezbollah bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia.
2. Our daughter Cyndi (1970), her husband Joe (1965), and their three children Hannah (1999), Adam (2000) & Emily (2003) live in Bridgton, Maine where Cyndi is a Registered Nurse. Maggie & I are thankful to have three of our eight grandchildren nearby.
3. Our youngest son Brent (1977), his wife Mary (1977), and their three children Trevor (2000), Trenton (2005) & Addison (2008) live in New Jersey. Brent has served one tour in Afghanistan and is currently an Air Force Captain stationed at McGuire Air Force Base.
Occupation: Air Force Pilot (retired)
Military Service: United States Air Force  
Nickname:

Bunky; Bushy; Brushy; Burhead

Who was your favorite HS teacher?

Bill Moore & Paul Behm

Comments:

1. College - Graduated from Iowa State University in May 1966 with a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Administration and the University of Nebraska in May 1975 with a Masters Degree in Business Administration.
2. Marriage - Married the love of my life, Norine (Maggie) Magnusson, on 28 August 1965 and we finished our last year at Iowa State together as married students. We have lived in 18 states and made 25 moves. Maggie is now a retired grade school teacher and has taught everything from kindergarten to 4th grade over the years. Today I consider myself blessed to have to my wonderful wife, three terrific grown children, their loving spouses, and eight beautiful, healthy grandchildren in my life.
3. Work Experience - My first job after college was in the Marketing Department at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. In March 1967 I entered Air Force Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, followed by a year of Pilot Training at Williams Air Force Base, Arizona. During my 26 years in the Air Force I flew both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, did two tours in Southeast Asia, and was fortunate enough to serve in such varied capacities (i.e. Rescue Helicopter Unit Commander, Rescue Satellite US Mission Control Center Chief, Security Police Squadron Commander, Professor of Aerospace Studies, & Pentagon Staff Officer) that I never became bored with my job. After retiring from the Air Force as a Colonel, I spent 7 years in the Marketing Department at Cessna Aircraft Corporation flying and selling Cessna Citation corporate business jets.
4. Retirement Years - Maggie and I thoroughly enjoy the natural beauty of our location in the lakes region of Southwestern Maine - water activities with over 50 lakes in the local area, skiing and hiking with over 200 mountains less than an hour to the west (one mountain & ski resort 5 minutes away), the beauty of the rocky coast of Maine with it's many lighthouses & sandy beaches an hour to the east, hundreds of quaint New England towns & villages to explore, and historic Boston just 3 hours to the south. Give us a call if you ever plan to visit the area. My physical activity consists of downhill skiing during the winter months and mountain hiking (I've climbed the hundred highest mountains in New England) the rest of the year. I enjoy volunteering at the local Chamber of Commerce, attending weekly ROMEO Club (Retired Old Men Eating Out) meetings at the local diner, and have served as both an Elder and Head Trustee at our church. Maggie and I attend a weekly Small Group Bible Study. We also stay busy attending our grandchildren's school activities - baseball, soccer, basketball, dance, cheer-leading and gymnastics competitions. Our favorite activity is our annual Burhite Family Reunion, which brings together all three of our children, their spouses and all eight of our grandchildren for a week of family fun here in Maine.

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Happy birthday Vivienne! Hope you have a wonderful celebration today with your family and friends. God bless!

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Happy birthday Sue! I hope you're able to celebrate with your wonderful family today. God bless!

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Happy Birthday, Stevie! Wishing you a wonderful day of Celebration and many more to come. God bless!

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Happy birthday Gary! I trust you'll stay off your bike long enough today to celebrate with Janice and the rest of your family? ?? Look forward to seeing you at our next reunion. God bless!

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Happy birthday Sue! Hope you and Jim are enjoying a wonderful day of Celebration with your family. God bless!

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Happy Birthday Chuck! Hope you're enjoying a fantastic celebration today with your family. God bless!

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Happy birthday Jean! Hope you're enjoying a wonderful celebration today with your family. God bless!

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Happy birthday Norb! Hope you and Elaine have a wonderful day of Celebration. God bless!

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Happy birthday Karen! Hope you and Gary have a wonderful day of Celebration with your family. Hope to see you back on Facebook, dear friend. God bless!

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I think you may have been hacked on Facebook, Karen. You're no longer a friend of mine on Facebook for some reason, and suddenly a character named Ngo Nguyen Hoang Thong has appeared as my friend. I think he may have taken over your site somehow? Let me know if you think I should unfriend this guy. Hope to see you back on Facebook, dear friend!

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Happy birthday Rich! Hope you enjoyed your special day and have a wonderful year ahead. God bless!

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Happy birthday Gaylord! Hope you and Marcia have plans to celebrate with your beautiful family. God bless!

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Happy birthday Dick! Hope you and Bev were able to celebrate with your family today. Hope to see you at our next class reunion. God bless!

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Happy birthday Ian! Hopefully you are able to celebrate with friends and family today, and have a wonderful year ahead. God bless!

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Happy birthday "Cool Coop"! I hope you and Gordon are able to celebrate with your wonderful family today. God bless!

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Happy birthday Tom! Hope you and Carol were able to celebrate with your family today. God bless!

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Happy birthday Bryan! Hope you and Kathy have a wonderful day of Celebration. God bless!

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Ok, I've received a request to try and name the people in this picture, so here goes. Starting on the left - Dick Pitman, Mike Phillips, Ed Schroeder, Roger Prehn, Gary Burhite, Warren Frelund, (hidden tuba player), Jim Hall, Dave Martin, Mike Bellomy, Jerry Best (with trombone), Dennis Stinehart, Jack Troeger, Mike Gregson, and Paul Behm.
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