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 John! Hope you enjoyed your special day and have many many more.

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Sorry about the late birthday greeting, Jon, but for some reason notifications from the MCHS 61 website are going into my trash, and I just discovered it there. Anyway Oh, here's hoping you had a happy birthday and many many more, dear friend!

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Happy birthday Jeanne! Hope you enjoy your special day and have a fantastic year.

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Happy birthday Judy! Hope you enjoy celebrating today with your family and have a fantastic year ahead. Say hi to Carolyn for me.

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Happy birthday, Jam! Hope you celebrate well today and have a wonderful year ahead.

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Happy birthday Gerry! Hope your celebration today creates lots of family memories and your year head is filled with joy.

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Happy Birthday Terry! Hoping you'll be surrounded with family today and blessed with a spectacular year ahead.

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Happy birthday Bill! Hope you enjoy your special day and have a wonderful year ahead.

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Happy birthday Prudy! Hope you enjoy your special day and have a wonderful year ahead.

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Happy birthday Helen! Hope you enjoy your special day and have a wonderful year.

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Happy birthday Mike! Great to see you at our last reunion, and looking forward to the next one.

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Happy birthday Mike! Hope you're having a wonderful day with your family. Say hi to George for me.

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May 18, 2019 at 1:29 PM

Happy birthday Judy! I hope you haven't been in Maine this spring, because it's been cold and wet. I think summer's going to start next week so hopefully you will arrive soon. Enjoy!

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Happy Birthday Martha! Hope you enjoy your day and have a wonderful year ahead.

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Happy birthday Dave! Hope you celebrate well today and have a wonderful year ahead.

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Happy Birthday Suzy! Enjoy your day of diving in the Caribbean, and have a wonderful year ahead.

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Happy birthday Karen! Hope you have a wonderful celebration with your family and a fantastic year ahead.

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Happy birthday Allen! Hope you and Cher enjoy your special day and have a fantastic year ahead.

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Apr 01, 2019 at 11:16 AM

Happy birthday Paul! I trust you and Mary will celebrate well today, and I hope you are making plans to come visit us in Maine this year. ??

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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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