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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May 25, 2020 at 12:05 PM

Happy birthday Mike! Hope you and George are able to celebrate amid this coronavirus lockdown that we're all going through. God bless!

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Happy birthday Dave! I hope you and your family are able to get together today and celebrate during this pandemic that we're all dealing with. God bless!

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Happy Birthday Suzy! Hope you're able to celebrate together with your wonderful family during this pandemic. God bless!

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Happy birthday Bill! I hope that you and Mary can find a way to celebrate with family today during this quarantine that were all living under. God bless!

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Happy birthday Allen! I hope you and the Cheri are able to find a way to celebrate today with the quarantine we're all living under. Stay well and God bless!

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Happy birthday Wayne! I trust you and Peanut have found a way to celebrate even with the quarantine that we are all living with nowadays. Stay safe and God bless!

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Happy birthday Jim! Hope you and Diane are remaining healthy during this pandemic. God bless!

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Happy birthday Judy! Hope you're remaining in good health during this National pandemic. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead. God bless!

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Happy birthday Paul! Hope you and Mary are staying safe and healthy. God bless!

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Happy birthday Steve! Hope you're having a wonderful day of Celebration with your family and friends, but don't forget to follow the rules of social distancing. God bless!

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Mar 16, 2020 at 12:04 PM

Happy birthday Jane! Hope you and Rodger have a wonderful celebration with family and friends all planned. God bless!

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Happy birthday to Dolores! Enjoy the day and God bless.

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Happy birthday Dudley! Hope you have a wonderful celebration planned with friends and family. God bless!

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Happy birthday Georganne! Hope you had a wonderful day of celebrations.. Would love to see you at our next class reunion. God bless!

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Happy birthday Marsha! I trust you and JJ will be able to find a successful way to celebrate. Enjoy and God bless!

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Feb 18, 2020 at 11:02 AM

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

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Posted on: Feb 11, 2020 at 10:09 AM

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

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Feb 06, 2020 at 10:29 AM

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

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Feb 02, 2020 at 1:29 PM

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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Jan 29, 2020 at 10:45 AM

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