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 Judy! Hope this pandemic we're all living through doesn't dampen your plans to celebrate today. God-bless!

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Happy Birthday Dan! I hope you're able to celebrate today with family regardless of this pandemic were all suffering through. God-bless!

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Happy Birthday Lee! Hope you're able to celebrate with family today regardless of this pandemic were all living through. God-bless!

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Happy Birthday Roger! Hope you and Jean can find a way to celebrate with family during this pandemic. God-bless!

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Happy Birthday Becky! I hope you and Ed are able to enjoy your special day with this Coronavirus pandemic were all living under. God-bless!

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Happy Birthday Jim! Hope you're able to celebrate today with family and friends In spite of this Coronavirus epidemic we're all living through. God bless!

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I hope you have a wonderful birthday celebration today with family and friends, Nancy. Stay well and God-bless!

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Happy Birthday Candy! I hope this Coronavirus Quarantine were all living under doesn't dampen any plans you and Dick have to celebrate your birthday 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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