Marvin William (Bill) Burkman
64, Lusby, Maryland
Born: 9/9/1946, Died: 10/16/2010
Marvin William (Bill) Burkman, 64, of Lusby,
Maryland, formerly of Port Republic, Maryland, passed away on
Saturday, October 16, 2010.
Born on September 9, 1946, to the late Mildred Stinnett Burkman and the late Henry L. Burkman.
Bill was a life-long resident of Calvert County. He was raised on the Burkman family farm in Port Republic where he worked in the tobacco fields
with his father, grandfather, and brothers. He loved to hunt on the farm as a young man. The fall was a special time of year for him and he looked forward
to coming home after school and going hunting for rabbits, squirrel, and deer. He graduated from Calvert Sr. High School in 1965
and attended the American Institute in Washington, D.C. where he studied automated accounting. After graduating from the American Institute,
he worked for the Maryland State Government in the payroll department until he was called to duty by the United States Army in 1967.
He was trained as a combat medic and served in the Vietnam War campaign until he was called home to help take care of the farm
after his father was seriously injured.
He had held a passion for excavating the earth from a young boy through his adulthood. He watched the pond being built on the family farm
and decided thats what he wanted to do when he grew up and he did just that he made his childhood dream a reality. He started his own company,
Burkman Bros. Excavating, in 1973 and was in business with other members of the family for nearly 20 years. He then formed a company with his friend,
Chris Franklin in the early 1990s. He later worked as a foreman for the Raye Vest Corporation, Reliable Contracting, and most recently
Facchina Construction of LaPlata, Maryland.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Jeanine Michele Burkman.
They were married on June 5, 1971, at Christ Episcopal Church, Port Republic, Maryland.
He is also survived by his children, Patrick Burkman, age 32, and his wife Joanna, and Lisa Michele Solier , age 26, and her husband James.
He also leaves behind his brothers, Leroy and James Jimmy Burkman and sisters Mildred Cookie Cronshaw and Margie Pilkins
as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 19, from 2-4 and 6-7 PM at the Rausch Funeral Home, P. A., 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD
where a Memorial Services will be held at 7:00 PM. Interment will be private.
Bill will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation
(www.rheumatology.org/REF), Make checks payable to: ACR Research and Education Foundation and send to: ACR REF,
ATTN: Department of Development, 2200 Lake Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA 30319. or any charitable organization in memory of Bill.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
Submitted in memory of his friend and fellow Soldier by Bud Roach
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