John Joseph Burgmaster age 88, of Winter Park, formerly of Fort Myers, Florida, passed away September 19, 2018. He was born November 21, 1929 in Bronx, New York, the son of the late Elmer and Julia (Finn) Burgmaster. Prior to his retirement he was an electrician. John was a "jack of all trades" he was a boat captain; who rebuilt two engines for his boats. He also enjoyed hunting, and ham radio he actually helped with the emergency response during the hurricane season of 2004. His first love was being a pilot he loved flying, he was very patriotic; and of course doing his "John Things" his family remembers fondly. Mr. Burgmaster is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Eleanor Burgmaster, two children John Paul (Tracy) Burgmaster, Jean Marie (Joshua) Gottschall; sisters Frances (George) Suarez, Ellen (John) Cottingham, Doris Kroeger, and Julia (Bill) Howard. He is also survived by his grandchildren Alyssa, John Cale, Kyle Burgmaster, Sophia, Lily, and Madeline Gottschall. The family will receive friends on Monday, September 24, 2018 from 8:30 AM ~ 10:00 AM at Collison Family Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Palm Cemetery, Winter Park, Florida. The family requests donations can be made in his name to Sharing Smiles at Florida Hospital or to the Downs Syndrome Association at https://www.ds-stride.org/dsagrstepup/profiles/registrant/869.
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