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Raymond Burgan, 68, Dover

1948-2017

Published: February 18, 2017 5:00 AM

DOVER -- Raymond Andrew "Blue Gil" Burgan, 68, of Dover, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at his home after a brief illness.

He was born Nov. 15, 1948, in Millersburg, to the late Archie G. and Elizabeth (Stanford) Burgan, and was a 1969 graduate of Garaway High School.

Raymond Burgan, 68, Dover

He had worked for Edwards Sales & Service in Strasburg and retired from Gradall in New Philadelphia, after 28 years.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam, having served with the National Guard and was a member of Baltic American Legion. He enjoyed hunting and fly fishing.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy (Renner) Burgan, whom he married April 13, 1973; a son, Mark (Kathy) Burgan and granddaughter, Mary Burgan of Sugarcreek; his stepmother, Betty Burgan of Sugarcreek; and brothers and a sister, Roscoe (Peggy) Burgan of Shreve, William (Vicki) Burgan of Stone Creek, Laura (Bob) Rowe and Archie (Lori) Burgan Jr., both of Sugarcreek; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Mike Burgan and sisters-in-law, Nancy Burgan and Charlotte Burgan.

Services were Saturday, Feb. 11 at Smith-Varns Funeral Home, Sugarcreek, with the Rev. Tom Scott officiating. Burial was in East Lawn Cemetery, where military honors were conducted by Homer Weiss American Legion Post 494.

Friends called on Friday, Feb. 10, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. To share a memory, visit www.smithfuneral.com.

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia 44663.


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