MIFFLINTOWN - Terry L. Burkett, 65, of Arch Rock, passed away on Jan. 17, 2013, at his home.
He was a son of Mildred Burkett, of South Fork, and the late Ronald Burkett.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother, Dennis Burkett, of Kentucky.
He graduated from the former Triangle Area High School, now known as the Forest Hills High School. He received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and retired as a science teacher in the Juniata County School district with 35 years of service.
Terry was a member of JCEA and a lifetime member of PSEA and NEA. He was also a charter member of JCEA's Relay For Life team. In addition to teaching for the Juniata County School District, Terry taught computer courses for Penn State's Elderhostel program.
He was a member of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, of Licking Creek, and was an active member of their church choir. Terry also enjoyed singing with The Boyz, a Juniata County teachers' singing group.
Terry was a social member of the Crawford- Brubaker Post of the VFW, the Tuscarora Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, where he was a long-time committee member and sponsor, a member of the Mifflin County Dog Training Club and an avid Penn State and Steelers football fan.
Throughout his lifetime, he enjoyed all of nature's beauty and the outdoor world. From an early age, he enjoyed fishing with his father and hunting. Later in life, he pursued hobbies including: beekeeping, orchid growing, ornithology (he was especially interested in eagle-watching), and anything involving dogs. He was devoted to his friends and will always be remembered as a generous person.
A plaque in memory of Terry will be installed at St. Stephens Lutheran Church.
Memorial donations may be made to the Lutheran Ministries Comfort Dog Fund, 333 W. Lake St., Addison, IL 60101, or call the LCC offices at (866) 455-6455.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, Mifflintown, with Pastor Chris Mathiason officiating.
Arrangements are under the care of Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown.
Online condolences may be sent at www.hoenstinefuneralhome.com.