Donald  Burnett


Donald V. Burnett, 89, of School Street, Rehoboth, Mass., formerly of Harrisville, passed away with his wife at his side early Tuesday morning (June 4, 2019) at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center.
Born Feb. 25, 1930, in Ridgeville, Pa., he was the son of Clyde Burnett and Helen McNeish.
He was the beloved husband of Janet (Chambers) Burnett.
Don served in the Army during the Korean Conflict from 1948 to 1952.
He was a downtown Grove City barber for 15 years, then went back to school for his industrial electrician's license and worked 15 years for Cooper Energy Services, Grove City, until his retirement in 1995.
He and his wife, Jan, then designed and built their retirement home in Harrisville. They moved to Massachusetts in 2016 to be closer to their children and their families.
Don was one of the original founders of Grove City Sportsman's Club. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed freshwater fishing in Pennsylvania and spent a couple weeks a year in Massachusetts saltwater fishing with his son. He particularly enjoyed deer hunting with a muzzleloader.
He was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Club at Grove City Airport and in his 70s he purchased an ultralight aircraft and learned to fly.
In addition to his wife of 66 years, he leaves: two sons, Ron Burnett and his wife, Debbie, of Berkley, Mass., and Jay Burnett and his wife, Susan of Rehoboth; son-in-law, Mike Baker of Grove City; daughter-in-law, Missy Burnett Koopman and husband, Mark, of Sebastian, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Jeremy, Chad, Jon, Matt, Katie, Braden and Ashton; six great-grandchildren; and his brother, Lyle Hutchinson of Karns City, Pa.
He was also the father of the late Kathy (Burnett) Baker and Bob Burnett, and brother of the late Conrad Hutchinson and Gaylord Hutchinson.
A memorial service will take place at Harrisville Presbyterian Church, 234 N. Main St., at 11 a.m. June 29, 2019. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are greatly appreciated to the Philip Hulitar Hope Hospice Center, 1085 N. Main St., Providence, RI 02904.
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Published on June 13, 2019
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John snyder
Jun 17, 2019
I move to Harrisville in 2001. Don Burnett was one of the first neighbors I got to know as a friend. He was constantly in the summer bring garden items to my home. He loved to fish and hunt with many hobbies he pursued. A godly man loved by all. Good luck Janet and the Burnett Family