Jack L Burgess Sr.

September 23, 1927March 12, 2011

Jack Burgess, Sr., 83, of Evansville, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Deaconess Gateway. He was born September 23, 1927, in Bridgeport, CT, to the late Lewis and Gertrude Burgess,

Jack was a 1945 graduate of Harding High School in Bridgeport, CT and graduated from the University of Bridgeport.

He served in the US Army Airborne during the Japanese Occupation following WWII.

Jack was employed with IBM as an Industrial Engineer for over 25 years in Kingston, NY, Poughkeepsie, NY and Boca Raton, FL. After retirement he and his wife, Jean moved to Evansville.

He was a member of the American Legion Post #44 and Good Shepherd Catholic Church.

Jack is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean (Kelly) Burgess; son, Jack L. Burgess, Jr. of Minneapolis, MN; daughter, Patty Beisel (Larry) of Newburgh, IN; grandson, David Beisel; and granddaughter, Kelly Beisel.

Friends may visit Friday, March 18, 2011, from 5:00 to 6:30 PM at Alexander Newburgh Chapel. Services will follow at 6:30 PM, officiated by the Rev. David Straw. Graveside Services will be in Newtown Village Cemetery in Newtown, CT at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.


  • Funeral Service Friday, March 18, 2011
  • Visitation Friday, March 18, 2011

Jack L Burgess Sr.

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Jean and George Mason

March 19, 2011

Dear Aunt Jean, Jack Jr., Patty, Larry, David, and Kelly. You have all been in our thoughts and prayers during the medical issues that have been taking place in your lives. Please know that at this time, especially in the passing of Uncle Jack, we pray that you feel the presence of God with you. That He holds you and comforts you in His arms. We share your sorrow. With love.

The Staff of Lakeside Manor

March 18, 2011

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss… our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Jack will remain in our hearts forever.

Dan and Donna Brogan

March 18, 2011

Dear Jean, Jack, Kelly and Family

So sorry to learn of Jack's passing. We will say a prayer for him and for all of you to lighten the burden you all feel in your hearts. Our sincerest condolences.

Love, Dan and Donna Brogan

Ethel Beardsworth

March 16, 2011

Dear Jean and family, Jack was a good friend to me going back to grammar school and continued to be within our special circle of friends for many years. He will be missed. My sincere condolences to you.
Love, Ethel Beardsworth (and Harold, too).

Edward Pivirotto

March 16, 2011

Jack was a nieghbor for many years on Asylum St in Bridgeport CT. He was a good friend. Contact was lost after WW2. I am saddened to read of his passing. My condolences to his family.

Amy Kerrigan

March 15, 2011

For my wonderful uncle!

Amy Kerrigan & Family

March 15, 2011

Although we can't be with you while you remember your loved one, you're in our thoughts from afar.