Alton "Pete" R. Burgher
February 11, 1953 – January 16, 2019
On Jan 16, 2019, Alton “Pete” R. Burgher passed away surrounded by his loved ones. He was born February 11, 1953, in Oneonta the son of the late Ernest and Anna May Burgher. Pete proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era. Pete loved attending concerts and enjoyed rooting for The New England Patriots. He also played for the Oneonta Pool League for many years even making it to the National Championships in Las Vegas, NV. Pete is survived by his partner of many years Linda Lewis and his ex-wives Christine Romanelli and Deborah Wright. He is also survived by his beloved children Michelle Burgher (Luigino) of Davenport, IA; Sherry Burgher (Keith) of Stafford, NY, Cory Demouior of Unadilla; Thomas Romanelli (Kerry) Oneonta; Angela Lancto (Brian) of Plattsburgh, NY; Stephanie Allen (Wayne) of Plattsburgh, NY; Drayson Burgher of Plattsburgh, NY; 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; his brothers, Charles King (Terri), Ernest “Butch” Burgher (Linda), Pepe Burgher (Terri) all of Oneonta, as well as many nieces, nephews, family and friends that who loved him dearly. Pete was predeceased by his parents, Anna May and Ernest Burgher; his brothers, Anthony and Dominic Burgher and nephew Charles King, Jr. A funeral Service for Alton “Pete” Burgher will be held at noon, Saturday, January 26, 2019, in the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main Street, Oneonta with the Rev. Gail Baird officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until noon when the family will be in attendance. Contributions in his memory may be made to Susquehanna SPCA, 4841 NY-28, Cooperstown, NY 13326 or online at sqspca.org or the Oneonta Veterans Club, 79 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY 13820, in loving memory of Alton “Pete” Burgher.
- Calling Hours Saturday, January 26, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, January 26, 2019