Obituary of Michael A. Burford
Crosby - Michael A. Burford, 66, of Crosby, passed away Sunday (November 22, 2020) at his residence in Crosby.
He was born March 24, 1954 in Port Allegany, a son of Donald S. Burford and Carolyn K. Wright. On October 4, 2014, in Crosby, he married Tina M. Doheny, who survives.
Mr. Burford was a 1972 graduate of Smethport High School and attended the University of Pittsburgh and Triangle Tech, receiving his electrician’s certification.
Mike worked as a cable technician, employed by Time Warner and then Charter Communications of Coudersport, PA.
He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion; John Berg Post #976 of Crosby, along with the Legion Riders of Post #976, was an auxiliary member of the VFW Post #2497 of Smethport and a member of the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport.
In addition to his wife, Tina Burford of Crosby, he is survived by:
His mother: Carolyn K. Dille of Smethport
One son: Jonathan Burford of Smethport
Four grandchildren: Skylar, Angela, Chase and Elijah all of Bradford
One brother: Jim (Ron Sperry) Burford of San Diego, CA
One step-brother: Gary (Sylvia) Dille of TX
Four step-sisters: Cindy (Rod) Hartman of Ohio, Bonnie (Steve) Faes of Crosby, Chris (Hurk) Thomas of Montana and Deana (Bill) Bickford of Smethport
One Aunt: Georgie Sample of Smethport
One Uncle: Dean (Bev) Burford of Port Allegany
And many nieces and nephews
In addition to his father, Donald Burford, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Garvin Dille and one brother, Scott B. Burford.
There will be no visitation or services at this time. A celebration of Mike’s life will be held at a later date.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) or the American Legion; John Berg Post #976 of Crosby. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.
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