FULTON, NY – Harold Alfred Burgess died on Saturday March 14, 2015.
He was born in North Adams, Mass., to Charles and Alice Burgess.
Harold graduated from Drury High School.
After graduation, he served in the National Guard while working for J.C. Penney Co.
In 1943, during World War II, Harold enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the China-Burma-India Theatre where he attained the rank of Sergeant in the Air Corps, 1712 Signal Service Battalion.
Harold was a retail manager with J.C. Penney’s, Sears, Bradlees, Easy Bargain, Ames and K.B.C. which required him to relocate throughout the Northeast.
From North Adams, Mass., to Maine, Connecticut, Pittsfield, Mass., Fulton, Oswego, Ogdensburg, NY, Maryland, Malone, NY and then back to Fulton.
In 1989 after 43 years in retail management, Harold retired from K.B.C.
He then moved to Fruitland Park, Fla., where he enjoyed many years of retirement.
In 2004, Harold and his wife, Lois, moved back to Fulton.
Harold was predeceased by a brother, Robert Burgess, who died in 1976.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lois E. (Shaw Fisk) Burgess of Fulton; daughter, Rebecca (Joseph) Monteleone of North Fort Myers, Fla.; son, Reginald (Lisa) Burgess of Pittsfield, Mass.; stepson, Douglas (Susan) Fisk of Hannibal, NY; three stepdaughters, Diane (Tim) Henry of Worthington, Mass., Donna (William) Tucker of Oswego and Dena (Gary) Cameron of New Hill, NC; 12 grandsons, William (Christine) White of Granville, Mass., Scott (Erin) Tucker of Gaffney, SC, Michael (Kelly) Tucker of Oswego, Ryan Tucker of Boiling Springs, SC, Hudson (Nicole) Burgess of Brookline, NH, Eric Cameron of New Hill, NC, Kevin (Natasha) Fisk of Hannibal, Jed, Tyler, Steven, Larry and Alex Henry of Worthington, Mass.; three granddaughters, Jenna (Payton) Craddock of Garner, NC, Kelly Fisk of Fulton and Marcedes Henry of Middlefield, Mass.; one great-grandson, Dillon White of Granville, Mass.; five great-granddaughters, twins Molly and Sara Tucker of Oswego, twins Amelia and Addyson Tucker of Gaffney, SC and Audrina Fisk of Fulton; as well as one niece and two nephews in Massachusetts.
There are no calling hours.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Contributions in memory of Mr. Burgess may be made to the Food Bank of C.N.Y., 7066 Interstate Island Road, Syracuse, NY 13209 or the Salvation Army, 62 S. First St., Fulton, NY 13069.
Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.
Foster Funeral Home, Inc.