James R. Burwell, 75, of Ogdensburg, died, June 24, 2013, at his home, Allen-Nichols Funeral Home, Ogdensburg, entrusted with arrangements.
Calling hours will be Thursday, June 27, 2013, 11 am - 2 P.M at the funeral home. Funeral service will follow at 2 P.M. Reverend Robert Schirmer officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery. James is survived by his wife, Evelyn Mayhew-Burwell, daughters, Marsha (William) Harto, Madrid, Virginia (Kevin) Murray, Lisbon, Dawn (Chris) Meuten, Morristown, Brenda (Michael) Holler, Ellenboro, NC, Deborah (Norman) Middlemiss, Ellenboro, NC, Jessie Burwell, Ogdensburg, Danielle (Randy) Brooks, Keeseville, Dana (Joseph) Rodriguez, Rolla, M.O, Jennifer (Kristopher) Durant, Rensselaer Falls, brother, Victor Burwell, Ogdensburg, a sister, Pamela (Richard) Chapin, Canastota, mother in law, Golda Baker, Madrid, sister-in-law, Patricia Burwell, 22 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a grandson James Burwell, and a brother Morris Burwell. He was born on August 14, 1937 in Ogdensburg, the son of Morris and Frances Johnson Burwell; he graduated from George Hall Trade School. James married Joan Rheome which ended in divorce; he then married Evelyn Mayhew on August 14, 2011 at their home, Jennifer Durant officiating. He was a warehouse lift truck operator for Newell Manufacturing in Ogdensburg, before that he was a painter in Syracuse. James was a member of the Sons of the AMVETS in Ogdensburg. He loved his family, watching court TV, hunting, gardening, motorcycling and doing mechanical work.
Contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley. Online condolences can be made at www.allennicholsfuneralhome.com.