Edward L. Burwell | Obituary

Edward L. Burwell Edward Leon Burwell, 87, of Martinsburg, WV passed away quietly at home on March 9, 2022.

He was born on October 25, 1934, in Harrisville, West Virginia, where he lived until he graduated from Harrisville High School. He attended West Virginia University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.

Edward served in the U.S. Army for three years, then, and after graduating with WVU, worked for the U.S. Department of Energy until his retirement in 1988. After his retirement, he worked as a teacher at Faith Christian Academy, Shepherd College, and Harpers Ferry College. He was responsible for camp maintenance at Camp White Rock in Capon Bridge, WV. Edward was also a proud member of the Capon Bridge and Shepherdstown Fire Services, where he volunteered as a paramedic and paramedic.

He was a member of the Charles Town Baptist Church and was always in his church as a deacon, administrator and Sunday school teacher.

Edward was a member of Mt. Nebo Lodge #91, Shepherdstown Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star #155, and the Scottish Rite at Martinsburg. He was a member of each of these organizations for 50 years.

Edward Burwell also loved his family. He was predeceased by his two parents, Burl and Dollie Burwell of Ritchie County WV, his wife of 63 years, Barbara N. Burwell, 4 brothers, Raymond, Red, Jud and John Burwell, and a grandson , Jonathan Brown.

He is survived by one brother, Robert, 2 sisters, Violet McCormick and Virginia Warlick, 4 children, Marcey, Robert, Joseph and William, 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 8, 2022 at Brown Funeral Home with Pastor Brian Hoteling officiating. The family will receive friends one hour before the service from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. At the funeral home.

Arrangements made by Brown Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Processing Center, PO Box 947765, Atlanta, GA 30394 and/or the Alzheimers Association, Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter, 8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400, McLean, Virginia 22102.

Online condolences can be offered at www.BrownFuneral HomesWV.com

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