C. Burnell ‘Burnie’ Rettew, 69, Cocalico grad, Trinity UMC trustee, gifted woodworker, craftsman

By on July 13, 2016

C. Burnell “Burnie” Rettew, 69, of Denver Borough, died Monday, July 4, 2016, in Lancaster General Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Born in West Reading, Berks County, a son of the late Clarence B. and Erla M. (Fausnacht) Rettew, he was married to Janet L. (Hertzog) Rettew for 51 years.

A 1964 Cocalico High School graduate, Burnie was class president and co-captain of the football team. He was a member and former trustee of Trinity United Methodist Church where he helped at the monthly yard sales. A talented woodworker and craftsman he worked for various millwork companies and was an avid wood carver.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son: Jeffrey L. Rettew, Denver; daughter: Jaci R. (David) Ganse, Lancaster; and grandchildren: Brett and Sarah.

At Burnie’s requested, there will be no services.

Remember him with contributions to Trinity United Methodist Church, 420 Main St., Denver, PA 17517.

Good Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Reamstown, is honored to be assisting the family. Online condolences may be offered at goodfuneral.com.

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