Waldo Harding Burlingame
Waldo Harding Burlingame went to be with his love of 74 years, Marguerite, on June 8, 2021. He was born on December 17, 1923, to George and Mae Burlingame in Downsville, New York, and passed away at home in Boise, Idaho with loving family and his precious dog, Bella, present. Waldo and Marguerite were married on July 27, 1946.
Waldo proudly served in the Army Air Corps from January 1943, to January 1946, and in the United States Air Force from September 1950, to December 1967, at which time he retired from military service. He was honorably discharged in January 1973.
Waldo and Marguerite were the longest living members of the Northville First United Methodist Church, having joined in 1937. They took up square dancing and down hill skiing, as well as golf many years ago. They not only skied in New York, but also in Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Canada, Austria, Italy and France. They have memories of several anniversary cruises as well. They spent many years living in different locations while Waldo served his career in the Air Force.
Waldo was predeceased by his loving wife, Marguerite Heath Burlingame; and his parents, George and Mae Burlingame; brothers, Howard and wife Myrtle, Roy and wife Rita; sister, Eva Davenport; as well as in-laws, Converse and Naomi Heath; and brothers-in-law, Preston Edward “Buddy” Heath, Winston Dale “Buzz” Heath, Marvin “Marve” Blunck; and sister-in-law, Patricia Heath.
Waldo leaves a son, Richard “Dick” Burlingame and wife Sylvia of Boise, Idaho; daughter, Cheryl “Cheri” Oberhoff and husband Ray of Needville, Texas; grandchildren, Richard “Rick” Burlingame and wife Laura of Boise, Idaho; Dale Oberhoff and wife Jackie of Fairchild, Texas; Kimberly Connell and husband Chris of Twin Falls, Idaho; Dena Dick and husband David of Needville, Texas; Danette “Dani” Tillery and husband Jerry of Windermere, Florida; and sister-in-law, Lucille “Ceil” Blunck of Gloversville, New York. He is also survived by numerous loving great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Visitation at the Northville Funeral Services from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on June 16, 2021, at 401 Bridge St., Northville, NY, 12134; 518-863-4744, followed by graveside service with full military honors at 1:30 p.m. at the Prospect Hill Cemetery in Northville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Northville First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 301 S Main St., Northville, NY 12134. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.northvillefuneralservice.com. The graveside service for Waldo will be streamed live on our Northville Funeral Home Facebook page for any of those that cannot attend.