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Memory Eternal! + John George Burbules, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)

John George Burbules, COL USA (Ret.), 84, of Sellersburg, Indiana, fell asleep in the Lord on Thursday morning, December 14, 2017 after a brief illness. He had a Christian ending to his life – painless, blameless and peaceful.

John’s life was simple. He served his God. He served his country. And he served his family and friends. Each with endless dedication and tremendous love. The rest of his story lives on with the thousands he’s touched.

A long-time member of St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church in Louisville, Kentucky, he served in various offices on the Parish Council, and – for decades – taught Bible Study and Catechism classes. Those whose lives he touched remember his humility, grace and humor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Catherine Burbules; and brother, Constantine “Gus” Burbules.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Ella Patricia Burbules; children, George Burbules (Julie) of East Dundee, IL, Angela Tiffany of Hampton, NH, and Catherine Burbules-Sexton (Sarah) of Schenectady, NY; grandchildren, Mary, Melanie, Alexandra, Alayna and Ashlee; brother, Peter G. Burbules, LTG U.S. Army (Ret.); sister, Margo Alexander; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Monday, December 18, 2017 at St. Michael’s. A graveside service with full military honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church.

Online condolences may be posted via the Scott Funeral Home. May his memory be eternal!