Meadville Tribune

July 13, 2013

Guy Albert Burgess

Meadville Tribune

COCHRANTON — Guy Albert Burgess of Mattocks Road, Cochranton (Greenwood Township), died unexpectedly on Thursday afternoon, July 11, 2013, in Sharpsville following an accidental fall while trimming trees. He was 34.

Guy was born in Grove City on July 20, 1978, a son of George and Mary Ann Bitnec Burgess.

He had been employed as a tree trimmer by Thomas Tree Care, Adamsville, and had previously been self-employed as a logger.

Guy had a passion for horse pulling and always enjoyed being able to pull his team of horses at area events.

He is survived by his fiancée, Tabatha Roberts of Cochranton; three daughters, Jasmine and Kaylee Burgess and Skylar Byroads at home; a son, Carter Guy Burgess at home; his mother, Mary Ann Burgess of Hadley; six sisters, Debra Johnston of Hadley, Ardella Chess and her husband, Daryl, of Greenville, Jeannette Barquist and her fiancé, John Cook, of Kentucky, Caroline DeMoss and her husband, Mike, of Southington, Ohio, Stephanie English and her husband, Jerry, of Clearfield, and Nadene Burgess and her fiancé, Keith Brown, of Oklahoma; a brother, George Burgess and his fiancée, Krystle Nicholas, of Greenville; a half sister, Stacie Blakeslee of Hadley; and many nieces and nephews.

Guy was preceded in death by his father, George Burgess Sr.; his grandparents, Frank and Helen Bitnec and Merle and Beulah Burgess; a nephew, Matthew Chess; and a niece, Abrianna Matalino.

Friends may call at Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 3223 Perry Highway, Sheakleyville, today from 5 to 8 p.m. and may share memories and condolences with the family online at

The funeral service will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Sandy Butler, family friend, officiating.

Following the service, there will be a gathering at Commodore Perry Community Park.

Cremation has been selected as disposition.

The family has suggested that memorial tributes may be made to the family through the funeral home to help defray expenses.