Carl H. Burnham Sr.

SCHOHARIE — Carl H. Burnham Sr., a Korean War veteran who worked as an equipment operator and loved animals, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. He was 75.

Born in Brattleboro, Vermont, he was the son of the late Ruth Merrill and Harold Burnham. He resided in Guilderland Center for many years before moving to Schoharie 15 years ago.

He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in Korea from 1971 to 1972. He worked as an equipment operator for the village of Altamont and the Town of Guilderland Water Department until his retirement 15 years ago.

“Carl was always active and spent much of his life helping his family, friends, and neighbors,” his family wrote in a tribute. “His love of animals was unmatched, especially for his cats and his horse, Jeff.  He enjoyed horse shows and trail riding with his friends.”

He is survived by his sons, Carl Burnham Jr. and his wife, Eva, of Voorheesville, Henry Burnham of West Sand Lake, and William Burnham of Flushing, Ohio.

He was the brother of Timothy Burnham of Colonie and the late Edward, David, William and John Burnham; and grandfather of Timothy, Jeffrey and Ian Burnham.

Private funeral services are being conducted at the convenience of the family.

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