Norman Otis Burmaster



Norman Otis Burmaster, age 66, of Bellefontaine, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina after complications from Influenza B.
Norm was born in Jamestown, New York, on April 12, 1951 to the late Stanley Burmaster and Agnes (Brustrom) Burmaster. He graduated from Circleville High School in 1970 and went on to complete his Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University graduating in 1974. Norm, a Senior Designs Draftsman, worked 39 years at Mettler-Toledo before retiring in 2016. He was a kind and gentle soul. Norm loved flying and was a pilot for almost 50 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed building RC airplanes, watching the Buckeyes, golfing, reading, taking long walks with his dog, dining with his friends, and vacationing at Disney World. However, the Champaign Aviation Museum was his true passion. He had spent the past 11 years with his volunteer friends, working to restore a B-17 Flying Fortress back to flying status.
Norm is survived by his wife, Cathy (Knack), whom he married on April 5, 1986, at the Worthington United Methodist Church. He is also survived by his daughter, Ashley (Charles) Phillips of North Carolina, brother, Matt Burmaster of Dublin; nephews and nieces, Marty Burmaster, Emily (Scott) Roberts, Delon Summersett, Brittany (John) Wertz, and Nicholas (Bekah) Price. Norm loved the Lord and was a member of the Huntsville United Methodist Church. He will be sorely missed by those who loved him.
A Celebration of Norm’s life will be held at 2 pm, on Saturday, March 10, at the Huntsville United Methodist Church, 6611 Fruit St, Huntsville, OH 43324, with Rev. Bryan Meadows officiating.
Memorial donations in memory of Norm can be made to Champaign Aviation Museum - 1652 N. Main St, Urbana, OH 43078 - or Huntsville United Methodist Church.
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