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Allen Ainsworth Bursley III

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Allen Ainsworth Bursley III

June 28, 1934 ~ February 18, 2014

Allen Ainsworth Bursley lll died Tuesday, February 18, 2014, after an extended illness. Al “Gramps” was born June 28, 1934, in San Diego, CA, but spent most of his life in the San Francisco Bay area. His children, Steven and Sheryl Bursley, were born in California. Al worked 37 years in various capacities for Pacific Bell and was involved with laying cable in the Bay. Al’s passions were jazz saxophone and sailing in the Bay. Al was a veteran of the Air Force and a member of the Wenatchee First United Methodist Church.

Al is survived by his wife of 27 years, Jean P. Bursley; Steven Bursley (Paula) of California; Sheryl Bursley of Savannah, GA; step-children, Roberta Diane Dietz (Chris) of Olympia, WA, Sandra Harmening (David) of Cashmere, WA, and David Bruce Matzke (Shana) of Jaco, Costa Rica. Al had nine grandkids: Nathan Darden, Mark (Jessica) Darden; Garrett, Gannon, and Jordan Matzke; Joshua (Erina) Harmening; Cody Harmening; Rachel and Nicholas Bursley. “Gramps” Al enjoyed five great-grandchildren: Neviyah Harmening; Emma Rae Matzke, Austin Matzke; Blythe Darden; and Xavier Harmening.

The family will have a Private Memorial Service and wishes to thank Bonaventure Memory Care and the Soth family and staff of Life’s Little Pleasures Adult Family Home in East Wenatchee for their thoughtful care of Allen. Many thanks also to Dr. Russell Havlichek and nurse, Dorothy, for their patience and care.

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