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Harry Burnett

October 10, 1926 — June 13, 2018

Harry Burnett passed away on June 13, 2018 at the age of 91 of natural causes.  He was born in Warren, Ohio on 10/10/26 to Paul and Pauline Burnett.  He graduated from Lordstown High School.  He served in the US Navy from 1944-46 based at Titian, Marianas during WWII.  In 1951 he and his father started the family business of Burnett Pools, Inc.  He was proud of the many pools he built over the years and stood by his motto of “Where Quality Counts”. He was also owner of Warren Fence Co and Barnhills Ice Cream Parlor in Cortland, Ohio.  He retired in 1986 and turned the business over to his four children.

He was involved in many organizations over the years and felt very strongly about them all.   He was Past President of the National Swimming Pool Mideast Chapter; Past President of Warren Rotary Club, Past Master of Cortland Masonic Lodge #529, NE Builders Association member, Warren Buckeye Club, and while in NC he started Tryon Rotary Club and joined the Oasis Shriners Club.

He was a long time member of the Bazetta Christian Church where he was Elder Emeritus and leader of youth groups and friendly circle.   He loved traveling to many other countries as well as here in the states.  He also liked going to auctions,  working with his hands on many special projects,  playing cards and poker with friends and family, golfing, and spending many evenings ballroom dancing and doing the jitterbug.  He was known for his sense of humor and his caring ways.

He was very proud of his family including his four children: Myra (Jim) May; Holly Hess; Alan ( Lynn) Burnett; and Gary (Wanda) Burnett, and 8 Grandchildren; Steve May of Fl, Brad May of Farmdale, Julie (Dan) Mamula of New Philadelphia; Brian (Bridget) Foist of Bethesda, Md.; Julie (Ryan) Bottiglieri of Burbank, Ca.; Jenn (Jim) Biviano of Denver, Co;  Christine Hess of Cortland; Clint Hess of Cleveland.  His 11 great grandchildren brought him much joy and many special memories.   Other family members include a sister, Jerry Fisher of Conyers, Ga and a special cousin, Ruthie Peterson of Columbiana, OH.

No funeral will be held at this time.  Family will have a Memorial service  at Bazetta Christian Church on July 2 at 2:00 PM.  Any donations in memory of Harry should be sent to St. Judes Children’s Hospital ,  the Rotary Club of Warren or Bazetta Christian Church in his honor.

Mr. Burnett’s arrangements have been entrusted to McFarland-Barbee Family Funeral Home, 271 North Park Avenue, Warren, OH 44481, 330-393-9621. Please visit to view this obituary, and send condolences.

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