Frederick W. Burgess, 77, computer manager

March 19, 2006

Frederick William Burgess, a computer services manager and home improvement enthusiast, died March 12 at his daughter's home in Westminster. He was 77 and had renal cancer.

Mr. Burgess was born in New Market and attended Frederick High School. He joined the Air Force when he was 18 and later served in the Army.

He married Dolores Elizabeth Edmondson in 1952 and the couple moved to Sykesville. For 33 years, he worked at Allied Signal, retiring in 1991.

During retirement, he split his time between homes in Florida and the Eastern Shore. He loved boating and crabbing and going on cruises.

Mr. Burgess enjoyed work as a handyman. He built his first two homes and could do everything from electrical work to carpentry. His lawns were always perfectly manicured, said his daughter, Lisa Jo Singleton.

"He was a good person. He was simple and practical but just enjoyed being with his family and being outdoors," she added.

Services were held Thursday.

In addition to his wife and daughter, he is survived by two sons, Michael Lee Burgess of Woodbine and Curtis Neal Burgess of Westminster; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

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