John Burgett – The Man of the Cloth in Your Corner of the Woods
John Burgett is an experienced FCC attorney with expertise in complex regulatory, corporate and transactional matters. He represents broadcasters, financial institutions and investors on a range of matters before the Federal Communications Commission.
He is an accomplished wood sculptor, working with long Cedar and Big Maple logs to craft pieces that evoke driftwood weathered by the elements. Currently, his Pono Ranch project involves a self-powered steam crane that projects out toward Ballard Bridge.
Early Life and Education
John Burgett was born in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe County, Indiana to James W. and Sarah Burgett.
He married Annabelle Bills in 1904 at Lewisburg, Marshall County, Tennessee; however she passed away in 1994.
He was an active member of Church Street Church of Christ throughout his life and owned a car dealership in Lewisburg for thirty-seven years.
His family still resides in Lewisburg. He is survived by his wife Frances Whitttemore Burgett; daughter Brenda Wells; brother Douglas Burgett; and four grandchildren.
He was a veteran of WWII and 32nd degree Mason. Additionally, he belonged to the American Legion and Al Menah Shrine. Survived by many friends and relatives, he will be fondly remembered.
He is a self-described “odd job man,” having leveraged his knack for construction into an impressive career as co-owner of Kokosing – the titan in the construction industry. Along with his brother Tom Muraski and an experienced team of project managers, he has successfully guided Kokosing through some of its most complex endeavors.
John Burgett is an expert advisor to broadcasters and financial institutions on complex regulatory, corporate, and transactional matters before the FCC. His technical proficiency has allowed his clients to successfully navigate through digital television technology’s myriad regulations. A seasoned businessman, John has guided mergers and acquisitions that have transformed Scandinavia’s broadcast sector while finding suitable investors to finance them.
Achievements and Honors
As former superintendent of Highland School District #5, John Burgett earned his stripes in education. Those who knew him best will no doubt agree that his teaching and dedication to students was nothing short of extraordinary. At a time when many educators were forced out due to budget cuts, Burgett successfully navigated his ship into the future by opening multiple academies and authoring book chapters. Best of all? He’s still here sharing his lessons learned with us – hopefully the next chapter will be just as thrilling as the last! Until then be on the lookout for him wherever life takes you!
John Burgett, age 78, passed away on April 28, 2015 in Prosser, WA surrounded by his loving family.
He was a retired Army heavy equipment operating engineer who worked throughout Washington State before retiring to Hanford.
His wife Glenetta Carol Young predeceased him; they were married in February 1959.
He was originally from Arnold, Nebraska before moving to Prosser in 1986. Previously a veteran of the US Air Force from 1959 until 1961, he served his country with honor during this time.
He was an incredible family man. He kept in close touch with his nieces and nephews, taking an active role in their lives. Every season he looked forward to attending a Rutgers football game; also traveling to other colleges to watch his favorite teams play. Additionally, he had a passion for sports which he enjoyed sharing with his children.
Burgett had an estimated net worth of approximately $4 million. He served as CEO for Verto Medical Solutions, a company which manufactured and sold Yurbuds headphones for athletes.
John Burgett was born in May 1832 at Battle Ground, Tippecanoe County, Indiana and passed away on May 14, 1903 at Woodland in Iroquois County, Illinois.
On February 1855 in Tippecanoe County, John K. Middaugh married (1) Susan Amanda Middaugh the daughter of John K. and Clarissa ______. She was born about 1834 in Ohio.