John "Jack" Charles Burrington passed away at home on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in Ashburn, Va.
"John "Jack" Charles Burrington passed away at home on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in Ashburn, Va.
He was born July 29, 1948, in Richfield Springs, son of the late John Cecil and Stella Brown Burrington of Richfield Springs. He was educated in Richfield Springs, graduating from Richfield Springs High School. Jack was involved in every sport offered in Richfield Springs from basketball (his favorite), to captain and first baseman of the baseball team and kicker (nickname "The Toe") on the high school football team. There was not a sport Jack didn’t like, and each one he played, he played very well. Jack went on to earn his bachelor of arts degree in English at the State University of New York in Albany.
He began his 34-year career with the United States Postal Service in Albany and held many management positions, including postmaster (Hampton and Dover, N.H.), acting division manager (Springfield, Mass.) and chief financial officer (Portland, Maine). He also held high level management positions in U.S. Postal Headquarters (Washington, D.C.), overseeing the agency's national first class, expedited services and customer service measurement programs.
Throughout his career, Jack received many awards and recognitions for outstanding performance and achievements. He took the most pride in the career and personal success of countless employees who worked for him or sought his insight as their mentor. Jack was always quick to volunteer his time to career development programs, coaching, mentoring, and training on behalf of others.
Jack took up golf before retiring, and just like he did during his wonderful school days in Richfield Springs, he picked up the game quickly. He even holed two holes-in-one within the first year out on the courses and soon was winning many local club events on the senior league.
Always accepting, loving and smiling, having a good word to say to and about everyone, Jack cheered on everyone he met, had many friends and enjoyed meeting new people and his life everyday.
To cherish his memory, he leaves behind his loving wife, Shannon; beloved daughters, Becca Burrington and Brenna Simonds, and stepchildren, Robin Pompa and Rev. George Nixon. He is deeply missed by his much loved son-in-laws, Kymry Esainko, Roy Simonds and William Pompa, and cherished grandchildren, Nathanael and Jeremiah Simonds, Kai and Stella Esainko, Clara and Grant Pompa; his devoted sister, Vicky Burrington Ulrich and her husband, Richard Ulrich, of Dallas, Texas, their sons, Christopher, Matthew and Seth, their daughters-in-law, Vickie, Allison and Jennifer, and his sister's grandchildren, Zachary, Kelsey, Victoria, Cooper and Truman Ulrich.
A Celebration of Life Service of music and memories will be held for family and friends of Jack on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of Christ Uniting, Richfield Springs, with Reverend Mark Ioset presiding.