SINCLAIR & FORT FAIRFIELD - Lawrence J. "Jack" Burlock, 89, husband of the late Sara M. "Sally" Burlock, passed away Friday morning, January 23, 2015 at a Caribou healthcare facility, following a brief illness.
He was born September 11, 1925 in Houlton, the son of John and Dorothy (Tedford) Burlock. Following his graduation from Houlton High School, Jack served his country with the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, attaining the rank of Sergeant in the North African Campaign. Upon his return, Jack attended Ricker College, and Wentworth Institute of Technology. He became employed by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers from 1952 to 1960 and went on to own and operate General Supply Corporation, a general contracting firm in Limestone. He was married to Sally Emery on June 10, 1950. Jack was actively involved in the banking industry. He was a past director of the Fort Fairfield First National Bank, Depositors Trust of Aroostook, Key Bank of Northern Maine, and Aroostook County Federal Savings and Loan. Jack was one of five original incorporators of First Citizens Bank of Caribou and Presque Isle. He served as chairman of the board from its incorporation in 1989 through April 2005. Always active in civic affairs, Jack was a member of numerous area organizations. He received the degrees of Freemasonry at the former Fort Fairfield Eastern Frontier Masonic Lodge, and was currently affiliated with the Limestone Lodge No. 214 AF & AM, and was a member of the Anah Temple Shrine. Jack was a past president of the Associated General Contractors of Maine, a trustee for the Fort Fairfield Utilities District, a past member of the Fort Fairfield Planning Board, and a past director of the Northern Maine Fair Association. Jack greatly enjoyed golfing, and was a member of the Aroostook Valley Country Club, and the Pasadena Golf and Yacht Club, St. Petersburg, FL. Jack was also one of several community members instrumental in the design and creation of the White Bunny Ski Area, on the Currier Road, Fort Fairfield, where he served as a member of the National Ski Patrol. Jack was also an avid hunter, fisherman, and snowmobiler, residing on Long Lake in Sinclair for close to 30 years, and spending the winters in St. Petersburg, FL. In addition to his parents, Jack was predeceased by his wife Sally, and one son-in-law, Al Cyr; one brother, Utley Burlock; two sisters, Betty Seebandt and Mildred Burlock. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Stephen J. and Helen Burlock of Bangor; two daughters and son-in-law, Sally Ann Cyr of Caribou, and Susan L. and Matthew Nightingale of Yarmouth; five grandchildren, Courtney Boma and her husband Claude Boma, M.D., Adam Cyr, all of Caribou, John Burlock of Bangor, Joshua and Ethan Nightingale of Yarmouth; three great-grandchildren, Chloe and Camilla Boma, and Liam Cyr, all of Caribou; numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Monday, January 26, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main Street, Fort Fairfield, where a Masonic Memorial Service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. by the officers of the Limestone Masonic Lodge No. 214 AF & AM. The funeral service will be private for the family. Interment will take place in the spring at Riverside Cemetery, Fort Fairfield.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute in memory of Jack to the Jefferson Cary Foundation, P.O. Box 89, Caribou, Maine 04736 or The Salvation Army, 297 Cumberland Avenue, P.O. Box 3575, Portland, Maine 04104. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gibersondorseyfuneralhome.com