New York farrier George Burkum passed away Friday, July 15, 2016. He was 91.

Bunkum proudly served during World War II in the Pacific Campaign, where he was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, and Korea.

Upon his honorable discharge, he worked at St. Lawrence Seaway and Alcoa. He was a self-employed milk delivery man for 14 year before he found his real love — working with horses as a farrier. He was well-known throughout New York and Vermont for his farrier work. He also loved to work with the trotting horses and racing. He operated the starting gates for many harness racing events.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2016. A Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday, July 19. Burial will follow at the Visitation Cemetery in Norfolk, N.Y., with full military honors.

Contributions to his memory can be made to the American Legion at 2 E. High St., Norfolk, NY. Online condolences may be made at Garner Funeral Service

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