Terry L. Burnley

November 18, 1945 ~ December 29, 2020 (age 75)


Terry Lee Burnley, 75, the companion of Diane E. Earnshaw, of the Village at Maiden Creek in Blandon, died December 29, 2020, at home.
Born on November 18, 1945, in West Chester, Chester County, he was the son of the late George M. and Dorothy (Hayden) Burnley.
Terry was a 1963 graduate of Owen J. Roberts High School and studied at West Chester University, earning a B.S. and M.S. in Biology. He worked 31 years for the Pottstown School District as a High School Biology Teacher.
He was an avid boater, spending many summers with Diane on their boat at the Jersey Shore. He also enjoyed golf, which he took up with old friends after retirement. He loved to travel and enjoyed learning new facts and acquiring knowledge. 
Surviving in addition to Diane are his two children - Scott and Jennifer, fiancé of Chris Joyce; Nathan, son of Diane; three grandchildren - Shelby, daughter of Scott, and Liam and Lila, son and daughter of Jennifer; sister Patricia, wife of Larry Gray. He was preceded in death by sister Lynne Burnley and brothers Jack, Richard, and Michael Burnley.
A memorial service for family and friends will be held at a later date at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Glenmoore, PA. Interment of ashes will be in the family plot at St. Andrews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (

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