Jack Burlinson, 70, of Bridgewater, died Dec. 16, 2011, at Danbury Hospital in the presence of his family. He was the husband of Joan (Holick) Burlinson.

Mr. Burlinson was born May 30, 1941, in Danbury, son of Mary (Chiarella) Belansky of Danbury and the late John K. Burlinson Sr.

He was a graduate of Henry Abbot Technical School, Class of 1959, in Danbury.

Mr. Burlinson was a veteran of the United States Army Reserve.

He worked as an electromechanical designer for many area companies including Hamar Laser Instruments in Danbury.

He was a member and past president of Dusty Golf League and Sokol Lodge #30, where he served as president for 32 years.

He loved golfing, fishing, gardening, and was an avid NY Giants football fan.

In addition to his mother, Mary, and his wife, Joan, Mr. Burlinson is survived by his children, Ara Burlinson, and his wife, Amanda, of Oxford, John Sawyer, of Bloomfield, N.J., Sherry Sawyer, and her husband, Mark Briganti, of Newtown, Brian Burlinson, of Long Island, N.Y., Tracey Burlinson, of Danbury, Shawna Renna, of Brookfield, and Shane Burlinson, of New Milford; and six grandchildren; five brothers, David Burlinson, of New Jersey, Ken Burlinson, of Florida, Paul Belansky and Tim Belansky, of Bethel, and Jay Belansky, of Danbury; a sister, Carol Setaro, of Florida; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Alan Burlinson.

The Cornell Memorial Home of Danbury was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 44 Spring St., Danbury, CT 06810.