Timothy Nyman Burrell

December 16, 1948August 28, 2020

Timothy N. Burrell, 71, of Harrisburg PA, passed away on Friday August 28, 2020 at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Tim was born on December 16, 1948 in Frederick, WI to Gene and Norma (Nyman) Burrell. During his childhood he lived in several different locations, including: Duluth, MN and Sioux Falls, SD.

He attended Sioux Falls College and earned a degree in Theology. He proudly served in the Navy as Petty Officer 3rd Class as boatsmen mate aboard the USS Sacramento from 1969-1972, which included a tour in Vietnam. May 1978 he married Denise Albright and Mark “JR” became his son that day. Denise and Tim remained friends although they divorced after 14 years. He served in various roles in the food and beverage industry across several states.

In Harrisburg, PA, he enjoyed his time working at Colonial and Blue Ridge County Clubs (11 years). He loved his time volunteering for Hospice of Central PA. Epiphany Lutheran Church allowed Tim to be the hands and feet of Jesus in different capacities and he enjoyed sharing his time and talents with them. He was a member of the local American Legion Post 272.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents and his father, Gene Burrell. Tim leaves to celebrate his life, his mother, Norma Burrell, Canton, SD; son, Mark (Lorraine) Grisez, Denver, CO; granddaughter, Zoe Grisez, Denver, CO; sister, Carole (Dave) Day, Arlington, TX; brother, Dann Burrell, Canton, SD, and numerous nieces and nephews. And many good friends over the years; including Nicole Marrazzo, Harrisburg, PA (24 years).

His life will be celebrated on Friday, September 18th at Epiphany Lutheran Church 1100 Colonial Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17112 at 11:00 a.m. Followed by burial service at Fort Indiantown Gap Annville PA at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Epiphany Lutheran Church; 1100 Colonial Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17112


  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, September 18, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Friday, September 18, 2020


Timothy Nyman Burrell

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