Charles Wilbur Burlingame of Seaford passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Life Care at Lofland Park.  He was born in Milford, on Dec. 3, 1930, son of the late Laffeyette and Olla Lee (Moody) Burlingame.

Mr. Burlingame made his career as a pipefitter. He was a faithful member of Grace Baptist Church in Seaford and the  Whirlaways Square Dancers, and he enjoyed gardening and reading. Above all, Mr. Burlingame cherished time spent with those he held dear. He was a loving and devoted father, grandfather, brother, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Burlingame was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Betty (Parker) Burlingame. He is survived by his sons: Timothy L. Burlingame (Jane) of Laurel, DE and David A. Burlingame (Regina) of NC; his grandchildren: David Burlingame, Steve Burlingame, Andy Burlingame, Julie Mumpower, Timmy Burlingame, Gerald Strothers, and Candace Jo Lance; his great-grandchildren: Lucas and Logan Mumpower, Wyatt, Noah, Jaxon, Dawson, and Kaylee Burlingame, and Tiffany Lance;  and his sister, Ruth Burlingame Georgiou of Florida.

A private graveside service was held at Barratt’s Chapel Cemetery, Frederica, DE. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.  Arrangements are being handled by Watson-Yates Funeral Home & Crematorium, a member of the Parsell Funeral Family, Seaford, DE.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Mr. Burlingame’s memory to Grace Church, 805 Atlanta Road, Seaford, DE 19973, or Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

Please visit Mr. Burlingame’s Life Memorial Webpage and sign his online guestbook at