Michael David ‘Mike’ Burnside


Michael David “Mike” Burnside, 50, a resident of Montrose, passed from this life Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at his home, surrounded by family and under the care of Mountain Hospice.

Mike was born Thursday, Nov. 24, 1966, in DuBois, Pennsylvania, a son of William ‘David’ Burnside and the late Joy ‘Diane’ Cosner Burnside.

On Dec. 9, 2006, in Parsons, he was married to the former Hollie Arbogast, who survives.

Left to cherish Mike’s memory are twin daughters, Alyssa Dawn Burnside and Erin Brooke Burnside Pharis; one brother, Charles Edward “Ed” Burnside and wife, Lori, of Montrose; one sister, Debra Ann Senese and wife, Edie, of Hazlet, New Jersey; grandchildren, Haylie, Zachariah and Maddison Thompson, Mason Arbogast and Brody and Raelynn Pharis; nieces and nephews, Zack and Koti Burnside, Dylan Senese and Hayley and Hunter Neville.

Mike was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1985 and graduated Ohio Diesel Tech in 1986. He had worked as a diesel mechanic for 20 years for Grimes Enterprises of Dailey. He was a member of the NRA. He was a devoted husband, loving father and family man. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking and was a talented mechanic. The family wishes to acknowledge and thank lifelong friends, Terry and Linda Grimes and family, Mike and Amanda Arbogast, Rick Butcher, Brad Hutton and Donna, Bud and Helen Cosner and Linda and Christy Cosner for all they have done for Mike.

A visitation will be held at Riverview Chapel in Porterwood on Monday, Aug. 21, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. James Snyder will officiate, and interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens in Gilman.

The Hostetler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements for Michael David “Mike” Burnside. Condolences may be made to the family at www.hostetlerfuneralhome.com.