Travis L. Burge of Sharpsville passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, as a result of injuries sustained in an all-terrain vehicle accident. He was 23.
Travis was born July 24, 1993, in Meadville, a son of Michelle Sherred Kania and Kelvin L Burge.
Travis was a 2012 graduate of Sharpsville High School, having attended the Mercer County Career Center for diesel mechanics, and a 2015 graduate of the University of Northwestern Ohio with associate of science degrees in diesel technology and agricultural equipment technology.
Travis was employed in maintenance heat treat at Meadville Forging Co.
A social member of Saegertown American Legion Post 205, Travis loved playing hockey and soccer, and wrestling. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding four-wheelers, boating and bull riding. He loved his John Deere tractor, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and especially time spent with family and friends.
Survivors include his parents, Michelle and Brian Kania, Sharpsville; his fiancee Courtney Weber, Pittsburgh; his maternal grandparents, Red and Doris Sherred, Venango; his paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Velma Burge, Saegertown; and Edward and Donna Kania, Cambridge Springs; his paternal great-grandmother, Louise Gamble, Cambridge Springs; his paternal great-grandfather, Edward F. Kania, Canonsburg, Pa.; a stepsister, Brooke E. Kania, Charlotte, N.C.; several aunts and uncles including Hazel and Art Baron, Saegertown; Wendy Angelo, Venango; Arnie and Sharri Burge, Linda and Bob Haines, Dale and Brenda Burge, and Darrell and Julie Kania, all Cambridge Springs; a great-aunt and great-uncle, Terry and Marty Sherred, Sevierville, Tenn.; his goddaughter, Kinslee June; and several cousins including Scott and Brittney Baron, Kristen Angelo and her fiance Andy Eckart, Raymond and Maria Biebel, Alyssa Angelo, Donald Baron, Julie Wilkinson, Donald Burge, Kevin Burge, Bobby and Jesse Haines, Katie, Kenny Burge; Tommy Burge, Patsy, Bryce Kania, Brett Kania, and Madix, Raelynn, and Briar Baron.
He was preceded in death by his father; and maternal great-grandparents, Donald and Clara Sherred and Howard and Jean Shafer.
Memorials may be made to the French Creek Valley Railroad Historical Society, P.O. Box 632, Meadville, PA 16335.
Travis L., 23, of Sharpsville.
Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday (9-7-16) in ROBERT W. WAID FUNERAL HOME, 581 Chestnut St., Meadville. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.waidfuneralhome.net.
Service: Funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday (9-8-16) in the funeral home with Pastor Ray Martinez of Living Waters Church officiating.
Interment: Venango Cemetery.
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