Emanuel Burkman, a longtime pastor, friend and supporter of the camp, died last week at the age of 99.

Burkman served the Lord as a pastor of United Methodist churches in southern New Jersey for a remarkable 63 years, the longest of anyone in the conference when he retired from his last church in Cape May County at age 84.

Though I never had the privilege of meeting “Manny” or “Burky” as he was known, I understand he was quite the revivalist who made a lasting impact for the kingdom in every church he served and at our camp when it was in the town of Delanco and when it moved to its present location. He was a board member and led many a workday at camp, carpentry being one of his passionate hobbies.

If you have a recollection of Emanuel, please be sure to share it in the comments below.

A Memorial Service will take place at The Shores at Wesley Manor, 2201 Bay Avenue, in Ocean City, on Saturday, March 5, at 11 a.m.

If you would like to send condolences to the family you can write to:

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Burkman
P.O. Box 2666
El Cajon, CA 92021

Drs. Tom and Lani Burkman
800 Kirkwood Drive
Grand Island, NY 14072

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