Louis Donald Burgy

Builder, Appraiser

Louis Donald Burgy, 80, an appraiser and former Washington area builder who constructed single-family homes for low- and middle-income families, died June 27 of kidney failure at his home in Glenwood.

Mr. Burgy was born in Paterson, N.J. During World War II, he served in Germany with the U.S. Army's 68th Armored Infantry Battalion "A" Company and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He received two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.

He received a bachelor's degree in architectural engineering in 1950 and a master's degree in city and regional planning in 1968, both from Catholic University.

The owner of a construction company from 1946 to 1960, he specialized in building affordable single-family homes in the area.

He was a private real estate appraiser from 1959 until his retirement in 2004, appraising homes in the District, Maryland and Virginia. For more than 25 years, he served on the appraiser panels for the Veterans Administration and the Federal Housing Administration and was a past president of the American Society of Appraisers.

He loved to hunt and fish and was a member of the National Capital Gun Club and the Izaak Walton League, both in Darnestown. He also was a skeet and trap shooting competitor.

His first wife, Georgee Burgy, died in 1989.

Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Judith B. White of Glenwood; a son, Donald C. Burgy of Clarksville; five stepdaughters, Julie White of Silver Spring, Beth White of Potomac, Dana White of Newport Beach, Calif., Kerry White of Bethesda and Paige White of Vista, Calif.; and three grandchildren.