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Celebrating the life of

F. Justin Burgstiner, Jr.

Passed away on May 14, 2023

F. Justin Burgstiner, Jr.

 Frank Justin Burgstiner, Jr. was a native of Savannah and born to Frank Justin Burgstiner, Sr. and Jessie Edwards Burgstiner in 1941.  Justin was a graduate of H. V. Jenkins High School where he served as the 1st band captain.  He played the French horn, trumpet and alto horn.  In his younger years, Justin was a beloved troop leader for the Boy Scouts of America, and he received the honor of the Order of the Arrow.

Justin began his long career with Southern Bell as a coin telephone collector.  After serving in many positions throughout his career, he retired from BellSouth as District Manager of Corporate and External Affairs for Southeast Georgia.  Justin’s dynamic personality and sense of humor served him well in his career and his service to our community.  He was a wonderful story-teller and entertained as a speaker for many organizations across the state of Georgia.  He had a demeanor and smile that put others at ease and brought so much joy with his humorous tales that got a little bigger with each telling.  In the past, Justin was a member of many organizations such as Rotary Club of Savannah East, The German Heritage Society of Savannah, and Georgia Salzburger Society.  He was a 1994 graduate of Leadership Savannah.  In addition, he served as President of the Telephone Pioneers of America Dixie Chapter for several years where he received many awards for his volunteer work.  He was also Chairman of the Calvary Day School Committee from 1991 – 1995.  Justin had a deep Christian faith that influenced many other lives.  He was a member of Isle of Hope United Methodist Church for many years.

Justin is preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Lanier Burgstiner, and his parents.  He is survived by his daughter, Lee Rambo (Ryon), as well as his grandsons, Will Rambo and Ross Rambo, who brought him so much joy.  He is also survived by his brother, Henry Burgstiner and several nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.  Funeral service will be Monday, May 22, 2023 at 11:00 am at Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.  Burial will be immediately after the service at Bonaventure Cemetery.

Remembrances may be sent to Independent Presbyterian Church, 207 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31401. Please write in the memo line “Point Pleasant Building Fund – Justin Burgstiner.”  He enjoyed many Sunday evenings at Point Pleasant with his family.






RIP Old Friend, You Will Most Definitely Be Missed By All Those Who Knew You ! Me Especially! I’ll never forget that Summer At Epworth By The Sea with You . I’m Sorry for Your Family’s Loss as well . I Know Exactly Where You Are And I’ll be With You before Long . Jim Marston Tybee Island

- James Marston, Tybee Island, GA

So sorry about OUR loss of a great guy and cousin-in-law. He was a joy to know and to talk with. He exhibited a real. zest for life.

- Harriet & Jimmy Ray, Swainsboro, Ga

Justin was a high school friend. Always jovial and willing to help. Sympathy to the family.

- Anna Canady, Savannah, GA

You'll be missed, old friend - you were a great high school classmate. I'll see you down the road...

- Mark T Couch, Jacksonville, FL

Justin was a wonderful husband to my cousin, Carolyn, until her death! We grew up like sisters and I rejoice they are united with God!

- Chubby & Genelta Logue, Bolingbroke, GA

I worked with Justin many years at Bellsouth. He was such a character, a true southern gentleman. His quick wit, kindness and generosity made him such a joy. He will be dearly missed. RIP friend your work here is done

- Pat Turner Stanfield, Bloomingdale, Ga.

Lee, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for u and your family

- Diane Albritton , Savannah, Ga

Justin and I were friends for a long time. I'm so sorry he's gone. I pray blessings for his family.

- Bob Mitchell, Madison, NC

Justin was one of the good guys. Always friendly, kind and always willing to help. My prayers are for his family to have comfort and peace.

- Dale Karacostas, Savannah, Ga

Justin was my Dear Friend. We worked on many special events and had many great experiences. He made you Laugh, and Lord knows, we need more people to make us Laugh. He even made the Pope laugh (long story). I will miss Justin, but I will always have fond memories of him. My deepest love and condolences to all of his family. Denny Smith

- DENNIS SMITH, Richmond Hill, Georgia

Henry, so sorry for your loss. We have very fond memories of our summers spent we spent with you, Justin and your Mom and our Mom and Dad at Tybee. Love, Brenda

- The Dashers, Billy, Hope and Brenda, Springfield , Ga 31329

Bub you being my older brother, and loosing our dad when we were young. I have always looked up to you, and followed you to many jobs! Strickland’s Supermarket Tybee, Williams Seafood, and lastly the Telephone Company. We had many a good time together, and you forever trying to keep me straight. I’m sure that was the hardest job you ever had. Now I’m sure you are with all of those we have loved and lost, you made your finial trip Mother’s Day I’m sure it was special! Lee, will attest to this, our conversations were always short and to the point. You will always be in my heart as I know my mind is not as good as it once was!

- Henry Burgstiner, Savannah, Georgia

I worked with Justin at BellSouth. He was a good friend and a joy to be around. I'll always remember the Fun times we had at the Pioneer Conventions at Jekyll Island. Denny and I always enjoyed the time we spent with Justin and Carolyn. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Sandra Smith

- SANDRA SMITH, Richmond Hill, Georgia

Justin and I were very close friends in high school and shared many happy and fun times together. I moved away from Savannah shortly after high school and we gradually lost touch. When I received news of his passing, I read his obituary and was overwhelmed by his abundant life and all the ways he found to serve and share with his fellow travelers. His life would be an excellent example to follow. Rest well my friend in a place where "there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain".

- Bill Reagan, Montgomery, AL

To daughter Lee, Brother Henry, and all family and friends, Janie and I send our love, prayers, and deepest sympathies at this time of loss. Justin was an amazing man, great husband and father, fun loving, and the ultimate example of a servant’s heart. Heaven has gained a precious soul.

- Janie/Buddy Clay, Savannah, GA

Lee - I’m so sorry for your loss ! I remember Your dad as always having the greatest sense of humor and so very kind to Mikki and I.

- Mieke Kramer, Savannah , GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel