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Retired midstate Marine died of a heart attack while plowing

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 28, 2016 12:03 PM
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(Gettysburg) -- Authorities say an 84-year-old Adams County man had a heart attack while plowing snow during the weekend storm and his death is being classified as storm related. 

The county coroner says Colonel Wayne Burt, Sr., a career officer in the Marines, was clearing his Gettysburg property on Sunday when he had a heart attack. 

According to Burt's obituary, he served in the Marines for 30 years and "enjoyed working outdoors, beautifying his property.'' 

Burt's death brings the total number of storm-related deaths in Pennsylvania to 10. 

At least 50 people have died as a result of the mammoth snowstorm that pounded the Eastern U.S. last weekend.

The deaths resulted from car accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning and heart attacks while shoveling snow.  

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