David S. BurrMar 22nd, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Obituaries
David S. Burr, 90, passed away very early Wednesday, March 16, 2011, after being hospitalized on February 15, due to complications from recent surgeries. He spent his final week being cared for in the home of his son in Cherry Lake.
He was born January 5, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pa., and was a resident of Cherry Lake for 17 years. Formerly of Atco & Berlin, N.J., where he worked and helped raise his family, daughter, Dolores Fay Chatman of Port Angeles, Wash.; daughter, Donna Lee Martino of Ark; (deceased 02-27-10); son, Clifford G Burr of Cherry Lake; and Wayne B. Knack of Cherry Lake, long time son-like friend and caregiver; former wife and mother of his children, Dolores Berstecher-Burr-Cook, of Port Angeles, Wash.; five grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He was their “Pop-pop Dave.”
He loved his country and proudly served with the U.S. Army and Air Force during World War II in China, Burma, India, and Japan. He was a member of the American Legion Post at Cherry Lake. He was also a Life Member of the Burma Star Association and a National Member of the China-Burma-India (CBI) Veterans Association and the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Medal and Purple Heart. As per his wishes, there will not be a funeral service, local burial, or memorial service.
In Memory, donations may be made to: Cristo Salva Missions (a Christian Mission of Encouragement to the People of Honduras, C.A.) where his son serves in the ministry or Big Bend Hospice of Florida who were amazing in providing comfort and met his every need as he left this world.
Make check(s) payable to Cristo Salva Missions or Big Bend Hospice, 1254 N.W. County Road 150 Madison, Florida 32340
Beggs Funeral Home, Madison Chapel (850)973-2258, was in charge of arrangements.