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John Burnie Tanner
  • May 07, 1943
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  • April 13, 2014

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John Burnie Tanner age 70 of The Villages died April 13, 2014 at The Villages Hospice House. John is survived by his wife Rita. The couple moved to the Villages in 2002 from Springboro, Ohio. Burnie was a 20 year retired U.S. Navy Veteran. He later worked for Lockheed Martin Corporation as an engineer retiring after 20 years in the early 2000's.Burnie as his buddies knew him both in golf and on his bowling league will be dearly missed by this huge host of friends he enjoyed over the years in The Villages.Memorial donations in Burnie's memory may be directed to The Villages Hospice 601 Casa Bella The Villages.







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  1. 04 May 2014
    Mary Lynn Ashworth says:
    Deep condolences from my family and I to Burnie's wife, two lovely daughters, and grandchildren. Burnie was a great guy -- always there to lend a helping hand. I remember him telling me about when he was a small boy in South Carolina and very tied to his mother so that she took him to the warehouse where they processed tobacco; he insisted on standing on a box and helping his mother with her work.

  2. 17 Apr 2014
    Tom and Pam Rinehart says:
    Please accept our sincere condololensces on Bernie's passing. We enjoyed his company while bowling and at the various parties. He was a good guy and will be missed.

  3. 16 Apr 2014
    Jan and Rob Wiltsie says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, especially Rita. Bernie, Godspeed. You will be missed at the bowling centers and visiting at our shop.

  4. 16 Apr 2014
    Dixie Thalwitzer says:
    Rita, I have valued your friendship and the gentle humor that Bernie could always surprise me with. My heart is with you.

  5. 16 Apr 2014
    Tom and Karen Howard says:
    Our hearts go out to you Rita for your loss of your loving husband Bernie. We enjoyed Bernie for his friendship and competitiveness at the bowling alley. What a great man. We will miss him.

  6. 16 Apr 2014
    Jack Devlin says:
    Chief Petty Officer John “Bernie” Tanner, USN Retired

    You have experienced that which comes to all of us who serve on active duty in "OUR NAVY”.

    "I write "OUR NAVY," because your departure from the world as we know it in no way terminates your relationship. By law and tradition, United States Navy Retirees are always on the rolls ever ready to lend their service when the need arises-wherever.

    The respect that you earned as "The Chief" was based on the same attributes that you will now carry into your next assignment. You should have no regrets.

    Do not view your passing as an end of an era but rather as orders to a new and challenging assignment, to a form of independent duty. Remember well that you have been, and will always be, an accepted member of the most exclusive of all fraternities - that of the United States Navy Chief Petty Officer.

    The active duty and retired Chiefs salute you, Chiefs that proceeded you welcome you. I wish you the traditional "Fair Winds and Following Seas."

    Very Respectfully,

    Senior Chief Operations Specialist,
    John “Jack” Devlin, USN (Retired)