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Richard G. “Dick” Burnham
  • November 30, 1926
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  • June 15, 2019

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Obituary

Richard G. “Dick” Burnham, age 92, of Ocala, Fl. passed away Saturday, June 15, surrounded by Family.

Dick is survived by his beloved “Bride” of nearly 70 years, Louise M. ( Zierk) Burnham, and their six children;  Patti (Philip) Digrazia, Charles Burnham, Dennis Burnham, Genevieve (Glenn) Stocks, Bonnie Burnham and James Burnham, 10 grandchilren, 22 great grandchildren, several cousins, and multiple nieces and nephews.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Edward A. and Genevieve H. (Beato) Burnham, his five siblings and two granddaughters, Dena (DiGrazia) Williams, and Jolene Burnham.

Dick was born in Chicago,IL, on November 30, 1926, the youngest of six siblings. He grew up and attended school in Chicago, as well. At age 17 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served on the USS Frank E. Evans in the Pacific during WW ll. Dick remained proud of his service throughout his life.

Dick was employed early in life at Northwestern Railroad, then embarked upon his career as an  ironworker and machinery mover. Relocating to Georgia in 1982, then to Florida in 2006. He enjoyed fishing, working in his shop, building furniture and repairing clocks, which became lifelong hobbies. He cherished spending time with his family, was known by all as a “great” guy, and brought joy to everyone around him with his quick wit and engaging sense of humor. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all that knew him.

Celebration of Life at Rolling Greens Village Clubhouse, 1901 SE 58th Avenue, Ocala, FL, 1:00 pm, on July 13,  2019.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the  American Kidney Fund or The American Diabetes Association, would be appreciated.  Arrangements by Baldwin Brothers Funerals & Cremations 954 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 352-236-5884.

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  1. 28 Jun 2019
    Lynda Drebi says:
    You have left us such an amazing legacy of vibrant and loving family. Rest In Peace Mr Burnham!

  2. 28 Jun 2019
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  3. 28 Jun 2019
    Carol says:
    We were so sorry to learn if your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers and wish you all comfort and peace knowing he is at peace and that you will be together one day. Hugs and sympathy to all. The Lawrence’s

  4. 27 Jun 2019
    Linda Zierk Nieting lit a candle:
    Lit since June 27, 2019 at 6:49:47 PM

  5. 27 Jun 2019
    Betty Burnham Lubas lit a candle:
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  6. 27 Jun 2019
    Betty Burnham Lubas posted an image:
    Hope you’re having a beer with my Dad,<br />
Rest In Peace Uncle Dick❤️
    Hope you’re having a beer with my Dad,
    Rest In Peace Uncle Dick❤️

  7. 27 Jun 2019
    mike zierk says:
    RIP Uncle Dick . Always remember being scared of you....until spending time with you. Great guy!!!

  8. 27 Jun 2019
    Molly Hopkins says:
    Miss you already Dick. So many memories of you and Lou. Wonderful brother-in-law..

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  12. 26 Jun 2019
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