Bruce D. Burr


Dr. Bruce D. Burr, born Aug. 23, 1932, died April 19, 2020. He was the loving husband of 65 years of Barbara C. (nee Scheitinger); dear father of Carolyn S. Burr, Peter A. (Mei Mei) Burr and Elizabeth B. (William) Elliott; adored grandpa of Peter, Lauren, Emily, Laura and W. Andrew; brother of the late J. Peter Burr; also survived by nieces and nephews. 

A memorial service will be held at Christ United Methodist Church at a later date. Flowers graciously declined. Memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road, Amherst, NY, 14226, or the Student Emergency Aid Fund, c/o Buffalo State College Foundation, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Clev-305, Buffalo, NY, 14222, in honor of Bruce Burr. 

Dr. Burr was a former principal of Smallwood Drive Elementary School and the former President of the Board of Trustees at the United Methodist House at Chautauqua. He was a man of deep faith, a lifelong learner and loved teaching young students, grad students and his grandchildren. In retirement, he spent his summers at the Chautauqua Institution and winters in Dunedin, Florida.

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