Richard Burr, retired from Nestle

Richard M. Burr, 78, of Phoenix, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 at Oswego Hospital after a short illness.

He was born in Lowville to the late Richard and Rachel (Leaf) Burr. He has been a resident of Phoenix for 60 years. Mr. Burr retired from Nestle, Fulton after 48 years of service. He worked at the Brewerton Speedway  as the tow truck driver.

He was pre-deceased by his son, Melvin R. Burr, who died in 2002.

Mr. Burr is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Burr of Phoenix; two sons, James Burr of Phoenix and Raymond (Patty) Burr of Phoenix; two sisters Linda Fazekas of Boonville and Irene Golden of Boonville; 22 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no funeral services. Burial will be held privately. Calling hours were conducted Wednesday at Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton.

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