Richard M. Burr, 78

FULTON, NY – Richard M. Burr, 78, of Phoenix, NY, died Thursday August 30, 2012, at Oswego Hospital after a short illness.

He was born in Loweville, NY, to the late Richard and Rachel (Leaf) Burr.

He had been a resident of Phoenix for 60 years.

Mr. Burr retired from Nestles Co., Fulton after 48 years of service.

He loved to work at the Brewerton Races, Brewerton, NY, as the tow truck driver.

He was predeceased by his son, Melvin R. Burr, in 2002.

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

There will be no funeral services.

Burial will be held privately.

Calling hours will be conducted 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 at the Sugar Funeral Home, 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton, NY.