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Richard Allen Burr, 85, of Johnston Road, New Wilmington, died on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at the Shenango Presbyterian SeniorCare Home in New Wilmington.
He was born in New Castle on July 1, 1932, to the late Howard M. and Metta Shirk Burr.
He married Anastasia Ioannidou on Aug 13, 1988, and she survives at the residence.
Mr. Burr was a member of Park Side Church in Cleveland and was the founder of Pray, Think, Act Ministries.
He was a graduate of New Castle High School and Grove City College.
He served his country in the Air Force.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Bruce A. Burr and his wife, Lori, of Phoenix, Arizona; a brother, Edward of Pittsburgh; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Jeff S. Burr and Tim A. Burr.
A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the New Wilmington Alliance Church, 127 New Castle St, New Wilmington.
Interment, with military honors, will take place at Graceland Cemetery, prior to the memorial service.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Smith Funeral Home, 310 W. Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington.
Published on December 14, 2017
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