Burnham would have celebrated his ninetieth birthday next month.
He was a philanthropist, a humanitarian and a businessman. More importantly, he was a good man who cared about people.
To me, first and foremost he was a father. A man who loved and cared for his wife Nancy (who passed away in December of 2006), his daughter Melissa (my partner in life), his two grandsons Sean and David, his family and friends… and his dog Fred, who died next to him.
Both were cremated, the funeral was Saturday, and they were entombed on Monday.
Taking a lifetime of accomplishments and love and putting it into a few column inches for an obituary is hard; to try to say so much with so few words for a eulogy seems somehow inadequate.
For now and for always; We love you, Burnham, and we will miss you.