The Obit For Bill Burroughs

John Burroughs

The Intelligencer, February 28, 2008 12:00 AM

John "Bill" "Jack" Burroughs died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, at Hunterdon Medical Center. He was 76.

Born and raised in Lambertville, N.J., he was the son of the late John and Edna Burroughs and brother of the late Lawrence Burroughs.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra; a sister, Alice Abrams; a daughter, Pamela Rose; a son and daughter-in-law, Stew and Patti Burroughs; a grandson, Brandon Rose and his fiancée, Crystal Nalence; two granddaughters, Andrea Gurba and her husband, Tom, and Jenna Burroughs; and a nephew, Michael Abrams.

Mr. Burroughs served in the U.S. Army and did a tour during the Korean War. He played baseball for the Army team Gimlets.

Baseball was an important part of his life, playing for the Philadelphia Phillies farm baseball team and the Lambertville Indians. He coached in the Lambertville Little League and the 13-15 League and its Tournament Team. He also was associated with the Lambertville Ramblers Football Team and the Lambertville Basketball Association. He was a great supporter of South Hunterdon Regional High School Athletics and its Booster Club.

He enjoyed fishing and golf.

John retired from the Lambertville Sewage Authority as its superintendent after 38 years of employment.

John was a devoted volunteer at the Lambertville-New Hope Rescue Squad, and was a member of the Lambertville Moose Lodge and the Lambertville Elks Lodge. John was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lambertville and was an usher for many years.

Whatever name he was referred to by, everyone knew him for his jokes, Army stories and mostly for being a compassionate, loving and giving husband, brother, son, grandfather and friend. He will always be remembered and loved.

His funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the 1st Baptist Church of Lambertville, 55 Bridge St., Lambertville, NJ 08530. Burial will follow in Holcombe-Riverview Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Lambertville Rescue Squad Building. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Garefino Funeral Home, 12 N. Franklin St., Route 179, Lambertville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Lambertville at the above address or the Lambertville-New Hope Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 237, Lambertville, NJ 08530. Garefino Funeral Home, Lambertville, N.J.