lifestyles member of Haddam Volunteer fire business dies at 79

HADDAM — The son of 1 of Haddam Volunteer fireplace company’s founding members, who spent 22 years with the enterprise, died final week.

Erwin “Birdy” Burr Jr., of Higganum, died Friday at domestic with his spouse with the aid of his facet, in accordance with his obituary. He was seventy nine.

He served with the U.S. military on a touchdown craft utility all through the Vietnam battle.

After his deployment, he joined the fireplace enterprise in may additionally 1962. He served on the Picnic Committee in 1977, as machine secretary from 1977 to 1980 and as a member of the inaugural ancient Timer’s evening Committee in 1977. He retired on may additionally 7, 1984.

The Burr family unit’s connection to the hearth business has spanned almost a century.

Burr Jr. is the son of Erwin E. Burr Sr., some of the fire business’s founding participants in 1930.

Burr Jr.’s son, Jeremy “J” Burr, served with the business for a decade from 1994 to 2004. His cousin, Floyd Burr, served from 1965 to 1973. His spouse, Hollis Burr, the fireplace enterprise’s auxiliary member, has served with the enterprise for fifty four years.

Burr Jr. changed into additionally remembered as a customary wood worker, who really good in custom carpentry later in his profession, his obituary talked about.

Burr is survived by using his wife, sons, grandchildren, step-grandchildren, sister, niece and nephew and his Shetland Sheepdog.

Calling hours may be held Wednesday at Biega Funeral home in Middletown from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be graveside features in Higganum-Burr Cemetery with armed forces honors on at 1 p.m. Thursday. COVID-19 precautions are required for both features.

In lieu of flora, household requested that these fascinated make memorial donations to Haddam Veterans’ Museum, c/o Rick Annino, 671 Little metropolis highway, Higganum, CT 06441, or to a charity of the donor’s option.

online condolences can be left at biegafuneralhome.com.