Phillip A. Burr

September 18, 1949 - August 7, 2013

09/18/1949 - 08/07/2013

Virginia Beach – Phillip A. Burr, 63, passed away at his residence on August 7, 2013. Born on September 18, 1949 in Oakland, CA, son of the late Adelina Norman & Manuel Espinoza. Phil attended A&I University in Texas, then joined the U.S. Navy where he served as a dental technician while on active duty. After his Military career, Phil completed his nursing degree at Norfolk State University. He choose to become a traveling nurse and practiced in many states, seeing the world, helping people, and meeting many new friends. Phil’s passion in life was traveling the world with friends and family. His favorite place was Egypt.

Left to cherish his memory is his step-father, Robert Norman; sisters Kathleen Burr of Norfolk, VA, Patty Brownell of Gaston, NC, and Cindy Morgenstern of Virginia Beach, VA and brother George Burr of NC.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 1:00 PM in Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, VA.

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William P. Armstrong
7 years ago

I was a very young man when Philip and I met,and we immediately became friends…He was a kind and good man…We lost touch many years ago, but I have never forgotten him and will always miss him…God Bless Him,and my Deepest Sympathy to his Loved Ones……..

7 years ago

Phil and I were great friends in junior and high school-Over the

years Phil would come into my thoughts– I have tried many, many times to make contact..

My sincere sympathy to his family

kelsey lee
7 years ago

To the family of Phillip A. Burr,

I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that God is “near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” Psalm 34;18 With sympathy,