Robert E. Burris

May 5, 1930 - July 1, 2009

05/05/1930 - 07/01/2009

Past Services

Saturday July 25, 2009
2:00 pm
Wellsville Alumni Center
Main Street
Wellsville, OH 43968

Robert E. Burris, 79
Robert E. Burris passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 after a brief illness.
Born in New Cumberland, West Virginia on May 5, 1930, he was the son of the late Homer and Grace Burris.
Bob served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He worked at several automobile repair businesses before opening his own business in the 1970’s. He later worked for military contractors at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona.
Bob was a wonderful husband, father, pappy & friend to many. He loved spending time with his family, his pugs, golf, fishing and hanging out at the cabin with his best friends and writing poetry. He was well known for his talent of repairing and painting cars, which was a life long trade for him. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him—he always had a joke and was always there if you needed help.
Bob leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Alice Eddy Burris, 2 daughters- Kathy MikeBallard of Sierra Vista, Arizona and Karen MikeWise of East Liverpool, 3 grandchildren- Sarah Moore of Arizona and Nicholas and Taylor Wise of East Liverpool, a sister Mary Thayer and brother Paul Burris and several nieces, nephews & in-laws.
Please share with the family in remembering Bob’s life at 2:00 PM Saturday, July 25, 2009 at the Wellsville Alumni Center. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those wishing to make a contribution in Bob’s memory send it to Hospice of the Valley, 9803 Sharrott Rd., Poland, Ohio, 44514.
Arrangements were handled by the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes.

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Michael Ballard
7 years ago

Alice, Kathy, Karen and families

I just want to let you all know how much my heart is with you right now. I wish I could have been there to give you all my love and support now and for the past two months. As much as I would like to attend on the 25th, I’m not going to be able to be there. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and always will be. You have been a special family to me and just knowing Bob and all of you has made my life a better one. Love you all.

angela latshaw & family
7 years ago

Dear Alice and family,

I am truly saddened by the passing of Bob he was a great guy and will be dearly missed. I know he will be watching over everyone in spirit as he did while we was in his presence. Whenever I seen him he was never without a smile,and I will never forget that about him. Rest in peace Bob.

Ann Mason
7 years ago

Dear Kathy and Karen:

I am so sorry to hear about your fathers passing. I remember many a great times I had with your family growing up and the house on St Clair. I’m sorry we’ve lost touch over the years, but I’ll always have the great memories of you and your father & mother. Peace be with you always.


Ann Mason, formerly of East Liverpool.

The Zehnders
7 years ago

Dearest Alice, Kathy, Karen and Family,

There are no words to truly express the loss we all feel. Please know that you are in our daily thoughts and prayers. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to have that private moment and say goodbye. He was a wonderful friend and neighbor and will be greatly missed.

Your friends and neighbors,

Mark & Pennie Zehnder & Family

Michelle Fitch
7 years ago

I am so sorry to hear about your loss.

Mrs. Watkins
7 years ago

I want to express my sincere sympathy for the loss of your loved one. You can be

assured that comfort and hope are found in the pages of the Bible. Revelations 21:4 speaks of a time when sorrow will be no more. This is a wonderful hope during our times of grief and pain. Please take care of yourselves.

Sincerely Mrs. Watkins

Andy Trotter
7 years ago

I was thinking today of the special blessing Bob brought to my life and so many others. His life was built upon purpose, committment and a passion for living. He demonstrated this through hard work and his dedication to family and friends. It was easy to see the love Bob had for his family. But it is how much he is loved by his family and friends that shows the meaningful life he shared with all of us. Bob never set still for any length of time. You could always find him involved in a project saying that he would rather wear out than rust out. In his own unique way Bob could brighten everyone’s day with a joke and a mischevious look on his face that just had to make you smile. I will never forget the aardvark nose he wore while at Myrtle Beach. The laughs, smiles and Bob’s ability to uplift those around him are part of my memory and celebraion of a special life that was a blessing to me and many others.

Tammy Reed Fellouzis
7 years ago

Karen & Family: So sorry to read of your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Tammy.

Patty Olmstead
7 years ago

Karen, and family

I will miss Bob very much, he always came busting through the back door at the office with the biggest smile. He would bring candy and tell jokes. We enjoyed him very much, he was our favorite patient and one of lifes biggest blessings to so many people. Take care and God Bless you all.

Patty Crook/Olmstead

Debbie Ibbs Waite
7 years ago

To Bobs wife Alice, daughters Kathy and Karen and their families I extend my deepest sympathies on Bobs passing. I remember Bob and Alice being frequent customers to Burger Chef on St. Clair and would wait on them many, many times. Bob always had the greatest smile and something funny to say to keep you laughing. He would make a “burger joint” a fun place to work as he was one of those customers you looked forward to coming in. I hope all the great memories you have of him will ease your grief. I’m so sorry! RIP Bob