Burton, Desmond Joseph
Birth: Tuesday, November 16, 1926 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: Prince Frederick, Maryland
Death: Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the age of 89
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Desmond Joseph Burton, 89, of Prince Frederick, MD passed away in Leonardtown, MD on April 21, 2016. He was born in Washington, DC to the late Augustine and Catherine McKenna Burton. He and his family lived in Calvert County for the past 34 years.
He served in the Unites States Army ( in the Pacific Theater) in Word II, having enlisted at age 17. After the war, he worked as a driver for several companies including the Washington Daily News and a milk company. He then became a business owner, operating two gas stations in Washington, DC and in Riverdale, MD. He was know to be a very hard worker, who, even after he sold the gas stations, became a delivery driver again, this time for Mrs. Smith's bakery. Mr. Burton was a member of the American Legion, Calvert Post 85 in Huntingtown, MD.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marion Burton; daughters, Linda Hill and her husband, Bill of Severna Park, MD and Nancy Donaldson of West Palm Beach, FL; three grandchildren, Jennifer GIles, Chris Hill and Tanya Bechtel and three great-grandchildren, Abigail and Ryan Bechtel and Amelia Giles. His brother, William "Bill" Burton and Sister, Audrey Eberly, predeceased him.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Wood Funeral Home.