Howard Buzz Burroughs

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Born: May 02, 1934

Died: February 24, 2013

Services: Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home Friday, March 1,2013 11:00AM

Visitation: Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home Thursday, February 28,2013 2-4 & 7-9:30PM

Howard (Buzz) Burroughs, 78, of Pleasant Plains, a U.S. Air Force veteran and ¨retired businessman who loved his family, sports and music, died Sunday in Staten Island University Hospital, in Ocean Breeze.

Born and raised in Eltingville, he attended Tottenville High School. He settled in Pleasant Plains in 1963.

Mr. Burroughs served in the Air Force from 1952 to 1959.

He worked as a longshoreman and weigher on New York metropolitan area docks for 30 years. He then owned and operated Richmond Coffee until retiring in 2006.

Mr. Burroughs managed several teams in the Smith Softball League, including those from Joyce's Tavern and the Alibi Inn, and was an avid Yankee fan. He was an accomplished guitar player who enjoyed playing and listening to country music.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, the former Nancy Knapp; his daughters, Lynn Cassidy, Karin Burroughs, and Kristin Burroughs; a sister, Beverly Simpson, and seven grandchildren.

The funeral service will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home, Tottenville. Arrangements include cremation.

Memorials: If so desired, contributions to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center would be appreciated.

Cemetery: Cremation Will Be Private (Map)

Location: Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home (Map)

Church: Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home (Map)

Posted at: 2/26/2013 11:25:01 AM By:

Steve Jakubowski

Email Address: [email protected]

Nancy & Family,

So sorry to get the news that Buzz passed away. How does life go by so fast? I will always remember those great times we had in your cellar listening to Buzz and the boys making some great music and that very distinctive laugh of his. As I look at his picture above, he really hadn't changed much over the years. I'm thankful he was part of my early life.