|Vernon A Burhop|
|Birth: ||Jan. 25, 1915|
|Death: ||Mar. 11, 1995|
Chicago Tribune (IL) - March 12, 1995
Deceased Name: VERNON A. BURHOP, 80, SEAFOOD STORE OWNER, SKATING CHAMPION
Vernon A. Burhop, 80, of Glenview, a former ice skating champion and patriarch of the chain of seafood stores that bear his name, died of cancer Saturday in his home.
Mr. Burhop served as a Navy communications officer in the Pacific Theater during World War II, achieving the rank of lieutenant.
He was an avid sports fisherman. When Mr. Burhop was 21, he took over the family seafood business, Burhop's Fish and Seafood, from his father, Albert E. Burhop.
Mr. Burhop became a pioneer in the wholesale and retail seafood industry. From 1926 until about 1978, the company had an outlet at 545 N. State St. Originally a wholesaler to hotels and restaurants, the company expanded into the retail market. At one time, there were seven Burhop outlets, including two in Chicago and five in the suburbs.
Mr. Burhop retired from the business in 1981. Shortly afterward, a group of investors bought Burhop's Fish and Seafood. Three stores-in Wilmette, Glenview and Hinsdale-still bear the Burhop name.
Mr. Burhop and his wife, Janice, took up ice dancing in their 40s and became Midwest veteran dance champions in the early 1970s. After retiring from ice skating, Mr. Burhop remained active in the Skokie Valley Skating Club and the U.S. Figure Skating Association as a judge and a music consultant for young ice dancing competitors.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Glenview Community Church, 1000 Elm St., Glenview
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