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Albert R. Burr
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Birth: Sep. 12, 1916
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: May 5, 2007
Cherokee County
Oklahoma, USA

May 10, 2007 Tahlequah Daily Press

TAHLEQUAH Albert Richards Burr, age 90, went home to his Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 5, 2007, at Go Ye Village Medical Center, with his wife at his side. He was born on Sept. 12, 1916, in New Orleans, La., the son of John Ernest and Arlah (Potter) Burr.

The family moved to Riverside, Calif., when Alfred was 4 years old. He received his education through the junior college in Riverside and then attended the University of California at San Francisco, where he was pre-law. On Jan. 21, 1941, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served one year in Alaska. He was then sent to Officer Candidate School. He saw service in Africa, Italy, France, and Germany, serving as platoon leader and later as company commander. The month the war ended, he was assigned as the commander of a displaced persons camp in Austria; following this duty, he separated from the Army in Nov. 1945 with the rank of first lieutenant.

After a period of private employment, he accepted a position with the Atomic Energy Commission / Navy Department and continued his career with the Department of Defense as an industrial security personnel supervisor.

He retired to the central coast of California in June of 1974, and later retired to Tahlequah in May of 2000.

He is survived by his wife Dollye of the home; two stepsons, Stephen Cravens of Bakersfield, Calif., and Kemuel Cravens of Tulsa; and their families, a nephew David Burr of Redwood City, Calif.; and his family and many friends.

Albert was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tahlequah.

Those wishing to express their sympathies are asked to consider the First Baptist Church of Tahlequah, 201 Commercial Road, Tahlequah, Okla., 74464 or to the charity of their choice. At Alfred's request, there will be no public services.
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Created by: tashataffy
Record added: Nov 02, 2011
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