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Riley Weldon Burns

January 24, 1934 ~ May 9, 2017 (age 83)
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Message from Bruce Adams
December 27, 2017 3:26 PM

It only came to my attention today that Riley had passed. I worked with Riley for many years at Armstrong when I started as an Scientist. He was a good manager and equally good Scientist. I learned a lot from him over the years and could relay many interesting stories about the very dry sense of humor he had. Riley had a tough exterior but from my perspective a big heart. This big heart was only seen once you got to know him. The old saying that his bark was worse than his bite seems appropriate. He was a good man from my perspective. I feel fortunate that Riley was brought into my life, he is someone I highly respected and will not forget. My sincere condolences go out to his family for their loss.
Message from Terri Straubmuller
May 17, 2017 6:33 PM

We were very saddened to hear the news of Riley's passing. We were neighbors some time ago and continued our friendship when they moved away. Riley was a wonderful person that loved and cherished his family; We have great memories of he, Janice & Beverly! I am very thankful to have a few of Janice's famous recipes which I will cherish forever as well as a Christmas cactus from their collection that they gave me 17 years ago. Condolences to the family!!!
Justus & Terri
Message from Melanie Ludeking Comi
May 13, 2017 2:07 PM

So very sad. Riley was quite the person. I have to share a very funny story. Years ago several family members went on a cruise together. It happened to be Halloween, well many of us dressed up, I asked Riley where his costume was, he told me he didn't participate in frivolous things like the such. Well that was all I needed to hear. I quickly adorned him in a Halloween get up. Janice laughed so hard no said, you are the only one who get away with doing this. He was a great person, he adored Janice so very much. I have great memories of everyone. I remember telling him the last time I saw him that as a child I was so afraid of him, he chuckled at that. My thoughts are with you all.
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A candle was lit by Roxanne and Brian on May 13, 2017 12:19 PM
We will miss you RIley. You accomplished so much and travelled afar. We loved hearing stories about the places you visited. Our deepest condolences.
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