Allen William Burgess

September 24, 1921November 24, 2012
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Allen William Burgess, 91, beloved father and grandfather, passed away on November 24, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Margaret Manske Burgess, and his first-born son, Allen W. Burgess, Jr. He is survived by his 5 children and their spouses : Keith Burgess, George and Stephanie Burgess, Mary Anne and Paul Smith, Nancy Burgess and Kevin Brewer, and Susan and Hank Pardo; also, by his grandchildren : Bucky Burgess, Carly and David McCorkle (son, Cody), Ali Burgess, Hap and Jack Pardo, Maggie and Georgia Smith, Kyle May and Michelle May; also, by his dear caretakers, Lourdes Munoz, and Luisa Larios; also, by his sister-in-law, Mary Beall Burgess, and many nieces and nephews. He attended Holy Trinity Catholic School, St. Joseph High School, Texas A& M University, and Notre Dame Midshipman School. Before college he enlisted in the Machine Gun Troop, 112th Cavalry. He served as a lieutenant in the Navy during World War II on the ammunition ship, AE8 Mauna Loa, and made the landing on Guam near the end of the war. Allen worked for the Peat, Marwick and Mitchell Company and became a Certified Public Accountant. Next, he was employed by the Internal Revenue Service before opening his own accounting firm, Burgess Company in the 1950’s. He operated it successfully for many years before turning it over to his son, George Burgess. During his life he was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Kiwanis Club, Toastmasters, and the Dallas Chapter of CPA’s. He was a long-time member of the Downtown YMCA, where he played handball and went swimming for most of his life. His family will warmly remember his big heart and his wonderful sense of humor, as well as the many lessons they learned from his careful guidance and his good example. A Rosary will begin at 10:00 am, followed by a Mass, Wednesday, November 28th, Calvary Hill Mausoleum North Chapel. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Planned Living Assistance Network, (PLAN), 13151 Emily Rd., Suite 240, Dallas, Texas 75240.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Allen William Burgess

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Kenneth McNutt

December 21, 2013

Allen, I am sorry that our days start without you. We will not see the likes of you again. I value our friendship over the years. Treasuring our memories of days past.

Lourdes Munoz

December 3, 2012

Mr. Burgess, I love you.don't forget to sing, Cielito Lindo, God will be happy,

November 29, 2012

`So sad to read about your daddy! ( And your mom) They were both such sweet people.I have some fuuny memories of them both. May God comfort you during this time. Looking at the old pictures I never realized how much George looks like his dad! Remember all the love and good times you had as a family!
Vicki Griffin Robison

November 28, 2012

Mr. Burgess you were always friendly with me and I won't forget you. You passed alot of yourself & your beliefs to your children.

November 28, 2012

Alan was cmy handball partner at the YMCA on Monday morning for many years. I always looked forward to a good game with those gentlemen. Alan and his family are in my thoughts and prayers.
George Wunderlick

Sammy Lievsay

November 28, 2012

Allen was a great guy and was always good to me. He had long and great life. Rest in Peace Allen..

Dianne Belia

November 27, 2012

Your spirit will always be here in this office. We'll hold down the fort for you.
Hasta la vista, Mr. Burgess....

Carol Patzke Bufkin

November 27, 2012

To Susan and all of the Burgess family - my condolences on the loss of your dad. I know that you have plenty of memories to give you strength through this most difficult time!

Kenneth/Betty McNutt

November 27, 2012

Allan has been my friend for over fifty years. I will not see the likes of him again. He touched our hearts with his friendship and wit. We are sad for his passing, but know that God has gained an Angel. I know I have another Guardian Angel in Heaven and his name is Allan Burgess. Best wished to his family. I know this has been a sad Thanksgiving, but your are rejoicing his trip to heaven and the wonderful memories he has left from his life. Ken and Betty McNutt

November 27, 2012

Dear Keith,
God bless and comfort your family now, and may your father's memory be eternal. With love, Kelly Stiver-Aguirre (BL class of '76)