OBITUARY

Eugene Joseph Burton

February 14, 1939March 6, 2019

Eugene Joseph Burton was born on February 14, 1939 and passed away on March 6, 2019.

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Eugene Joseph Burton

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Tom Kelly

March 24, 2019

I worked with Gene for about 25 years in the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District. He was a kind and gentle man who was a positive spirit in his working relationships. Gene’s sense of humor and genuine concern for others brightened a room and endeared him to the staff, children and parents with whom he worked. Gene, you will be missed and your positive regard will live on with those whom you touched. Good bye friend.....Tom Kelly

Robert Horlick

March 19, 2019

We were saddened to learn of Gene’s passing. We lived for many years on the same floor as he. He and we would visit with our other floor neighbors Emil and Jim virtually every Sunday night for more than a dozen years. He had a great sense of humor and was always saying something to make us laugh. He was a gentle, kind soul who seemed to take things in stride, and few things ever really seemed to bother him. During the brief window in 2008 when gay marriage was initially permitted, he offered his apartment as the setting in which Jim and Emil (who had a terminal illness and lived only 2 weeks longer), and Joe and I got married in a very small double ceremony on the very day of Jim and Emil’s 57th anniversary of being together as a couple. Gene offered that bond of kindness that we two couples and he will always share.
Please accept our sincere condolences.
Rob Horlick and Joe Florence