Raymond J. Burner

April 23, 1923July 7, 2019

Raymond J. Burner 96 of Toms River passed away on Sunday July 7th. Raymond was born in Newark, NJ to Camille and Mary Burner. He grew up and attended school in Newark. He resided in Jersey City and Middletown, where he raised his family, before retiring and moving to Toms River in 1988. As a teenager he worked in the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC.) He served in the Navy during WWII. Upon receiving his honorable discharge he attended technical school. He worked for various toy companies including Mattel, achieving the position of design engineer. After retirement he continued to work as a school bus driver for Murphy Transportation. Ray enjoyed and participated in many sports throughout his lifetime including boxing, semi pro baseball and weightlifting. He also coached baseball for many years for the Lincoln Park Little League. In his 50s he took up running and was a fixture at local races into his late 80s. He also loved watching his favorite teams the Jets and Yankees. Raymond instilled his love of fitness and sports in his children and grandchildren. He is predeceased by his first wife of 50 years Frances (Lettieri) and his sister Violet. He is survived by his current wife of 20 years Tetyana , his sisters MaryAlice Kennedy and June Fleig, his children Raymond and Wanda Burner, Bob and Judi Burner, Rich and Sandy Burner and Nicole and Rob Maxton, as well as his grandchildren Robert, Raymond, Richie, Eric, Carlie, Justin and Olivia. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project would be appreciated. Feel free to toast him with a Ballantine ale.


  • Burial Friday, July 12, 2019


Raymond J. Burner

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Mary Donner Chipparullo

July 9, 2019

I was sorry to read that Raymond had passed away and I send my condolences to all the family. My father, George R. Donner, and Raymond were first cousins. Although I only met Raymond a few times when I was young, I have fond memories of family gatherings with your branch of the family at my grandparents home (Armand and Marie B. Donner) in Livingston and later at June Fleig's home in Basking Ridge. Unfortunately we lost touch with your family when my father passed away in 1983 and have often wondered where everyone settled and how everyone was. So glad to find that there are many members of the Burner family still thriving.
Again I am so sorry for your loss and sorry that I did not know Raymond better. He sounds like he was a wonderful man.