Richard Tyson Burns

August 24, 1941May 9, 2019

Richard Tyson Burns of Upland, CA, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Richard proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. from 1958 to 1962. Later in his life he volunteered for 12 years with Semper Fi Memorial Honor Detail of Riverside National Cemetery. He has always served his community through the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department, Search and Rescue, Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services Emancipated Minor Program, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, and other social services.

Richard leaves his devoted wife Margaret, sisters Janet and Lynn, his daughter Valerie, his sons David, Tyson, Tate, Michael, Manny, Steven and Christopher, and his 14 grandchildren. Richard will be so very missed by his family and friends.

Services will be held at the Riverside National Cemetery at 2 pm on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Staging Area 7, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to Semper Fi at Riverside National Cemetery.


  • Margaret Burns, Wife
  • Steven (Toni) Sosa, Son
  • Tyson (Heather) Burns, Son
  • Tate (Lydia) Burns, Son
  • Christopher Sosa, Son
  • Manny Sosa, Son
  • Valerie (David) D'Ordine, Daughter
  • Michael (Anna) Sosa, Son
  • Mr. Burns also leaves 14 grandchildren and many family and friends to cherish his memory.


21 May

Memorial Service

2:00 pm

Riverside National Cemetery

Riverside, California


Richard Tyson Burns

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Kelley Carson

May 17, 2019

Richard was a true Marine. I enjoyed serving with him at Semper Fi#1.

Tom Tolentino

May 15, 2019

Richard was a true friend & Marine Brother. Enjoyed accompaning him during Toys for Tots. .... Till the last bugle call plays taps for us all, Semper Fidelis Marine.
Condolences to the family.