Peter Henry Burr Sr.
August 20, 1939 – October 30, 2019
Peter Henry Burr, Sr 1939-2019
Cumberland- Peter H. Burr, Sr., 80, passed away surrounded by his family on October 30, 2019 after battling pancreatic cancer.
He was born in Yarmouth Me. on August 20, 1939, the son of Harlton F. Burr and Christine (Larson) Burr. After living in Hingham, MA, the family returned to Maine and Peter graduated from Greely Institute in 1957. He met Thalia Christina Lewis at Greely and they married in May, 1959.
Peter was devoted to his family, the Boy Scouts of America and Tuttle Road United Methodist Church. He earned his Eagle Scout recognition while in high school, like his father and grandfather before him. He was in the Order of the Arrow, in 1983, he was given the Silver Beaver Award for Distinguished Service, and in 1987 was awarded the Cross and Flame Award from the United Methodist Church for his service to the Boy Scouts of America.
At church, he was a committed member of the congregation and trustee, he also played in the bell choir and sang in the choir.
Peter had a talent for diagnosing and repairing vehicles of all makes, models and vintages. He had his own business, Pete’s Auto Service, and he enjoyed being a consultant on mechanical challenges in his later years.
His favorite hobby was building model trains, and the basement at his home always had a new rail car, hotel, woodshed or other project under construction.
Peter was proud of his support of American Red Cross blood drives; he kept careful notes on his donations and was just short of 20 gallons at the time of his passing.
Peter leaves his loving wife of 60 years, Thalia Christina; children Peter, Ellen (Scott Meiklejohn), Daniel (Wendy), Jonathan (Roberta), Thomas (Lynne), Christopher (Melissa), 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, his brother David (Hazel), brother-in-law Warren Lewis (Claudette), sister-in-law Decma Bair, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family, friends and others whose lives Peter touched are invited to visiting hours at the Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth, from 4PM to 7pm, Monday November 4th 2019. Memorial Service will be held at Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, at 10:30am November 5th, 2019.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, or the Pine Tree Council of the Boy Scout of America 146 Plains Rd, Raymond, ME 04071.
- Harlton F. Burr, Father
- Christine Burr, Mother
- Thalia Christina Burr, Wife
- Peter Burr, Son
- Ellen Meiklejohn, Daughter
- Scott Meiklejohn, Son-in-law
- Daniel Burr, Son
- Wendy Burr, Daughter-in-law
- Jonathan Burr, Son
- Roberta Burr, Daughter-in-law
- Thomas Burr, Son
- Lynne Burr, Daughter-in-law
- Christopher Burr, Son
- Melissa Burr, Daughter-in-law
- David Burr, Brother
- Hazel Burr, Sister-in-law
- Warren Lewis, Brother-in-law
- Claudette Lewis, Warren's Wife
- Decmar Bair, Sister-in-law
- Peter is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
- Visiting Hours Monday, November 4, 2019
- Memorial Service Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Peter Henry Burr Sr.
November 3, 2019
I was sad to hear of Peter’s passing. As one of the lucky kids who had him as a scoutmaster, I have fond memories of his gentle support as I worked my way toward my Eagle. He taught us so much as such a critical stage of our lives. Thank you for all that you did.
W. K. Jansmann
November 3, 2019
I'm sorry to hear of Peter's passing. I have many fond memories of being with Peter at Troop meetings, camp outs, Council Jamborees and summer weeks at Boy Scout camp. I'm sure he would be pleased to hear the Troop closing just one more time. "May the great master of all Scouts be with us until we meet again"