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RICHARD C. BURSAW, 86, passed away March 20, 2014 in Stuart, FL. Dick was born in Brockton, MA and had been a resident of Hobe Sound for the past 22 years. Dick was a WWII Navy Veteran and proudly served his country in the Pacific theater on the hospital ship "Samaritan." Dick was an avid fisherman and a licensed Captain who loved fishing the waters off of Newburyport and Cape Cod, MA as well as the Treasure Coast. Dick was a Mason affiliated with St. John's Lodge, Newbury, MA and was a life member of the Hall-Bryan VFW in Hobe Sound. He was also a kidney donor. A 50 year veteran of the footwear industry, Dick served in executive positions at numerous shoe companies including Stride Rite, Bostonian, Timberland and retired in 1992 as Senior Global Technical Director for Nike, Inc. Survivors include his soul mate of 29 years, Marlene (Stone); children: Susan Swanson; Amy Merluzzi; Richard C. Bursaw, Jr.; and Sage Jiggins; grandchildren: Corrine and Daniel Merluzzi; and Kate and Nathan Jiggins. He was preceded in death by his children Scott Bursaw and Ann Bursaw. A celebration of his life will be held in late Spring. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Dick's memory to The Kane Center, 900 SE Salerno Road, Stuart, FL 34997 www.kanecenter.org Arrangements entrusted to the care of Martin Funeral Home & Crematory/Stuart Chapel. Condolences may be made at www.heavencalled.com
Martin Funeral Home and Crematory
961 South Kanner Highway
Stuart, FL 34994
Published in the TC Palm on Mar. 27, 2014