JOHN RICHARD BURTON, III
John Richard Burton III of Southwest Washington, DC, died September 30, 2013 after a months-long illness. He was 78 years old. John was a leader to teachers
, a friend to many and a father of three. He was a graduate of Shenandoah Valley Academy, Washington Missionary College (Washington Adventist University) and George Washington University. He was an elementary school teacher in the Montgomery County public school system, with his career culminating as principal at Viers Mill Elementary School. He was known and loved by all in the Montgomery County school system with whom he worked. John was a well-known member of the community in Southwest Washington, DC; he was a resident there for nearly 50 years. John's great love was Broadway, and to that end he became a walking encyclopedia of All Things Broadway. He loved nothing better than an evening at the theatre, followed by a good restaurant meal, all with friends ... ones he'd just met or long-time. His life ended quietly with dignity at the Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston, West Virginia. John will be loved and missed by all who knew him. There will be a private service.