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Burton M. Barkin passed away on Thursday, February 07, 2013. He was born on August 14, 1925 in San Antonio to Mary and Morris Barkin. Burton graduated from Jefferson High School in 1941 and served in the Army during WWII. Upon his discharge from the service, he went on to graduate from St. Mary's University in 1948. He made his home here in San Antonio for the first half of his life working for the Great Western Loan and Trust Company for over 20 years. In 1978, he changed careers joining a retail furniture store chain, LFD, based in McAllen, TX. He joined the company as their Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, eventually buying it in 1985. He was active in many civic and non-profit organizations in the Valley including the McAllen International Museum, the McAllen Performing Arts, and the South Texas Higher Education Commission to name a few. He loved traveling and visited all parts of the world at one time or another. Burton loved all animals, especially his dogs. He was an excellent cook and enjoyed entertaining for his many friends and family. He is survived by his sisters Celeste Swanson of San Antonio, Frances Herrick of Houston; nephews Michael Swanson and wife Shirley, Erick Swanson and wife Dana of San Antonio, Jamie Herrick of Houston, Mark Herrick of Bakersfield, CA. as well as great nieces and nephews, Marshall, Matthew, Celeste ( C.C.), and Taylor Swanson all from San Antonio. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him and the lives he touched.
FEBRUDAY 10, 2013
BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK
Rabbi Darryl Crystal officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a
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Published in Express-News on Feb. 8, 2013