Walter Burrows Jr.
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Walter Burrows, Jr.

Marlton - Burrows Jr., Walter. At home and surround by his family passed away on November 24, 2020. Of Marlton, NJ. Age 93. Beloved husband of the late Eileen Burrows (nee Hallahan). Devoted father of Gregory Walter Burrows and Amy Eileen Borders. Dear brother of the late John William Burrows. Walter graduated from Gloucester City High School where he was awarded the Jim Kelly Memorial Award as well as being inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame. Walter was a sportswriter for the Courier Post for over sixty years and was known as one of fairest in the field. He was very well respected. He belonged to the NJ State Interscholastic Athletic Assn., Brooks Irvine Football Club, International Assn. of Approved Basketball Officials, NJ Interscholastic Coaches Association, NJ Football Officials Association and NJ Scholastic Baseball Coaches Association. During his career he was recognized for his hard work and was honored with many appreciation awards like the Distinguished American Award presented by the SJ Chapter of National Football Foundation, College Hall of Fame, GSHS Football Coaches Hall of Fame, SJ Sportswriter Hall of Fame, Riversharks Baseball Hall of Fame (Sports Writing), Tom B. Wilson Memorial Good Guy Award, NJFOA Edward G. Myer Chapter Good Guy Award and NJSBCA Awards. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Monday November 30th from 9:30-11 AM at the Bradley Funeral Home, Rt.73 and Evesham Rd., Marlton, NJ 08053. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Monday at the funeral home. Entombment Parkview Cemetery, Medford, NJ. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Voorhees Animal Orphanage, 419 Cooper Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043 or at

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December 2, 2020
On behalf of the Brooks Irvine Memorial Football Club, our most sincere condolences on Walt’s passing.
He helped make South Jersey high school scholastic football, a significant factor in the careers of many young athletes.
A treasured member of the B-I Club.
Bill Sonsini
December 2, 2020
Oh my gosh, what a wonderful man! I met Walt around 1970-71 at the Cherry Hill Arena. I was the secretary at the Jersey Devils Hockey Club which was based at the Cherry Hill Arena. What a very nice man. I was just talking about him a few weeks ago about an article he wrote that I wished I could find and now I see this. For me to describe your father I would say the following and really mean it fondly: a very nice, good gentle man. May God bless his soul. I am glad I knew him.
Eileen Eckert Holcombe
December 1, 2020
Worked with Walt at the C-P, sorry to hear of his passing.
Don Connelly
November 29, 2020
Mr. High School Baseball, I guess Heaven just filled a vacancy in High school Baseball. He was truly a South Jersey legend. Because you were ,we are! God Bless Tom Hanson Camden Baseball
Tom Hanson
November 27, 2020
Walt Burrows=HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS, The Gold Standard. RIP
Joe McColgan
November 27, 2020

My thoughts and prayers to Walter's family. We shared many Wildwood stories. Such a nice man.
Debbie Sulkin, RN
Retired Coumadin Nurse for Lourdes Cardiology
Debbie Sulkin
November 27, 2020
Sending my sincere sympathy to the Burrows Family. I worked with Walt during my career at the Courier-Post. Very nice man, good conversationalist and a great guy! RIP Walt
Gene Voshell
November 27, 2020
He was the best.
Bill Osler
November 25, 2020
Dear Family of Walt Burrows,
My condolences on the passing of Walt. I had the pleasure of knowing Walt first when I was an athlete at Deptford High in the 1960s, then as a fellow professional when I was a sportswriter at the then Woodbury Daily Times in the 1970s. Despite working at "rival" newspapers, it was always a friendly rivalry---Walt was truly a joy to know! I have many fond memories of covering a game or meet with Walt, as well as late-night talks on the phone to exchange sports scores when one paper or the other needed some info---he was a true professional!
Although this is a time of sadness, I am certain, as time goes by, that the wonderful memories you have of Walt will bring a twinkle to your eye and a smile to your lips every time you think of him!
Bryant Heisinger
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