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John Thomas "Dick" Burda

OCEAN PINES — John Thomas "Dick" Burda of Ocean Pines died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012.

Dick was born in Baltimore on Aug. 5, 1929, to Elizabeth and Michael Burda. He was an avid golfer and loved spending time on the water, fishing and crabbing with his family.

A veteran of the Korean War, Dick received a Purple Heart for his dedicated Marine service. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 156, Knights of Columbus and Pipecover's Union 11 (current Local 24) since 1954. Doris and Dick raised their children in Howard County, Md., before retiring to Ocean Pines.

Dick is survived by his wife, Doris; brother, Mike of Smyrna, Fla.; and three children, daughter, Charon Burda of Catonsville, Md., son, Jay Burda of Reisterstown, Md., and son, Ricky Burda of Westminster, Md. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held Friday at St. Paul's Church in Ellicott City, Md.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gilchrist Hospice Care Inc., 11311 McCormick Road, Suite 350, Hunt Valley, Md. 21031.

Published in The Daily Times on Aug. 22, 2012
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