Frank P. Burla
Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory (43rd St. Chapel) - Bradenton
604 43rd Street West
Bradenton, FL
Frank Burla, 77, of Bradenton, FL passed away October 5, 2021. He was a loving husband of Annette; father of Laura Entwistle & Lisa Studer; grandpa of Emily & Madeline Entwistle; father-in-law of Jim Entwistle & Chad Studer. Frank grew up in Chicago Heights, the only son of Peter and Nancy Burla and married Annette in 1971. They settled in the Naperville, IL area where they raised their family. They were happily married for 50 wonderful years, which they just celebrated in June of this year with their family. Frank served in the US Army for four years & was a Vietnam Veteran who loved this country. After the military, he spent his career as an agent in the FBI. Frank made a name for himself by helping to formalize the Chicagoland Pipe Collectors Club and starting its annual International Show that still runs today and is the largest in the US. He is now enjoying his eternal reward in Heaven. Services with Military Honors will be 10:30AM Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at the graveside in Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be made to

Published by Chicago Tribune on Oct. 10, 2021.
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Sarasota National Cemetery
9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL
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My deepest sympathy to his family. May happy memories bring you peace and comfort. I enjoyed Frank's excellent assessment of cases worked on the Chicago FCI squad. He was proud of his Vietnam service and pipe collection. RIP.
Keith Killacky
October 13, 2021
Janis Housley
October 13, 2021
Janis Housley
October 13, 2021
I am very saddened to hear of Franks passing I had the pleasure of seeing Frank in action at Pheasant Run Resort where he ran a wonderful Pipe and Tobacco Show I bartended there and have so many find memories of Frank RIP Frank and Prayers and Strength to his beloved family
Janis Housley
October 13, 2021
I served with Frank in the New York Office of the FBI from 1976 to 1979. He was a much-needed mentor to me in doing Foreign CounterIntelligence investigations. He was expert, highly-motivated and very far-sighted in predicting what our Country's enemies would try to do to us, and he headed them off many times. All the things he did to protect his countrymen will never be known. May he rest peacefully and may his loved ones be comforted in their grief.
Bob Zane
October 11, 2021
My deepest condolences and sympathies to all of Frank’s family during this difficult time. We was a friend and will be missed but he has left endless memories through which he will be celebrated and remembered.
Greg and Pam Kowalczyk
October 10, 2021
Thank you Frank. Such a special and good man.

I first met Frank when "the girls" (our oldest daughters Laura and Carrie) were freshmen at ISU. We had such wonderful conversations on the drive down to central Illinois for Father's Day and a few other events. Sometimes, I would get a phone call from Frank that would start with "Scott, I am concerned about the girls...". It was new territory for both of us, but the thing we shared most is the love of our families. Frank was that way with others too. A good man we need more of in this world.

Our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ assures us that our separation is only temporary. We know the pain and suffering that you- and all of us feel. We all pray for the family. And what a great family! We love you all and share in your grief. We are here for you. -Scott & Jo Barrows
Scott Barrows
October 8, 2021
We are so sorry to hear about Frank. We were so fortunate to have the opportunity to get to know Frank and of course instantly grew to love him. he was such a nice, gentle and so respectful man.
Sending our condolences and hugs to Ann and the family.
Frank will be truly missed.
Pamela Overholt
October 7, 2021
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