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G. Robert "Bob" Burley

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

George Robert "Bob" Burley, age 92, of Edina, MN passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, August 10th. Devoted husband, father, brother, grand-father, and great-grand-father. Bob loved his family dearly and had a special way of making everyone laugh. His spirit was contagious and his hard-work ethic will be remembered forever. He was a proud WWII veteran and purple heart recipient. Bob was born in Buffalo, NY, on Sept. 6, 1924 and married Gwendolyn Smith on Oct. 16, 1948 in Buffalo, and later moved to Edina, Minn., in 1963 where they raised seven children. Bob is survived by his children, Mike (Stephanie), Bridget (Jim Stangl), Brian (Suzette), Marty, Brad (Patty), Matt (Cathy), and Rob. Also by grandchildren, Bryan (Tanya), Brittany (Josh), Christina (Ryan), Katy (Andy), Natalie, Meghan, Ali, Shannon, Patrick, Maddie, Will, Anne (Will), Tommy, Paul, John and 8 great-grandchildren who were the light of his life. Bob was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 67-years, Gwendolyn (Smith) Burley; parents, William and Lillian (Smering) Burley, brother, Bill, and sister, Dorothy. Visitation Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, 4-8 p.m., Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls 55419. Private family funeral and burial. Memorials preferred to Folds of Honor, providing educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members.
"You dirty Rat!"


MINNEAPOLIS, MN 612-861-6088.


Submitted by Kelly Harrington on

Thinking of you all. xoxo. Kelly

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