November 26, 1915 ~ March 16, 2011
E. Robert Burtis, 95, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at St. Joseph Health Care, in Southern Pines.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church. Interment will be in Pinelawn Memorial Park.
Mr. Burtis was born in Binghamton, N.Y., to the late Edward and Mabel Montfort Burtis. He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and he was employed by General Electric for more than 35 years. He was a member and former elder of Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church. He was active in Rotary and SCORE. Mr. Burtis loved music, tennis and collecting model trains.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; a daughter, Nancy Burtis Higgins, of Syracuse, N.Y.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth C. Burtis; and his son, E. David Burtis.
Memorials may be made to Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church or FirstHealth Hospice. Online condolences may be made at www.PinesFunerals.co
I have just learned that Bob passed away and wish to extend my condolences to your family during this sad time. I am sure that you will miss him. I will always remember him from many years ago as a devoted family man, excellent business person and a perfe