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  1. Rich and I were close friends in Salisbury and through college life, and after college; I visited him in Vermont and North Carolina. He played a big role in my life and will forever. RIP Rich.

  2. Richard is my 1st cousin and I must say always a kind and wonderful person to me. I have lots of fun memories. He had a laugh that filled the room. I loved our visits as we grew older and spent many times together at the Outer Banks. Rest your soul Richard and embrace being with Bert and Joe again. Sending lots of love ❤️❤️

  3. My personal and heart felt sympathy and condolences to Leah and her family at Richard’s passing. Leah did a masterful job at seeing Richard’s final wishes fulfilled. Richard and I shared many experiences and
    life moments over the years. I will miss our weekly conversations. His passing leaves a void in my life that can never be filled. He coined my nickname “CB” ( Cousin Bruce) decades ago. Rest In Peace Richard. CB

  4. He was a friend of my dad’s (Bill Belleville) . I feel like he and my dad are hanging out together again.
    Love to his family..

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Richard J. Burris

August 24, 2022

Kill Devil Hills- Richard Joseph Burris, 77, passed away August 24, 2022 at his home. A long-time resident of Kill Devil Hills, NC he was born in Massillon, Ohio and grew up in Salisbury, MD. Richard was a graduate of McDaniel College. He built his career in health care in the state of Vermont where he lived for over 25 years.

Richard was predeceased by his parents, Bertha Burris and Joseph Burris who at one time was the circulation director at the Salisbury Times newspaper. Survivors include his daughter, Leah Rexford (Todd), and two grandsons, Asa and Eli, all of Vermont.

The family has honored Richard’s directives for cremation and there are no plans for local services. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.

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Charles Berry

Rich and I were close friends in Salisbury and through college life, and after college; I visited him in Vermont and North Carolina. He played a big role in my life and will forever. RIP Rich.

Mary Elise Haney

Richard is my 1st cousin and I must say always a kind and wonderful person to me. I have lots of fun memories. He had a laugh that filled the room. I loved our visits as we grew older and spent many times together at the Outer Banks. Rest your soul Richard and embrace being with Bert and Joe again. Sending lots of love ❤️❤️

Barbara Henegar

Enjoyed our times together through this life … rest well now .

Sally Bowers Smith

We were friends all throughout high school. Such a shame to lose him. RIP

Bruce Vansickle

My personal and heart felt sympathy and condolences to Leah and her family at Richard's passing. Leah did a masterful job at seeing Richard's final wishes fulfilled. Richard and I shared many experiences and life moments over the years. I will miss our weekly conversations. His passing leaves a void in my life that can never be filled. He coined my nickname "CB" ( Cousin Bruce) decades ago. Rest In Peace Richard. CB

Beth crawley

He was a friend of my dad's (Bill Belleville) . I feel like he and my dad are hanging out together again. Love to his family..