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Philip Leroy Burton, Sr.

April 27, 1941 ~ June 6, 2020 (age 79)


Philip Leroy Burton Sr., 79, of Carlisle, PA, passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2020 in the UPMC Carlisle. He was born on April 27, 1941 in Coatesville, PA to the late Sybil (Burton) Pennington and was the widower of Melvenia (Spencer) Burton.

Philip retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare, working in development and analysis. He was a member of Locust Lane Chapel of Harrisburg, served on the board of Carlisle Victory Circle and was a charitable giver to various organizations, including the Salvation Army and disabled veterans.

Philip collected antique cars, had a Hess truck collection and loved to tell jokes. Very handy, he enjoyed woodworking and could make anything.

He is survived by his children, Phyllis Burton of Mt. Holly Springs, Eric Burton (Monique) of Harrisburg and Antonia McCray of Grand Blanc, MI; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Ivanell Garner of Coatesville and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Philip was preceded in death by his sons, Philip L. Burton Jr., Keith G. Burton Sr., Lionel Burton and one brother, Donald R. Burton Sr. 

Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation

This obituary has been posted by request of Philip's family members who reside in Coatesville.  Arrangements are being handled by Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Mt. Holly Springs, PA. 

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