Friday, February 9, 2018 ~ 1300 Hours
3303 Englewood Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902
On Dec 25, 2017, Local 469, Yakima Firefighters, suffered a line-of-duty (cancer) death. Captain Robert Burton passed away at home with his family at the age of 62. Captain Burton passed from his third round of melanoma. In addition to the melanoma he suffered from a previous bought of lymphoma. Capt Bob Burton started his career with the Yakima Fire Department on Jan 3, 1984, and he retired on June 30, 2011 after 27 and a half years with the department.
He leaves behind his wife Peggy, son Cody, and three daugthers Camille, Lauren and Genevieve. He will be deeply missed and remembered as a family man who succeeded in all of his passions.
His full obituary is in the Yakima Herald.