MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (Formerly Warren) – Ordwell Perry Burr, Jr., 87, formerly of Warren, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Arlington Pointe Nursing Facility.
He was born on July 1, 1930, the son of the late Ordwell Perry Burr, Sr. and Emma Montgomery Burr.
He was a 1948 graduate of Boardman High School. He attended the Ohio State University from 1948-1954, earning both a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree and a Master of Business Administration degree. While at OSU, he proudly marched in “TBDBITL”, playing the trombonium, a compact version of a trombone. He often spoke of his experience in the band and his two trips to the Rose Bowl.
After Ohio State, he began a 40-year career in the steel industry. He worked for the United States Steel Corporation, Birmingham Steel and Copperweld Steel, first as an industrial engineer and then as a statistical analyst. In addition to his work at the steel mill, he taught both economics and statistics at Youngstown State University for 21 years.
He was an avid reader, enjoying books on history, math, economics and statistics. He was also passionate about classical music, Scottish pipe bands and marching bands. He was a very kind and generous man, giving his time to Junior Achievement to tutor students.
He was also very proud of his children, Perry (Michelle) Burr of Germantown, Maryland and Becca (Steve) Sander of Middletown, Ohio. He enjoyed spending time with his four grandchildren, Emily and Alexander Burr and Ethan and Jackson Sander.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife, Ann Louise Sampson Burr, whom he married on August 4, 1957 and passed away April 13, 2015 and by his brothers, Warren Burr and Perry Burr.
Family and friends may call on Saturday, January 13, 2018, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the Peter Rossi Memorial Chapel 1884 North Road NE, Warren, Ohio 44483, followed immediately by a service at the funeral home, Pastor Dan Devadan officiating.
Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Boardman, Ohio.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to sign the guest book and send condolences to the Burr family.