Bob was a decorated Korean War veteran, receiving an honorable discharge in 1955. Bob joined GE/Lockheed Martin in 1955 and spent 60 years working in Heavy Military, Consumer Electronics and Radar. He worked part time for many years in Onondaga County as Park Ranger. Bob was Director of Onondaga County Civil Defense in the 1960's.
Bob was predeceased by his wife of 36 years, Yvonne Pearl Burbank in 1990; a sister, Alice "Jean" Wood in 2005; a son, Ronald S. Burbank in 2007 and a grandson, John A. Burbank in 2003.
Bob is survived by 2 daughters, Deborah (Jim) Lewis and Patricia (Dan) Bullion; 2 sons, Robert G. (Julie) Burbank and John C. (Bea) Burbank; 9 grandchildren, Kimberly Lewis; Holly (Mike) Schadt, Christopher, Robby and Adam Burbank; Cassandra, Matthew and Tiffany Bullion; Stephanie and Sofia Burbank and 3 great grandchildren, Giavanna Racciatti, Brody and Brooke Schadt. Bob also leaves behind his beloved cat Garfield.
Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in care of the Harter Funeral Home, Brewerton NY. Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or American Legion Post 1832, Mattydale NY.