THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 27, 2019 Page 19 OBITUARIES Robert C. “Bob” Burgess, Sr. A retired Superintendent of Pine Banks Park in Melrose, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on Sept 18th. Bob was born in Malden in 1933, the son of Henry C. and Willeva Burgess. He was raised and educated in Malden, and after completing his education, he enlisted in the US Army proudly serving as part of an allied coalition in Eastern Europe. It was here that Bob, still a teenager, would collect chocolate and other rations and make regular trips to visit children orphaned by the war in Europe. A commitment to children that would last the rest of his life. In 1957, Bob married his sweetheart, Doris G. Guevin in Stoneham, MA. They shared 62 years together as husband and wife. Soon after their marriage he began working at Pine Banks Park in Malden/Melrose. By 1983, Bob became the Superintendent. He was dedicated to the park, and loved working there until his retirement in 2002. While there, he started the Christmas tradition of the annual visit from Santa and continued to play the role for over 25 years. Also, with the help of his lifelong friend George Hallisey, he would visit children at Malden Hospital and homes around the city. He was instrumental in the Boys Scouts of America and Eagle Scout programs at Pine Banks, the Rugby Club, numerous sporting leagues of Malden and Melrose as well as the installation of the children’s playground. In addition, Bob was active with the Princemen Chorus of the Lt. Norman Prince VFW post of Melrose, and a member of the American Legion in Andover. Bob was devoted to his family, especially his grandchildren who lovingly called him Papa. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Doris Burgess, his children, Cheryl A. Burgess of Lawrence, Scott A. Burgess of Lawrence, John M. Burgess and wife, the late Donna of Malden and Lawrence, and Stephen D. Burgess and wife Elizabeth of Londonderry, NH, and his grandchildren, James, Lilianna, and Bobby. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his beloved son Robert C. Burgess and brother Henry “Chet” Burgess. In lieu of flowers please consider adopting a pet or making a donation to MSPCA at Nevins Farm in Methuen. Rita Lynn Lawler A FALL LAWNS CUT CHEAP * Fetrilizing * New Shrubs * Mulch & Loam * New Lawns * Tree Work * New Fence * Walls * Patios longtime resident of Malden passed away suddenly due to medical complications. Rita was born and raised in Malden, attending the DanCLEAN-UPS GO GREEN * Junk Removal * Painting CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE Seniors & iels Elementary and Lincoln Jr. High School, and later receiving her GED. She went on to Newbury College where studied Nursing Tech. She was a fun, loving, and caring woman. She enjoyed writing and reading, and loved her cat Boo-Boo. Rita worked for many years as a bartender at City Limits and at the Salemwood Grille. Rita will always be remembered for her outgoing personality, her love for her family, and most of all her beautiful smile. She was preceded in death by her father, William R. Lawler, her mother Everlyn Lawyer, her dear brother, Harold “Buzz” Lawler, and her godparents, George and Priscilla Mallett. Rita is survived by her sisters, Denise Clark of Yerington, NV, Evelyn Ambasth and husband Timir of Malden, Angel Caso and longtime companion Jim Giglio of Derry, NH, and brother Rudolph Lawler and wife Pam of Wakefield. She is also survived by Gogreenerlandscaping.com Since 1979 FALL CLEANUPS * SNOW PLOWING 1-800-698-6313 * Flowers * Shrubs Veterans Discounts Guaranteed ~ Help Wanted ~ Insurance Customer Service Representative (Everett) Established and growing Insurance Agency just north of Boston is seeking a full time Personal Lines Account Specialist. 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