Arthur O. Burton

February 05, 1922 ‒ December 12, 2019

Westerville, Ohio
Formerly of Findlay, Ohio

Arthur O. Burton, age 97, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Feridean Commons in Westerville, Ohio.  Born February 5, 1922 in Norwood, Ohio to the late Irven A. and Agnes M. (Kinsel) Burton. Arthur was a retired teacher and coach from the Fostoria School System.  He lived most of his life in Fostoria and Findlay.  Veteran U.S. Army, WWII.  Arthur is survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law, Arthur F. and Ann Burton of Westerville, OH and Mark I. and Nora Burton, of Avila Beach, CA; sister, Doris Bell of Fort Myers, FL; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene, in 2015.  Arthur is also preceded in death by brother, Almont Burton and sister, Dulcy Stark.   A Memorial Service will be scheduled in Spring/Summer 2020 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Findlay.  Contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2300 Northridge Road, Findlay, OH  45840 in Arthur’s memory.  The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Burton family.  Please leave a memory or condolence for the family on this website.

  • What a privilege to have an Uncle with such a kind heart, sense of humor, and a smile that could fill a room. I’m so thankful for the memories of our Thanksgivings together and the many years of camping trips. You taught me to fish and to have an appreciation for the things in life that really matter. Peace and light fill your days now that you are with the Father and all that have gone before you. Love to the Burton family now and always.

    • Thanks for your thoughtful comments. I still remember our camping trips…lots of great memories along with Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas.

  • Uncle Art, a wonderful man who will be sorely missed by friends and family.
    Art and Mark, I see your father in both of you.

    • Your comments are much appreciated and I enjoyed talking to you on the phone earlier this week. Lots of great memories with my cousins and my aunts and uncles. Wishing you the best, Mark

  • Mark, Nora, Artie, Anne and all the family,
    I’m so sorry to learn of Art’s passing. He and Irene were some of the kindest people I’ve ever known. They raised such wonderful sons and passed on all the values that mattered. Art had such a great laugh! I’m grateful to have known them for so many years.
    My thoughts are with all of you at such a difficult time. I know you’ll all see each other again one day.

    • Thanks for your comments. He was a great father and we will miss him. I am glad you were able to have known them both and spend time with them. Best wishes, Mark

  • To Artie and Mark: thinking of you at this time. My deepest sympathy. I knew your parents for a long time. Know you will miss them very much. God’s blessings to you and your family. Rosemary Tritch

    • Thanks for your friendship with my Mom and Dad over the years. I still remember all the people from Immanuel. Best wishes, Mark

    • JT…thanks for your comments. We will miss my Dad. A bunch of great memories from the days back in Fostoria. Hope you are doing well. Best wishes, Mark

  • Coach Burton coached me for three years in football and track. I considered him a friend and counselor. He was a man of honor, integrity and compassion. He will be greatly missed. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Sorry for the belated condolences. I just found out he passed. Mr. Burton was one of my favorite teachers. He was always kind, fair and fun. A gentle man with a great smile. I can still see those long legs resting along side his desk as he leaned back in his chair. Keep the good memories in your hearts. I send my sincere sympathy to all his loved ones.