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On Friday, 2/5/2021 Mr. Winferd D. Burris peacefully passed away at home. He was 97.
He was a native of California and lived in Watsonville for 62 years.
He was a World War II Veteran and served in the U.S. Army Foreign Service – overseas in England, France and Germany. He was a Military Policeman.
He received his Honorable Discharge as CPL from Camp Beale, California on March 1, 1946. He received the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
He worked for Southern Pacific Railroad for 40 years as Track Foreman Supervisor and Crain Operator.
He was a Golden Rail Club Member and a Boy Scout Leader. He enjoyed Gardening, Hunting, Photography and Travel.
He was preceded in death by his Wife Margaret Burris, Father James J. Burris, Mother Emily I. Burris and Sister Eleanor M. Schoon.
He is survived by his Son Dennis Burris of Santa Cruz and Daughter Denise Burris of Watsonville.
He will be Interred at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park on February 19th located at 127 Hecker Pass Rd. at 1:00 PM in Watsonville, California.
Donations can be made to the Salvation Army.
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