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Ralph M. Burton

February 26, 1961 - August 25, 2019

Service Date: August 28, 2019

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Ralph M. Burton, 58, of Wilkes-Barre Township and formerly of Plains Township, passed away Sunday morning August 25, 2019 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in the Hudson section of Plains, he was the son of Florence (Walkowiak) Burton of Plains, and the late Ralph G. Burton.

Ralph was a graduate of Bishop Hoban High School, Class of 1979 and the W.B. Vo-Tech Automotive School. He was employed for Jack Williams Tire Co. for over 30 Years as a mechanic, serving many residents of the Wyoming Valley.

Ralph was very involved with the Son of the American Legion and was Past Commander of the SAL Joseph E. Conlon Post 558, Plains, Past Commander of the SAL Post 815, Wilkes-Barre Township, District 12 Sergeant-At-Arms SAL, Georgetown Conservation Club, serving as Secretary, Hunters Educator Teacher, Pennsylvania Game Commission Educator, member of the National Wild Turkey Federation and the National Rifle Association. Ralph was an avid Hunter and Fisherman, a member of the “Bunk” hunting cabin in Meshoppen and a member of the Italian Club and the Polish American Veterans both of Plains.

In addition to his father Ralph, he was preceded in death by his Sister Susan Fanelli.

Surviving in addition to his Mother Florence are Ralph’s wife of 38 years the former Linda Howell, Wilkes-Barre Township, Daughter, Tania Artmont and Husband Anthony, Wilkes-Barre Township, Grandson Dominic, and Nephews.

Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm from the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street Plains. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Family and friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 7 pm at the funeral home.

Memorial donations if desired may be made to Wounded Warrior Project by visiting www.support.woundedwarriorproject.org.