Anthony (Tony) Burg


Feb. 27, 2019 — Anthony (Tony) Burg was called home to his Lord and Savior on Feb. 17, 2019.

He was born in Milwaukee, Wisc., Dec. 30, 1945.  He was always proud of his Midwestern roots. Tony was always known for his Faith, love of family, loyalty and mentoring spirit.

At age 18, Tony joined the Air Force. He served honorably in Air Rescue in Viet Nam for several years. Tony and his young family of four, plus his four siblings, their spouses and his mother, Mary Nellis, all moved West to Klamath Falls, Ore., in 1970.

Tony earned his degree in mechanical engineering at Oregon Institute of Technology in 1974 while supporting his family, working at Weyerhaeuser and playing music on the weekends.

He moved to Coos Bay and there found his true career working at Bay Area Hospital in the Engineering Department. There, he also met the love of his life a R.N., Judi who became his wife in 1986. They have enjoyed 33 years of marriage and romance.

He worked at Group Health Hospital System in Seattle, Wash., as a Director of Engineering and Facilities from 1989 until 1998.  He was awarded a Master of Business Administration at the University of Washington in 1999. 

Sutter Health in Sacramento California called, and he begin his final chapters of work in 1998. He held a variety of positions as director over various departments and hospitals in that system.

His most rewarding achievement was Project Executive for the building and remodeling of the Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento.

One of his most memorable work experiences was with his “Core Team” on that project. He retired in 2015.

Tony and Judi returned to the Oregon Coast in Florence.

Tony came to know the Lord as his Savior in his 30s. He lived out his faith by telling others of the love God has for us all and the forgiveness of sins by believing Jesus died and rose to heaven paying for the sins we all have.

He had a servant’s heart as he was building something at whatever church he attended, encouraging others in their faith, being an Elder, or just listening and sharing Scripture. He was the loving leader of our family and he was lovingly cared for by his family at home at the time of his death.

He is survived and adored by his wife, Judi in Florence; daughters Cari (David) VanVleck of Boise, Idaho, Kelly Burg (Jeff Kunkle), Scappoose, Ore., Katherine Zanni (Eric) of Coquille, Ore.,  Mary Armstrong (Jason) of Klamath Falls, Ore., Theresa VanAuken of Portland, Ore.; step-children Jeff Sober (Mary) of Bandon, Ore. and Cindie Corley (Brian) of Eugene, Ore.

He was blessed with 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A celebration of his life, well lived, will be March 30, at 2 p.m., at Church On The Rock, 1750 18th St. in Florence.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Church On The Rock, P.O. Box 3064, Florence OR 97439 or Samaritanspurse.org website or (P.O.Box 3000 Boone N.C. 28607).

We do not grieve like people who have no hope! Our hope is in the LORD!  

Burns’s Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

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