Walter B. Burlington Jr.
| Send Sympathy Card BURLINGTON, Walter B. Jr., passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 13, 2016, in Richmond, Va. Walter may be best remembered by the trendy quote, "He lived life to the fullest!" No one was ever a stranger to Walter. He loved life and loved people. He loved his family, his family at work, and he loved his church family. Walters' wife, Martha, remembers Walter as one of the only people she knows that was always in a good mood. In his professional life, Walter was a Human Resource Specialist, most recently with Essex Bank, where Walter oversaw their national recruiting and new employee orientation efforts, among other responsibilities, and participated in many bank volunteer programs. Walter's passion was volunteering and participating in charitable works. His professional life volunteerism included active participation with the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), where he headed the registration committee for annual conventions and meetings. Walter loved being a first responder as a volunteer firefighter, where he served with firehouse stations initially in Hillsdale, N.J. and, as Walter's professional career took him on new adventures, with firehouse stations in Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia. Walter loved his church family at Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Glen Allen, Va., where he served on the Parish Council, and was active in many Parish efforts, including the Parish Building Committee and the Parish Capital Campaign for two separate fund raising efforts; the Parish 20th Anniversary Celebration Committee, and leading the Parish picnic, among many other Parish activities. Walter was a member of the Knights of Columbus for 34 years and loved his Knight of Columbus family as a Fourth Degree member of the Joseph. P. Solari Council 11172, and as a member of the Richmond Assembly #1165, the Fourth Degree Assembly of the Knight of Columbus. Walter was active in so many ways with his Council; where he served as Treasurer for many years, and also as a member of the First Degree Team, Scholarship Committee, Knights Memorial Plaza Committee, and Charitable Contributions Committee. Walter also initiated and led the Council's highly successfully Bingo nights! Walter had a marvelous sense of humor. One of his first Human Resources assignments was with Burlington Industries. Upon first meeting him, many of his associates would ask Walter, "Are you MR. BURLINGTON?" to which Walter would respond, "Why yes, I am!" Walter was a friend to everyone. He would strike... Published by Bennett Funeral Home | Full obituary
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