Robert "Tony" Burden
February 15, 1952 - June 18, 2017
Robert "Tony" Burden, age 65, a 59 year resident of Naperville, IL, passed away peacefully on June 18, 2017 at his home. He was born on February 15, 1952 in Chicago, IL. Tony is survived by his loving children, Barbara Donley-Burden of Montgomery, IL, Christopher Burden of Aurora, IL and Todd Burden of Naperville, IL; his cherished grandchildren, Jessika Donley, Taylor Brannan, Brylee Burden, Bradley Burden and Braxton Burden; his dear brother, Larry (Joy) Burden; and his goddaughter, Lindsey (Tessa) Curran. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Erdine Burden and his grandmother, Latha Bradley. Tony proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. He enjoyed a 30 year career as an electrical contractor for Lucent Technology-AT&T-Bell Labs Western Electric and was a huge fan of the Chicago Bears. Tony was always there for his children and coached their football and little league teams. He always supported them to the best of his ability and then some. He will be remembered best as a responsible, selfless, dedicated father, a humble man, dear friend and father figure to many.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2:00 until 3:30 PM at the Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. A Celebration of Tony's life will follow at 3:30 PM at the funeral home. Interment will be private.
For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to Tony's life, memorials to A.D.O.P.T. would be greatly appreciated.