July 30, 1947 ~ April 18, 2008
Burris, Craig William, a 50 year resident of Lawndale, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2008 in Torrance. Born in Ware, MA, Craig was 60 when he died.
Career notes: Worked for TRW for approximately 20 years and was a Farmers Insurance Agent for 21 years.
Hobbies: He loved Coaching his kids, grand kids and nephew in all sports. Being with friends and family was his favorite pastime.
Civic activities: He was a Lawndale School Board Trustee, a member of the Lawndale Rotary Club, Lawndale Chamber of Commerce and past Lawndale Planning Commission.
Personal interests/Passions: He was the Executive Director/CEO of the Pacific Coast Youth Football/Cheerleading Conference for the past 22 years and involved in youth sports throughout the South Bay for over 35 years.
Fan of: Football (youth and professional) and all youth sports.
He is survived by his loving Wife of 22 years, Catherine Burris of Lawndale, CA, Son, Robert Zeller of Redondo Beach, CA, Daughter, Jennifer Sianez of Gardena, CA, Son, Joey & Daughter-in-law Christina Zeller of Torrance, CA, Son, Joe Burris of CA, and four Grandchildren: Daniel Sianez, Kaarina Zeller, Anthony Zeller, and Jake Burris. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Elsie and Leroy Burris.
A gathering of family & friends will be held at White & Day Manhattan Beach Chapel on Thursday, April 24, 2008 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. The Funeral will be held at American Martyrs Catholic Church on Friday, April 25, 2008 at 12 Noon. Burial will follow at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach.
Donations may be sent to: The Craig Burris Fund, C/O Ken Hall, 23104 Normandie Ave., Torrance, CA 90502
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