Burrow, Jr., Thomas Richard

posted Dec 22, 2004 in Middleton, NY newspaper

Thomas Richard Burrow Jr., an architect for Action Toward Independence, Middletown, and lifelong area resident, died Sunday, December 19, 2004 at the Orange County Residential Health Care Facility in Goshen. He was 62.

The son of Thomas R. Burrow Sr. and the late Virginia Cromwell Burrow, he was born July 13, 1942 in Cornwall.

Mr. Burrow graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Architecture and did additional studies in architecture at Fontainebleau, France. After college, he was a Peace Corps volunteer and served for several years with the Aymara Indians on the altiplano of Bolivia in a community development program.

After the Peace Corps, he started working for various architectural firms in New York City as an architectural designer and eventually became an Assistant Vice President of Facilities Planning and Design for Shearson American Express and other large brokerage firms. In this capacity, he designed offices all over the United States and in many major foreign cities. Travel was one of his greatest pleasures in life.

Most recently, Mr. Burrow resided in Glen Spey with his father and it was there that he had a home office/studio that allowed him to work as an Architectural Barrier Consultant, helping to design home modifications for people with disabilities. He was employed as a full time consultant by Action Toward Independence in Middletown, N.Y. This was the work he enjoyed the most. He was also actively involved with his hobby of digital photography. Another hobby was baking cookies for the friends of Bill.

Survivors include his father, Thomas R. Burrow Sr. of Glen Spey; three brothers, Robert J. Burrow of Barryville, David Cromwell Burrow of Astoria, Queens and John C. Burrow of Glen Spey; one niece, Deirdra Makula; a great-niece; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Foundation for Aids Research, 120 Wall Street, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10005-3902 would be appreciated. Arrangements by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family, visit Knight-Auchmoody.com