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Philip Burroff, 60, Raytown, MO passed away Oct. 8, 2014. A memorial gathering will be held from 6-8 PM, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at Heartland 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, MO.
Philip Steven Burroff, age 60, of Raytown, Missouri, passed away on October 8, 2014 at the Veterans Administration Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.
Philip was born on March 23, 1954 in Raytown, Missouri to Dr. Dale W. Burroff and Joan Dyson Burroff. He attended Raytown schools and enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1972. He was stationed in California and Hawaii as lead hydraulic technician in his battalion for Huey helicopters.
After serving his country he moved to Dallas, Texas and worked as a sales representative for Intercontinental Steel and Pipe for 6 years. He returned to Kansas City and received his degree in respiratory therapy from Penn Valley Community College. He received his certification as a respiratory therapist through continuing his education and worked in the industry at Research Medical Center and University of Kansas Medical Center until his health declined.
Philip was an avid sports enthusiast. For many years, he played for the Kansas City Men’s Baseball League as pitcher. Most of all, he was a passionate golfer. Belonging to Grand Summit Golf and Country Club, he had many friends and great memories golfing nearly all day and losing golf balls, along with his daughter, in “Phil’s Creek”, which he rightly named after himself. He was fortunate to have had two holes in one, one at Swope Memorial Golf Course, and the other at Grand Summit.
Philip was preceded in death by his parents and his special aunt Moscelyn Dyson.
He is survived by his daughter, Mackenzie Tiedeman Burroff. His pride and joy, and forever his “Pumpkin head”. He also is survived by his older brother Dr. Mark Burroff (Lisa)of Las Vegas, Nevada and twin brother Paul Burroff of Raytown.
The family would like to thank everyone for their well wishes and for celebrating Philip’s life with us.
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