Jerry W. Burris

Jerry W. Burris

Penn Yan - Jerry W. Burris, 84, of Penn Yan, NY passed away January 9, 2021 in Savannah, Georgia.

Jerry was born on August 4, 1936 in Elmira, NY to the late Carlton and Mary (Spirawk) Burris. He is also predeceased by his brothers Ivan Burris and Richard Burris.

He was a graduate of SUNY at Oswego, NY and earned his Masters of Science in Education at Elmira College in Elmira, NY. He taught at Odessa Montour Central School for many years.

Jerry was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling, reading and hunting.

Survivors include: wife, Beverly (Morse) Burris of Penn Yan, NY; sons, Jays Burris (Debby) and Joel Burris, both of Warners, NY; daughters, Karen Ely (Dale) of Honeoye Falls, NY and Lara Flory (Alec) of Cincinnati, OH; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Jene Burris of CA and Don (Jen) Burris of NY; and sister Patty Pangallo of FL: brothers-in-law, Thomas Morse (Sherry) and Dave Morse, both of Penn Yan, NY: numerous nieces and nephews.

Posted online on January 27, 2021