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Roger Earl Burnham, Sr.

August 13, 1937 - August 21, 2019

Roger Earl Burnham, Sr. 82, peacefully left his home on August 21, 2019 for a 5 o’clock tee time.

Roger was born in El Dorado, Kansas to the late Paul and Deloris Burnham. After high school, Roger joined the Navy where he served his country proudly for 20 years. After retired, Roger followed his passion and started his career as a golf professional. He taught at Princess Anne Country Club and Owls Creek for many years.

Other than his parents, Roger is preceded in death by his daughter, Paula Burnham; sisters, Janice Boger, Joyce Hibler and Gwen Williamson and brother Steven Burnham.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of over 60 years, Janet Prentice Burnham; daughters, Pam and her husband Ross Walizer, Lisa and her husband Frank Craft; son Roger and Tammy Burnham; grandchildren, Jared Craft, Mallory Craft, Frank Craft III, Benjamin Burnham and Jackson Burnham. And his faithful companion Penelope the Chihuahua.

Roger’s visitation will take place on Friday, August 23 at Altmeyer Funeral Home Maestas Chapel (1801 Baltic Ave, VA Beach, 23451) from 7:30 PM until 9:00 PM. His celebration of life will take place Saturday, August 24 @ 11:00 AM at the same location, Altmeyer Funeral Home Maestas Chapel.

A memorial mass will take place at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church (1968 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456) with military honors following.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you make a donation to Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in the name of Roger by visiting  or CLICKING HERE


As Roger would say “OoooooKay, time to go!”

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, August 23, 2019

Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Maestas Chapel

1801 Baltic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Service Information

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019

Time: 11:00 am


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Maestas Chapel

1801 Baltic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Memorial Information

Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Time: 10:00 am


St. John the Apostle Catholic Church

1968 Sandbridge Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

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