On February 8, 2010 Chief Burton Phelps lost his fight with a cancer related illness. Chief Phelps was an Assistant Chief in Anne Arundel County Maryland and taught for many years at our Nation Fire Academy. I had the pleasure many times of visiting with and sharing with Burt. He was a man of tremendous passion and energy for the fire service and his country. His passing will leave a void not only in our ranks but in our hearts. God grant him the eternal rest he so well deserves and my deepest sympathies to Tonna, his children and the thousands of firefighters like me who will miss his contagious smile and his endless encouragement
Here is the official message from his memorial page and link to it for us all to sign his guest book.
Burton W. beloved husband of Tonna L. Phelps (Nee Lowe) devoted father of William Phelps of Florida, Robert Phelps of Virginia, Cynthia Grissett of North Carolina and Mindy McGowan of Pennsylvania, loving grandfather of Cody and Keegan Fleming of North Carolina, Kalie and Ashleigh McGowan of Pennsylvania.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the family owned and operated MCCULLY-POLYNIAK FUNERAL HOME, P.A. 3204 Mountain Road (PASADENA) On Thursday and Friday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM.
A Funeral Mass will be held in the Holy Trinity Church 7436 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. on Saturday at 9:30 A.M. Interment Private.
Contributions may be made to the Anne Arundel Fire Safety Foundation 1783 Forest Drive Box 246, Annapolis, Maryland 21401
To sign Chief Phelps friend page