John Michael Burden
06/30/1947 - 08/28/2021
Sun City West, AZ
John Michael Burden 6/30/1947-8/28/2021 of Sun City West, Arizona passed away on the evening of August 28, 2021 at Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 74 years old. John was born and raised in Albany, Illinois. Son of John Devine Burden and Dorothy Beatrice Dye(Burden, Sharp). John served 30 years in the United States Air Force working on aircraft fuel systems, education and training, 13 years as a First Sergeant and ending his career as a Senior Enlisted Advisor. His assignments included bases in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Nebraska, Ohio as well as overseas assignments in West Germany, Taiwan, Okinawa, Viet Nam, Thailand, Italy and West Berlin, Germany. He was very proud of his accomplishments while in the USAF and prided himself on taking care of "his people".

Upon retiring, John pursued his interests in pool, umpiring fast pitch softball, selling real estate, and served as the State Commander for the Disabled American Veterans. He was inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame in 2014.

John was proceeded in death by his wife of 40 years, Elva Jeannette Burden(Moyer), his wife of 9 years, Patricia Diann Burden(Summers), and both of his parents. He is survived by his two brothers, James and Joe Burden; his three children, Deana Sue Burden, Roberta Jeannette Fracassi and John Wesley Burden; his three stepchildren Roger (Joe) Nolan, William (John) Nolan and Justin Morgan; and six grandchildren, including the light of his life, his oldest granddaughter, Lindrielle Burden.

The family is having a Celebration of Life at the DAV at 8447 N 61st Ave Glendale, AZ on October 2, 2021 from 1-3pm. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery as he requested to be laid to rest with his fallen brothers and sisters.

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