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BURNSIDE, Robert L. "Coach"

BURNSIDE - Robert L. "Coach" Born July 5, 1942; died July 10, 2016. Graduated North Collins High School in 1959. Graduated UB in 1964. Taught Math at both Eden Middle and Eden Sr. High School for 35 years starting in 1964-65. Retired 2000. Varsity Baseball Coach for 45 years and amassed over 400 victories throughout his career, nominee for Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame. Girls Basketball coach for 17 years. Eden Baseball Field dedicated in his name in 2015. Battled many illnesses throughout his life until died of cancer. Son of the late LeRoy and Ruth Burnside; survived by sister Donna (Herbert) Rapp and uncle of Diane (Michael) Burkard and Mark (Katherine) Rapp; great uncle of Emma, Spencer, and Hope Burkard and William, Mark, and Casey Rapp; also survived by many, many friends and colleagues. Flowers gratefully declined; memorials may be made to Eden Baseball Club, M & T Bank, 600 South Park Avenue, Hamburg, NY 14075. Family invites friends to call Friday from 3-7 PM at the Laing Funeral Home, Inc. 2724 W. Church St., Eden. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 AM in the Eden Methodist Church, 2820 E. Church St., Eden. Words of sympathy on

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