- By Lansing Funeral Home
Born in Ithaca, March 26, 1943, Bill was the youngest child of the late Paul and May (Kneebis) Burin. A graduate of Lansing High School, Bill went on to the Police Academy and spent 25 years as a Police Officer and Juvenille Detective, receiving many awards along the way for his dedication and service, with the Ithaca City Police Department. He also served 16 years as a judge with the Town of Lansing and served an interim period as a judge with the Ithaca City Court as well. A lifelong Lansing resident, Bill was a member of All Saints Church, a former small fry football coach, and a supporter of Lansing, Cornell and Ithaca College athletics. He enjoyed playing cards with the guys, going to the track and traveling, especially to Florida in the winter.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his siblings, John Burin, Anne Burin Small and Paul Burin, Jr.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Joan Brock Burin, numerous foster children, many cousins, nieces and nephews, and his beloved dog, Darcy.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Town of Lansing Recreation, Youth Sports, PO Box 186, Lansing, NY 14882.
A Funeral Mass, officiated by Fr. Malachy Nwosu, will be celebrated at 10am, Thursday, November 7th, All Saints Church, 347 Ridge Rd., Lansing, immediately followed by burial at Calvary Cemetery in Ithaca. Following Bill's burial everyone is invited to gather for a reception in the fellowship hall at All Saints Church.
Lansing Funeral Home is assisting the family.