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BURTON CLARENCE MONROE, III "BUZ" November 14, 2012. Age 60 of Royal Oak. Proud graduate of the Detroit College of Law – 1980. Longtime practicing attorney in the Detroit area. Last descendant bearing the name of Clarence M. Burton, founder of the Burton Historical Archives at the Detroit Public Library, the Detroit Historical Museum and Burton Abstract & Title Co. Beloved husband of Valerie K. (nee Bosnyak) for eight years. Dear brother of Beth Stepek (Dave). Uncle of Matt and Drew. Also survived by many colleagues and friends. The family appreciates the loving care of the Rose Cancer Center and Inpatient Hospice at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Beaumont Foundation, 3711 W. Thirteen Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48073 or online at to be used for the comfort and benefit of Inpatient Hospice and Rose Cancer Center patients and their families at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. Checks should identify "In memory of Buz Burton". A celebration of life reception will be held at a later date. A.J. Desmond & Sons 248-549-0500. View obituary and share memories at

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Ralph Burton11/18/2012

I am so sorry to hear of Buz's Passing. CM Burton was was also my Great Grandfather and Buz's Father Clarence and my Dad, Edson, worked together for many years at The Burton Abstract & Title Company.

Judge Jim Sheehy11/18/2012

Buz was always a fun person to be with. My condolences for your loss. We all will miss him...JPS

Lori McGuire11/18/2012

Valerie, At times like this there are just no words..Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers. Steve and Lori McGuire

Deborah Sage11/19/2012

He was such a cool guy! He wll be missed by all.

John DeMarco11/20/2012

I only wish that we could wave a magic wand and make all illness go away but since we can't I do know that Buz fought a valient battle with his. He's in a better place now and not suffering. It's all of us who knew him that suffer his loss and will miss him. Buz was a good friend, a fellow attorney and a great photographer. We will always have some of his beautiful work in our home.

Carl Angott11/21/2012

Valerie, I was so sorry to hear about Buz. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers and I am going to contact you.

John Gilbert11/27/2012

Val,,, you both have been in my prayers every time i said them(even today). I just found out about Buz today. You were both so lucky in the short time u had together. I am grieving for you my friend. god bless. may god accept him into his kingdom.-John..Nuc Med

Bill Brabant01/19/2015

So sorry to hear about Buzz. Buzzy was my boyhood neighbor in Royal Oak. We played baseball together and played in his basement. Had lots of fun. God Bless Buzz

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