In  Memory  Of  Our Departed  Comrade  In  Arms 


Earl  Edward  Burlingame   U.S.A.F. 


June 15, 1937  -  October 19, 2002


Reisenbach  1958/60  -  1962/65


Earl passed away on October The nineteenth at 01:30 hours in the Berkshire Place Nursing Home in Providence Rhode Island.   Earl had been suffering from cancer of the throat and had a severe amount of pain in his last weeks.  


Earl grew up in Warren Rhode Island and joined the Air Force in 1957.   He was then stationed at Reisenbach One where he met and married Inge Klappert of Eberbach Germany.  They had a daughter Brigitta.  Earl then was stationed in Saigon Viet Nam.  On his return from Viet Nam he again was stationed at Reisenbach, only this time at Reisenbach Two.  During this period Earl divorced Inge.  Earl left Reisenbach Two and was discharged from the Air Force in 1965.  He was then employed by the Raytheon Company in Massachusetts.  He moved to New Jersey in 1966 to further his career as an electronics technician. 


Earl remarried in 1967 and had four daughters Tracy, Page, Kelly and Karin.  He then returned to Rhode Island to again jump ahead in his chosen profession.  Upon returning to Rhode Island he purchased the house he grew up in on Lincoln Avenue in Warren.  When the Naval base in Newport scaled back Earl was transferred to Jacksonville Florida.   In the early Nineties Earl returned to Rhode Island and was divorced. 


Earl has made his home in Rhode Island since.  Annemarie Rocha became his significant other for the duration of Earl’s stay on earth. 


Earl was cremated at the Winfield and Son Funeral Home in Situate, Rhode Island. His remains will be at The Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, Rhode Island.   Earl is survived by his significant other Annemarie Rocha and his children Brigitta, Ronald Earl, Tracy, Page, Kelly, Karen and Brett a sister Dotty and step brother Billy Schueler.