Bruce E. Burgoyne, 86, of Dover, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011.

Memorial services for Bruce E. Burgoyne, 86, of Dover, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, march 3, at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear.

Mr. Burgoyne died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, in Westminster Health Center.

Born Oct. 24, 1925, in Benton Harbor, Mich., he was the son of the late Howard Burgoyne and Ruth Helmick Burgoyne.

Mr. Burgoyne retired after 20 years of combined service in the Navy, Army and Air Force as an intelligence officer. He continued as a civilian employee for six more years.

He was an esteemed translator of more than 40 documents relating to the American Revolutionary War, including “A Hessian Diary of the American Revolutionary War” and “Enemy Views.” He was award the Gold Good Citizenship Medal by the Delaware chapter of the S.A.R. in 2006.

Mr. Burgoyne is survived by his wife of 41 years, Dr. Marie Marple Burgoyne of Dover; three sons, Walter B. Burgoyne of New Orleans, La., B. Aaron Burgoyne of Charlottesville, Va., and Jurgen A. Burgoyne of Dover; a granddaughter, Brooke L. Burgoyne of Dover; a nephew, Michael H. Burgoyne of Maryland; and a niece, Tina Brennan of Maryland.

Friends and family are welcome after the service at the home of K. Pappas. Information can be obtained via email at

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