In Loving

Robert Henry Burger

Sept. 25, 1971 – Feb. 6, 2020

Burger, Robert Henry, 48, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, February 6, 2020.  Rob was born on September 25, 1971 in Deer Park, New York.  He moved to Virginia and attended Washington and Lee University, graduating in 1993.  In 1999 Rob received his Juris Doctor Degree from T. C. Williams School of Law at The University of Richmond. After serving as a federal law clerk for Judge William T. Prince in Norfolk, Virginia, Rob accepted a position with the law firm Williams Mullen. While in Norfolk, he met and married his wife, Martha Frances Burger. The family relocated to Richmond, Virginia in 2012 after Rob accepted a position with Suntrust Bank. Rob was an active member of both First Lutheran Church in Norfolk and Epiphany Evangelical Lutheran Church in Richmond serving as Congregational Council President for both churches. He was predeceased by his father, Robert Edward Burger. Rob is survived by his wife of 18 years, Martha Frances Burger; daughter Catherine Burger; son William Burger; mother Florence Burger; brother William Burger; and sisters Joanne Burger and Marieann DeBiase. He is also survived by nine nieces, Nicole, Kristen, Julie, Brittany, Lauren, Becky, Lane, Ana and Chloe; and one nephew Steven; as well as two great nieces, Ellie and Cameron. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 15 at Epiphany Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1400 Horsepen Road, Richmond, Virginia 23226. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Epiphany Evangelical Lutheran Church in memory of Rob Burger and the Brighten Our Light Campaign.

Memorial Service


Epiphany Evangelical

Lutheran Church


Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020


1:00 P.M.

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  1. Michelle Harman February 9, 2020 at 7:53 am - Reply

    I was so saddened to read about Rob’s passing. I went to law school with Rob. We were roommates for one year and served on the student council together. I have many fond memories of him.
    My condolences to his family.

  2. Maria T. Fallin February 10, 2020 at 8:31 am - Reply

    Frances and family: Brian and I send heartfelt condolences. We are stunned. Holding you tight.

  3. April Wallace February 10, 2020 at 9:58 am - Reply

    Frances, Catherine & Will my heart goes out t each one you and I pray that you all will find comfort in each other. Rob’s love for you will always be in your hearts and his memory will never FADE away. God bless you guys.

  4. Cori Bider February 10, 2020 at 10:01 am - Reply

    Sending you all love and hugs during this difficult time. It is so hard to lose such a great man. Praying for you all.

  5. Ms. April M. Eikerenkoetter February 10, 2020 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Dear Catherine, please know: My continual prayers are with you and your family, as I am so sorry to learn of your loss! May the gifts of your Dad’s love, life & legacy, live on through you and your brother! & May the Lord bless you and your family with Peace & Comfort during this difficult time! Shalom!

  6. Cheryl Scott February 10, 2020 at 10:50 am - Reply

    My prayers to the family of Rob Burger. I worked with him at SunTrust now Truist and he was a really nice person.

  7. David Redilla February 10, 2020 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    Thoughts, prayers and condolences to the Burger family.

  8. Elizabeth Hall February 10, 2020 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    My thoughts are with Rob’s family. I worked with him at SunTrust and he was a great person. I am sorry for your loss.

  9. John McNeer February 11, 2020 at 10:56 am - Reply

    So sorry to hear about this. I have known Rob since our time at W&L and then at UR. He was always an optimist and a friendly person. My condolences and prayers for Ron’s family.

  10. Kim MacMillan February 14, 2020 at 11:56 am - Reply

    This is a sad time,Rob left us way to early.Prayers for your family.

  11. Michele Mayers February 15, 2020 at 11:20 am - Reply

    Rob was a great guy and gone way too soon. My thoughts and love to your family

  12. D.J. Mehigan February 17, 2020 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    Frances, Catherine, Will – We miss Rob, his smile, his great insight, and his positive attitude. He was so kind to people he met and to Will’s Scout troup. He (and you) remain in our thoughts.

  13. Peggy Walker April 7, 2020 at 10:56 am - Reply

    So sorry to learn about Rob’s passing. Sincere condolences to his family.

  14. Ted Bristol April 7, 2020 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    Just learned about Rob today. Heartbreaking. He was a great, fun guy. We worked together many years ago and I always smile when I think of him from that time. My deepest sympathies to his family.

  15. Connie Kuykendall August 2, 2020 at 8:08 am - Reply

    I just learned of my classmate’s passing from the Richmond Law magazine. I am so sorry. I pray for your healing and comfort.

  16. Jack Thornton August 7, 2020 at 7:53 am - Reply

    I as well just learned of Rob’s passing…I was stunned and deeply saddened to say the least. As a young lawyer I handled a case with him as co-counsel in which he taught me a great deal…I had not seen him in a while, but he will be sorely missed.

  17. Steven Bennett August 15, 2020 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    Rob and I were both class of 1999 at UR Law and we worked together at Williams Mullen I just learned of his passing My condolences to his family and friends May God bless you and comfort you.

  18. Jim Reid September 15, 2020 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    I was a year behind Rob at Richmond Law, and we were both at Williams Mullen as young lawyers. Such a nice man, my hearts breaks for the family. Truly a lovely human, condolences to the family.

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