Dave Burness

Passed April 8, 2005 Dave was born in Oakland and as a young man served in the United States Navy. From 1950 to 1975 he resided in San Diego with his family where he was employed by Pacific Southwest Airlines, working his way up from mechanic to Vice President of Engineering. In 1975 he went with the Boeing company to Baghdad, Iraq. In 1977 he was hired as Vice President of Engineering by Royal Jordanian Airlines in Amman, Jordan. In 1984 he retired to the island of Cyprus where he enjoyed boating and scuba diving. In 1992 he returned to California moving to Santa Maria. Dave was fortunate to have traveled to many countries around the world with his wife Iona, where they made many friends along the way. Dave was well respected and will be deeply missed and never forgotten.