Burnie died in his sleep Oct. 21, 2022.
He prepared for Princeton at Kingswood School in West Hartford, Conn., where he was active in soccer, golf, and publications.
He majored in mathematics, for which he was a tutor, and wrote his thesis on “Multi-stage Sampling.” He joined Terrace Club and was active in the Outing Club — a lifelong pursuit. He participated in IAA football, basketball, and won the IAA horseshoe championship. He met Vivian Ann Woods in his senior year, and they married in 1955.
After earning a master’s degree in industrial management at MIT, he engaged in operations research, economic analysis, and planning at several companies, including food corporations such as General Mills and in several agencies within the Department of Defense.
Burnie was an avid kayaker, runner, and a medalist in numerous bicycling competitions, winning several gold medals at the Senior Olympics. He loved animals, bird watching, square dancing, and he ran for office in Dare County, N.C. He and Vivian enjoyed travel, visiting all 50 states and seven continents, focusing on wildlife and the environment.
Vivian died Nov. 11, 2022, less than a month after Burnie.
He is survived by children Burnham III, Eric, and Dana; grandchildren Mario, Michael, Mandy, Trevor, Austin, Connor, Katie, Hanna, Kelly, and Holly; and his sister, Phyllis.