Rideau Jr., Burleigh
Burleigh Rideau Jr. was born June 7, 1927 to parents Burleigh Sr. and Amelia. He passed away June 11, 2009 in Phoenix. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Jacquelin, daughter LeiAnn, sons Michael, Steven and David, eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. An Arizona native, he attended St. Mary’s Catholic High School and Arizona State University. He was an electrical contractor, inventor and entrepreneur who started several businesses – including a frozen food company and a generator leasing company. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, June 17th, at 10:30 A.M. at St. Gregory Catholic Church, 3424 North 18th Avenue, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be sent to the scholarship fund of the Office of Black Catholic Ministry, 400 East Monroe, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-354-2000.
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