George Adams Burress, 62, a retired D.C. policeman and deputy U.S. marshal, died at Doctors' Hospital of Prince George's County Sunday following a heart attack.
Mr. Burrerss joined the Metropolitan Police Department of D.C. in 1942, and retired in 1967. At one time he was a school patrol and summer camp programs run by the department for youngsters.
He became a deputy U.S. marshal in 1968, and served until a second retirement in 1977.
Mr. Burress was born in Hampton, Va., and grew up there in Akron, Ohio, and Roanoke Rapids, N.C. He graduated from North Carolina A & T State University in Greensoboro, N.C., in 1940, and moved to Washington after.
He interrupted his police career to serve in the Army in World War II.
Mr. Burress was a member of the Retired Policemen's Association and the Alpha Omega chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., which is made up of graduates of various colleges. He was a former dean of pledges of the organization.
He also was a member of the Christian Community Presbyterian Church of Bowie.
Survivors include his wife, Wilhelmina, of the home in Bowie; two daughters, Karen, of the home, and Georgean Twine, of Washington; a brother, James, of Denver, Colo., and three granddaughters.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the scholarship fund of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, in care of Frank B. Patterson, 3905 21st St. NE, Washington, 20018.