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MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR MR. BURRELL WILL BE CONDUCTED AT 1:00 PM SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2018 AT THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY, 316 EAST 88TH STREET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10128. PLACEMENT OF THE CREMATED REMAINS IN THE CHURCH COLUMBARIUM WILL FOLLOW THE SERVICE.
There will be a gathering in celebration of Mr. Burrell's life at 5:00 PM Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the First Christian Church, 512 West Main Street, Madison.
Fred Burrell, age 81, of Madison, Indiana, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018 at his residence. Born September 18, 1936 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he was the son of Max W. and Harriett M. (Doty) Burrell.
Mr. Burrell graduated from high school in Cedar Rapids and earned a bachelor’s degree in American History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following college, he immediately left the United States to study acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England, returning to New York City in 1960.
He was a professional actor, performing in plays on Broadway and Off-Broadway, including Judgement at Nuremburg, Inherit the Wind, Never Too Late, and Memorandum, in movies including Klute, Kinsey and We Own the Night, and in television on shows such as Law & Order.
He was a member of the Church of the Holy Trinity, 88th Street, and formerly served as business manager, a member of the Vestry and a staff member, retiring in 2001. Mr. Burrell was also a member of the Episcopal Actors' Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild, AFTRA, and Actors' Equity.
On January 1, 2000, he was united in marriage to India Cooper in the Church of the Holy Trinity, 88th Street, New York City.
After retiring from acting, he and his wife began traveling the United States. While traveling, they found Madison, and eventually moved here in 2007.
Mr. Burrell will be sadly missed by his wife, India; two sons: William "Barney" Lindsley and his wife, Jayaruwani, of Portland, Oregon, and Michael Burrell of New York, New York; one sister, Barbara Ravitz of Phoenix, Arizona; his sons' mother, Mary Muir Burrell of New York, New York; and three nieces: Kathleen, Sarah and Deborah.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Jane in 1962, and his brother, David, earlier this year.
Memorial services will be held at a later date at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street, New York, New York. His cremated remains will be placed in a niche in the columbarium at the church following the service.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to te Episcopal Actors' Guild of America, 1 East 29th Street, New York, New York 10016. Contributions may be made at any of the Lytle Funeral Homes & Cremation Service locations.
Lytle Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Main Street Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.