Carnegie Mellon News Online Edition: May 10, 2001: Timothy Burritt Dies in Motorcycle Crash
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Burritt Timothy Burritt Dies in Motorcycle Crash

Timothy Burritt, an undergraduate adviser in the College of Engineering known for his vibrant personality and his collection of zany ties and Daffy Duck coffee mugs, was killed in a motorcycle accident on Stanton Avenue in the Stanton Heights section of the city on May 1. Burritt, 47, was thrown into a pole after he lost control of his motorcycle and hit a guardrail. Burritt joined the College of Engineering in 1980 as a secretary before becoming an administrative assistant for undergraduate studies. He was promoted to undergraduate adviser in March 2000. In his more than 20 years at Carnegie Mellon, Burritt has advised thousands of students and "his exceptional relationships" with them "made a tremendous impact on their well-being," said College of Engineering Dean John Anderson. "Tim was a great colleague. He will be missed, but not forgotten," Anderson said. "He always called the kids at CIT his children," said Tom Keating, senior lecturer of technical communications. "I don't think there were any CIT students that didn't know him over the last 20 years." Keating said many alumni stop in the office during Spring Carnival "just to see him." Burritt earned his bachelor's degree in professional studies with a concentration in communications from Duquesne University in 1998. In addition to his position at Carnegie Mellon, he also worked in the Admission Department at Mercy Hospital and as an emergency room registration clerk at UPMC Presbyterian. He is survived by his father, Harold, and seven brothers and sisters. A campus memorial service is being planned.

Bruce Gerson

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