John Burley, OBE, 83, of Lenox

It is with sadness that the family announces the death of John Burley, OBE, who died peacefully May 5 at his home in Lenox surrounded by his family.

Born March 6, 1936 in Leeds, England, John Stuart Burley was an adventurous man, a great bon viveur and will be missed by his family and many friends around the world.

He was the beloved husband of 51 years to Liz; father to Amanda and Jonathan; and grandfather to Isobel, Laughlin and Lily.

A memorial service will be held in the OBE Chapel, St Paul’s Cathedral, in the autumn, followed by a celebration of his life at the RAF Club.