Holmes Joseph Burton was born in Newark, New Jersey. He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He attended Brown University and worked for the stock transfer department for Texaco in New York City. Holmes passed in 2010 at the age of 90. He was survived by two sons and two grandchildren.
Janice A. Burton was born in Kearny, New Jersey. Janice and Holmes moved to Bradenton, Florida in 2002. During her lifetime, she was a homemaker. Janice passed in 2006 at the age of 83 and left behind her husband and two sons.