Lorain- David Jerome Burns, 81, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at his home in Lorain, OH.
David was born on July 18, 1930 in Lorain, OH to his loving parents, Dewey James and Rosalind (nee: Halm) Burns.
He graduated from St. Mary Academy in Lorain, OH, Class of 1948. David enlisted in the United States Army on April 26, 1951 and was stationed in Pusan, South Korea during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on April 9, 1953. David returned home for a short ten days during his service time, to marry his beloved high school sweetheart, Betty Ann (nee:Kiska) Burns on October 27, 1951. He was employed at B.F. Goodrich in Avon Lake for over 30 years. David was a member of St. Peter Church, Italian American Veterans, Knights of Columbus and many other social organizations in Lorain, OH. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and especially enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Betty Ann Burns; loving children, Kathleen (Dennis) Hawke, Peggy (Rick) Catley, Bobbie (Dr. Krag) Churchill, David John (Janet) Burns and James (Denise) Burns; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Celine Rumpler, Mary Alice Wagner and Joan Pienoski; and brother, John Burns.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James and Charles Burns; and infant daughter, Amy Beth.
The family will receive family and friends at
Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, OH, (440) 244-1961
on Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 3:00 8:00 PM. Closing prayers will be held
at the funeral home on Friday at 8:50 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
held at 9:30 AM, Friday, October 21, 2011 at St. Peter Church, 3655 Oberlin
Ave., Lorain, OH. Christian burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in
Lorain, OH where military honors will be conducted by the Disabled American
Veterans. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com