Donald A. Burns

December 15, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, N.Y.    Donald A. Burns, 62, of Irish Avenue, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown.

Born on June 17, 1950, son of the late Fred and Freida Tibbles Burns, he attended Hammond School.

He entered the Army in March 1970 and was honorably discharged in 1971.

Mr. Burns worked for Lanphear Lumber, Ostrander Farms and Lake’s Trailer Park retiring in 1994.

He married Jeanie Fleming on July 25, 1970, in Rossie, N.Y.

He enjoyed his family and his beloved dog “Pudge”, gardening, puzzles and canning.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanie; two sons, Kevin, and his companion, Pam Matthie of Parish, Kenneth and soul mate, Edward Burns of Philadelphia; two daughters, Kris and her companion, Gerald Lacey, Philadelphia, Karen and her companion, Kenneth Metcalf of Macomb; ten grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one step granddaughter; one step great granddaughter; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, William & Lois, Charles, Douglas & Michelle, and Ricky; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mayfred Vann, Martha & James Bartlett.

A grandson, James Albert, and three sisters, Julia “Tootie” Stevenson, Edna Martin and Frances Finley, all died before him.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at Frederick Bros Funeral Home, Theresa There will be a gathering at the Philadelphia Fire Hall immediately following.

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Information provided by Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Inc. and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.