Jack H. Burns

December 19, 2012

WATERTOWN, N.Y.     Jack H. Burns, 65, formerly of Watertown, passed Dec. 14 in Mooresville, N.C., at the Lake Norman Hospital after suffering a stroke at his home. 

Jack had resided at 5714 Five Sisters Court in Fayetteville, N.C., for the past six years.

Born April 21, 1947, in Watertown, a son of John W. and Gwendolyn Barton Burns, he graduated in 1964 from Watertown High School. He attended Jefferson Community College and Oswego State Teaching College.

Mr. Burns then worked for the City of Watertown and for West Point Military College as an engineer for several years. He later moved to Mooresville, N.C., where he lived with his brother Douglas and worked construction.

He was an Army Medic for the 479th Engineers BN in Watertown from 1966 to 1972.

Mr. Burns recently received his teaching degree.

He enjoyed golfing and painting oil and water colors.

A marriage to Janet Gardner of Watertown ended in divorce.

Among his survivors are his mother, Gwendolyn A. Burns, Watertown; a daughter, Cassandra B. Burns; a son, Jonathon H. Burns; two brothers, Douglas Burns, Mooresville, N.C., Robert Burns, Syracuse; and three grandchildren.

His father died before him.

A graveside service will be held in the spring in Sanford Corners Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Arrangements are with Hart & Bruce Funeral Home.

Information provided by Hart & Bruce Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.