Edward J. Burns, Jr.
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AGE: 81 • New Castle
Edward J. Burns, Jr., age 81, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014 at home. He was born on September 9, 1932 in Wilmington, DE the son of the late Edward and Eleanor Burns. Mr. Burns served his country with honors in the US Navy during the Korean War. He retired from Citicorp Bank as a Manager after many years of service. Ed enjoyed his time fishing and traveling abroad.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Burns; and his daughter, Cynthia Blades. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Joyce; his son, Bruce Blades and his wife, Lisa of Smyrna; two granddaughters, Hollie Beish, her husband, Jeff, and their children, Jaxon and Conner, all of Maryland and Heather Simpson of Delaware; his brother, Tom Burns; and his sister, Ann Bukowski.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 2 pm in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear, DE. Condolence letters may be sent by visiting www.fariesfuneralhome.com.
Faries Funeral Home
29 South Main Street Smyrna, DE 19977
Published in The News Journal on Apr. 24, 2014