Thomas H. Burns
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Thomas H. Burns, 75, of Macungie, died on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Twp. His wife, Marilyn K. (Matthews) Burns, died in 2011. Born in Catasauqua, he was the son of the late Joseph V. and Pearl M. (Costenbader) Burns. He was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Allentown. He had earned his masters degree from Lehigh University, received his bachelors from the University of Notre Dame, and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. Tom was an accountant, having originally worked for the Buckeye Pipeline Company, then later retiring from Mack Trucks after many years of service. He was a member of the Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living and the Notre Dame Lehigh Valley Alumni Association. Survivors: Children, Elizabeth Pane and her husband, Frederick, of Ocean View, NJ, John D. Burns and his companion, Diane Wolfram, Michael Burns and his wife, Kati, of Macungie, and Rochelle Bachman and her husband, Dean, of Emmaus; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and siblings, James A. and Barbara Burns, and Marie Christiano. Services: Graveside 10 a.m., Monday, Resurrection Cemetery in Wescosville. Arrangements by Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Allentown. Contributions: May be made to the Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living, 435 Allentown Dr., Allentown, PA 18109.
Published in Morning Call on Nov. 21, 2013