Floyd Robert Burns|
1944 ~ 2014
Floyd, who brought color into a somber world, gathered his brushes and returned to his studio in the sky on Saturday, May 10, 2014. His instantaneous wit, sense of humor and unconditional caring will truly be missed by all who had the fortune to know him.
Born to Kenneth and Mary Ellen Burns on September 11, 1944, he exemplified the traditional "gentleman" persona; love of God, respect of others and an appreciation for the simple things in life.
Floyd attended Judge Memorial High School and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps before working at J.C. Penney's and Hercules. He enjoyed watching a good college football or basketball game, always an unwavering Utah fan. Our "Floydie" loved participating in numerous family events as a silent observer or the passive instigator.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Kenneth, sister-in-law Beth and nephew Kenny. Floyd is survived by his sisters Mary Ellen (George) Condas, Sr. Stella Joseph, DC, Lynn Ann, brother Tom (Leila) and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, May 15 at 11:00 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 9800 South 1700 East. A vigil service will be held Wednesday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. at Neil O'Donnell and Sons Mortuary, 372 East 100 South, where friends may call from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Committal, Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 4th Avenue and T Street.
Per Floyd's request, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Carmelite Convent, Blessed Sacrament Parish, or the George P. and Mary Ellen Condas Family Endowment with Catholic Charities which supports the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on May 13, 2014