Burns, Joseph A. LATHAM Joseph A. Burns, 87, of Latham passed away October 24, 2012 at the Stratton V.A. Medical Center in Albany. He was an Albany native who moved to Latham in 1963, where he resided until his death. Joe was a World War II Army veteran where he served overseas in Japan. At the time of retirement, he had worked 37 years for the United States Postal Service. The majority of his career was spent as a letter carrier out of the Quail station in Albany. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, and was very active with the VFW, even serving as commander for many years. He was a regular at V.A. day programs, was affectionately known as "Papadoodle" and he greatly enjoyed spending time with his fellow veterans. He was a loving grandfather and enjoyed his trips to Maine and Disney World with his grandchildren and best friends, Emily and Tyler. Joseph was one of four children born to the late William E. and Anna Mary Ryan Burns. Joseph was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Mary Sifka Burns, in 1995. He is survived by his son, Daniel Burns of Albany; daughter, Mary Anne Burns Allen (Paul) of Latham and grandchildren, Emily and Tyler. He is also survived by his sisters, Peggy DeMarco of Albany and Nancy Lynch (Edward) of Rotterdam. His oldest sister, Dorothy Hauth, predeceased him in 1986. Funeral will be held on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 445 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Sunday, October 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Magin-Keegan Funeral Home, 891 Madison Ave., Albany. Those who wish may make contributions in Joe's name to the Our Lady of the Assumption Church youth program.
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Published in Albany Times Union from Oct. 27 to Oct. 28, 2012