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Robert Lee "Bob" Burns

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Burns, Robert "Bob" Lee
Robert "Bob" Lee Burns, 72, of Tucson, Arizona, went to be with his heavenly Father on August 18, 2013. He was born July 13, 1941 in Clay County, Indiana, to Clifford and Florence (Liechty) Burns, both deceased. They moved to Brazil, Indiana where he spent most of his childhood. He received his diploma from Staunton High School. He received a Bachelors of Science in Math and Masters in Business Administration from Purdue University where he learned early computer programming with punch cards. Go Boilermakers! After graduating, Bob worked for IBM in Peoria, Illinois. Bob served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and was stationed in the Philippines. Bob married the love of his life, Sandi, in 1971. They raised a family and lived in several states before moving to Phoenix, Arizona in 1979. Bob resided in Tucson since 1993 where he retired from Tucson Electric Power (TEP) as an IT Project Manager. Bob attended Victory Assembly of God. He was a member of The American Legion, Gold Wing Road Riders Association, and the Retreads motorcycle group. Bob enjoyed traveling and riding his trike motorcycle. His enormous personality and love of the open road will be greatly missed by his friends and family. Bob is survived by his sweetheart and wife of forty-two years, Sandi. He is also survived by his two children, Brad (and Melinda) Burns and Chrisi (and Tony) Grimes, two grandchildren, Julia and Alex Grimes, and sister Alberta Anderson. He is preceded in death by his brother Argyll Burns. Bob will be celebrated at a memorial service at Geist Christian Church, 8550 Mud Creek Rd, Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday August 31st at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to The Salvation Army. "But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40:31



Published in The Arizona Republic on Aug. 25, 2013
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