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Robert M. "Bob" Burns

1924 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences Gallery
Robert M. "Bob" Burns Obituary
Bob Burns, age 89, passed away at a Fort Worth hospice on Monday, April 1, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with congestive heart failure and recurring pneumonias. Service: Mass of Christian Burial, 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 3312 Dryden Rd., Fort Worth, 76109. Interment: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 10 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Born on Feb. 19, 1924, in Somerville, Mass., to John J. Burns and Jennie V. Coffey Burns, Bob spent most of his childhood in nearby Watertown. He proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a paratrooper with the 17th and 82nd Airborne Divisions in the European Theater of Operations. Bob retired in 1988 after 37 years of continuous service in the food industry, initially as a district supervisor for Liggett Rexall Drug Company of Boston, Mass., owner and operator of Colonial Terrace Restaurant of Winchester, Mass., and lastly as an institutional food salesman with Byrne Brothers Food Service of Mansfield. Bob was an avid baseball fan of the Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers and enjoyed exercising regularly after his retirement. He was a longtime parishioner at St. Andrew Catholic Church and a devoted and caring husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and 11 brothers and sisters. Survivors: His loving wife, Daphna Mae Bell Burns of Fort Worth; son, Larry G. Burns and wife, Madelyn, of Sun City West, Ariz.; daughter, Karen A. Pfeifer and husband, Ken, of Arlington; grandson, Adam K. Pfeifer and wife, Erin, of San Antonio; and many nieces and nephews. Memorials: Donations may be made to St. Andrew Catholic Church or Odyssey Hospice.
Published in Star-Telegram on Apr. 4, 2013
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