Regis Paul Burns, age 90, formerly of Hillborn Avenue, died Friday, April 20, 2012 at Manchester Presbyterian Lodge. Born in Chicora, Pa. on June 18, 1921, he was a son of the late John A. and Stella (Blatt) Burns. During WW II, he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He was owner, secretary and treasurer of Burns Manufacturing Company, and managed the Star Drive-In Theater for many years. Regis was a member of the Commodore Perry Barbershop Chorus, and SPEBSQSA (Society for the Preservation & Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartets Singing in America). In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Charles W., James F., Thomas D., Father John, Bernard L., and Philip J. Burns, and two sisters, Mary E. Burns and Agnes Maloney. Survivors include a brother, Robert L. Burns, of Chicora; four sisters, Catherine B. Burns, of Chicora, Sr. Theresa Burns, S.C., and Sr. Mary Michael Burns, S.C., both of Pittsburgh, and Patricia Bogniak, husband John, of Corry. He was also Uncle to many beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Friends may call Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th Street at Greengarden Boulevard, and may attend of Requiem High Mass on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Society of St. Pius X, 6366 West Lake Road. Private Burial will be in Hemphill Cemetery, Chicora. Memorials may be made to Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation, 130 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16501. Condolences at bruggerfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Apr. 26, 2012