Richard G. Burns|
Richard G. Burns, 85 of Port Orchard died April 9, 2013 at Garden Terrace of Federal Way.
Born March 6, 1928 in Crooksville, OH to William and Viola Burns, he graduated in 1946 from Steubenville High. In 1948 he joined the Navy; while stationed in Pearl Harbor, he met his future bride of fifty years, Nancy, whom he later married Sept. 29, 1956 in Chipman, Alberta. After the Navy, the family lived in San Diego, Tulsa, Cincinnati, and Valley Forge PA, before living a dozen years in Milan OH, where he worked for NASA. In 1974, he transferred to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, WA, and moved the family to Port Orchard. He retired in 1993.
He enjoyed golfing, fishing, reading and traveling. He was active in the Presbyterian church; in scouts and DeMolay as an advisor; and was Past Master of Erie Lodge #239 in Milan.
Preceded in death by his parents, his brother James Arthur, and his wife, he is survived by daughter Glenda (Stephen) Burns, son Christopher (Elizabeth), grandchildren Alexandra (Ryan) Buckingham, Erika and Robert, great-grandchildren Angelica, Aleisha, and Athena and several cousins.
Memorial Service 2:00 PM April 25 at Rill's Life Tribute Center,
Port Orchard. Online memorial at www.rill.com
Published in The Seattle Times from Apr. 16 to Apr. 17, 2013