Vietnam veteran 1965 and 1969; Education Specialist, US Army Europe 1975-79 and Department of the Navy NRD Washington and NRC respectively, 1979-2000; and resident of Bowie, MD since 1979. Passed away December 31, 2013. Survived by wife Elizabeth Saville Burns; daughter Mary Alison (Steve Crimaudo) Burns; grandsons James and Leo Crimaudo; brother Kenneth Eugene (Tina) Burns and sister Patty Jean (John) Burns Kennedy; nephews Matthew Burns and David Kennedy and niece Julie Kennedy Whetzel. A memorial mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 10:15 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Charles Town High School Alumni Fund/Scholarship, ATTN: Louise W. Price, 2997 Front Royal Pike, Winchester, VA 22602. An online guestbook is available at:

Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 7, 2014