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Donald O. Burns

AGE: 77 • Greenville

Donald O. Burns, Age 77, of Greenville, Delaware passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Newton Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Massachusetts. Don was born in Thorp, Washington, the son of Harley and Norma Burns. Growing up he lived with his family in Honolulu, Hawaii and Yakima, Washington. He graduated from Yakima High School and received his Bachelor's Degree from Washington State University. He served in the Army during peacetime. Don and his wife met in San Francisco and lived in the Bay area until 1969.

Don was married to his late wife Lois for 45 years. He is survived by his daughter, Lesley Horner and her husband Glenn of Norfolk; his son, Todd Burns and his wife Sandy of Millis; four grandchildren, Kevin Horner, Dylan Horner, Haley Burns and Colin Burns; his brother, Paul Burns and wife June of Washington and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Bruce Burns of Washington. Don always cherished time with his family and friends.

Don and Lois lived in many areas of the country, and spent 16 years in Dover, Massachusetts before moving to Delaware in 1994. Don had a very successful 41 year career with Liberty Mutual. He also enjoyed giving his time to many charitable organizations. Travel was always a passion of his. After retiring in 2001, Don spent much of each year traveling the world. Cruising and family vacations to Sanibel Island, Florida were always a special pleasure for him.

His funeral service will be held at the Dover Church, 17 Springdale Avenue, Dover on Saturday, April 26th at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. A memorial will be held in Delaware at a later date. If desired, donations may be made in Don's memory to the , 92 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 19720.

Published in The News Journal on Apr. 24, 2014
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