Joseph Francis Burns Jr.

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    - Kathy Fuller
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Joseph Francis "Joe" Burns, Jr., 58, of Westminster passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Carroll Hospital Center. Joe was born on April 8, 1959 in Baltimore and was the son of the late Joseph Francis, Sr., and Rose Marie (Basel) Burns. He was the life partner of 17 years to Cheryl Purtee Vural of Westminster. Joe was a 1977 graduate of Loyola High School, and had attended classes at Loyola University. He worked as a Commercial Claims Insurance Adjuster. Joe was a Republican Party Activist and an American Patriot who loved his country and all who served. His many accomplishments and selfless acts of public service were reflected in receiving the 2011 Reese Starner Award "For A Lifetime of Outstanding Service to the Republican Party of Carroll County, Maryland." Surviving, in addition to his life partner, are Cheryl's children, whom he loved as his own, Aylin Vural and Evin Vural; siblings and spouses Michael Burns (Johanna), Thomas Burns, Diane Burns and Patrick Burns (Carol) and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 15 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel, 412 Washington Rd., Westminster, MD 21157. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 16 at 10:00 am at the funeral home. Interment will be in Meadow Branch Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family is in need of donations to help defray funeral costs. You may donate at or mail to Pritts Funeral Home.

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Pritts Funeral Home
412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157
Published in Carroll County Times on Sept. 14, 2017
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