Dale L. Burns

Ontario, California

1928 - 2019


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May 8, 1928 - August 9, 2019 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Colonel (U.S. Air Force, Retired) Dale L. Burns on Friday, August 9, 2019. Beloved husband and best friend to his wife of 69 years Mary R. Burns. Loving father of James Burns and John Burns. Cherished papa to Kathryn...

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To my amazing teacher~

Linda and I fondly remember Dale and his wife Mary when we were members together at Messiah Lutheran Church in Highland. Dale could always be counted on for a gracious smile, a warm personality and a special way of caring for young people, particularly those whom he worked with as a high school ROTC instructor.

Colonel Burns was my favorite teacher and mentor

I have very fond memories of R.O.T.C. from Pacific High School he made school fun. I thank him for always being so kind and a wonderful teacher. My highest regards and respect for Colonel. Thank you for being a big part of my high school years. Colonel was one of a kind a gentle caring soul. If you had the opportunity to have him teach you or counsel you I say you were pretty blessed. I don't have enough words to say how much of an...

We will miss you dearly uncle Dale. Wonderful holiday memories with you and Aunt Mary.

Col. Burns was a great man to have as a mentor. His calm and inspiring demeanor, wise advice and kindness have been helpful through my entire adult life. I have carried on his bits of sage and sterling advice with many of those I've been blessed to help.

It was a true pleasure to have been taught by Col. Burns. I truly know that he had a great influence on many during his careers.

I taught down the hall from the ROTC room. It was an honor knowing Dale Burns

He was a fine officer and instructor. I was one of his students in the AFJROTC at SBHS and he helped pave the way for my military stint in the Army. I will always remember him and the many things I learned from him. Slow hand salute my brother!