Robert E. Burns Sr. (1930 - 2014)

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Robert E. Burns Sr., 84, Fairview, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at the Erie Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Born July 7, 1930, in Reynoldsville, he was the son of the late Edward C. Burns Jr. and Ruth G. Bone Burns.
Robert was raised and educated in Reynoldsville, graduating from Reynoldsville High School. Following high school he began working at Bussards Auto until he was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served in the Korean War. Robert received a Purple Heart for injuries he received while serving. Following his discharge he went back to work at the car dealer as a service advisor. Robert worked for many different dealerships until he began working for Erie Insurance. He retired after 17 years with Erie Insurance in 1992 as a senior material damage supervisor.
Robert was a member of Fairview American Legion Post 742, the Zem Zem Shriners in Erie, the John M. Read F&AM Masonic Lodge 536, and the Coudersport Consistory- Scottish Rite Freemasonry. He enjoyed fishing, boating and always had a project he was working on.
He was also preceded in death by his wife Norma J. Yount Burns in 2008.
Robert will be deeply missed by his family which include three daughters, Micheala L. Steele and her husband, Edward, of Fairview; Robin S. Quint and her husband, Marc, of Valparaiso, Ind.; Karen A. Burns of Painesville, Ohio; two sons, Michael L. Burns of Brookville and Robert E. Burns Jr. and his wife, Emily, of Rosemount, Minn.; five grandchildren: Gregory Steele, Erin Richardson and her husband, Robert; Melissa Steele, Kristen Burns and Olivia Burns; and a great-grandchild, Delta Richardson.
Friends are invited to call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Edder Funeral Home Inc., Girard. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial and military honors will be at 2 p.m. at the Reynoldsville Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 W. 8th St., Erie PA 16505 or the VA Medical Center, 135 E. 38th St., Erie PA 16504.
Robert's family would like to thank the VA Hospice doctors and staff.
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Girard, PA 16417
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Published in The Courier Express from Dec. 22 to Dec. 23, 2014
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