Robert E. Burns Sr.

OI420433710_RobertBurns[1]Robert E. Burns Sr, 84 of Fairview passed away on Friday, December 19, 2014 at the Erie Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

He was born in Reynoldsville, PA on July 7, 1930 to 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 US Army where he served in the Korean Conflict. 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.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Norma J. (Yount) Burns in 2008.

Robert will be deeply missed by his family which includes; three daughters, Michelle L. Steele and her husband Edward of Fairview, Robin S. Quint and her husband Marc of Valparaiso, IN, Karen A. Burns of Painesville, OH; two sons, Michael L. Burns of Brookville, and Robert E. Burns Jr. and his wife Emily of Rosemount, MN; five grandchildren, Gregory Steele, Erin Richardson and her husband Robert, Melissa Steele, Kristen Burns and Olivia Burns; great grandchild Delta Richardson.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Edder Funeral Home, Inc. Girard. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 9 AM at the Funeral Home. Burial and military honors will be at the Reynoldsville Cemetery at 2 PM.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 W. 8th Street, Erie PA 16505 or the VA Medical Center, 135 E. 38th Street, Erie PA 16504.

Robert’s family would like to thank the VA Hospice doctors and staff.

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