David I. Burns

David I. Burns, 66, of Lovers Lane, Kersey, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013, at the Elk Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness.

He was born April 22, 1947 in DuBois, son of the late Russell I. and Mary Anderson Burns.  He graduated from the DuBois High School in 1965 and was a graduate of Penn State University.  He had lived in the area since 1971 and was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company where he worked as a mechanical engineer.

Mr. Burns was a member of the Kersey Eagles, the American Legion Post #511, and served in the Army during the Vietnam War.

Family and friends will be gathering at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, June 21, 2013, at 10:00 AM for a Funeral Service to be held at 11:00 AM.  Full military rites will be accorded by the Fox Twp. Servicemen’s Burial Detail.

Steve Krise June 18, 2013 at 11:31 pm

I had known Dave for over 30 years and I considered him a very good friend. He was a very intelligent guy who often impressed me with his knowledge and his outlook on life. He was one of the most honest and decent guys I have ever met. He had the ability to do whatever he wanted in life but was satisfied with a simple life style that did not involve a lot of material goals. I learned a lot from Dave and even though we have not been in contact for many years he remains in my thoughts.

Ted Bonk June 19, 2013 at 3:57 pm

I met Dave through his friend Ken Brinker and have long since thought of Dave as a good friend of mine. I enjoyed his humor and his lust for life; I only wish we had more time together to enjoy life.

ESTHER COLGAN DAVIS June 19, 2013 at 4:02 pm

I HAVE BEEN A FRIEND OF DAVID’S SINCE HILDA CARAMELLA’S ROOM, GRADE 5. I WAS ALWAYS VERY JEALOUS AS DAVID RODE TO SCHOOL IN A VERY FINE CAR. IN FACT, MANY, MANY FINE CARS. MY LOVE AND SYMPATHY GO TO HIs FAMILY. BECAUSE I KNEW HIM AS AN ENERGETIC 10 YEAR-OLD, HE SHALL ALWAYS REMAIN YOUNG TO ME.
KITTY COLGAN DAVIS

Rik Carr June 19, 2013 at 4:29 pm

It was shocking to hear that Dave passed away at such an early age. We had many great times together and they will always be remembered. Dave will be missed!!

Diann Brasseur Sneddon (Dennis) June 19, 2013 at 10:31 pm

I am very sad to hear of Dave’s passing. He was always such a
great guy!! My sympathy goes out to his family.

Susan Rugh June 20, 2013 at 2:15 am

David was a childhood friend of mine from grade school. He was always such a nice person. I lived on Maple Avenue, not far from him, and we were in Mrs. Carmella’s class together. He was one of the people I missed the most when I moved with my family to California in 1959. My sincere condolences to his family.

Susan Guiher June 20, 2013 at 8:10 am

Dear Burns Family:
I am so sorry for your loss of your beloved David and my prayers are with your family.

I graduated with David but didn’t know him like others because he was in other classes, but David was well known in our class and he will be sadly missed by all his classmates.

Susan Guiher
Class Secretary 1965

Mary Powers June 20, 2013 at 9:17 am

I am a fellow graduate with David and I am very sorry to hear of his death. My prayers go out to the family.

Dave Bogle June 20, 2013 at 6:38 pm

Sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a lifelong friend and childhood companion. We last spoke at the VA center in DuBois, where he was accompanying another vet. Old times at the summer home on Sabula Lake and at Dave’s camp on the Clfd. mt. hold special memories. Due to prior commitments I will be unable to attend the service. However, his family, friends and especially Dave will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Anne Shaw June 20, 2013 at 9:06 pm

I was very sorry to hear about Dave being ill for so long and his passing. We went to high school together and I believe our parents were friends. Dave was a very kind person and I loved his sense of humor. RIP buddy, and dance with the angels.

Sandra Brinker June 22, 2013 at 3:47 pm

So sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. He was good friends with my husband who would always look up Dave on his trips back to DuBois. They went to Penn State together. Dave was an intelligent and decent human being. He served his country during the Vietnam War and was often seen at the Eagles and American Legion. He was ill a long time and now is at rest. Peace.

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