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Joseph A Burns

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Joseph A Burns. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. As we plan virtual and in person gatherings, we will share details here. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Joseph A Burns, 99, of Mercer, PA died on Sunday October 18, 2020 due to complications after battling with COVID.     He was born in Pittsburgh PA on September 20, 1921. He attended Iowa State University where he earned a degree in Ceramic Engineering.      He was a World War II veteran and served as a Lieutenant on a minesweeping ship for the US Navy in the South Pacific theater. Before deploying for war, he married his...  see more
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  • James Bennington
    Condolences to the entire Burns family.
    So many memories, he was a good man.
  • Daniel Burns
    Thank you all for your sympathies.

    We post a photo with both mom and dad... because without mom dad was at sea.

    I remember as a 14 year old, in 1970 the passing of my grandfather JA Burns Sr.

    I had never seen my dad cry. These are the things that...  more