George Donald Burns
October 13, 2013
George Donald Burns, Clarks Summit, passed away Sunday at the Clarks Summit Senior Living Center after being stricken ill. His wife of 70 years is the former Bette Morris. The couple was married on July 2, 1943.
Born in Scranton on August 6, 1925, he was the son of the late John and Anne Jones Burns. He was educated in Scranton Schools and prior to his retirement he had been employed for 42 years by the AM International Company, formerly AM Mulitgraph. George was honored by being a member of the company’s 100 club which was a club reserved for it’s top salespeople. He was a dedicated member of the Trinity Congregational Church, West Scranton and served the church as a trustee, deacon as well as chairman of its Board of Trustees. Among his other numerous affiliations he was a Free and Accepted Mason, Shriner as well as past president of the Handsome Lake Cottagers Association. He was a United States Navy veteran serving during World War II.
George will be deeply missed by family and friends. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather,and papa. He was our strength, pillar and moral compass. He was an accomplished Jack of All Trades and will live in the families heart forever.
The family would like to thank the entire staff at Clarks Summit Senior Living for the wonderful care given to George.
Also surviving are his daughter Bette Ann Damron and her husband Les of Middleboro, Mass; sons Dr. H. Donald and his wife Mary Ann of Harlyesville and G. Kevin and his wife Lynda of Scranton; grandchildren Stacey, Jennifer, Melanie, Eric, Melinda Arcuri and Deanna Rosencrans; great grandchildren Madison, Mackenzie, Olivia, Sophia, Drew, Christina, Iris, Tyler, Landry and Logan; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his beloved son Brian Albert who died in 1983; brothers Edgar, John and Bob.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11am in the Trinity Congregational Church 229 S. Main Ave. West Scranton.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5-7pm at the church.
Interment, private for immediate family in Abington Hills Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Congregational Church 229 S. Main Ave. Scranton, Pa. 18510
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Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vanston and James Funeral Home and are under the care and direction Robert C. Jones, Funeral Director.