Robert W. Burns, Jr.

Robert W. Burns, Jr., West Scranton, passed away Monday night in the Regional Hospital after an illness.  His wife of 53 years is the former Linda Jeffries.

Born 1946 in Scranton, he was the son of the late Robert W., Sr and Elizabeth C. Poole Burns, educated in Scranton schools he was a 1964 graduate of West Scranton High School.  He was a member of the Simpson West Park United Methodist Church where he held many offices and after its closing he was a member of the Court Street United Methodist Church.  He was a proud United States Navy veteran serving aboard the USS Ashland LSD-1.  Prior to his retirement he was employed by Scrantonian Tribune in the Circulation Department. 

Also surviving are a son Robert W. Burns, III and his wife Jennifer of West Grove, PA.;  a daughter Janine Heater and her husband Mark of Emmaus; brothers W. Keith Burns of Scranton and D. Wayne Burns of Scott Twp.;  beloved grandchildren Joshua Thomas and Elle Jane;  two nieces Karen and Kimberly;  nephew David.

Graveside services will be held Friday at Noon in the Abington Hills Cemetery, 800 Morgan Highway, South Abington Twp., PA with Rev. Eric Luczak officiating.

Military honors will be rendered by the United States Navy Funeral Honors Detail.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are encouraged to be made in Bob’s memory to Fisher House Foundation 12300 Twinbrook Parkway Suite 410 Rockville, MD 20852 or to the Gary Sinise Foundation PO Box 40726 Nashville, TN 37204


  1. Liz Benjamin

    So very sorry for your loss.

  2. Peggy L Gilbride

    We have known Bobby for many years and are heartbroken to hear of his passing. He was a good man, a great friend and had a wonderful sense of humor. Paul and I know he is resting at peace now and the tremors have stopped at last. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Linda and family our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. Such a shock to everyone. God bless. Rest in peace Bob.

  3. Condolences to Linda and Family on Bob’s passing. Bob was a very nice guy and proud of his Naval Service. He loved talking about his Navy days when I was in his company. He will be truly missed. May he Rest In Peace 🙏🙏🙏

  4. Ann Marie Wescott

    I’m so sorry for loss! Words are hard to convey in such in a sad situation. Much love coming your way ❤️❤️

  5. Karen Borden

    So sad to find out that Bob passed! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Debby Murphy

    Linda & family,
    Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you. We will miss our gab sessions at the kitchen table with Bob. He was a kind man always willing to lend a hand to those who needed him.Rest in peace Bob.
    With love & sympathy
    Debby & Tom Murphy

  7. Lucille and David Young

    Linda and family,

    So sorry for your loss.

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