Anthony M. Burns
May 16, 1992 – July 23, 2016
Anthony M. “Ant” Burns, age 24, of Newark, DE, passed away tragically from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Saturday, July 23, 2016.
Born in Philadelphia, PA on May 16, 1992, Anthony was the son of Raymond J. and Tara M. (Brady) Burns. Anthony is survived by his parents, Raymond and Tara of Newark; and brothers, Raymond J. Burns, Jr. (Kasey) and Dustin D. Burns (Ashlee) both of Newark, DE. He was a playful Uncle to Shannon, Braeden and Sarah whom he loved and adored. Grandson of Raymond G. and Patricia Burns, Daniel and Agnes Brady, and Walter and Regina (deceased) Aubrey. Special nephew to many Aunts and Uncles. Fun loving cousin to many, many cousins. Best friend to all who knew him here and in heaven. And boyfriend to Arianna Rae.
Anthony will be received with open arms in heaven from many loving family and friends who have passed before him and will be there to show him the way.
He was a member of the graduating class of 2010 from Newark High School. A standout student athlete, Anthony played football, and was a four year member of the varsity wrestling team and was captain his senior year. He was employed as a postal carrier for the USPS for the past 2 years.
Anthony was a longtime parishioner of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C. Church in Bear. In his spare time, he enjoyed hanging out with his friends, fishing and visiting the shooting range. He was a fun loving kind hearted person to all that he came in contact with and had the pleasure to know.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Friday morning, July 29, 2016, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C. Church, 345 Bear-Christiana Road, Bear, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 11 am. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Anthony’s memory may be made to Police Athletic League of Philadelphia, 2524 E. Clearfield St., Philadelphia, PA 19134 or by visiting https://phillypal.org/support/.