Delvin D. Burns
September 21, 1931 – May 7, 2017
Delvin D. Burns, age 85, of Hockessin, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 7, 2017.
Born in Spring Dale, WV on September 21, 1931, Mr. Burns was the son of the late David A. and Virginia (Queen) Burns. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean War. A career educator, Mr. Burns worked for the Colonial School District where he taught English. Prior to his retirement, he would serve as the assistant principal at William Penn High School and lastly, as the principal of New Castle Middle School.
Mr. Burns is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ann (Hargitt) Burns; sons, David Burns (Terri) of Middletown and Thomas Burns (Margaret) of Nashville, TN; and grandchildren, Laura, Ian, Owen, and Zara.
A committal service with military honors will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday afternoon, May 16, 2017 in the chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, 300 East Basin Rd., New Castle, DE 19720 or to Compassionate Care Hospice, 248 E. Chestnut Hill Rd., Suite 4, Newark, DE 19713 .