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John D. “Buddy” Burns

March 24, 1945 - March 12, 2018

John D. Buddy Burns, age 72, of Newark, DE, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2018.

Born in Havre De Grace, MD on March 24, 1945, he was a son of the late Benjamin and Matilda E. (Burke) Burns. Buddy was a 1963 graduate of Aberdeen High School in MD. He spent his career as a fork lift operator with Chrysler Corporation and retired after 37 dedicated years.

Buddy loved working outside. He also enjoyed game nights with his family, shooting pool and playing cards. He was kind-hearted, generous, a great friend to all and will be greatly missed. Above all, he will be remembered as a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

In addition to his parents, Buddy was preceded in death by his siblings, Benjamin, Henry, Clarence and Paul Burns, Mabel C. Burns, Ruth B. Garrity, Joan B. Forwood, Florence B. Travers, Grace B. Homer and Judy Burns; and daughter, Stephanie Harris. He is survived by his wife, Sharon L. (Sheffey) Burns; daughter, Pamela Roberts (Joey) of Simpsonville, SC; siblings, Nancy Burns of Darlington, MD and Genevieve Burn Heckl of Ellicott City, MD; grandchildren, Christina Roberts, Kylie Roberts, Heather Harris, John Edwards (Sandy), Nick Harris and Anthony Harris; great grandchildren, Matthew Edwards, Brianna Edwards and Annabella Passwaters; best friends, Bob and Jeannett Mitchem and Jessie McCoy; and nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 noon on Monday, March 19, 2018 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 noon. Interment will follow in Harford Memorial Gardens, 3839 Aldino Road, Havre De Grace, MD, 21078.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Buddy’s name to American Lung Association, 630 Churchmans Rd., Suite 202, Newark, DE 19702.

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4 Condolences for John D. “Buddy” Burns

  • Rest in peace Buddy. Prayers for all of the family during this difficult time.

  • You left us with lots of great memories. May you rest in peace now that the long years of suffering have ended. God bless the family and may each one find comfort in a special time shared with you over the years.

  • RIP Buddy. It was always a pleasure working with you.

  • Rest in Peace Uncle Buddy. We love you and miss you