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Warren J. Burns, Jr.

Died: 6/4/2011

Mr. Warren J. Burns, Jr., age 71, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2011, surrounded by his beloved family, at Christiana Hospital.

Born in Jersey City, NJ, on July 27, 1939, Mr. Burns was the son of the late Warren J. Burns, Sr. and Theresa Guirlando Burns. He proudly served his country in the US Army and would go on to a long career with the former A & P Markets, where he retired as a store manager. Later, he established his own Little Debbie distributorship.

A former member of the Masonic order, Mr. Burns enjoyed a variety of hobbies including gardening, cooking, fishing, and bidding for interesting items at local auctions.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Patricia A. Conner Burns; children, Jacqueline L. Dwyer, Michael P. Burns (Merlyn), and Heather B. Thongvong (Van); brother, Robert Burns (Barbara); sister, Sally Walls (Harvey); grandchildren, Shawn Dwyer, Shelly Balbach-Apple, and Eric Balbach; great granddaughter, Andrea Apple; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 7 pm on Thursday, June 9, 2011, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where visitation will begin at 5 pm. A committal service will be held at 11 am on Friday, June 10, 2011, at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1601 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805.

To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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