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03/04/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Robert Burns

Robert Eugene Burns
(07 Jan 1953 - 02 Mar 2012)

Newport News High School Class of 1971

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   As promised, we have still another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this early Sunday morning. Robert Burns, Class of 1971, passed away in Yorktown on Friday, March 2, 2012.    

   He was the brother of Lee Burns ('68) of MO and of the late  Barbara Burns Reeves ('65) (09 Aug 1947 -  29 Apr 2005), and of the late     Margaret Burns Edwards ('67) (23 Nov 1948 -  08 Dec 2010), and of the late Carol Burns Crouch (d. 22 Jan 1998), and the brother-in-law of    Bruce Edwards ('67) of VA.   

From the Daily Press - 03/04/12:

              Robert E. Burns


YORKTOWN - Robert Eugene Burns, 59, passed away Friday, March 2, 2012.

He was born Jan. 7, 1953, in Hutchins, Texas, and has resided in York County for the past 26 years.

Robert worked for York County as a Building Official. He became a member of Local 540 in 1976.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Elsie Maude and Leburn Otis Burns Sr.; and sisters, Margaret Burns Edwards, Barbara Burns Reeves, and Carol Burns Crouch.

Robert is survived by his wife of 32 years, Cindy Burns; son, Phillip; daughter, Lauren all of York County; brother, Lee Burns and wife Vicki, of St. Louis, Mo.; brothers-in-law, Richard and David Wilsted, of Newport News, and Bruce Edwards, of Poquoson; special friend, Gene Hutchins; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration to honor Robert's life will be held at 6:30 p.m., with the family receiving friends until 8:30 p.m. on Monday, March 5, at Peninsula Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation to in his honor.

Arrangements in the care of Peninsula Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from March 4 to March 5, 2012.
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March 04, 2012

Thoughts and prayers to Cindy, Phillip and Lauren. During youR life you meet a truly nice person and I met one named Robert Burns that I called my friend.

~ Sam Skinner, Hampton, Virginia
March 04, 2012
Cindy, Philip, and Lauren, My deepest sympathy for the loss of Robert. May you find some comfort in holding tight to fond memories and leaning on your friends for strength. I'm sending love and prayers your way.

~ Connie Rowe, Hampton, Virginia
March 04, 2012

Cindy, Phillip, and Lauren, words cannot express the sadness I feel for your family's loss. May the memories of all the happy times you shared throughout the years help ease your sorrow. Robert's love for his family will live within your hearts forever. He will be watching over and protecting each you now from heaven.

~ Alice Hall, Hampton, Virginia

March 04, 2012

Dear Lee, Vicki and family,
So sorry. He was so young. I remember him as such a nice guy. Praying for all of you.

~ Helen G. Tyson, Suffolk, Virginia

March 04, 2012

We will all miss Robert, he touched so many fellow workers in his life. I considered Robert a excellent inspector and friend. My condolence goes out to Cindy, Phillip, and Lauren. May you always cherish fond memories that will last forever.

~ Tom Campbell, Newport News, Virginia

March 04, 20112

To Cindy, Phillip and Lauren, so very sorry for the loss of your husband and father. Our deepest sympathy for you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

~ Donna Ivey-Downs, Chesapeake, Virginia

March 04, 2012

  Cindy, Phillip and Lauren, we are so very sorry for your loss. Know that God and Robert are watching over you at all times. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

~ Tammy Guy, Fayetteville, North Carolina

March 04, 2012
Cindy, Phillip and Lauren, words cannot express the sadness that I feel for your loss. May all the happier times be remembered for the future and be shared with others to help ease your pain. The love that Robert shares with you all will remain with you in your hearts and souls. May God help you and Bless you in your time of need. Love Mary, Michael-Scott, Johnathan and Allyssabeth Cain

~ Mary Cain, Yorktown, Virginia


March 04, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We will always have such fond memories of Robert. He will be truly missed. Please do not hesitate, should you need anything.

~ Chris, Kim, and Austin Gault, Poquoson, Virginia

March 04, 2012

To the Burns Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I have many nice memories growing up with Robert at Noland Methodist Church. May God comfort you at this time.

March 04, 2012

  Cindy, Phillip, and Lauren
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayer for your family is that God strengthens and comforts you.

~ Carrie Hughes Hankins, Seaford, Virginia

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Robert's family and their friends at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Come, Ye Disconsolate

Words by Thomas Moore; alt. by Thomas Hastings
Music by Samuel Webbe

Come, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish.
Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel.
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish;
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

Joy of the desolate, light of the straying,
Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure!
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying,
"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot cure."

Here see the bread of life; waters flowing
Forth from the throne of God, pure from above.
Come to the feast of love; come, ever knowing
Earth has no sorrow but heaven can remove.

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