Raymond M. Burns Sr., plumber

By on December 28, 2011

Raymond M. Burns, Sr., 75, of Ephrata, formerly of Newtown, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at Ephrata Community Hospital after a brief illness.

Raymond is the son of Thomas P. Burns and Marie Hennessy Burns.

Born in Newtown, Mr. Burns resided in Ephrata for the past 11 years following his retirement from The George School as a plumber. Some of his favorite pastimes and hobbies included fishing, following NASCAR races and old time classic movies, including John Wayne films. Raymond loved reading, socializing and enjoyed Civil War history. He had a dry sense of humor.

He is survived by his companion of over 35 years: Susan Glisson; his sons: Raymond M. Burns Jr., of Bedminster; and Timothy A. Burns, of Guyton, Ga.; two grandchildren; his brother: Thomas P. Burns, of Newtown; and two sisters: Mary Lentino, of New Port Richey, Fla.; and Marguerite Billingsly, of Winthrop, Ark.

He was preceded in death by his sisters: Catherine A. Collins and Lucille Bianchi; and his brother: Dennis Burns.

His funeral service will be held on Dec. 29 at 11 a.m. at the Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, 533 Walnut St., Denver, with Rev. Timothy Craven officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Raymond’s name may be made to the Humane Society/Helping Hands for Animals, 2195 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602 or to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603.

Arrangements are being made by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., Denver. To leave a condolence, visit roseborostradling.com.

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