Robert Burns

Obituary of Robert G. Burns

Robert G. “Bob” Burns, age 82, died on Monday, February 7, 2022 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan, NY. There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a memorial mass on Friday, February 18, 2022, 10am at St. Francis Catholic Church in Phelps with Father Anthony Amato officiating. Burial will be at St. Francis Cemetery in Phelps. It is requested that memorial donations be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Cupboard, 3171 Ridgewood Avenue, Edgewater, Florida 32141. Robert was born on March 3, 1939 in Clifton Springs, NY, the son of the late Leo and Lois Cary Burns. He graduated from Phelps High School in 1957. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S Navy and served on the U.S.S Intrepid. On December 13, 1958, he married Beth Marie Falkey, also a graduate of Phelps High School, and his high school sweetheart. Robert was an electrical contractor by trade. When he retired, he moved to Edgewater, FL where he participated in the Knights of Columbus and started, along with his wife, a chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Cupboard. His hobbies included hiking, hunting, wood working, ships, and his passion was spending time at the cabin he built in the Adirondacks. Robert is survived by his wife of 63 years Beth Burns Three daughters Theresa (Stephen Alexander) Burns Mary (Marty) Meyer Maria (Stephen) Pietrzykowski Six grandchildren Bethany (Daniel) Baetge, Alexandra Pietrzykowski, Katarina (David) Duncan, Jack (Clare) Meyer, Arianna (Casey) Bolt and Makayla Pietrzykowski. Three great-grandchildren Zane Duncan, Nathaniel and Eli Baetge Sister Ann Oaks
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Memorial Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, February 18, 2022
St. Francis Church
3 Church Street
Phelps, New York, United States
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