In memory of
Dick Burns, 68, of Millville died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his family on Tuesday at his home. Born in Darby, Pennsylvania, Dick has been a Millville resident for over 45 years. Dick graduated from Clifton Heights High School, Class of 1966, where he was a star football player. He then attended Cheynne State and also played football. Dick was a proud Vietnam Veteran, serving in the United States Army. He was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star; National Defense Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam campaign Medal; Air Medal; Combat Infantryman Badge; Army Commendation Medal with “V” Device; Bronze Star Medal with “V” Device; Air Medal with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters; Expert (Rifle); Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation, and the Purple Heart. Dick went to work for the City of Millville as a heavy equipment operator, and retired from the city after working for over 35 years. He then drove a school bus, for Sheppard Bus Service. Dick was a member of the Millville Elks Lodge #580, where he served as an officer; the American Legion Nabb-Leslie Post #82; and the Millville Moose Lodge #2488. Dick enjoyed sports and was a long time member of the John’s Bar Softball and Flag Football Teams. He also was a member of the Double Oaks Hunting Club and was a long standing volunteer with the Rob Shannon Slow Pitch Tournament. Dick was a Philadelphia Eagles and Flyers fan; Penn State football; Angels of Anaheim (Mike Trout) fan; and loved NASCAR, with Ricky Rudd and Martin Truex being his favorite drivers. He is survived by: wife of 43 years, Patricia Burns; daughters, Michelle Reed (Rick), Laura Knoop (John); son Charles Parker (Irene) grandkids, Jacob Henderson, Zachary Parker, Aidan Henderson, Harley Reed, Lucas, Shelbi, Taylar, Kalli Knoop; mother, Mary Jean Burns; brother, Dave Burns; sisters, Betsy and Beverly Burns. Dick was predeceased by: father, Norman “Dick” Burns Sr.; and sister, Bonnie Bassett. Services will be held on Friday (2/17/17) at 11am in the Rocap Shannon Memorial Funeral Home. Entombment/Burial will follow in the Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday night from 6pm until 9pm, and again on Friday morning from 9:30am until 11am. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contribution be made to: Honor Flight Philadelphia; Att: Andrew Schiavello, 7 Windsor Circle, Springfield, PA 19064 or Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517. Written condolences can be sent to: email@example.com or visit our web site at: www.rocapshannon.com or SNJToday.com
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