Jay Robert Burns, 80, a 12-year resident of Chester, MD and previously of Annapolis, MD died on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at his home of lung cancer following a 10 month illness.
He was born June 21, 1932 in Mason City, IA, he received his bachelor degree in Engineering from Iowa State University. Jay was a decorated Korean War veteran, serving in the United States Navy from 1951-54. He was employed as a commercial real estate agent. His memberships included Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church in Stevensville, MD, the Coastal Conservation Association and Alcoholics Anonymous; celebrating 28 years of sobriety. Jay was an avid and passionate Kent Island fisherman.
Jay is survived by his wife of 25 years, Judy Basil-Burns; five sons, Mark Burns of Raleigh, NC, Martin Burns of Thurmont, MD, Mathew Burns of Frederick, MD, Basil Clarke of Arlington, VA and Jason Clarke of Chester, MD; two daughters, Lori Goldberg of Annapolis, MD and Lisa Bedrosian of Brandon, FL; his siblings, Wallace Burns of Clear Lake, IA and Janet Grady of Annapolis, MD; also survived by 18 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 11am at Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church. Inurnment church cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church Missions-Romania, 931 Love Point Road, Stevensville, MD 21666.
July 4, 2012, 11:00 AM
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