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2207 Bristol Pike
Bensalem, PA 19020
Phone: (215) 639-0422
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Edward  Burns

Edward F. Burns Jr.

Wednesday, January 28th, 1931 - Thursday, January 10th, 2019
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Edward F. Burns Jr. passed away peacefully January 10, 2019 in Audubon, Pa. He was 87. Edward was a graduate of North Catholic High School class of 1948. He went on to receive his bachelor’s degree from La Salle University class of 1952. Ed also received his master’s in education from Temple University. He went on to become a teacher for 20 years and served as the varsity swim coach for Neshaminy School District. In the 1960’s he was head of the Bensalem recreation department and in the early 70’s joined the school board. Ed was first elected into public office as our State Representative in 1972. He served the 18th district for 20 years and later became the first Mayor of Bensalem in the 1990’s. Not only was Ed a devoted public servant, but he spent 40 years in the Navy/Navy Reserves. He will be deeply missed by his devoted wife of 63 years Joan (Nee Friel) Burns, his son Joseph F. Burns (Nancy Storoz), his sister-in-law Annmarie Burns, and his 2 grandchildren, Christopher (Bridget), and John Burns. Ed was preceded in death by his two son’s Edward J. and Robert J. Burns, and his Brother John Burns. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing Wednesday January 16, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm at the Tomlinson Funeral Home 2207 Bristol Pike Bensalem Pa 19020 and on Thursday January 17, 2019 from 10am to 11am at St Ephrem Church 5400 Hulmeville Road Bensalem, Pa 19020. Followed by a mass at 11am. Interment Our Lady of Grace Cemetery.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tomlinson Funeral Home, P.C.
    2207 Bristol Pike
    BENSALEM, PA 19020
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  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, January 17th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Thursday, January 17th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    St. Ephrem Church
    5400 Hulmeville Rd
    BENSALEM, PA 19020
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  • Service

    Thursday, January 17th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, January 17th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Ephrem Church
    5400 Hulmeville Rd
    BENSALEM, PA 19020
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    Rev. Stephen F. X. Katziner
  • Interment

    Resurrection Cemetery
    5201 Hulmeville Rd, Bensalem, PA 1902
    BENSALEM, PA 19020
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Connie Betz

Posted at 11:45am
I've just recently learned of the passing of Ed. I was his secretary for 18 years as he served as the PA State Representative for the 18th Legislative District. He was a wonderful boss. And a wonderful human being. I was honored to have been a part of his life's journey and blessed that he was part of mine. Sending love to Joan and family.

FA - Arkema Team

Posted at 06:38pm
On the memory of Edward F. Burns, rest in peace.

We extend our sincere condolences to the family.
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The Storoz Family

Posted at 06:37pm
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Debbie, Rich & Ted Storoz
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Dan "Meatball" Rutz

Posted at 12:02pm
Mr. Burns,
From one Vet to another, thank you for your service to our country. You are a true American hero. I salute you with respects Sir...Slow Hand Salute. To the friends & family of this patriot, my sincere condolences.
Dan "Meatball" Rutz
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Bill Keane

Posted at 02:35pm
So sorry to hear of your loss. We lost Barbara (Curran) in 2010 along with Terry Myers (Cullen). Thinking of you and your family at this time.
Bill Keane (Barb's husband)

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