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Herbert F. Burns, 84, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 17th, 2013 at The Place at Pooler under their loving care and that of Hospice Savannah.
He was born on April 9th, 1929 in Portland, Maine, joined the Marines in 1946, and upon discharge in 1949 settled in Silver Spring, Maryland. He pursued a career as a professional ballroom dancer and teacher, owning a successful Arthur Murray Studio in Washington, D.C..
He enjoyed watching most sports, but was an avid enthusiast of Washington Redskins football and Atlanta Braves baseball.
With a strong interest in American History, he read everything he could about the American Civil War and World War II.
He had a soft spot for all animals, delighting in numerous family cats and dogs. There was nothing better to him than reading the daily newspaper with a purring cat on his shoulder and a big dog nestled at his feet.
He married Elvira C. A. Shuck in 1974 and moved to Coral Springs, Florida.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Elvira C. A. Burns; one son, Philip (Lauren) Burns; 2 step-daughters, Stormi-Lea Fitschen (Dennis Ferland) & Dew-Ann (Larry) Cunningham; a step-son, Bruce (Rose) Shuck; 6 grandchildren, Mary (Kris) Shuman, Frank Fitschen, Lynsey Shuck, Kylee Shuck, Kristyn (Scott) Maynard, and Jonathan Ferland; and 4 great-grandchildren, Tyler Santosuosso, Jason Walters, Jr., Samantha Maynard, & Emily Maynard.
The family would like to extend a special thank you for the blessed and loving care provided by the staff of The Place at Pooler. Also, a thank you to Hospice Savannah for their care and compassion.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Hospice Savannah or the charity of your choice.
Memorial Service: 2:00 P.M. Saturday, September 7th in the Chapel of Families First Funeral Care.
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