Ernest J. Burns Sr.

September 29, 1911 - May 14, 2010

09/29/1911 - 05/14/2010

Past Services

Wednesday May 19, 2010
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home -Southside Chapel
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-422-4000 | Directions
Wednesday May 19, 2010
1:00 pm

Wednesday May 19, 2010
2:15 pm
Forest Lawn Cemetery
8100 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23505
757-441-1753 | Directions

Ernest J. Burns

NORFOLK- Ernest J. Burns, age 98, died Friday, May 14, 2010 in N. Ridgeville, Ohio, where he resided with his daughter, Nancy Ruth and son-in-law, John Perry
since August 2009.

Born September 29, 1911 in Washington, Pennsylvania, he moved to Plainfield, New
Jersey and then to Norfolk, Virginia, where he lived for 18 years.

Son of Ernest H. and Zoe Burns, he attended Washington Schools. He began work as a structural iron worker with his father and worked throughout the Eastern U.S. Later working as a commercial painter and became self-employed as a painter and
wood-working, building and repairing furniture.

Mr. Burns was active in the Masons for over 60 years in Plainfield and Norfolk,
holding numerous offices including: Worshipful Master, Grand Tyler and Excellent
High Priest.

In September 1978 he received the 33rd degree honorary, ancient accepted Scottish Rite of Free Masonry.

He was an avid golfer, enjoyed photography, art and sewing. An avid reader with a wide range of interests, he became a skilled computer user.

In 1931 he married Dorothy Mary Hague deceased in Washington, Pennsylvania. Two children were born to this union: Ernest J. Burns, Jr. and Nancy Ruth Burns.

Friends and family will be received at Altmeyer Funeral Home 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 from 11:00am to 1:00pm with a
service to be held in the funeral home at 1:00pm. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Granby Street, Norfolk.

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