BURNS, Gerald T. “Jerry”, 72, of Bethlehem, died Tuesday, September 26, 2000 in Wheeling Hospital.
Jerry was born May 14, 1928 in Wheeling, a son of the late James G. and Lena Staib Burns.
He was retired from Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 33, Martins Ferry, Ohio and was a member of Bethlehem United Presbyterian Church.
In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by a brother, William Burns; a sister, Marjorie Caruth; a grandson, Amos Chesser; and a great-grandson, Justin Schubert.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Betty L. Whitecotton Burns; a daughter, Debraha L. Feenerty and her husband, Albert; two sons, Charles W. Burns and his wife, Sue of Gillette, Wyo and James G. Burns and his wife, Tina Marie of Hamler, Ohio; two brothers, Robert Burns and his wife, Kathryn of Bethlehem and James Burns and his wife, Kathleen of Bethlehem; thirteen and 3 great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, Friday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where funeral services will be held at 11 am, Saturday, September 30, 2000, with the Pastor Cindy J. Foster officiating. Entombment will be in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Thanks for always looking after us even after your death.
There are times during Mom’s illness that I could actually feel your arms around me and I know you were saying thank you.
Well, she is with you now and I know she has been waitng a long time to be together again so I’m sure you are both very happy. Please don’t forget us, as we will never forget either of you. You were great parents and I hope I can live up to your expectations. We will always love you both, Deb
Dad, I wanted to use this opportunity to tell you how deeply you are missed..I feel your presence when I’m using tools you’ve touched, when building or repairing something around the house or garage. I truely miss being able to call and share and listen to you advice. I do wish I’d have used more of the wisdom you offered. Dad, thank you for your love and understanding and know you are thought of daily, and missed always. It’s comforting to know you and mom are together again as in time we all will be. I’ll always love you and am so proud to have had parents as great as you. Jim