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Robert E. "Ned" Burns

July 9, 1933 — June 2, 2024

South Fork

BURNS – Robert E. “Ned,” 90, South Fork, died June 2, 2024 at home. Born July 9, 1933, in Ehrenfeld, son of William and Margaret (Donaghy) Burns. Preceded in death by parents; beloved wife, Pauline (Breto), who died April 25, 2019; sisters, Agnes “Honey” Novak and Margaret “Peg” Poponak; and brothers, William, Thomas, and John “Jack” Burns.

Survived by brother, James Burns, Olmstead Falls, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, South Fork. Ned was a US Army veteran of the Korean War. Former Commander of American Legion Post 653, South Fork; Trustee and Surgeon of VFW Post 7524, South Fork; member of Menoher VFW Post 155, Richland; and member of The Society of Forty and Eight. Ned retired from the Maintenance Department at Laurel Crest. He was a true patriot and tireless advocate for his fellow veterans and their families; organizing events, raising funds with tickets in hand and a smile on his face, always ensuring that the sacrifices of those who served were remembered and honored. 

Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home, Inc., South Fork. 

Visitation at the church from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday, followed by Funeral Mass which will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Father Joseph C. Nale, celebrant. 

Committal, South Fork Cemetery. 

Military rites by St. Michael American Legion Post 551. 

Whenever you hear the familiar tune "Sweet Caroline," smile and remember Ned. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to a charity of your choice. 

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Robert E. "Ned" Burns, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home, Inc.

621 Maple Street, South Fork, PA 15956

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Visitation

Thursday, June 6, 2024

10:00 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church

550 Main Street , South Fork , PA 15956

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Mass

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church

550 Main Street , South Fork , PA 15956

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Committal

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

South Fork Cemetery

, South Fork, PA

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