Robert J. Burns, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Niagara Falls, NY on April 16, 1928, the son of the late John E. and Alice E. (Sullivan) Burns, Sr.

Bob was a graduate of Niagara Falls High School and Syracuse University. He was an art teacher at Lew-Port for many years and enjoyed gardening and decorating. Bob is survived by one sister, Mary Lou (William) Maillet; brother-in-law of Marleah Burns and William A. O'Brien; also many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late John E. Burns, Jr., William W. Burns and Betty O'Brien. Funeral services will be held at Spallino Towers, 720 Tenth Street, Niagara Falls, NY, on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 1:00 PM, with the Rev. Stewart M. Lindsay, OSFS officiating. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be directed to the University of Buffalo Foundation, Anatomical Gift Program at SUNY at Buffalo. Arrangements by the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME.

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