BURNS – John Donaghy., 94, Warren, Ohio, passed away Friday, April 17, 2020, at home due to heart complications, surrounded by his children. Born April 26, 1925, in Ehrenfeld, PA, son of the late William and Margaret Burns. John moved to Warren in 1950 to begin work at American Welding as a Press Operator and retired after 38 years. WWII Navy Veteran; Charter member of Blessed Sacrament Church; and a Lifetime Member of the Howland Tigers’ Athletic Boosters. John’s life was his family. He and his beloved wife, Mary, of 63 years, enjoyed traveling and camping across the country with their 6 children. John could be found in the stands cheering on his children and grandchildren at all of their school and sporting events.
Survived by his six children, David (Leslie “Sue”) Burns, Warren, Ohio; Judith (Roger) Daub, Oberlin, Ohio; John Burns, Port St. Lucie, Fl.; James (Wendy) Burns, Hinckley, Ohio; Janet Burns, Seven Hills, Ohio; and Diane (Robert) Vargo, North Royalton, Ohio; grandchildren, Jaclyn (Christopher) Hover and Krista (J.J). Crowley, Rachel Daub, Kaelin Burns, Lane (Nikki) Gonzales, Ann and James Burns and Evan and Drew Vargo; great-grandsons, Lane Jr. and Lincoln Gonzales; brothers, Robert (Ned), South Fork, PA and James Burns, Olmstead Falls, OH; and sister, Margaret Poponak. Preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, William and Thomas Burns, and sister, Agnes Novak.
Private Family funeral will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church, Warren, OH on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 where Mass of Christian Burial will be held with the Rev. Patrick Manning, officiating. Burial, All Souls Cemetery, Bazetta, Ohio. Celebration of Life Memorial to be scheduled. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in John’s name to Fisher House Foundation, Inc., helping Veteran families, 12300 Twinbrook Pkwy, Suite 410, Rockville, MD 20852 or at FisherHouse.org. Note: Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center I & II.
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Fisher House Foundation, Inc., helping Veteran familie 410, Rockville, MD 20852
12300 Twinbrook Pkwy, Suite 410, Rockville MD 20852