John Burns, Jr.

Obituary of John R. Burns, Jr.

John R. “Jack” Burns, Jr., 69, of Falconer passed away Thursday (December 9, 2021) in UPMC Chautauqua. A lifelong area resident, he was born March 25, 1952 in Westfield, NY, the son of the late John R. and Marney Twichell Burns Sr. Jack was a graduate of Chautauqua High School, St. Bonaventure University with a degree in Business, and Edinboro University with a Masters degree in Math Education. He was a loving stay-at-home dad and a landlord. He was an avid basketball player and coach, and coached several youth leagues. Jack enjoyed golfing and spending winters in Florida and became a loyal University of Florida Gators fan. Jack also enjoyed watching his grand dog, “Amby.” Jack is survived by his wife Cynthia D. Danielson Burns whom he married August 15, 1987 in Bemus Point United Methodist Church; his son John R. Burns III of Charlotte, NC; his daughter Natalie Burns of Gainesville, FL and his sister Sue Richardson of Mayville. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be private in Lake View Cemetery. Rev. Todd Wentworth pastor of Fluvanna Community Church will officiate. Memorial contributions may be donated to Fluvanna Community Church, 3363 Fluvanna Ave., Ext., Jamestown, NY 14701.
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