Merlin Revere Burns

Male 1925 - 2017  (91 years)


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  • Name Merlin Revere Burns 
    Birth 12 Dec 1925  Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 17 Mar 2017  Horseheads, Chemung Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Merlin R. Burns, 91, passed away Friday (March 17, 2017) at the ELCOR Nursing Home Facility in Horseheads where he had resided since 2014.

      Merlin was born December 13, 1925 in the town of Howard to the late Harry and Susan Burns. He was predeceased by his first wife Fern Arlene Burns in February of 1985, a brother: Kenneth Burns and two sisters: Alta Crosby(66122458) and Erma Brundage(33410707). On January 1, 1994 in Addison he married Velma Cole who survives and resides in Horseheads.

      Merlin was a life long resident of the Howard area where he made his living as a milk inspector for Crowley Foods, Inc. of Arkport. He was also proprietor of Magic Motors Car Sales on the Stephens Gulch Rd. Merlin’s other interests included bowling and hunting and fishing with his family and friends.

      In addition to his wife Velma, Merlin is survived by a son Jerry Burns of Howard, four step-children: Steven (Linda) Hovey of Corning, Carolyn (Jerry) Hovey-Sink of West End, N.C. Michael Hovey of Addison and Lucinda (David) Hovey-Whitney of Bath. Merlin is also survived by a sister Vera Spears of Bath.

      Funeral and committal services will take place March 21, 2017 at H.P. Smith & Son Funeral Home with Pastor Daniel Pickering officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, Pa.
    Person ID I48833  OurNorthernRoots
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2023 

    Father Harry D. Burns,   b. 21 Jan 1888, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Dec 1979, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Susan L. Burns,   b. Mar 1891, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 8 Mar 1929, Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Marriage 20 Mar 1913  Houghton, Caneadea, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17716  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 12 Dec 1925 - Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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