David Francis Burns

David Francis Burns

April 23, 1954 - April 04, 2009

David Francis Burns

April 23, 1954 - April 04, 2009


David Francis Burns passed away April 4, 2009 in Mission Viejo, CA of Pancreatic Cancer. He was born in Butte, Montana on April 23, 1954 to Bob and Phyllis Burns. Dave worked for Skaggs, Albertson’s and Sav-On for 36 years. Prior to his death, he served as District Manager for CVS in the Southern California area. He married Debra Withey on January 27, 1979. They had just celebrated their 30th anniversary. Dave was preceded in death by his father, Robert B. Burns; grandparents; several uncles, aunts and cousins. Dave is survived by his wife, Debbie; children, Nichole Wesper Jason, Melissa Lee Josh, Natalie and Matthew; his grandchildren, Emily Lee and Logan Wesper, whom he loved dearly; mother, Phyllis; mother-in-law, Maxine Clem; sisters, Christy Elias Elias, Amanda Peterson Gregg, Terri Evans Doug; brothers, Bob Patti and Gene Robin; aunts, Renee Burns and Marcy Bradley Art and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. A Funeral Mass will be Wed. 4/8/09 at 11:30am at St. Kilian Catholic Church, Mission Viejo. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Dave’s name to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at www.pancan.org.

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33 responses to David Francis Burns

  1. Debbie&Family
    Its hard to believe Dave has passed on to the otherside.He was the most wonderful man I ever met in my lifetime.Always there for our family.And we loved him so much, he was like an uncle to me and he always made me laugh&smile.Debbie you&your family are family to us and Im here if you need anything always. In my eyes you will always be my AuntDebbie&UncleDave&My cousins even if we werent blood related.He touched all our lives and wont be forgotten.He is definitely the angel watching over all of us now from the beautiful heaven above.And We will miss him so much!May Yahweh watch over you all and send his angels to protect you and your family.Love You All!Karine,Fred,Brittany&Breanna

  2. I knew David in my childhood in Butte and saddened to see him taken far to early from all his loved ones. David and the entire Burns family will always hold a special place in our hearts.

  3. To all the Burnses,

    My sincerest sympathy to you and my congratulations to Dave at his birth into eternal life. He was my student and friend at Butte Central. He was also often my most persistent competitor at some long-lasting tennis games that sometimes went beyond sunset, but were simply moved to other courts with lights. Although, I haven’t seen Dave in nearly thirty years, the impression he made then was indelible and I will never forget him. His wit and humor, his friendliness and genuiness still bring a smile to my lips. He comes from a unique and wonderful home of Burnses, each with a special and appealing charm. He is now enjoying the home for which he was made. May his loving God have opened wide his arms to receive our beloved Dave in His loving embrace!
    — Brother McCormack

  4. To A Special Brother-In-Law..Dave and Family,

    My heartfelt sympathy to your loved ones that loved and cherished time spent with you. I will miss your positive attitude , and the strength of the love for your family. May you rest in peace and love. With caring thoughts…your Sister-in-Law,Patti

  5. Sorry about your loss. Dave was a classmate and good friend. Although I have only seen him infrequently the last 30 years, I cherish the times I did, sharing tales and laughs. Dave was a special guy with a lot of talents and a love of life. I am fortunate enough to have stayed in Butte and still see a dozen or so classmates regularly. We have an annual camping trip where we reminisce about the “good old days”. Dave’s name comes up regularly. We will toast a cold one and say a prayer for his new journey. We are truly saddened by your loss. He must have been a wonderful father and husband. I hope someday to meet your children, so I can again experience the joy that was Dave. Sincerely, Mike “Beetle” Bartoletti

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