Frederick Lyons Burns Sr., 86, of Spring Lake Heights, passed away on Friday, April 29 with his beloved family at his bedside.
Fred was born and raised in Point Pleasant and had resided in Spring Lake Heights for the past 61 years. As a resident of Spring Lake Heights, Fred was a member of St. Catharine – St. Margaret Parish, Spring Lake.
He was employed as a principal highway inspector for the N.J. Department of Transportation.
Retired from the N.J. Army National Guard with the rank Command Sergeant Major, Fred served 40 years before becoming a volunteer at the National Guard Museum in Sea Girt.
His parents, Martin and Margaret Lyons Burns and his two brothers Martin J. II and Robert J. Burns predeceased him.
Frederick is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Barbara Lewis Burns; his devoted children and their spouses, Frederick L. Jr. and Rose of Brick, William L. and Robin of Jacksonville, Florida, Mary C. and Charles May of Forked River, Stephen R. and Christine of Spring Lake and Amy Burns Campbell of Marlton; and his grandchildren, Charles and wife Nicole, Matthew, Christine, Caitlin, Jessica, Megan, Stephen, Thomas, Caroline, Katherine, Trevor and Christopher; and his great-granddaughter, Alexandra.
O’Brien Funeral Home, Wall, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Fred to a charity of your choice.
For online condolences to the family please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com.
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