Richard J. Rick Burns

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Richard J. "Rick" Burns

Richard J. "Rick" Burns of Sharpsville passed away peacefully Tuesday
evening, May 8, 2018, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was 69.
Mr. Burns was born Aug. 29, 1948, to James Burns and Elizabeth "Betty"
(Edell) Burns Terpack. A lifelong resident of Sharpsville, he graduated
from Sharpsville High School in 1966.
Rick was employed by the former Kroger's Grocery Store, Hermitage, as an
inventory clerk, later becoming a store manager. He then worked as a
manager at the former Golden Dawn Grocery, also Hermitage. For the last 20
years, Rick was the maintenance supervisor and building manager of the
Trailblazer Apartment Building, Sharpsville.
He was a member of St. Bartholomew's Church, Sharpsville.
Rick was also an active member and past commander of the Sons of the
American Legion, Sharpsville.
He had a lifelong passion for sports and for more than 35 years coached
various youth sports teams in Sharpsville. Rick was an avid fan of the Ohio
State Buckeyes, all Cleveland sports teams and the Pittsburgh Penguins. He
loved attending the Cleveland Indians' opening day with his with his three
brothers, a tradition they kept for many years. He also enjoyed Ford
Mustangs, owning three of them throughout his life.
Above all else, Rick loved his family and cherished the time spent with
them, especially his grandchildren.
Surviving are: his wife, the former Susan "Sue" Jones, whom he married
Aug. 26, 2000; two daughters, Rachal (Jeff) Myers of South Pymatuning Township, Staci (Shawn) Taylor of Atlanta, G.; a stepdaughter, Erin Phibbs and her fiance, Steven Batemon of Sharpsville; a stepson, Joseph (Corrine) Kuzmanko of Hermitage; his stepfather, Charles Terpack, who raised Rick as his own
son, of Sharpsville; three brothers, Jim (Renita) Burns and Jeff (Dawn) Burns,
all of Sharpsville, and Tim (Lori) Terpack of Sharon; nine grandchildren; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Rick was preceded in death by his mother and a nephew, Andrew M. Burns.

Richard J. "Rick," 69, of Sharpsville.
Calling hours: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday (5-13-18) in J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday (5-14-18) at St. Bartholomew Church, 311 W Ridge Ave., Sharpsville, with the Rev. Matthew Strickenberger, pastor, as celebrant.
Interment: St. Rose Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on May 10, 2018
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