Kenneth J. Burns

Kenneth J. Burns

Kenneth Joseph Burns, 71, of Philadelphia, PA passed away Saturday April 24, 2021 after a long battle with multiple illnesses.

Born in Philadelphia to Helen and John Burns. After graduating from Frankford Highschool in ‘67, Ken joined the Coast Guard. A self-professed workaholic, after getting out of the service he worked as an industrial electrician in Philadelphia before moving to Bar Slope, PA for several years. Eventually, Ken moved back to Philadelphia to be able to help care for his parents and to follow his father’s path to become an IBEW electrician.

Ken was a passionate computer hobbyist and enthusiast – including writing a book on computer tips and tricks. He spent most of his retirement exploring genealogy and listening to audio books. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, and brother John. He is survived by his children, Jeanette and Michael.

A viewing for Ken Burns will be held on Friday April 30, 2021 at St. Matthew Church 3000 Cottman Ave., Phila, PA 19149 from 9:15am-10:15am. Due to Ken’s profound faith a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30am following the visitation. Interment will take place at Forrest Hills Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, their audio books brought Ken much joy in his final years by clicking on the link below:
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