Thomas Burns

Visitation atFuneral Home

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Weigand Bros., Inc. Funeral Home
49 Hillside Ave.
Williston Park, New York, United States

Funeral Service

10:00 am
Monday, September 28, 2020
St. Aidans RC Church
505 Willis Ave
Williston Park, New York, United States

Obituary of Thomas F. Burns

Thomas F. Burns 6/30/33 - 8/25/20 Thomas F. Burns of Woodhaven New York and Gulf Breeze Florida passed away on Tuesday August 25,2020 at the age of 87. Tom died peacefully at home with his beloved wife Kathy by his side. Tom was born in Brooklyn New York on June 30,1933, to Father John Charles Burns and Mother Gertrude Margaret Burns. Tom joined the Army when he was just 17, from 1950-1953 he was in the Korean War and served as a Paratrooper in the 187th Airborne Division. He continued as an active veteran and assisted in the fundraising of several Korean War memorials. Tom was a 66-year member of The Iron Workers Local 40 and assisted in the construction of such notable projects as the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the Tappan Zee Bridge, and the World Trade Center. He was one of the Founding members of the Labor Assistance Professionals and Past Director of the Members Assistance Program for The Iron Workers Locals 40, 361, and 417. Beloved husband of 38 years to Kathy Burns. Devoted Father of the late Noreen, Sharon and Stepfather to Ron. Survived by Gertrude, Thomas Jr., Patrick, Michael, Beth, Kevin, and John. Stepfather to Tracey, Thomas, and Billy. Cherished Big Pop Pop of 23 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Treasured son of the late John and Gertrude. The Beloved brother of the late John and Robert, survived by sisters Genevieve, and Gertrude. Tom was a Devoted Uncle and Cousin to many. Tom and Kathy had a dog named Angel that they adored and took everywhere with them. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made in Thomas’s honor to a charity of your choice, the Wounded Warriors Project, or the Disabled American Veterans Charity.
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