Norman Howard “Howie” Burns, Jr. passed away at home on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at the age of 60.
Howie will be remembered by his loving wife of 36 years, Kit Givens Burns; his two adoring sons, Nate (Leanne) and Ben; his mother, Virginia Firkin Burns; sisters Wynne Ellen Van Covern (David), Tracy Western (Larry), Christy Harmon (Vance; and wonderful nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Norman H. Burns.
Howie was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia and graduated from Andrew Lewis High School class of 1976. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering from Virginia Tech. Howie spent his career working in the coal mining and waste management industries. He was an avid fly fisherman who loved being outdoors, backpacking, and camping, but above all else, he was a devoted husband and father who loved spending time with his family.
An open house celebration of Howie’s life will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 28 at Clore Brothers Outfitters, 5927 River Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Reel Recovery in Howie’s name online at http://reelrecovery.org/how-to-help/donate or mailed to Reel Recovery 160 Brookside Road, Needham, MA 02492.
Open House Celebration
Clore Brothers Outfitters
Saturday July 28th, 2018
1:00pm - 5:00pm
5927 River Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
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We are sorry to hear of Howie's passing and we sent our prayers, thoughts, and condolences to you and your family! Our deepest sympathies. Linda and David Beck
Submitted by Linda C. Beck on Jul 27 2018 03:57:36 PM
Linda C. Beck lit a candle for Norman Howard "Howie" Burns Jr.
Linda C. Beck lit a candle on Jul 27 2018 03:53:41 PM
It's been difficult to put in to words just how we feel about the news of Howie's passing. You and Nate and Ben have been ever present in our thoughts. I smile when I remember the Burns family in our neighborhood. We have been lucky to know you. Our deepest sympathies to you. Please know you are in our prayers.
Rob and Kim Bogaard
Submitted by Kim Bogaard on Jul 24 2018 05:31:35 PM
The Burns Family,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. You and your family our in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathies and condolences are with you and your family in this trying time.
Submitted by Kimmie Norris on Jul 24 2018 10:08:48 AM
Howie was a great friend of Reel Recovery, providing caring companionship and wonderful fishing expertise to many of our Virginia Retreat participants. We are deeply saddened by his passing and we'll miss him dearly.
Submitted by Stan Golub on Jul 17 2018 04:21:16 PM
Deeply saddened by the parting of a wonderful person. My deepest sympathies to Nate and the family.
Submitted by Noble Bichara on Jul 17 2018 11:58:21 AM
Dear Burns family
We are very sorry to hear about your loss of Howie. Our deepest sympathy to you all.
Submitted by Karl and Catherine Saliba on Jul 16 2018 07:31:33 AM
Kit and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Howie’s passing. You all continue to be in my thoughts and I pray for peace and comfort for you all.
Submitted by Misty Bensman on Jul 11 2018 08:38:26 PM
Dear Kit & Family,
News of Howie’s death is terribly distressing. You have our heart-felt condolences. Prayers are being lifted up for all of you.
John & Cindy
Submitted by John & Cindy Logan on Jul 10 2018 11:11:13 PM
Karen Jarrell lit a candle for Norman Howard "Howie" Burns Jr.
Karen Jarrell lit a candle on Jul 10 2018 09:59:07 PM
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