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Richard "Rick" Burns

August 10, 1944 — June 2, 2022

Richard "Rick" Burns, 77, of Powhatan, Virginia ended his seven year battle with cancer June 2, 2022. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Mary Burns; also a wonderful and loving family including his brother, Al; sisters-in-law, Judy Burns and Lisa OBrion; and an extended family of loving nieces, nephews and grandnieces and nephews. Richard was a tour bus driver and his good and patient nature was frequently challenged but never broken. RIck was a surveyor for power lines and bridges and, at one time, volunteered with the Forest View and Powhatan Rescue Squads. He was a semi truck driver for Ukrops grocery stores and ended his truck driving career with Martins Grocery Stores in 2017. Richard's love of flying led to a private pilot's license and a glider pilot's license. On one flight he landed in a farmer's field, taxied to the farm house and asked directions to the local airport. He was like that, friendly and full of life and ready for the next adventure. He had a special talent working with wood. Rick's specialty was creating unique, one of a kind writing pens that he gave to family and his many friends. The family poodle, Kelly, was his second love. Kelly's energy and love sustained him. A celebration of Richard's life will be held on June 10, 2022, 1 p.m. at the Powhatan State Park Shelter #3, 4616 Powhatan State Park Road, Powhatan, Va. 23139.

No flowers please. Consider a contribution to any of the following:

HealthWell Foundation, P.O. Box 489, Buckeystown, Md. 21717
Cancer Care, National Office, 275 Seventh Ave., New York, New York 10001
PAN Foundation, Patient Access Network, P.O. Box 30500, Bethesda, Md. 20824

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