James W. Burns, of North Wales, PA died peacefully on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at the Abington Hospice at Warminster. He was 71 years old.
Born in King of Prussia, James was the son of the late Melvin and Dorothy (nee Snyder) Burns.
Jim attended Upper Merion High School and was a graduate of Villanova University. He served in the Army National Guard. He had a 25 year career as Vice President of Group Purchasing for Healthcare Support Services in Allentown prior to his retirement in 2010. Jim was an enthusiastic reader and enjoyed doing research. He enjoyed time spent outdoors, and was an avid golfer and hiker. However, his true passion was to help everyone he met in his path.
Jim is survived by his beloved life partner, Arlene Morris. He is the loving father of James W. Burns, Jr. and his wife April, of Guam; Shawn Burns and his wife Jessica, of St. Augustine, FL; Deanna Ferrante of Blue Bell; and Brian Morris and his wife Liz, of Philadelphia. He is the dear grandfather of Isabella Ferrante, Sophia Ferrante, Montana Morris, Cole Morris, Cobie Burns, and Theo Burns. Jim is the brother of Mary Lou Mott (Rick) of King of Prussia, Robert Burns (Maggy) of W. Norriton, and Joann Moccia (Sal) of Delaware.
Funeral Services will be held in the near future. Please click on the blue bar above for notification of updated service details.
Remembrances in Jim's name to Abington Home Care Hospice, Suite 250, 2510 Maryland Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090-0520 or the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market St #250, Philadelphia, PA 19106 www.alz.org/delval would be appreciated by the family.
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