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Michael D. Burns

July 10, 1952 ~ January 12, 2021 (age 68)

Obituary

"Mikey" Burns peacefully passed away at home, with his lovely wife, Michele of 44 years, at his side on January 12, 2021. He is now at peace from his addiction to alcohol.

He was born July 10, 1952 to James and Katherine Burns in Akron, Ohio and was a 1970 graduate of Garfield High School.

He worked extremely hard at a variety of jobs since he was 14. He never missed a day of work until he retired. He loved his variety of furry children throughout his life. He leaves behind Buff and Eldrick.

He was extremely blessed to have a wide circle of friends, that the relationships were founded when he attended the University of Akron in the 70's.

Mike married Michele Cartmel, April 7, 1977. They were fortunate to have traveled to many places throughout the United States, due to Michele's parents and siblings moving to various parts of the U.S. His favorite destination was Hawaii.

He was predeceased by his parents, James and Katherine and his in-laws, Dale and Joan Cartmel. He leaves behind his wife, Michele; brother, James; many nieces, a nephew, and Michele's extended family.

Mike was in Summa Hospice care in the home for a lengthy period. The entire staff; those on the phone lines, doctors, nurses, aides, and support staff were phenomenal, supportive, and hard working. Their attentive care was essential to Mike's end of life.

Cremation has taken place. Due to Covid, a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.

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