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Information for Peter Joseph Burns
18 February, 1907 Ė 18 March, 1983
From the Idaho Press Tribune
March 1983

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Peter Burns

     Rosary devotions for Peter J. Burns, 76, of Nampa, who died Friday, March 18, at his home will be recited at 8 p.m. today at the Alsip Funeral Chapel.  Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Paulís Catholic Church with the Rev. Merle J. Fisher, S.M., celebrating.  Interment with graveside rites by the Nampa B.P.O.E. 1389 will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
     He was born on Feb. 18, 1907, at Newark, N.Y. to John and Dora Burns.  He was reared ad educated in Newark.  After his schooling, he entered the retail business and worked in several department stores in the western states and in 1940 came to Nampa where he was manager of the Falks I.D. Store.  He married Helen S. Schwab on May 10, 1943, in Belleville, N.Y.  He served in the U.S, Army during World War II and was honorably discharged as a master sergeant in 1945.  He then returned to Nampa where he started the Idaho Adjustment Service which he owned and operated until his retirement in 1970.  They had resided in Nampa since.  He was very active in the Nampa March of Dimes.  He was a member of St. Paulís Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus, a life member of the Nampa Lodge B.P.O.E. 1389 and past commander of the Joseph H. Murray American Legion Post 18 of Nampa.
     He is survived by his wife of Nampa; two sons, Michael of Ben Lomond, Calif., and Terry of Nampa; two daughters, Patricia Edwards of Caldwell and Dolores Conwell of Meridian; two brothers, William and Harry Burns, both of New Jersey; one sister Jennie Delonas of Pennsylvania;  five grandchildren and one great grandchild.  He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.
     Pallbearers will be Steven Edwards, R.L. Jones, Harry Smith, Ray Hautzinger, Art OíKeefe and Heyward Willer.

     The family suggest memorial contributions to St. Paulís School in Nampa or flowers may be sent.


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