Barry Craig Burns, 61, of Greensburg, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. He was born March 4, 1959, the son of Earl F. Burns Sr. and Elizabeth "Betty" (Holland) Burns.
Barry is survived by his daughter Heather L. (Burns) Ciarelli (Matthew Ciarelli); his son Chad M. Burns (Jennifer L. Burns) & his grandchildren Gage J. H. Burns & Grayson J. A. Burns; his brothers Earl F. "Butch" Burns Jr. (Debbie Burns); & Wayne C. Burns (Sandy Haines), his niece Shelly Danton, and nephews Shane Burns & Matthew Haines (fiance Rebecca); several other nieces and nephews; and his closest friend Nancy Hood.
Barry was preceded in death by his parents, Earl F. Burns Sr. & Elizabeth J. "Betty" (Holland) Burns; his grandparents Frank Burns & Hazel (Bricker) Burns; Charles Holland & Florance (O'Rourke) Holland, as well as several great-grandparents; his beloved fiancé Anna M. Steligo; and his best friend Larry P. Hood.
Barry worked diligently throughout his early years for John Hancock in the Hills District where he acquired many accomplishments in a short time. He was recognized and honored with the "Outstanding Achievement Award", as well as the "Leader in Sales Award" & the "Leader in M. Fund Sales Award", all within the same year. Barry also achieved Regional Membership of the John Hancock Honor Club that same year.
Moving forward, Barry entered the medical field and worked passionately as a certified CNA and, later, a home health aide. He was committed to caring for his patients and residents with nobility, pride and great attentiveness, as if they were his own family. He worked very hard and with great diligence for many years in this profession before entering into retirement.
In a newfound, happy life, Barry chose to live life on the backroads - off of the highways, living in every moment. He had a genuine heart and enjoyed spending as much time as he possibly could with his family and his grandchildren, serving as best he could as a model of strength and renewed devotion. His pride lay deepest in what he considered to be his two greatest accomplishments in this life: being a Father and being "Papa Joe".
Services for Barry were private, honoring his wishes.
Donations can be made to the Burns family directly, or to a local Charity in Barry's name.
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