Robert Burns, of Vero Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home under the loving care of VNA Hospice on May 27, 2021 to be reunited in Heaven with his parents Archie and Harriet. Bob was a fixture in his Vero Beach neighborhood which he patrolled daily with his beloved non-human companions Trixie and Dixie. He embraced the warmth of many neighbors and friends and excelled in his ability to connect with people of all ages and backgrounds. He possessed a sharp wit and a genuine smile. He relished working with his hands, tinkering in his workshop and passing the time of day with a face to face chat with people of all walks of life. A Veteran of The United States Army and former engineer with Conrail, Bob enjoyed each day of his retirement and the warmth of the Florida sunshine in his adopted Vero Beach. In addition to his many, many friends he is survived by his three children Robert (Linda) Burns of Memphis, Tennessee, Lori (Howard) Cohen of South Carolina, Thomas (Kelly) Burns of Batavia, New York, his four grandchildren, his former wife Antoinette Burns of Batavia, New York, his surviving siblings, nieces and nephews, as well as his best friend and confidant Angela, who over many years shared with Bob all that should be enjoyed in the daily experience of a true friendship. At his request no services will be held and Bob will be returned to his native Upstate New York for burial in his final resting place near his deceased family members.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that a donation be made in his memory to Hospice VNA of Vero Beach or any animal rescue organization of the donor’s choice.
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