Donald Leroy Burns Sr.

Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2002

Donald Leroy Burns Sr. died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 76.

At the family's request, no services have been planned.

Mr. Burns was born July 28, 1925, in Salinas, Calif., in Monterey County. He served in the U. S. Army in the 1940s and then worked with Northwestern Pacific Railroad in Northern California for 40 years as a locomotive engineer. He retired in 1988 in Petaluma, Calif., and moved to Alaska in 1990.

His hobbies included fishing, hunting and bird watching.

Mr. Burns is survived by his wife, Alma E. Burns; two sons, Donald L. Burns Jr. of Soldotna and James A. Burns of Mount Shasta, Calif.; one daughter, Deborah L. Burns of Sutton; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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