BURNS Robert Oliver Burns aged 83 of Grand Rapids passed away February 6 2011. He was preceded in death by his first wife Marjorie Ellen Burns; brother Edward Burns. He is survived by his wife of 40 years Sharon; children Gretchen (Joe) Nicolette Jeff (Linda) Burns Bob (Roslyn) Burns James (Julie) Burns Steven Harrison; grandchildren Joe and Ben Nicolette James and Margaret Burns Tyler Burns Alicia Clarke Joe (Melissa) Pietrusza Leah Pietrusza; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers Padraic (Betty) Gallagher F. Michael (Priscilla) Gallagher; sister Patricia (Joe) Wenzel. Bob was born in Chicago March 5 1927 and moved to Grand Rapids July 4 1948. He was a graduate of the U of M Business School and honorably served in the U.S. Navy from October 1944 to July /.1946. He was a former member of the Rotary Club East and past president of the Golden K Kiwanis. He worked with the American Red Cross Disaster Service and Adopt A Highway. Bob was a partner at BDO Seidman serving also as a reader mentor at Beckwith School with third graders. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM at the OBrien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel 3980 Cascade Rd. SE Rev. Keith Bovee officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Golden K Kiwanis c/o 9201 Shady Ridge Dr., Sparta MI 49345-8218.