James Michael Burns

James Michael Burns

James Michael Burns, 91, a longtime resident of Bellevue WA and member of St. Louise Parish, died Sunday, June 12, 2016. Loved, cherished and respected; he will be greatly missed.

He leaves his wife of 65 years, Patricia (Pick) Burns; his son, Shawn Burns and his wife, Lovely; his daughters, Kathleen Burns, Laurie Whiteside and her husband Randy; his sister Donna Ainsworth; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews far and wide. He is preceded in death by his son Timothy Burns; and Brother Dale Burns.

He met his wife Patricia in Eugene, then a recent graduate from Seattle University School of Nursing, and they were married August 6, 1951.

Jim retired from Western Electric/AT&T in 1985. Mr. Burns’ passion for sports was renowned, particularly his love for the Oregon Ducks. An avid golfer, he was a longtime member of West Seattle Golf Club where he served on the men’s club

A funeral service will be held at St. Louise Catholic church, Bellevue Washington with private burial at Tahoma National Cemetery.