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James Burns

May 25, 1946 — May 23, 2020

James Vincent Burns, age 73, of Quakertown, Pennsylvania, passed away on May 22, 2020 at his residence in Quakertown, PA. He was the loving spouse of Anne C. (Gartland) Burns, with whom he shared 49 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was a son of the late John and Kathleen (Smith) Burns. James proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, receiving two Purple Hearts for injuries suffered in battle. He graduated from Penn Charter H.S. and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting at St. Joseph's University. He was a member of St. Isidore's Roman Catholic Church and the V.F.W. John Rivers Post 242 Quakertown, Jim was an active member for many years in Quakertown Soccer Club and earned the award of "Coach of the Year". Surviving with his wife are children: Megan Menszak, husband Chris, Melissa Shack, husband Timothy, Shawn Burns, wife Meghan and Molli Hufnagle, husband Henry, grandchildren: Alec, Owen, Kylee, Annelise Timothy, Elanor, Isabella, Brianna, James, Henry, Leah, and Shaymus and sister Kathleen Skopec, husband Michael. He is predeceased by brother: Joseph Burns and sister: Nancy Bullis. Memorial service to be announced at a later date. Arrangements are made by Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service, of Quakertown. To view his online obituary, please visit


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