Donald Burns

May 22, 1944 - July 25, 2018

Visitation: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. until time of blessing service at Devlin a Funeral Home of North Hills

Service: Saturday, 11:00 a.m. at Devlin Funeral Home of North Hills


Donald Burns, age 74, of McCandless, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 25, 2018.  Son of the late Donald and Maria Burns; Beloved husband for 43 years of Sandra, loving father to Robert Burns, Robyn Sacco, Ryan Burns, and Randall(Krista) Burns; Cherished PapPap to seven grandchildren and one great-grandson; Brother to Debora Calisti, John (Nancy) Burns, James (Debbie) Burns, and Michael Burns.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families.

A proud graduate from North Hills High School (1962), John Carroll University (1966), and Duquesne University Law School (1968), Don joined the United States Army in 1968 and was discharged as Captain before enjoying a successful law career at the National Labor Relations Board in Pittsburgh, PA. A Pittsburgh Steelers season ticket holder for over 30 years, Don cheered on the Black and Gold through six Super Bowl wins and countless frigid Sunday football games with his father, brothers, and sons. When he wasn’t watching sports, Don could be found listening to oldies and reading a book by Stephen King or numerous other authors.  

Friends will be received Saturday 9 a.m. until time of Blessing Service at 11 a.m. at Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Hwy., North Hills. A private burial will be held at Allegheny Cemetery. The family would like to thank the nurses of the UPMC Cancer Center, especially Dr. Rajasenan.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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