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Edward C. Burns

September 16, 1951 – February 13, 2017


Burns1Edward C. Burns, age 65 of Monroe, died comfortably in his home at 11 p.m. Monday with his wife at his side after a three year battle with cancer.

Born September 16, 1951 in Milford, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Edward and B. Edythe (Earl) Burns. He married Cynthia M. Dyson and later married Karen (Riehle) Barron on June 25, 2002 in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Burns2Proud to be a U.S. Marine, Ed served his country during the Vietnam Conflict from October 2, 1969 to June 28, 1971, obtaining the rank of Corporal. He received the Good Conduct Medal, Rifle Expert Badge, Overseas Service Medal, Expeditionary Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.

Ed was employed by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department from 1972 until retiring as a Sergeant in 2002. He later worked for Lake Erie Transit from 2006 to 2012.

Ed was a life member of VFW Post 1138 and active member of its Honor Detail/Ritual Team. Also, he was a member of the Marine Corp League, Carl F. Payson American Legion Post 60, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Englewood, Florida. A fan of the Detroit Tigers, he was also an avid fan of University of Michigan football and basketball. His hobbies included photography, golfing, and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Surviving Ed are his wife, Karen; son, Scott (Jessica) Burns of Monroe; daughter, Dory (Ryan) Philbeck of Monroe; two step-sons, Jonathan (Cheree) Barron of Monroe and Paul (Lauren) Barron of Venice, Florida; step-daughter, Michelle (Phillip) Ashcraft of Denver, Colorado; two brothers, Brian Burns of Monroe and Timothy (Annette) Burns of Ottawa Lake; four sisters, Regina (Joe) Lombardo of Harrison Twp., Colleen (Mark) Riegler of West Bloomfield, Sharon (Daniel) Perry of Newport, and Donna (Dean) Taylor of Colorado Springs, Colorado; nine grandchildren; and mother-in-law, Helen Ivadel Riehle of Monroe.

In addition to his parents, Ed was also preceded in death by a brother, Randy Burns, and father-in-law, Clarence Riehle.

Ed will be cremated and laid to rest at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle. His family will receive visitors from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home where a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. Rev. Roy Southerland, pastor of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church will officiate. Military honors will be provided by VFW Post 1138.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorial donations be made to VFW Post 1138, Monroe.

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18 Responses to Edward C. Burns

  • H. Marie Smith says:

    My condolences and prayers go out to Karen, Scott, Jessica, Dory and Ryan.

  • Dave Kottke says:

    Very sorry for your loss, I worked with Ed at the Sheriff’s office years ago.

  • Daryle McCormick says:

    So sorry for your loss, Ed was a super nice guy very professional. I worked with him at Lake Erie Transit.

  • Monika Meyer(Greuling) says:

    Sorry for your loss Teddy was a great guy. I grew up with him

  • Gary Sleek says:

    Very sorry to hear that Ed had passed. He was a good man and will be missed by many. My condolences to the family for their loss.

  • Eric Rugila says:

    Uncle Ed will be missed, many great memories from my childhood shooting with him and the guys. Thank you for your dedication and service. Godspeed

  • My prayers and condolences to the entire Burns family. ‘Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity’. Terri Guillemets.

  • Mark and Sally Gruber says:

    Our deepest sympathies to all the family of Ed Burns. May you have peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  • Bob Tomich says:

    Sorry to hear about Ed. I played basketball with Ed at Lake Shore High School. We were just contacted by Tish McNally Wirth, the daughter of our old coach, regarding some of our game stat sheets and I was in the process of dropping Ed a note.

  • Bev Ochab (Blackport) says:

    I grew up on Recreation with Teddy and the whole Burns Family.
    He is a part of my childhood memories, and I remember those times fondly.
    Rest In Peace Teddy. May the Lord help your family through this sad and difficult time.

  • Ed was a great guy. A good friend to grow up with, and a good athlete. Many childhood memories associated with Ted. May he rest in peace. My deepest condolences to his family.

  • Robin Setzler says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all.

  • Laura Cohn says:

    Man I’m blown away that Ed’s gone. What a great person. I have to say there was so much I didn’t know about him. He was even more of a badass than I knew. He certainly earned the right to brag an never did. We worked together for 4 years and due to the nature of that job didn’t get to know intimate details about each other’s lives. I’m so very sad that your family has lost him. Ed made me laugh on many occasions and I enjoyed being around him and appreciated his outspoken way. Someone who has done all he has, for us all, should be here enjoying his family and especially his grandkids. Hats off to you Ed Burns. May you rest in peace. I’m very sorry for your loss Burns family.

  • Dan Didario says:

    Scott & Family,
    So sorry about your Dad. He was a Great Guy. You are in our Thoughts & Prayers!

  • Carol and Doyle Kidd says:

    May the God of all comfort comfort your family at this time of loss. Remember those in Christ will see each again and never to be separated and to enjoy being with JESUS for all eternity thank you JESUS for opening heaven gates so we all can enter when JESUS is our Savor

  • Carol and Doyle Kidd says:

    May the God of all comfort bring you comfort at this tine of loss.Knowing we will be together for all eternity in Christ Jesus. Thank you Jesus for opening heaven gates so we can enter all those who are born again .

  • Carol and Doyle Kidd says:

    May you know God holds you in the palm of His hand and will comfort you with His love. Remember we will be together again in Christ for all eternity God Bless sending our love.

  • Paulette says:

    Sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be with you. (2 Corinthians 1:3).

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