Michael  Burns

Michael John "Mike" Burns Sr.

Wednesday, July 26th, 1950 - Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
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Michael John “Mike” Burns, Sr., 69, of Westminster, MD passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at his home.

He was the loving husband of Teresa Maria Burns for 34 years. He was born on July 26, 1950 in Baltimore, MD, the son of the late Henry and Anna Burns.

Mike worked for 25 years for the Maryland State Police until he retired in 1994. In 1998, he began a 22-year career as a Physical Therapist Assistant, specializing in orthopedic manual therapy. He was an avid weightlifter and exercise enthusiast. For nearly 28 years, Mike and Teresa rescued retired racing greyhounds. He retired in late 2019, and was looking forward to moving to Myrtle Beach, SC with his wife.

He is survived by his son Michael John Burns, Jr, of Los Angeles, CA. He is also survived by his sisters Louanne Ehlers and Sandra Ayers, as well as his sister-in-law Donna Rongione, brother-in-law Frank Rongione & wife Cecelia, brother-in-law Mark Rongione & wife Marian, and sister-in-law Dr. Marcie Bidinger. Mike is also survived by lifelong friends Salvatore Rodano & Walter Jones, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Charles Burns, his in-laws, Frank and Theresa Rongione, and his brothers-in-law Dr. Gregory A. Rongione and Lee Ehlers.

Services are private, but a memorial service will be livestreamed on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 3 PM. Interment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Maryland SPCA, 3300 Falls Road Baltimore, MD 21211 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50 Memphis TN 38101-9929.

Arrangements by Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A. Online condolences at
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Andrea Belmore

Posted at 11:20am
Dear Teresa and the Burns Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy and warmest condolences.
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Posted at 05:02pm
A living tree in forever memory of my brother-in-law. Thank you for caring so much for my sister. Your loss is a great one. Donna
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Larry Farmer

Posted at 08:11am
We offer our condolences to the Burns family. Mike went to high school with my wife and me. Mike and I went through the police academy together and rode back and forth with each other for six months, except when one of had to spend the weekend for some infraction! We also worked together at Bel Air a couple of times. We will keep your family and Mike in our thoughts.

Gordon Smith

Posted at 10:49am
I remember Mike when he came to Bel Alr from the Academy. It was obvious he would do well. God Bless. Gordon Smith

Carol Richardson

Posted at 04:13pm
We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
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