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Dr Henry Burns
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Birth: Aug. 20, 1929
Antwerp
Antwerp (Antwerpen), Belgium
Death: Oct. 30, 2010

Dr. Henry was born in Antwerp Belgium on August 20, 1929 and he was a Holocaust Survivor. He went to Medical School in Switzerland and became a Surgeon whose specialty was Hand Surgery. He practiced at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn for 31 years and was head of Hand Surgery there. He also was a co-founder of the "American Association for Hand Surgery": and was its president in 1973. Dr. Burns retired to Arizona in 1997 and was very happy living there with its many days of sun and great weather. All his life he was an avid walker and swimmer. He had many talents; among them he did wonderful pen and ink drawings, wood sculptures and photography. He passed away peacefully on October 30, 2010 with his loving wife of 40 years, Cathleen and son Shawn at his side. He was a wonderful husband to Cathleen and so proud of his son Shawn's accomplishments. He is survived by his brother Murray and a large extended family. Dr. Burns was laid to rest at Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park in Mesa, Arizona. In lieu of flowers please send donations to East Mesa Health Care Center 51 S. 48th St., Mesa, AZ 85206 Attn: Administrator, as they cared for him so well. We would also like to thank Covenant Southwest Hospice. He is resting in a quiet place where the sun shines on him all day; we know he will love that. He is not gone from us only waiting to be with us all again.

Published in The New York Times on November 14, 2010. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Cathleen Veronica Burke Burns (1940 - 2015)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park
Mesa
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
 
Created by: Michael Harrington
Record added: Feb 08, 2011
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Dr Henry Burns
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He lies in wait...
- K.
 Added: Jul. 30, 2013
May his memory be blessed.
- Michael Harrington
 Added: Feb. 8, 2011
 
 
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