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Susan R Burns

March 8, 1957 ~ October 15, 2020 (age 63)


Susan (Sue) Rebecca Burns (nee Zimbro) of Columbia, MD, passed on October 15, 2020. She was born March 8, 1957, to Albert and Anna Zimbro.

She began her postsecondary education at Salisbury University. While there, she was stricken with Hodgkin’s disease. After successful treatment, she transferred to Towson University and graduated with a BA in education. After a brief time as a teacher, she joined the federal government and thrived there for 32 years. She was a Human Resources Specialist at the National Library of Medicine, NIH, when she retired in 2012.

Susan and John (Jack) Burns were married in Baltimore, MD, and celebrated their 22nd anniversary earlier this year. They resided in Columbia, MD, and enjoyed a summer home in Ocean City, MD.

Sue was an avid reader and enjoyed numerous hobbies including golf, bowling, yoga, traveling, sewing, cooking, watercolor, puzzles, bridge and all varieties of board games. In fact, her greatest joy came from spending time with family and friends playing games.

Sue is survived by her beloved husband John F. Burns of Columbia, MD; stepchildren Jonathan (Jacqueline) Burns of St. Augustine, FL, and Jennifer Burns of Los Angeles, CA; brother Albert D. Zimbro of Daytona Beach, FL; sister Mary Jo Zimbro (John A. Bricker) of Towson, MD; sister-in-law Christine M. (Charles) Dickherber of St. Peters, MO; brother-in-law David W. Burns (Linda Munnelly) of Laurel, MD; and step granddaughter Bethany Burns.

Having touched so many, Susan will be deeply missed by her beloved family, dear friends, and all who knew her. The memory of her love, grace, wisdom, humor and above all, lively spirit, will be forever in our thoughts and hearts.

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