OCEAN PINES — Joseph Clark Burns, 75, died Friday, July 13,
2012, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Baltimore, he was the son
of the late Andrew Joseph Burns and Martha Clark Burns. He was preceded in
death by his wife, Pauline Lillian Burns in 2008. He is survived by his son,
Steven Joseph Burns of Marina del Rey, Calif.; a sister, Martha Ann Huber and
her husband, John; two nieces; and one nephew.
Mr. Burns was one of the first employees with the Rouse
Company of Columbia, Md., where he served as an accountant. He had also worked
with the Western Maryland Railroad. He was a founder of the Lions Club in Ocean
Pines and had also been a member of the Ellicott City Lions Club. He had been a
volunteer with Diakonia in Ocean City and had served in the Armored Division of
the National Guard.
Cremation followed his death. No formal services are
planned. In lieu of flowers, a donation in his memory may be made to Diakonia,
12474 Old Bridge Road, Ocean City, Md. 21842. Arrangements were handled by
Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.