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Celebrating the life of

Dennis Anthony Burns

Passed away on September 22, 2022

Dennis Anthony Burns

Savannah

 Dennis Anthony Burns, 58, died on September 22, 2022 at the home of his parents under the care of GHC Hospice.  He was born in Harvey, IL on January 29, 1964, and is survived by his mother, Rosemarie Burns, brother, Michael Burns,Jr, and his wife, Brenda Burns, sister, Mary Therese Grider, and her husband, David Grider and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Dennis is preceded in death by his father, Michael, Sr. (Mike).  He attended Thornwood High School in South Holland, IL., where he was a member of the travelling band and the track team.  One of the highlights was their travel to Hawaii.  Dennis attended the University of Illinois, Champaign Campus, and completed his education in Savannah at Armstrong University with a BS in Chemistry, and continued his education at Samford University, Birmingham, AL in 1991 with a BS in Pharmacy.  He was employed by Memorial Medical Center Hospital from 1991 to 2019 as a registered pharmacist.

Dennis loved his job, co-workers (and they loved his humor), his nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Being a world traveler Dennis visited more than 60 countries, his favorite being Italy, because of the architecture. He had many interests, including animals, cats, sports, attending NASCAR events, watching the Blue Angels, and all types of aircraft.  Dennis had a great faith and was a devout Roman Catholic.  He will be missed by many due to his love, generosity, humor and trivia knowledge.   

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to:  St. James Catholic School, 8412 Whitefield Ave., Savannah, GA 31406 or to your favorite charity in his name.

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We are so very sorry for Dennis’ passing.

- The May Famy, Crown Point , In

Dennis and worked at Memorial pharmacy together for years. He was a wonderful person and I loved him. He will always be in my heart.

- Anthony Youmans , Savannah , Georgia

Dennis was a wonderful and fun person! He was friend and co-worker at Memorial Pharmacy. My condolence and prayers to the family.

- Sharon V Smith, Savannah, Georgia

We have so many wonderful memories of Dennis from all those years at Memorial. His passing is felt deeply and he will be truly missed. We pray for God's peace for your family.

- Rowland Family, Guyton , GA

Words cannot express how I feel about Dennis. He was my best friend and cohort got the past twenty five years. We traveled the world together. I am going to miss you so much. Rest In Peace. Until we meet again. Love you.

- Carol and artie Silvestro, Savannah, Georgia

Words cannot express how I feel about Dennis. He was my best friend and cohort got the past twenty five years. We traveled the world together. I am going to miss you so much. Rest In Peace. Until we meet again. Love you.

- Carol and artie Silvestro, Savannah, Georgia

Great and knowledgeable travel buddy - always up for new experiences (even if silly) - had that smile to light up the day. RIP my friend ❣️

- Linda Poortenga , Wheatfield , In

Dennis was such a nice sweet guy. I enjoyed talking to him when I called the pharmacy and him explaining the meds and answering my questions. I traveled with him to lots of foreign countries and on several cruises . He could be very silly and enjoyed meeting people. It’s so sad to have lost him but he’s happy now and waiting for his friends . He’ll be at the gate smiling like he always did ❤️

- Audrey Hilliard , Pooler, Georgia

Dennis was a kind and loving person. I’m honored to have a friend and co-worker like Dennis. Dennis you are forever my friend. I will always miss you.

- Joyce Suzzanne Warren, North Charleston, SC

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I will miss my good friend Dennis. Dennis and I met as freshman while moving into Snyder Hall at the University of Illinois. We became good friends from day one. He was such a kind person and I was lucky to have met him that day. He adopted the nickname "Shag" by his friends due to his beard resembling the character in Scooby Doo. We had a great time at UI where we pulled all-nighters studying for physics and calculus exams, hitting the bars, playing golf and basketball. He was always there for me. We continued to stay in touch after he left Illinois and when we were able to meet up it was if not a single day passed. Perhaps my favorite memory was seeing him at my 50th surprise birthday party. He was the kindest, most genuine person I've ever met and was lucky to have met him first day of college and to have him in my life.

- Gregg Blaszak, GREENVILLE, SC

Dennis and I worked at MMC's pharmacy where he was always a fun and happy guy. To the family, I send my sincere condolences.

- Bridgett Brady, Savannah, GA

For what Little time that I had to know Dennis he was quite a character I was working over at his mother's house one day and he came in for lunch we sat there and talked about his automobile which was a rocket we decided that he would take me for a ride down the Truman never have been so fast on wheels. our prayers are with the family and I know he will be missed by all till we meet again God bless.

- Tim Ansley, Savannah, Georgia

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200