Obituary of Dr. David Kehs Burns
Dr. David Kehs Burns, 83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 28, 2019, at the Woodbridge Place Senior Living Community in Phoenixville, PA following a brief illness.
He leaves his wife of 58 years, Megan (Myers) Burns; son, Gregory Scott Burns and his wife, Judy, of Gladys, VA; son, Jeffrey David Burns and his wife, Sheila, of Phoenixville, PA; grandchildren Becky, John, Sarah and Eric; and many close friends.
Born and raised in Norristown, the son of David J. and Susanna (Kehs) Burns, David graduated from Norristown High School in 1954 and went on to study biology at Temple University. While at Temple Dental School, he was a member of the John A. Kolmer Medical Society and Psi Omega Dental Fraternity. Graduating in 1961, he then served in the U.S. Air Force 866 Medical Group at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, KS with the rank of Captain.
He met his wife, Megan, while working at the Spring Mountain House in Schwenksville, and together, raised their two sons in Worcester Township.
After serving in the Air Force, Dr. Burns began his dental practice in Worcester which he built to support the area for over 45 years.
David was actively involved in the community, as a member and past president of the Norristown Rotary Club in which he was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow, The Norristown Jaycees, Montgomery County Junior Miss Pageant, Clan Campbell Society, Train Collectors Association, Pennsylvania Live Steamers, Montgomery-Bucks Dental Society, Philadelphia Dental Society, Pennsylvania Dental Association, and American Dental Association.
He volunteered as a biomedical driver for the American Red Cross and donated his dental services to community organizations who offer free dental care to families and children. He also lent his skills to Veterinary Science in an area first, replacing a tooth for a German Shepherd K-9 unit police dog who lost it in the line of duty.
He and his wife were long-time members of Christ United Methodist Church in Lansdale, serving recently as the chair of the building committee overseeing the construction and renovation of the church’s expansive pipe organ and reception entryway.
David had many hobbies, including a passion for travel and camping which—as a member of the Nor-Con Forgers and Keystone Bounder Camping Clubs—took him to all but one of the states in the Lower Forty-Eight. His other hobbies included model railroading, music, reading, movies, and his grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Christ United Methodist Church in Lansdale, 1020 S Valley Forge Rd, Lansdale, PA 19446, where friends may greet the family from 10-10:45 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations in David’s name to the American Red Cross. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.RLWilliamsfuneralhome.com