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Warren T. Burns, 1924-2012

Warren Burns, a former UMaine speech professor, passed away on Feb. 6 in Brewer. According to an obituary in the Bangor Daily News, Burns joined the UMaine faculty in 1968 after completing a master’s in theater arts and a doctorate in speech communication from Penn State. He retired from UMaine in 1991. Burns was a current member of the UMaine Black Bear Men’s Chorus. Survivors include his second wife, Geraldine “Jerry” Douglas Burns, and sons, including Thomas Burns, who played basketball for UMaine. Friends may call 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. John Roman Catholic Church, 207 York St., Bangor. Spring interment will be at Riverside Cemetery, Orono.

Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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