On Dec. 3, 2012, Arthur Wellwood “Bob” Burns, Jr. ’35, 99, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., passed from this world to the next. He was born March 18, 1913, to Arthur Wellwood and Effie Burns in Chicago. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 50 years Margaret Cartland, and brothers John and Andy.
He is survived by his sister, Margaret; son, Robert Burns, PO Box 1387, Blue Springs, MO 64013; his significant other, Linda; daughter, Margaret; granddaughter, Allyson (Kevin); grandson, Cartland (Jill); great-grandchildren, Leah, Sara, Ana, Niall, Tessa, Tara (Blaine), and Kayla; and nieces, Beth, Susie, and Peggy Ellen.
Burns attended Davidson and enjoyed a career in sales with the Bureau of National Affairs until his retirement. He enjoyed golf, big bands, dancing, and travel, as well as being a 32nd degree York Rite and Scottish Rite Mason and an active member of the Shriners.