Rollie Burns, Funeral Director
Rollie is a life-long resident of Clarion. He attended the Immaculate Conception Grade School, Clarion Area and Clarion-Limestone High Schools and Clarion University. He graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1994. He then joined the funeral home and became partner with his father. In 1997, he succeeded his father’s business after his father’s retirement. Rollie is a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Knight’s of Columbus, Clarion Fire and Hose Co. 1, Masonic Lodge 277, Clarion County Shrine Club, the Eagles Club, the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 101, Clarion Lion’s Club, and the Clarion VFW. Rollie served as the Clarion County Coroner for eight years. He is also the owner of the R.V. Burns Crematorium, Inc. He resides in Clarion with his wife, Tammy, and three daughters, Amanda, Alissa, and Anna.
Bob Burns, Funeral Director
Bob was born and raised in Clarion. He attended the Immaculate Conception Grade School, Clarion Area High School, and Clarion University. He graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1961. In 1967, he purchased the building that formerly was the medical office of Dr. WA Ketner and founded the Robert V. Burns Funeral Home. Bob semiretired in 1997 and relocated to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Bob is a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and Moose Lodge 101. He also served as the Clarion County Coroner for 20 years. He resides in Myrtle Beach and works part-time for McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
Alissa Jo Burns, Intern
Alissa will be a third generation funeral director, joining her father and grandfather. She has graduated from Clarion Limestone High School, completed two years at Clarion University of Pennsylvania and recently graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Alissa is extremely motivated to begin her new career to add new ideas and concepts to the family business. She currently resides in Clarion.