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“Mike was my client for almost 15 years, and most importantly in that time, was my friend. What I will miss most about him is his stories of his...Read More »
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“Mike was always friendly. I will miss him. Patrick O'Donnell Mike was our across-the-stret neighbor when we lived on Riverview Ave. in Rocky...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: PATRICK AND BARBARA ODONNELL - OH

“I recall Mike as a strong member of our teachers association. I often invoke Mike's name during layoffs as he once very generously chose to teach ...Read More »
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“I was Mike's Social Studies Department Chairperson and I remember Mike as a devoted teacher who was always concerned about the welfare of his...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Frank Hoffert - Euclid, OH

“My memories of Mike are of his days at Euclid High School. Mike was conscientious in each of his professional pursuits: teacher, counselor and ETA...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Jim Kelley - Euclid, OH

“Prayers go with Kerry for all she has done in Mike's memory. One could not have a better little sister! ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Brenda Burns - Fairview Park, OH

“Mike was a dear friend to me what made Mike even more special to me was the way he treated my son Keith. Mike treated Keith like a grandson he never...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: DANIEL RHAMY - EUCLID, OH


Michael K. Burns, 67 of Rocky River, formerly of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; dear son of the late Richard and Lilian; beloved brother of Kerry B. Schwartz; former spouse of Brenda Burns. Passed away on May 17, 2012. Mr. Burns was a dedicated teacher and devoted drug counselor. He earned his bachelors degree from Capital University and his Masters from Ohio State University; and he continued to earn degrees and certificates for the rest of his life. Mike was never without a book, he had a passion for education and loved to learn. Mike sowed his love of education in the Euclid School system where he taught for many years; Spanish, Psychology and Social Studies just to name a few. His desire to help his fellow man was easily seen in the work he did as a Guidance Counselor and Career instructor but his best work was with drug and alcohol treatment. He was an Internationally Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor, a Mental Health Therapist and a Counselor at Glenbeigh Adolescent Hospital. After retirement from teaching Mike became a Case Manager at St. Vincent Charity Hospital and was a member of the Local and National Retired Teachers Association as well as a proud Son of the American Revolution. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Memorials may be forwarded to the American Heart Association, 1689 E. 115 St., Cleveland, OH 44106 or Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland, 3601 South Green Rd., #100, Cleveland, OH 44122. All services are private. Michael's cremated remains will be scattered in Florida with his mother. Cremation by Busch 440-333-9774