Michael Joseph Burns, 47, Westinghouse employee


Michael Joseph Burns, a Westinghouse nuclear worker, died of a heart attack Wednesday at a hospital in Aiken, S.C. He was 47 and formerly lived in Catonsville.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville, he was a 1974 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School and played on its basketball team. He attended the former Catonsville Community College.

He became a radar specialist for Westinghouse Electric Corp. at its Linthicum plant and moved to Aiken 10 years ago to work at the Westinghouse Savannah River Site, which produces components of nuclear weapons.

Services were held Saturday in Aiken.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, the former Elizabeth Smith; two sons, Thomas W. Burns and Timothy M. Burns; and a daughter, Michele B. Maynard, all of Aiken; his parents, Ronald and Rose Malone Burns of Ocean City; a brother, Ronald Burns of Baltimore; and two sisters, Debra Adkins of Hanover, Pa., and Kathleen Hamilton of Baltimore.

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