Ronald Burns

Profile Updated: September 18, 2023
Ronald Burns
Class Year: 1964
Residing In: Memphis, TN USA
Occupation: Retired CPA
Military Service: US Army  
Spouse/Partner: Nancy (1947-1995)
Children: 2 Nancy and Jennifer
Yes! Attending Reunion
Which class?


What States have you've lived in other than IL?


Where do you work now?

At leisure

Where have you worked and/or retired from?

CPA private and public.

Have you ever been Self-Employed?


Marriage Date


Did you marry your High School Sweetheart?


Have you been married more than once?


Grand Children:

3 Grace,Chip and Cole


Barney - Cocker Spaniel(RIP) and Twinkie - my cat.

Your High School Story:

Nothing but good times. Best buddies Roy,Jay,Bob Wilken and Rog.

Did you have a nickname in school? If so, what was it?

Aku Aku

What were you in High School?

Other There

Who did you have a crush on while in High School? And Why? Did you ever date him/her?

Many, but too shy.

Who was your favorite teacher/s and why?

Mr. Quinn;who informed me in choir, it would be best for all if I refrained from singing.

What teacher/s did you dislike and why?

Hey they had a tough job and I never took anything personal.

What is your favorite memory or memories of AHS?

The friends!

What Elementary School did you attend?

Francis Scott Key in Chicago.

Your Elementary School Story:

I went and I left. In good standing.

Did you go to College?


If Yes, Where and When?

University of Memphis 1966-1970

Level of Education

Masters in Business
Professional Degree beyond Bachelor's CPA

Did you go to a Technical School?


What have you been up to since you graduated from High School?

A great journey,a great wife and good kids. Friends I still am in touch with from AHS,College,Army and Work. "Old friends are like Diamonds".

Have you ever been on TV?

Not without a disguise.

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Feb 21, 2024 at 12:24 AM

Pat nothing but sweetness, never saw her without a smile. She was authentic and grounded. I know her loved ones were blessed to have her in their lives. My prayers for her and her family.



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Sep 20, 2023 at 8:09 PM

Dude, your brother in law sends you love!

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Sep 20, 2023 at 8:05 PM

Toni, Ron Burns here, Key class Jan 64. We were the mighty 12. I saw your update status and said "I remember Toni" from key. I think Ms. Stump had it in for me. However just wanted to how happy I was to see what a great life you have carved out for yourself. Best for the future,

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Nov 26, 2023 at 3:54 PM

Posted on: Sep 20, 2023 at 8:00 PM

Sid (you will always be that to me) Hope all is good with you and the family. Like you I just got around to catching up with messages (my fault). All I can say we were a great 12 at Key. I hope Lyle Clark married a movie star and taught Elon Musk everything he knows. By the way I really liked your brother Phil. I remember sitting in his bedroom and fawning over his record collection. I liked your parents because they were kind and friendly to me. Take care Ron.

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Feb 06, 2023 at 4:43 PM

I relocated to Memphis in 1966, but up until two days before his passing we talked via "messages". From 1960  Roy and the rest of our gang went thru it all. I am lucky to have known him and he provided the example of what a real friend is. A sharp wit and a solid grounding were the things I appreciated the most. My best to Linda and his family. His friends loved him.

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May 03, 2018 at 11:26 AM

Doesn't life boil down to an Italian "Beefie" and a cup of "Nector From The Gods"? You can come back Jimmy Dean.

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May 03, 2018 at 2:15 PM

Posted on: May 03, 2018 at 11:22 AM

Dude you OK? I hope so, I keep up with you and the guys via Wally. Take care of yourself and I wish you the best.

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May 03, 2018 at 11:16 AM

Hey back at you Gary. Sorry I have not checked the site in a while. But I hope this finds you well and happy. You got heart Gary and you help keep those great memories of AHS alive.

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Oct 08, 2017 at 1:54 PM

Gary it's Ron Burns! Just wanted to thank the best cheerleader for AHS alumni. I commend you on your tireless efforts on the 50 year reunion. The photo was taken by me over twenty years ago on a visit back to the old neighborhood. It was sad to see the condition it was in, but I could almost hear the the voices from the hallway inside and smell the smoke from the Green Room across the street. Take care Dude!

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Oct 08, 2017 at 1:28 PM

Posted on: Oct 07, 2017 at 12:49 PM

10/07/2017. As I read the comments that are posted on the "In Memory" section of the website I am reminded of the great individuals I was fortunate to know during my Austin years. At 70 the phrase "it's the journey, not the destination" rings true. To all of my friends I say be assured that someone, somewhere is wearing a smile because you just popped into his or her memory. I think we will always be "Forever Young" to one another. To my Austin, my friends... thank you.

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Mar 02, 2017 at 6:46 AM

Hello "Herman The Hermit", do BDays even count after you have reached driver's,drinking and draft age? We are all 18 and holding in our heads. Enjoy your present (today). "Stay young with your rock and rollin" and leave the "Glory Days" behind.

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Jan 09, 2017 at 11:33 AM

So sad to hear about Roger. Growing up Roger was a close buddy from our days are F.S. Key elementary as Kyle D. mentioned all the way thru Austin. He made a great trip to visit the University Of Memphis in 66 with me and we had a great time. He was a part of our "guy's" outside of class along with Jay Lyden and  like him I have some great memories of those days with Rog. We lost touch after I moved to Memphis but I never forgot him and the laughs we had together.

To his family I offer my sympathy and best wishes. You father was a good man, loyal and loved by his friends.  

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Mar 03, 2015 at 3:56 PM

Posted on: Mar 03, 2015 at 7:59 AM

Hi Pat
Ron Burns here,have many good memories of you and Olga during our "awkward teen years"; sorry I missed the reunion but I told Gary to pass along my best wishes to you. Very impressive accomplishments on your profile. Take care.

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Jan 12, 2015 at 12:49 PM

Posted on: Jan 06, 2015 at 10:29 PM

Here's to all my 64 Austin buddies. Thanks for four great years and the memories that still make me smile. As Dylan said you all will be "Forever Young".

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Dec 31, 2013 at 9:31 AM

HB drummer man. Ron Burns from the old drum and bugle group. Hope your life has been nothing but upbeat.

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