Robert Burns Mannix, age 84, lifetime resident of Ovid, died at MM Ewing Continuing Care Center in Canandaigua on Friday, April 30, 2021.
A Graveside with full military honors will be held in the Summer of 2021. The family asks those that would like to make a contribution in Burns’ memory to kindly consider the VFW Post 6200, PO Box 1, Ovid, NY 14521.
Burns was born on June 6, 1936, a son of the late Robert E. and Dorothy (McCardle) Mannix. Following his graduation from Ovid High School, he proudly served in the US Navy from 1954-1958. Upon his return, he attended Simmons Institute of Mortuary Science in Syracuse and then worked as a research histologist at Cornell University. Burns then attended the Willard School of Nursing, and followed a long career there as a registered nurse. Burns was a life member of the Manning-Lilla American Legion Post #463.
He is survived by his children, Jennifer (Susan Bluer) of San Francisco, CA and Thomas Mannix of Palm Springs, CA; his siblings, Michael (Jan) of Clinton, IL, Patrick "PJ" (Sara) of Gainesville, FL, and Kevin (Peggy) Mannix of Fort Myers, FL; his nieces and nephews and their families; and the mother of his children, Maureen Augustine of Palm Springs, CA. Burns was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, John “ Rocco” Mannix in 1998.
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Ovid VFW Post #6200
PO Box 1, Ovid NY 14521