Joseph P. Burns, 73, of Wyomissing, passed away on January 4, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.

He was the husband of Rita R. (Pantano) Burns. They were married on April 24, 1976.

Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Francis "Pat" and Verna (Marino) Burns.

He was a graduate of Holy Name High School in 1967 and Alvernia University in 1989 earning his degree in Finance.

Joe was a realtor for Coldwell Banker, was the owner/operator of Legacies...Gifts, Wyomissing, and retired from CNA Insurance as an adjuster.

He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a collector of art and other treasured items, and enjoyed playing games of all kinds, especially poker, word and board games.

In addition to Rita, he is survived by two children, Joshua, married to Laura (Paul) Burns, Emmaus and Jessica, married to William Ibach IV, Sinking Spring; one sister, Phyllis Norman, Hazleton; and three grandchildren: Christian and Zoe Burns and Sophia Ibach.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, from 10 to 11 a.m. with services to begin at 11 a.m. at Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., West Reading. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at

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