Mercer County Signal 22 member dies, served 63 years to County

TRENTON NJ : John “Jack” Burns, 83, of Ewing Township passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020 at home.

Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong area resident.

Jack as he was fondly known by friends and family was a sales representative for Lance Snack Distributors in Trenton with over 25 years of service. He was lifetime member and Trustee for Signal 22 the past 63 years. Throughout that time, he served Signal 22 in many different capacities. Jack was also a member of the historic City of Trenton Fire Museum as well as a life member of the Mercer County Fireman’s Association.

Son of the late John and Alice Pitman Burns, twin brother of the late William Burns, and brother of the late George Burns, he is survived by his sister Martha Burns; nephews Jim and Frank Sunkiskis, George Preston and his wife Margaret, and Jimmy Preston, niece Lydia Ryba and her husband Jim; as well as many other nieces, nephews, and other family members.

What is Signal 22 ?

The mission of the officers and members of Signal 22 is to respond to any man made, or natural disaster and to provide proper nourishment for police officers, fire fighters, EMS personnel, any other agency personnel assigned to any disaster. In furtherance of this mission we also provide sustenance to the victims of any disaster also.

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