Howard Burns

   Howard was born on November 9, 1912 in Los Angeles, CA. After he was graduated from high school he attended Pasadena Junior College. He then began work at Hertz Rent a Car, where he remained for 40 years. He married Rebecca Steen on August 13, 1938. They had one daughter, Carol. He spent 1942-1946 in the US Army in Florida and as a Radio Operator in India.

   After he retired in 1972 he traveled extensively for several years. In 1980 he moved to Leisure World where he took up lapidary under the instruction of Russ Hind. He made spheres, jewelry, and many carvings. In 1991 he completed his commesso (intarsia) map of the USA. Howard passed away on January 20, 1996.

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