Virginia "Dottie" (Hackel) Burns , VRHS Class of 1934
EAST GREENBUSH Virginia Hackel Burns, 76, of Chatham Court died Saturday, July 7, 1990, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, after she was stricken while traveling. br> br> Mrs. Burns was born in Albany and lived in Rensselaer and East Greenbush most of her life.She retired in 1978 as a bookkeeper for the New York State Teachers Retirement System in Albany. She previously was a bookkeeper for her husband's company, Burns Pharmacy in Rensselaer. br> br> Mrs. Burns was a board member of the Rensselaer Girls Club, secretary of the Rensselaer Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons, a volunteer at Albany Memorial Hospital, past president of Van Rensselaer Parent Teacher Association, a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader and past choir mother at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Albany. br> br> She was also an Artist and a member of the Fort Crailo Art Association in Rensselaer, the East Greenbush Camera Club, the Shakespearean Society in Rensselaer and the Aurania Club in Albany. br> br> She was the Widow of Marshall F. Burns. Survivors include three daughters, Valerie McDonald and Christine Burgess, both of East Greenbush, and Judith Hughes of LaCrosse Wis.; two sons Lawrence Burns of East Greenbush and James M. Burns of Mechanicsville, Va: two brothers Robert Hackel of Latham and Ernest Hackel of Fairfield, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. br> br> The service will be at 11 AM Thursday in the W J Lyons Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Ave. Rensselaer, with burial in Memory's Garden, Colonie. br> br> Contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Northeast New York, or the Diabetes Treatment Center of America, care of Albany Memorial Hospital.