Wesley Burno Obituary

Wesley Michael Burno
Wesley Michael Burno

June 24, 1948 - May 11, 2017
Born in Berkeley, California
Resided in Anchorage, AK


Wesley Michael Burno, 68, passed away peacefully at his home on May 11, 2017 after a long fight with many complications of diabetics. He was cared for by his wife, Gail and the Frontier Hospice.
Wesley was born on June 24, 19948 in Berkeley, California to the happy parents of John Wesley Burno and Maethell Lee Green.
Wesley attended Gunn High School in Palo Alto graduating in 1967. During this time he became an apprentice Electrician with his father in the family company, Bronze Electric. This was to become his life profession in which he excelled. Through work he traveled throughout California and also to New Mexico, Colorado, Hawaii and Alaska. He worked jobs for many companies and also was a foreman running projects on theNorth Slope of Alaska, Kenai and the North Pole. Wesley worked for the North Star Bouough and Fairbanks School District for many years.
Wesley was a decorated Vietnam Vet and was honorably discharged from serving our Nation.
Wesley was a proud member of the Lions club international. He was elected Lions governor 49B. For many years he ran the Mae McCarty International Lions camp in North Pole, AK.
When times were tough Wesley always believed there was an adventure to be had. He was the kind of man that more you knew about him, the more you wanted to know. He loved to talk and share stories. He was always be remembered for his soft heart and playfulness. He would go out of his way to help a perfect stranger, his family or a friend. His family always spoke of things he would do as "mischievous", then smile and say..But I am innocent! with his family he would be tough but it came from a place of love and devotion.
Wesley loved his family. He is survived by the love of his life, Gail, of 44 years.6 children, Mare, Peter, Angela, Sandra, Michael and Cherie. 4 wonderful grandchildren, sister Bonnie and 2 brothers, Phillip and David. 5 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.



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Cremation Society of Alaska
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Anchorage, AK United States 99507