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Oliver Robert Daniel Burns

May 4, 2019

Everyone who got to know Oliver loved him. He had a smile that would never fail to brighten your day. He loved coloring and painting with his Grandma Mary. He was infinitely patient and would work on a project or coloring page sometimes for months. They were the best of buddies. He loved working in the garden with her. His favorite things to grow were alyssum and violets, carrots, onions, tomatoes, and blueberries. He also loved soldering and creating electronics projects with his Grandpa Ed. They spent hours creating and building electronic kits. Oliver and his Grandpa Mike loved going for walks and bike rides and making music CDs together. Oliver and his brother Phoenix loved playing video games together. They were best friends. Oli’s favorite games were Fortnite, NBA Playgrounds, and Call of Duty Black Ops 4. Oliver also loved watching YouTube videos of his favorite video games. Oliver also shared a love of baseball with his brother Phoenix. He was starting to be a really great second baseman. He understood the game better than a lot of kids twice his age. Oliver not only played baseball but also basketball and football as well. In addition to being athletic and active, he was also in the Gifted and Talented program at his school. He was wise beyond his years and would come up with existential questions worthy of an adult. He would also come up with theories for why things worked the way they did. He was kind and empathetic and a friend to everyone. If a kid was mean to him, he would still be nice to them. He told me, “Mom, if I’m mean back to them, how are they ever going to learn how to be a friend?” He will be missed by so many. He really was the smartest, kindest, funniest kid I’ve ever known.

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