COSHOCTON Members of Ohios legal and judicial community are mourning the death of an eastern Ohio county judge.

Coshocton County Juvenile/Probate Court Judge David W. Burns, 68, died Friday, Sept. 16 in Terre Haute, Ind.

Judge Burns, who was elected in the November 2008 general election to replace the retiring Judge C. Fenning Pierce, began his term on Feb. 9, 2009.

According to the obituary published in The Coshocton Tribune, a funeral mass took place Sept. 23 in Coshoctons Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with father William Hritsko officiating. Burial took place Sept. 24 in St. Joseph Cemetery in Lockbourne.

Visitation was held at the Given-Dawson Funeral Home, Coshocton.