Jay Stewart Burner Died:July 8, 2016 BEAUFORT, S.C.-- Jay Stewart Burner, 69, husband of Kathy Southerland Burner, of Beaufort, died Friday, July 8,2016, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at the River Retreat in Habersham in Beaufort. Mr. Burner was born Dec. 14, 1946, in Seattle, Washington. He was the son of the late Clifford J. and Elizabeth "Betty" Clemmons Burner. Mr. Burner served in the U.S. Army, based in Fort Ord, California. He was honorably discharged as a captain. He began his career as an educator at Norfolk Academy in Norfolk, Virginia, and left to become a commercial fisherman in Alaska for a couple of years. He then returned to education and his first love of teaching chemistry at John Handley High School in Winchester, Virginia, where he taught until his retirement. He moved to Beaufort in 2008 and bought a home, where he had the time to indulge his interests of woodworking, fishing and gardening. He made many new friends who enjoyed the fruits of his labors in the kitchen. He loved to explore new recipes and took great delight in entertaining his friends. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Gregory C. Klump, and many friends. He is also fondly remembered by many former students. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Charleston Audubon Society at www.charlestonaudubon.org, P.O. Box 504, Charleston, SC 29402,or a charity of the donor's choice.