Friday, November 14, 2014

Richard E. "Dick" Burke (November 12, 2014)

Richard E. "Dick" Burke , 75, of Ansonia, passed away early Wednesday morning, November 12, 2014 at his residence.

He was born on December 29, 1938 in Greenville, OH, son of the late Rev. Byron B. and Bertha G. (Boze) Burke. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Bob Burke.

Dick was retired from ABF Freight Systems having worked as a truck driver having started driving with the former Commercial Freight in Greenville.. He attended the Ansonia United Methodist Church and was a member of the Versailles Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite-Valley of Dayton. He a member of the Swinging 8's Square Dance Club and loved camping with his family and friends. He was a veteran of the US Army having served from 1957 to 1959.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Wanda (Eley) Burke, whom he married August 22, 1959; a son, Mike (Karen) Burke; a daughter, Dwanna (David) Rutter; grandchildren, Daniel, Cody, Katie and LaNelle; great grandchildren, Phillip, Haylee, Graycee, and McCray; and a sister, Lois Judy.

Services with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 15, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Ron Hoeksema officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 5-7 p.m. Dick requested that memorial contributions be given to either the Ansonia United Methodist Church or the Ansonia Area Rescue.

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