Ireland

Gordon Burke

November 14, 1943 ~ July 15, 2020 (age 76)

Obituary

              Gordon Francis Burke of Aurora Colorado passed away on July 15, 2020 after battling cancer for 21 years. Gordon was born in Evansville, Indiana to Mr. Francis R. and B. Marie “Tosie” Burke. His younger sister, Karen Lyle Burke, preceded him in death in 2002. He lived in Rockport, MO until 1954 when they moved to Denver, Colorado. He was the first graduating class at Thomas Jefferson High School. He attended CU Boulder and was a SAE. Gordon was in the automotive industry his entire life and was the epitome of hardwork. He is survived by his beautiful wife Linda Burke; his three daughters and their spouses; Katie Burke; Jennifer and Greg Baer; and Mary Sarah and Scott Schweiger; his three grandchildren; Alexander Johnson; and Chloe and Hannah Baer. A Rosary will be held on Thursday, August 6th, 2020 at 6:00pm at Horan & McConaty 1091 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80246.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in his name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

Gordon “Gordo” F. Burke of Aurora, Colorado passed away on July 15, 2020 after battling cancer for 21 years. Gordon was born in Evansville, Indiana to Mr. Francis R. and B. Marie “Tosie” Burke. His younger sister, Karen Lyle Burke, preceded him in death in 2002. They lived in Rockport, MO until 1954 when they moved to Denver, Colorado. He was the first graduating class from Thomas Jefferson High School. He attended CU Boulder and was a SAE. Gordon was in the automotive industry his whole life and was the epitome of hardwork.

Gordo loved his family. He is survived by his beautiful wife Linda “Diamond Lil” Burke; his three daughters and their spouses; Katie “Toot-a-lee-doo” Burke; Jen “Nen” and Greg Baer; and Mary Sarah “Merk Burke” and Scott Schweiger; his three grandchildren, Al “Walking man’s Pal” Johnson; and Chloe and Hannah Baer.

Gordo’s smile could brighten any room. He was one of the most honest, loyal, and compassionate men you have ever met. His humor and ability to see the good in the world will forever be his lasting grace.

Gordo loved sports, specifically the St. Louis Cardinals, the Colorado Rockies, and the Denver Broncos. May they all have winning seasons. He was a history buff, specifically World War II, and loved to travel- his most favorite being his travels back to the motherland, Ireland. He loved to play cards and test his luck with an occasional gamble. Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! He loved to cook, and watch cooking shows. He loved his vegetable gardens and made the best salsa around!

Gordo was proud of his family and friends. May he forever stay near and dear in our hearts.  

Cheers!

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Services

Recitation of the Rosary
Thursday
August 6, 2020

6:00 PM
Horan & McConaty Family Chapel
1091 S. Colorado Boulevard
Denver, CO 80246

Funeral Service
Friday
August 7, 2020

10:00 AM
Most Precious Blood Catholic Church
3959 East Iliff Avenue
Denver, CO 80210

Donations

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

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