May 9, 1943 ~ December 16, 2020
Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Greece, NY
Greece: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at age 77 went home to be with his father, Robert Burke; brother, Peter Burke. He is survived by his mother, Jean Burke; loving wife of 52 years, Christine Burke; children, Kerry (Lawrence Samuelson) Burke, Kevin (Sara) Burke, Wendy (Alan) Houser, Marick Schwartz; grandchildren, Josephine Samuelson, Mackenzie Burke and Aiden Schleyer; brothers, Michael, Thomas (Nancy) and James (Mary Kay) Burke; sisters, Laurie (Charles) Thibault and Lyn Fassel; several nieces, nephews & cousins; loving family and dear friends.
Richard retired from Eastman Kodak Co. after 34 years and went to work for Van Putte Garden Center where he worked for over 18 years. He enjoyed volunteering at West Ridge Elementary School and political campaigns for former congressman Tom Reynolds and Chris Lee. He enjoyed sports and playing golf. He loved spending quality time with his grandchildren and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Richard’s Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, December 21st 10:30 AM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church 5000 Mt. Read Blvd. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society in his memory. For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit www.meesonfamily.com
The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Richard Burke 's name.