---- — SHREVEPORT, La. – George Robert ‘Bob’ Burke of Bossier City, La., passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, La. He was 74.
Mr. Burke was born Dec. 2, 1938, in Sharon to George Robert Burke and Mary Dolla Croft Burke.
He attended Sharon schools and served as an altar boy at Church of the Sacred Heart, Sharon.
Mr. Burke worked as manager at Oak Tree Country Club, Shenango Township; and what was then Greenville Country Club. For years, he helped his father run Burke’s Dairy in Sharpsville.
On June 24, 1960, he married Marian Joan West Burke at St. Joseph's Church, Sharon. She survives in Sharon.
In 1972, Mr. Burke moved his family to Bossier City, where he managed a Church’s Fried Chicken as well as Popeye’s and other establishments in the area.
Mr. Burke moved in 1979 to Houston, where he lived for nearly 30 years before moving back to Bossier City when his health began to deteriorate.
He played darts and pool on several teams.
Mr. Burke loved his family, especially his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Thomas Burke.
Mr. Burke had two sons, George Robert “Bobby” Burke, Bossier City; and Christopher Michael Burke and his wife Carissa Burke, Houston; six grandchildren, Jennifer Burke and Josh Mayfield, both Bossier City; and Hannah Roberts, Hadrian Burke, Hunter Burke and Scarlette Burke, all Houston; two sisters, Donna Yurich and her husband Mike; and Sue Smock and her husband John; and a sister-in-law, Jean Burke. He also leaves several nieces and nephews who love and miss him dearly.
Mr. Burke requested that his body be donated to science at LSU.
Dad, we miss and love you. From Bobby and Chris Burke.