Timothy "Tim" James Burke

October 1, 1960June 21, 2011

Timothy “Tim” James Burke

On Tuesday, June 21, 2011, Timothy J. “Tim” Burke of Essex, MD, formerly of Dundalk, MD. Beloved husband of Donna M. Burke. Loving son of Eleanora Burke and the Late William M. Burke. He is also survived by his brothers; Richard, Robert and William Burke, Jr. and several nieces, nephews and great nieces. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home at Meadowridge Memorial Park, Inc. (exit 6 off Rt. 100), 7250 Washington Boulevard, Elkridge, MD on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 7:00 to 9:00 PM where service will be held on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 10:00 AM. Interment Meadowridge Memorial Park, Elkridge, MD. If desired, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the MD S.P.C.A., 3300 Falls Rd., Baltimore, MD 21211. www.garylkaufmanfuneral


  • Visitation Sunday, June 26, 2011
  • Visitation Sunday, June 26, 2011
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 27, 2011

Timothy "Tim" James Burke

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June 28, 2011

i am just now reading the news and i am saddened and shocked.tim was a comrade,collegue,and a brother.i am so very sorry for the loss of another in the wrestling community.tim,thank you for everything you did in my career,and every show you ever booked me helped keep my dream alive for many years and i never will forget you.thank you my brother and give em another slam up in heaven.....

mark (aris) boswell...hudson florida

With our deep sympathy and prayers. Ed and Karen Meusel

June 25, 2011

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998

June 25, 2011

A Wonderful friend and neighbor to know. You will be greatly missed. Love Ernie and Cheryl your neighbors

anthony boaz

June 24, 2011

we so shock about the news of tims death but he put his heart and soul to what he did in wrestling and he will be miss

Nina Wheeler (Komin_

June 24, 2011

I just can't believe Timmy is gone. We go way back in the neighborhood, had grown up together. We even had a ring exchange many, many moons ago when we were 9-10 years old.
He had a fabulous smile and I will miss him and his "teasing" every time he drove by our house.
My sympathy to Donna, his wfe and Miss Sis.
You will be missed, Tim!

Carl Murray

June 24, 2011

Thanks bro, for all that you did. Much love and respect.

Kas Watson

June 23, 2011

My prayers go out to his family.
I will miss that great smile and the guy that went with it!

Morgus (Bud) Watson

June 23, 2011

Lucifer (Tim) you will be missed! My prayers go out to the family.
RIP in friend.

anthony boaz

June 23, 2011

we are sorry to here about tim and we like let the family to know we are sorry for there lost and it has been few years since we had seen him he was always so nice to us .

Mike Cline

June 23, 2011

I was fortunate to meet Tim through a very good friend Dave Danlag. Tim was a blast to be around and always brought laughter to the room. Though I only knew Tim for roughly 5 years or so, I felt as if we had been friends for much longer. He was always friendly, had a smile and told some great stories along the way. I will miss him and wish nothing but the best for his family.