Gerald Patrick Fleming Burke

May 3, 1938March 2, 2013

Gerald Patrick Fleming Burke Gerald “Gerry” Fleming Burke, 74, of Seattle, WA, lost his longtime battle with cancer on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loved ones..

A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, March 8, at St Elizabeth Ann Seton, 2316 180th St SE, Mill Creek, WA 98082. Burial will follow at Holyrood Cemetery in Shoreline and all are invited to join the family for a celebration/party at The Nile Golf and Country Club, 6601 244th SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043. A Rosary will be held on Thursday, March 7, at 7:00 PM at Purdy & Walters @ Floral Hills, 409 Filbert Road, Lynnwood, WA 98036. Those wishing to sign Gerry’s online guestbook may do so at

Gerry has lived in Western Washington all his life, working and raising his family. He found his passion in enjoying life with his wife, Joan and selling real estate, helping people to find their home. He became a Knights of Columbua 4th degree and was proud to be involved in his community. He lived for his faith and his family. As a man with a huge generous heart who touched so many lives with wisdom, grace, and laughter, he will be greatly missed.

Gerry is survived by his wife of 46 years, Joan, and his children Peggy (Kevin) Corbett, Colleen (Arne) Moen, Patrick (Erinn) Burke, Renato (Eva) Romero, Andrew (Lindsay) Burke; twelve grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves his sister, Suzie Burke and brother, Joe Burke, as well as his Oregon family, Leigh Kenny, Chris (Keith) Taron, Anne (Keith) Warrens, Karin Fleming. He was preceded in death by his brother Doug Fleming in 2011.

Rest in Peace with God’s love.



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Margaret Anne Fosberg

March 26, 2013

To the dearest and kindest man, you were a father when I lost mine so many years ago. I loved you dearly and will miss you deeply. I have a hugh hole in my heart that will never be filled. I am truly proud to be able to call you Uncle. I will never forget you or your big beautiful heart.

Tim, Lisa & family

March 8, 2013

"Gerry" Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

March 8, 2013

We didn't know Gerry well but will never forget the day he saved us much aggravation and expense in 1973 when he allowed me to have about 350 yards of excavated soil moved to his property in Shorewood. That allowed us to continue building a home nearby. Gerry and family moved not long after so we didn't get to know him and his family as much as we would have liked. Marv Jahnke

Tammy Hansen

March 7, 2013

Love you lots...You will be greatly missed. Love, Tammy

Heidi Elo-Asplund

March 7, 2013

Thinking of your family at this time. May you find comfort in your memories during this time.

March 6, 2013

Dear Joan and famly,

It is with great sadness that we read Gerry's obituary. We have many fond memories of our time together as St. Bernadette parishioners and parties at your Shorewood home. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May happy memories bring you peace. We enjoyed your pictures.

King and Toni Lysen

"Jeff" & Rick Lance

March 6, 2013

We're so glad to have had the pleasure and privilege of knowing Gerry ... Glad to have been part of his family. You'll be dearly missed.

"Jeff" and Rick Lance

March 6, 2013

We're so glad to have known Gerry and be part of the family. Love and hugs to all of your family.

Andy Burke

March 6, 2013

Looking at those awesome pictures was awesome!! Some many memories :) I love you dad!

Kacey Champion

March 5, 2013

Love you, Uncle Gerry