With deepest sympathy I am posting the following obituary for Richard V. Burke, 981st 70-71.
NOTTINGHAM - Richard "Dick" Vincent Burke, Jr. died unexpectedly at the Charles W. Gerstenberg Care Center in West Palm Beach, Florida on January 14, 2015, at the age of 64.
Richard is survived by his wife, Jean (Cantone) Burke; son, Jameson Richard Burke; brothers, Edmond Burke and his wife Janice who live in Alfred, Maine; Larry Burke of Cape Coral, Florida; Paul Burke of Reading, Massachusetts; a sister, Christine (Burke) Reed of Amesbury, Massachusetts, and 8 nieces and 10 nephews.
Richard was born on May, 25, 1950, in Stoneham, Massachusetts, to Richard and Natalie (Hunt) Burke. He graduated from Reading High School, Reading, Massachusetts in 1968 and attended Northern Essex Community College. In 1969, he enlisted in the Army and served in Vietnam in the 981st Military Police Group as a Sentry Dog Handler. After his return from Vietnam he attended Coyne Electrical School in Boston. Richard married Jean (Cantone) Burke on August 16, 1975.
In 1974, he began working for his father's commercial door company, The Parker Company, located in Andover, Massachusetts, and took over the company after his father's death in 2000.
Richard was "a man of the sea." He was an avid scuba diver, and boating enthusiast who captained his 24 ft. Thompson motor boat "the Incognito." He loved sailing with his friends and was a dedicated loving father to his son who supported Jean's passion for taking underwater photographs when traveling to exotic tropical islands with his family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dick's memory on line to Vietnam Veterans of America.
Condolences can be sent to The Burke Family, 18 Robin Hood Drive, Nottingham, NH 03290. The family would like to thank The ICU Nurses at Wellington Regional Medical Center, Wellington, FL and the wonderful caring staff at The Hospice of Palm Beach County for their loving support and dedication to the patients under their care.
It is with deepest sympathy I post the following obituary for Paul Stuart 212th 65-66
Paul Frank Stuart, of East Glenville, NY, departed the confines of this life on March 30, 2016 to join those who have gone before. Paul was born November 9, 1943 in Gloversville, NY to Lloyd and Genevieve (Brooks) Stuart. Paul was a proud member of the fire service with the Wells Volunteer Fire Department and later the East Glenville Fire Department, where he remained a member for the rest of his life. He worked for Price Chopper as a meat inspector/receiver for 27 years, retiring in 2008. After his retirement, Paul also volunteered at Sunnyview Hospital. Paul was predeceased by his parents, Lloyd and Genevieve (Brooks). He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda (Covey) Stuart of Glenville; his daughter, Brenda Howe (Wayne) of Milton; son, Daniel (Kathy) of Glenville, son, Walter (Stephanie) of Schenectady; and daughter, Paula (Ed) of Glenville; a sister, Donna of Anderson, IN; and a brother, Michael (Mary) of Hudson Falls, 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In keeping with a long tradition of services to others, Paul has donated his body to the Albany Medical College Anatomical Gift Program to further the education and training of future doctors and nurses. Internment of Paul's ashes will take place at a later date at the Saratoga National Cemetery. Please join Paul's family and friends in sharing his memory and sending him on his journey in a way we know he would enjoy. Visitation will be at 2 p.m. or 1400 for you traditionalists, on April 10th at the East Glenville Fire Department, 443 Saratoga Rd., East Glenville, NY. Please make donations to the Community Hospice of Schenectady, 445 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205, The East Glenville Fire Department, 443 Saratoga Rd., East Glenville, NY 12302 or to the charity of your choice .
Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Apr. 5, 2016
blished in The Daily Gazette Co. on Apr. 5, 2016