In Loving Memory of Lieutenant Paul J. Burke, Sr.

Lieutenant Paul J. Burke, Sr.

Lieutenant Paul J. Burke, Sr.

Dunmore, PA May 12, 1960 ~ March 20, 2017 Date of Service: March 25, 2017

Lieutenant Paul J. Burke (Ret.), 56, a lifelong Dunmore resident, died unexpectedly on Monday, from injuries received long ago in the line of duty with the Dunmore Fire Department.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Robert W. and Nancy Coggins Burke and was a graduate of Dunmore High School Class of 1978.

Paul had a special affinity for all animals and was a great outdoorsman. At night, he and his beloved dog, Sally, would sit on the couch and watch television together. It was really something to see. Paul had a great wit and was always keeping people in stiches. A loyal and generous brother and friend, he was always willing to lend a hand. He was much loved, and his memory will forever be lodged in the hearts of all who knew him. He loved his family, friends, Sally and the Fire Department. He is finally without pain but the world is a darker place without him.

Surviving is his loving son, Paul J. Jr., and grandchildren Layla and Delilah, all of Dunmore; brothers, Bob and wife Moya, Clarks Summit; Tim and wife Carmella, Dunmore; sisters Colleen Sands and husband Rick, Jenkintown, Pa; Marybeth Krouchick and husband Ken, Dickson City; an aunt, Barbara Burke, Dunmore; nieces, Angie, Sara and Jessica; nephews, Kenny and Robbie; former wife, Debra Pettinato Tomaino; several great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins and friends. 

 A visitation will be held on Saturday from 12-3pm at the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St. Dunmore.

Interment is private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Township, Pa 18411 or Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Anthony Cali & Family
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Rest in Peace
Reply #11 on : Tue March 28, 2017, 01:06:13
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We are very sorry for your loss.
Paul was always a perfect gentleman and a great guy !
Mary, Danny and Emily Roche
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So sorry for your loss
Reply #10 on : Fri March 24, 2017, 15:50:19
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Timmy, Carm, Bobby, Moya, Colleen, Angie, Sara, Mary Beth, Ken, Kenny, Paul Jr. and Family, I am so sorry for your tremendous loss and I will keep your family in my prayers. I cannot make it to pay my respects tomorrow. I will be thinking of you all.
Lucy ann Edwards
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My sympathies
Reply #9 on : Fri March 24, 2017, 07:04:42
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Tim and Carm and family
My deepest sympathies on the loss of your brother. You wil lbe in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time
Sharon
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Prayers/R.I.P.
Reply #8 on : Thu March 23, 2017, 09:56:41
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Tim & Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for strength for all your Family. May God guide him to his eternal resting place free from pain and suffering .
CHARLENE FITCH KIRCHER AND ERIC KIRCHER
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SYMPATHIES
Reply #7 on : Thu March 23, 2017, 06:25:30
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TIM AND CARMIE AND FAMILY, SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. I DO NOT BELIEVE I MET PAUL BUT HE SOUNDED LIKE AN AWESOME GUY. MAY GOD BLESS HIM AND YOU....LOVE, CHARLENE AND ERIC KIRCHER
Cat Keating Maria
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Deepest sympathies
Reply #6 on : Wed March 22, 2017, 22:16:44
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Paul was always the kindest, most thoughtful, and loving man to my sons, Rain and Kai, and to me. Paul and Sally helped create many special, loving memories in our lives. We are all deeply saddened from his departure and send so much love, light, and healing energy to Paul's family. Please except my deepest condolences. Xoxo
❤️Cat
Sally
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So Sorry
Reply #5 on : Wed March 22, 2017, 21:23:38
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It was so nice to chat with Paul when he came into store... Best part was when we were busting beansy... Rip ... GOOD MAN
Paul Burke
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To my father
Reply #4 on : Wed March 22, 2017, 20:22:05
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Dad you were the greatest person I knew , you made me the man and father I am today . I know your in pain no more . I love you dad . One day I hope to see you again . Love Paulie xoxo
Guy LaMagna
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Re: In Loving Memory of Lieutenant Paul J. Burke, Sr.
Reply #3 on : Wed March 22, 2017, 19:47:02
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I will always remember the good times we had working together at the Giant Market in Dunmore. RIP my friend.
Paul Nardozzi
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Prayers / RIP
Reply #2 on : Wed March 22, 2017, 18:40:17
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RIP Bliff !! Taken away to much early . Prayers for you and your family ! God Speed
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