Michael G. Burke,69, of Wenatchee, WA, passed on peacefully,Thursday, April 19, 2018.
A devoted husband, father & grandfather who dearly loved his family, the outdoors & music.
He graduated from Edmonds High School in 1966. He was a Navy veteran, served 23 years with the US Forest Service in Wildland Fire, and was always glad to say he brought back everyone he took out on a fire.
He was always generous with his time, volunteering for 27 years with Special Olympics, where he gained the joy of many dear friendships. He also volunteered for many years at Columbia Elementary School as a "lunch buddy," helping many a youngster with reading, math, or just being a friend.
A champion of the "under-dog," he always battled against injustice and stood for what was right.
He will be greatly missed by his family and all those who cared about him.
At his request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Special Olympics of Washington.