LYNN — Robert J. Burke, age 62, of Lynn, passed away on Monday at his home after a brief illness. Born in Chelsea, he was the son of the late William T. and Ruth F. (Hussey) Burke. A lifelong Lynn resident, he was a graduate of Lynn English High School.
Robert worked as a custodian at the Summer Street School in Lynnfield for several years. He loved his job, and the faculty, staff, and students loved him as well. He was a Harley Davidson enthusiast, and has ridden motorcycles since he was old enough to drive one. He also enjoyed an occasional game of golf.
Robert is survived by his siblings; Bill Burke, Donna Hebert, and Debra Yeaton, all of Florida, and Cynthia Potter of Lynn; nine nieces and nephews; Sherri, Stephen, Tamara, Lisa, Carol, Elizabeth, Cody, Ty and Courtney; as well as one great-niece and several great-nephews. He was the brother of the late Gloria Wieda.
Service information: A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday from 4 – 8 p.m. in the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway (Rt 129), Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Those who prefer may make donations to the Glioblastoma Foundation, P.O. Box 62066, Durham, NC 27715. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.