James Richard Burke Jr.

James Richard Burke Jr., 52, of Carlisle Street, Wilkes-Barre, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Hospice Community Care.

Born Nov. 9, 1960, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of Barbara Johnson Burke of Wilkes-Barre and the late James Richard Burke.

Jim was a graduate of E.L. Meyers High School.

In addition to his father, Jim was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Stiles Burke, and second wife, Karen Rogers Burke.

He will be greatly missed by his mother, Barbara Johnson Burke; daughter, Heather and her husband, Randy Kreitzer, Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren, Tyler and Jaden; sisters, Bonnie Sult and her companion, Roscoe Lund Jr., Granby, Vt.; and Joyce Cerase, Hunlock Creek; brothers, Michael and his wife, Kim Burke, Wilkes-Barre; Edward Burke, Hunlock Creek; and Kevin and his wife, Janet Burke, Wilkes-Barre; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other family and friends.

A celebration of Jim's life will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McLaughlin's − The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre.

Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to Hospice Community Care, 601 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704-3701.

Permanent messages and memories may be shared with Jim's family at www.celebratehislife.com.

Published in Citizens' Voice on Apr. 24, 2013