Alvin "Bo" Bourke, a resident of Baker and meat shop supervisor with Sonoco, passed away on Friday, August 1, 2014, at Lane Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. He was 59, and a native of Baton Rouge. Visiting at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road, Baker, on Monday, August 4, from 5-9 pm. Bo is survived by his best friend and wife of 41 years, Mary Susan Bourke; three children, Chris and wife Nadia, Chad and wife, Jennifer, and Linda and husband Tony Valenti; six grandchildren, Dylan, Megan, and Chris Bourke, Kaitlyn and Elizabeth Valenti, and Camille Risenhoover; mother, Thelma Bourke; and a sister and brother-in-law, Cindy and Kerry Kendrick. Preceded in death by his father, Eldred Bourke. Bo was a dedicated family man. He loved family gatherings, and enjoyed boating, skiing, cooking, ATVing, and playing horseshoes. He will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to know him. Special thanks to Diane Sontheimer for making Bo a part of the Sonoco family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, 550 Lobdell Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70806. You may sign the online guestbook at http://www.bakerfuneralhomeonline.com/.
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Baker Funeral Home
6401 Groom Road Baker, LA 70714
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 1 to Aug. 5, 2014