BURKE, ROBERT TROY - Robert J. Burke 59 of Troy passed into eternal rest on Thursday afternoon in Saratoga Springs . Born in Troy he was the son of the late John and Mary Beckstein Burke and loving husband of Sandra Primer Burke of Troy. Bob had served his country in the US Army. He had worked for The Bendix Co in Green Island and General Electric in Schenectady. He enjoyed horseback riding, and working with his hand and doing anything mechanical. Bob loved spending time with his family especially playing baseball with his grandson Dylan. In addition to his wife Sandra, Bob is also survived by his children Susan Gallo of Troy, Edward Fogarty of Louisiana, and Sherry (John) Drescher of Troy. He is also survived by his brother John (Ellen) Burke of Albany, his sister Nancy McGrath of Troy and was pre- deceased by his brother the late William Shanahan of Naples Florida. He is also survived by his -sister -in law Heidi Shanahan of Florida. Bob is also survived by 7 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service for Bob will be held on Monday morning at 10:30 am at The Wm. Leahy Funeral Home 336 Third St. Troy. Relatives and friends are invited to attend and may call at the funeral home Sunday from 4- 6 pm. Interment will be held at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery 200 Duell Rd. Schuylerville The family would like to thank both the VA Hospital 9A in Albany and the Community Hospice in Saratoga County for their special caring extended to Bob and his family Contributions in Bob's memory to The Community Hospice of Saratoga County 179 Lawrence St. Saratoga Spring NY would be appreciated Please sign the guestbook at rememberingny.us/troyrecord
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Published in Record, The on Dec. 18, 2010