Timothy Clement Burkart
1954 - 2019
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Timothy Clement Burkart

Tim unexpectedly and, far too soon, left this world on October 3, 2019 following a sudden heart attack. Born in Yonkers, New York on January 26, 1954 to Margaret and Clement Burkart, Tim was a humble and incredibly kind man.

Tim graduated from Iona Prep High School, Fordham University and the University of Arizona Law School, summa cum laude, and a member of the Order of the Coif. Previously a member of the Arizona Bar, Tim moved to Washington in 1990 where he practiced law for Garvey Schubert Barer in Seattle, until he formed Kutscher Hereford Bertram Burkart in 2009 with good friends and colleagues.

Tim's practice focused on estate planning and trust and estate administration. As a longstanding Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Tim was highly respected in the profession. Not only was he a brilliant lawyer, but his compassion, kindness and humor endeared him to clients and colleagues alike. Tim loved the law and making a difference in the lives of the people he represented.

In 2006, Tim met Darcy LaBelle, the love of his life, and they married soon after. They made Montlake their home. Tim enjoyed travelling with Darcy and their blended family and cherished the many excursions he took with his son Colin. Tim was unique in many ways, from his constant use of puns and word play to his bow ties, love of Ireland and its whiskey and his beloved Seahawks. Tim handled the grief in his life with dignity and grace. His distinctive brand of humor and Cheshire cat smile charmed anyone who met him.

Tim is predeceased by his daughter Samantha and sister-in-law Christine (Brian) Burkart. He is survived by his loving wife Darcy, son Colin, stepdaughters Rene;e and Nicole, brothers Brian (Susan), Preston (Claudia) and Christopher (Pamela), sister Virginia (Thomas), nephews Graham, Scott, David, Sean, nieces Nicole, Alison, Heather, Margaret, Audrey, great-nephew Jacob and great-niece Emily.

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, November 2, at 10 am at St. Joseph Parish, 732 18th Ave E in Seattle with a reception to follow. There will also be a Celebration of Tim's Life on Monday, November 4 at 3 pm at the Women's University Club, 1105 Sixth Avenue in Seattle.

Please sign Tim's online Guestbook at www.Legacy.com.

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Published in The Seattle Times on Oct. 13, 2019.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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October 8, 2020
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April 13, 2020
I just learned of Tim's passing - so sad. He was a truly kind person and a good friend.
Loren Dunn
February 26, 2020
I just now learned of Tim's passing. I'm so terribly sorry. Although I didn't meet Tim in person, he was a big supporter of the radio station where I work (KNKX) and really gave us support during our fight for independence in 2016. I am really saddened to hear about his untimely passing. - Ashley
Ashley Gross
December 3, 2019
Tim was our beloved lawyer. He was patient, kind, very skilled and always so easy to talk with whenever we met. We will miss him and hold him in our hearts forever.

Pat and Joe Desimone
November 11, 2019
My life was enriched by knowing Tim. He guided us through a very challenging project in setting up our estate and became a good friend. Well miss him.
Jacquie Bayley
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November 1, 2019
Our deepest condolences for your loss
Jerry & Joanne Vincelli
November 1, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to Tim's family and co-workers. We were clients of Tim's for 10 years, he was a kind man, wonderful to work with. We were shocked to hear of his passing and our hearts go out to his family. Tim will be very missed.
Kathy & Dave Shannon
October 31, 2019
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October 31, 2019
My wife and I have been a client of Tim's for over 20 years. We are sorry to hear of his passing. He was always kind, gracious and insightful. He took the complex world of estate planning and taught it to us in simple and effective ways. He was extremely patient with changing objectives. We have not met his family, but if he treated them with a fraction of the interest and kindness he showed us, he must be a wonderful husband and father. Thank you for sharing him with us. We pray the Lord's choicest blessings upon each of you.
Bruce Merrell
October 29, 2019
Tim was an incredible friend and the best mentor one could ask for. I cherish the years we worked together at GS&B. You were truly one of a kind and your smile and sense of humor could light up a room. I will miss you, my pal. Thank you for all you shared. You have left behind a wonderful legacy.

Christina
Christina (Barton) Edmundson
October 28, 2019
Tim, I always think of our years of working and laughing together at GSB. You were such a joy to be around. I remember your lunch runs for goodies from DeLarentis at Pike Market. Your spirit will always be present in the lives of those who were fortunate to know you! Ann S.
October 23, 2019
My husband and I had great respect for Tim's legal guidance and were honored to have been his clients for many years.
- Susan R-S
October 22, 2019
Tim and I practiced law together for almost a decade, and when we left for other firms we still kept in touch. He generously helped me advise a very difficult set of clients -- an aunt and uncle of mine -- and remained my friend in spite of it.

I will miss him and his gentle sense of humor.
John Mericle
October 21, 2019
Tim was a classy guy, who wrote great trust documents. He is missed.
matt loveridge
Acquaintance
October 21, 2019
My deepest sympathy to Tims family. I was very sad to hear about my old friends passing when I received a letter from his law firm.
Tim and I worked together in the late 70s and early 80s at Eastman Kodak Company in NJ. May he Rest In Peace.
Bob DiCarlo
Friend
October 16, 2019
Dearest Darcy, Colin, Renee', and Nicole,

We are very sorry to learn of Tim's unexpected passing. He was a wonderful husband, father, and step-father to you, and we know Tim's memory will live on through you all.

We are thinking of you, and sending love and comfort during this time of grief. May you hold Tim close to your hearts always.

In Sympathy and Love,
Heather, Dennis, Grayson, and Catherine
October 15, 2019
Although Tim is surely in a better place with angels and trumpets, it is deeply sad to say goodbye. May your loving memories bring you peace. Love is forever. Many prayers and blessings surround you during this time of grief.
October 15, 2019
My sincere sympathy and condolence's to the Burkart Family. Tim was a wonderful person to my Family and me, so helpful in many ways. You will be missed by all. I am so sorry for your loss, Prayers to all, Rest in Peace Tim I was just going to call you ! Hearts to all.
October 14, 2019
My sincere condolences to Tim's family. Tim was so kind and endlessly helpful and supportive to my parents and then to me with the administration of their estate. A really great guy, I'm honored to have known him.
Karen Brindle
October 14, 2019
Rest In Peace dear Tim ..
Margaret Dorry/McAdam
October 14, 2019
These photos capture so much of Tim's kind and loving nature. He was such a devoted family man and wonderful neighbor who gave a tremendous amount of time and energy to our whole community. He will be/is greatly missed...I am thankful to have known him.
Michelle
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