Ab was born Nov. Ab was the fifth of seven children born to Walter and Grace Burke. Ab grew up on the family-owned dairy farm in North River, Washington, and graduated high school in from North River High.
Ab attended the University of Washington for a short time until ing the Army in Ab served in the Army Escort Services from July to November during the Korean War and was recruited to play baseball and basketball for the Army. After the Army, Ab moved to Seaside, met and married Susan Dickson then started his lifelong career in the logging industry as a choker setter for Crown Zellerbach.
InAb became an independent contractor in the logging industry which continued until when he retired. Ab found happiness in the outdoors and in his home with friends and family. Ab found great joy visiting and spending time with his grand-kids and great-grand.
He was an avid hunter, fisherman, clammer, golfer and enjoyed gardening.
Another one of his favorite pastimes was beach combing with longtime friend Ben Olson. Ab and Ben must have collected a thousand glass floats over the years.
The Burkes welcomed visitors almost daily and entertained with conversation over coffee. Hilaire Tom of Yamhill.
Hilaire, Yamhill. Johns as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers any remembrance may be donated to Seaside Kids Inc. Bobcats take on No. Bulldogs setter, Grizzlies middle blocker top all-league volleyball list. Most Read.
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