January 28, 2015, in Sacramento, Ca, RUSSELL EDWARD BURKE, age 86, born
May 6, 1928, in Boston, Mass. Survived by wife of 63 years, Allyn C.
Titus, four daughters, Julia, Kathleen, Nancy and Maureen, 9
grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. His beautifully diverse
family was a great source of pride. He had a very full and interesting
life. He was a Coast Guard veteran, high school teacher, school
counselor, including four years on Yap Island, Micronesia, mental health
professional, book lover, music lover, Red Sox fan, world traveler,
marathon runner and Clamper. After retirement Allyn and he made their
home in the Sierras while taking many trips. He was a great wise and
witty friend and relative to all who loved him, all he loved and those
he met, taking the road less traveled and amazing us all with his
intelligence, his wit and his loving heart. No services at this time.
Memorial picnic in May. Donations may be made in his memory to: El
Dorado County Friends of the Library, 345 Fair Lane, Placerville, Ca,
95667, or West Coast Ragtime Society Youth Programs, P.O. 13346,
Sacramento, Ca, 95813.