Angela Jean Burke
- March 8, 1984 - December 15, 2010
- Portland, Oregon
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“that was very well said. i am one of her sisters and couldnt have described her better to a stranger.she will be very missed . thank you
1 of 12 | Posted by: cristina merrill
“This is a beautiful tribute to Angie.
2 of 12 | Posted by: Kim Phillips
“What a beautiful tribute. We are so very sorry for the tragic loss of your beautiful daughter. May our prayers and love bring you some strength...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Vici Armsby
“I only knew Angie for a brief time. We were both hired by a local painting company here in Portland last summer. Angie and I painted a condo together...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Michael Radcliffe
“Mike and Family,No words can express our sorrow for your devastating loss. Please know our prayers are with you and we will keep Angie in our...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Phil and Carol Kelly
“I did not have the pleasure of knowing Angela but wanted to express my codolences to her friends and family. As a resident of Portland, I can say...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Ron
“TO Angela's Family, I Went to school at Berlin also. I remember her as an underclassmen. My family's thoughts and prayers are with you.
7 of 12 | Posted by: Tiffany Steele Briggs
“To Angie's Family: We were very saddened to hear about Angie. She was truly a special young woman full of love, life and happiness. She was so...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Allison, Matt Kirchner & Scott Hallenbeck
“To Angie's family, sending you lots of love and prayers. I didn't know Angie, but I can see that she was such a beautiful girl with a warm and...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Karen Quinn
“We just want you to know how very sorry we are for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
10 of 12 | Posted by: The Sniger Family
“Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to angies family, we were one of the fortunate ones to have known angie, her sweet smile and quiet voice will forever...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: patty & joe sciacco
“Mike and Athena, I am truly heartbroken at the news of Angie. I am so sorry and feel so bad. she was great friend and such a lot of fun to work with....Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Dick Springer
Angela Jean Burke, 26, a former resident of the Capital District, died after being struck by a drunk driver while walking her bicycle in the bike lane on her way home from work on Wednesday, December 15. Born March 8, 1984 in Silver Springs, Maryland, she was the daughter of Michael J. Burke and Linda Santoro and step-daughter of Athena Burke. She graduated from Berlin High School, class of 2002. She continued her education and graduated in 2009 from SUNY Albany with a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology.
This past summer, Angie gathered all her courage and her adventurous spirit and moved to the west coast. She and a friend went on a well-planned cross-country trip with everything they owned packed into her VW Bug with Portland as the destination. They brought camping gear and visited many spots in the country including the Grand Canyon. They arrived in Portland in August. Angie was working two jobs and planning to go to graduate school. Angie was wise beyond her years, creative, a great friend, with a brilliant sense of humor. She always rooted for the underdog. She had a strong sense of values and she thought deeply about social issues and the environment. She loved children and was an especially devoted sister. Everyone who met her loved her, she had a gentle radiance.Survivors include her father Michael Burke and her step-mother Athena Burke of Cambridge, NY; her mother, Linda Santoro of Suffern, NY: four siblings, Antoinette Burke of Philadelphia, PA, Christopher and Sarah Burke of Cambridge and Christine Catania of Bangor, PA; paternal grandparents, Florence and Richard Burke of Maryland; maternal grandmother Rita Jarose of New Jersey and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.Friends and family are invited to call on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 from 4 to 7 PM at Ackley & Ross Funeral Home, 73 West Main Street, Cambridge, NY. If you are inspired to, you are invited to place a special note or treasure with Angie.A celebration of Angie’s life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, December 23 at 11 AM. Burial will follow at Meadowlawn Cemetery in Petersburgh.There will be a vigil in Portland, OR for Angela on Monday, December 20, 2010. For details visit www.bikeportland.org.The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America,230 North 13th Street, Phildelphia, PA 19107.
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