Obituaries & Tributes

Andrew Alan Burke

Sept. 21, 1965 – Oct. 25, 2022 

Much loved son, father, brother and friend, Andrew Alan Burke, left us too soon on Oct. 25, 2022. He was born Sept. 21, 1965 in Anaheim, Calif. He grew up in Orange County and spent his childhood surrounded by books, science and art — loves that would inspire his many hobbies and talents. 

He spent the last few years of his life with his father, Don, and stepmother, Ann, in Cottage Grove, Ore.

Andrew was an incredible Renaissance man who was able to excel at any hobby or activity he picked up. He was a resource for so many, our family’s own search engine. 

Andrew was witty and loved an inappropriate joke. His loud, distinctive laugh (and sneeze) will be missed. 

Andrew is survived by his father and stepmother Don and Ann Burke; mother and stepfather, Susan and Carl Thomason; sister, Janis; daughters, Alexandra, Madeline, Meredith, Katherine, Faith and Sophia and his chosen son, Christopher. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to An organization committed to supporting food sustainability through S.T.E.M. education and AgTechfarming, including hydroponics.



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