1411 Vintage Lane, Rochester, New York 14626
Obituary of Robert J. Burcke
Robert passed away on November 20, 2020 at age 73. Predeceased by his parents Joseph & Esther; sister Sue Zava. Bob is survived by his son Matthew (Claudia) Burcke; sister Patricia (Robert) Schmitt; Nieces Kathy Clancy, Chris (Lance) Cowieson & Rita (David) Duchin; nephew Bill (Barb) Schmitt; Great nieces Alexandra Schmitt, Erin Clancy & Emily Schmitt; Great nephew Ryan Clancy; brother in law Fred Zava; best friend Vincent Brizzi; & loving cat Murphy.
AS PER NYS ALL ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS AND HAND SANITIZE AT THE FUNERAL HOME. ALSO BECAUSE OF NEW YORK STATE REGULATIONS, THE BURIAL WILL BE PRIVATE.
Bob’s visitation will be held Friday November 27th 3-6 PM at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane, (Between 390 & Long Pond Rd.). Bob’s celebration of life will be held Saturday 10AM at the funeral home. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
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In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Wilmot Cancer Institute, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642 in Bob’s memory.
Robert J. Burcke was born September 27, 1947 on Fern St. in Rochester, NY. The family moved over to Farleigh Ave around 1950, where he and his 2 older sisters, Sue and Pat grew up. Bob went to Jefferson Highschool and spent a lot of time with his friends.
He had a passion for motorcycles, even started building them on his own in his basement with a little help from his mom, Esther… his dad, Joseph was not happy about this. He owned several bikes throughout his life, the last of which was a Harley Davidson.
Bob enjoyed bowling, kickin back having a few beers and drag racing. He loved his cars; he had a 1978 Pontiac Trans AM and a 2008 Ford Mustang. He was a big fan of Buffalo Bills, Rochester Amerks, Red Wings and Boston Red Sox. Bob also enjoyed going to his weekly dinners and Carabbas or the Olive Garden with his friend, Vinny. He and Vinny also traveled to Las Vegas a couple of times together.
Bob and Janice welcomed their son, Matthew in 1975. Bob & Matt spent Sunday’s going to Pat’s house for dinner and watching football. He loved the outdoors, walking on the pier, at the mall & the zoo or bicycling at Canal Ponds.
Bob was a routine type of guy, quiet, handy & loving with a great sense of humor. He will be missed by many.