Sources include: Detroit Free Press The Detroit News Observer & Eccentric Media / Hometown Weeklies Livingston County Daily Press & Argus

BURKE TIMOTHY J. JR. Age 79 of Detroit. Born February 9, 1933, passed December 10, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Suzanne. Loving father of Theresa, Loretta, Suzanne, Norien, Timothy III, Kathleen (Joseph) and Anthony. Also survived by his grandchildren Richard Jr., Andy Jr., Dominic Jr., Lauren, Nora, Shane, Timothy, Hailey, Joseph, Michael and Hannah. He also leaves behind many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by his loving mother Nora Burke Divine, his father Timothy J. Burke Sr., his step-father Timothy Divine, his siblings Anna, Agnes, Theresa, Loretta and Joseph. Timothy was owner of Burkes Bar in southwest side of Detroit on Fort St. He graduated from All Saints High School and a Veteran of The Korean War. Timothy will be dearly missed by all. "MY FATHER" I ask him He says "NO" I ask "WHY?" He says nothing I yell He yells I cry He hugs Me I apologize He says sorry I Laugh He Laughs I Love Him He Loves Me Forever... My Father. Service Friday in state 9:30 a.m. until Mass 10:00 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church, Detroit. Entombment Woodmere Cemetery. Please visit Timothy's on-line tribute at

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