Ernest C. "Butch" Burke

February 20, 1948 ~ April 16, 2020 (age 72)


Ernest C. "Butch" Burke, 72, of Pittston, passed away on Thursday April 16, 2020 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Leona Leonard.

Mr. Burke was a graduate of Ashley High School and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville.

For many years he worked in the  home improvement business and was a manager of contractor services at the Home Depot.

He also was the proprietor of the Frog Pond Restaurant and Bar, Wilkes-Barre and also the Lakeside pizza, in Lake Silkworth.

He was preceded in death by his son Ernest Burke, and 7 other brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his wife of 23 years, the former Mary Jo Farber and children, Jodiann and her husband Brian Burgit, Shavertown, Lisa and her husband Mark Kropa, Sweet Valley and Michael and his wife Kimberly Burke, Longs, S. C.; 12 grandchildren and 3 great grand children,  a brother Joseph and his wife Lynn Ziebro, Kingston.

Due to the federal, state and local requirements regarding the COVID-19 virus, funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are in the care of Gubbiotti Funeral Home, LLC, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter.

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Private Interment

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