Vernon “Leroy” Burke Jr.

Born: 06/19/1951 Passed:

Vernon “Leroy” Burke Jr. peacefully passed away at Hospice Care of New Philadelphia on August 18, 2019 following a lengthy illness. He was born in Akron, Ohio on June 19, 1951. He is the son of Vernon L. Burke Sr. and Billie J. Burke of Woodsfield, Ohio. Vernon drove trucks for over 30 years, enjoyed fishing and was a member of many fishing clubs. He also enjoyed spending time with family.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Holly Burke and Peggy Coleman; brother, Rick Burke; brother-in-law Michael Torch; mother and father-in-law Hazel and Guy Torch Sr.

Vernon is survived by his wife of 49 years, Glenda J. Burke of Dennison; sons, Kevin (Jennifer) Burke of Dover and Keith (Rebecca) Burke of Beach City; daughter, Jessica (Ty) Young of Uhrichsville; grandchildren, Kendra Young, Mason Young, Colton Young and Lezlie (Rusty) Bonnell; great-grandchildren, Noah Bonnell and Jacob Bonnell.; brothers Randy (Karen) Burke of Dennison and Leonard “Steve” (Nancy) Burke of Stonecreek; sister-in-law, Lesa Burke of Carrollton; brothers-in-law, James Torch and Steven Torch of West Lafayette and Guy Torch Jr. of Dennison; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Memorial Services will be held Thursday, August 22nd, at 6:00 pm at Park Christian Church, 236 Miller Avenue in Dennison, Ohio 44621. The family will receive friends from 4-6:00 pm at the church. All are welcome to join the family for dinner following services. Condolences can be shared with the family online at

Heritage Cremation Society


5 Tributes to Vernon “Leroy” Burke Jr.

  1. Anonymous says:

    May you spread your wings and fly with the angels

  2. Keith says:

    Enjoy paradise! Where the big bass are always biting,the sandwiches are always perfect and the sun is always shining! Sure going to miss you but I will see you again someday!

  3. John & Carol Anderson says:

    So sorry to hear of Leroy passing. He was a good guy and will be missed. RIP.

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