PRICE - Kevin Michael Burke, age 49, passed away April 30, 2009 at his home in Price.
He was born Aug. 3, 1959 in San Francisco, Calif., to Patrick and Mae Fahy Burke. He graduated from St. Ignatius High School in San Francisco in 1977.
Kevin enjoyed hunting, fishing, abalone diving and cooking.
Kevin married Kim Gabossi and, together, they were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Kelli Burke-Gabossi and Kari Gabossi.
He was active in the Little League programs in Sonoma, Calif., as a coach and field maintenance.
After moving to Price in 1992, he became active with the Notre Dame Carnival and Oktoberfest, where he served as co-chairman, chairman and all around helper.
He was the 1999 St. Patrick's Day grand marshal and he also enjoyed helping organize the Pinnacle Canyon Academy Mardi Gras.
Kevin worked for Wells Fargo in California before going to work for the U.S. Postal Service in 1982. He worked in the post office in Sonoma, Calif., for several years before moving and settling in Price. He commuted to the Orem post office before transferring to Price, where he finished his career and retired in December 2008 with 26 years of service.
Kevin was always proud of his daughters. He was looking forward to Kelli's graduation and Kari joining the U.S. Air Force.
He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Kevin is survived by his daughters, Kelli Burke-Gabossi and Kari Gabossi, both of Price; his mother, Mae Burke of San Bruno, Calif.; brother, Brian (Patty) Burke, Daly City, Calif.; sisters, Eileen (Paul) O'Malley, San Bruno, Calif.; Kathleen (Mark) Sever, Concord, Calif.; dear friends, John Erramouspe and Bill Boeke, both of Price. Kevin was preceded in death by his father.
Memorial service Wednesday, May 6, noon, Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will receive friends at Mitchell's Wednesday beginning at 11:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Notre Dame Building Fund in remembrance of Kevin.