Michael G. Burke, age 64, of Wheeling, passed away on February 14, 2022. He is the son of the late Stephen Burke of Florida. Mike resided at Twin Acres West in Warwood, with his second family. Blessed with the love of his Twin Acres family and staff, Mike touched the hearts of each one of them in a special way.
Mike was a long-term employee at the WATCH Sheltered Workshop in Wheeling, and later retired from Russell Nesbitt Day Services. He enjoyed WWF Wrestling, especially cheering for John Cena. Mike loved Rock ‘n Roll music, dancing and singing to KISS and Guns and Roses.
Mike never knew a stranger, and everyone was his buddy. Oh he loved life, and his laughter was contagious. His zest for life unmatched.
He was a participant in Special Olympics, and was honored to be a flag carrier. Track and Field was his specialty, and he was always a winner. Mike loved sports, especially the Steelers, WVU and Penn State. He always said they won.
Mike loved watching the local ball teams that played at the Lock 12 Field in Warwood. From the Warwood Redbirds and the area baseball teams to the girls softball teams, Mike loved being part of the sport. Mike was never drafted for a team, but was always a player. He rarely missed a game, and thanks to the generous nature of the teams and coaches he always ran the bases. Mike always proudly sported Warwood Redbirds hats, thanks to the thoughtful coaches. Mike is now playing for the biggest team of all, and he no doubt was drafted first!
The staff at Twin Acres would like to extend thanks to Amedisys Hospice for the care and services they provided to Mike and to the staff.
Family and friends will be received at Altmeyer Funeral Homes 1400 Eoff Street on Monday, February 21, 2022 from 12:00 pm until the time of services at 1:30 pm with Chaplain Jon Hudall officiating.
Interment will be held privately at Mount Calvary Cemetery – Wheeling, WV.
Date: Monday, February 21, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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