Details for John Napoleon (Pat) Burk
John Napoleon (Pat) Burk John Napoleon (Pat) Burk passed in his sleep after a long and valiant struggle with Alzheimer's on March 30, 2019 at the age of 92. John leaves behind his wife of 70 years, Gerda Burk, née Winter, of Oak Harbor, Washington. They previously resided in San Diego and Avondale. Born December 22, 1926 in Tamaha, Oklahoma, John was the son of John Newton and Artie Mae Burk, née Dailey. He attended Avondale Elementary School and served honorably in the U.S. Navy aboard destroyers during World War II and the Korean Conflict. John is survived by his wife, Gerda; two daughters, Sonja Edwards of Michigan and DeAnna Hooker of California; a son, John Burk of Washington; 7 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents and his five siblings: Cecil Burk, Fannie Mae Hakanson, Arthur Burk, Chloe Rogers, and Billy Don Burk. Sincere thanks are extended to Regency on Whidbey Harbor Care staff for their loving services provided to John and his family during his final years. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11:00a.m. at the Oak Harbor Lutheran Church at 1253 NW 2nd Avenue. A reception will immediately follow the service. In lieu of flowers, please donate in memory of John to: Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, your church, or local law enforcement support services.