SHANE BURKE, 56, died on September 10, 2020. Beloved husband of Sheila (nee Chipka); loving father to Kaylee (Jordan Green), Kelsey, and Alan; amazing Poppy to Burke; preceded in death by parents Jacqueline (nee Renner) and Alan Burke, and his brother Brian. He’s survived by siblings Debbie and Jeff, and his beloved sister Kelley.
Whether you remember him for his hole-in-one on #17 at Bunker Hill, for his Nascar-esque performances on any major highway, or his dedication and colorful vocabulary during any Cleveland sports event, you also remember him by his charismatic storytelling, his complete empathy for all living things, and his innate ability to make anyone feel welcome.
A hardworker, Shane started his own window cleaning business. Combining his deep commitment to providing for his family with his love of golf, he also installed putting greens so he could help others bond and storytell over the game.
While most nights he reveled in his longstanding title of household Wheel of Fortune champ, he also enjoyed trips to Jamaica with many cherished friends, as well as his Wednesday night golf league.
If Shane were here, he’d probably crack a joke asking current Browns players to pall bear, so “they could let him down one more time”. But, what he’d end with, is “everything’s Irie”, and he’d pass you a blunt, and tell you to stop crying, because “life is a beautiful thing”.
Family requests in lieu of flowers, please donate goods or money to your local homeless shelter, food bank, or animal shelter. Play ball with your kid, walk your dog, be kind to someone. Be like Shane.
Shane and Sheila started the Facebook page, BeingBetterHumans
To pay homage to Shane, and share with us how he’s helping you be a “better human”, please share your good deeds or donation dedications to Facebook: Being Better Humans or Instagram: @beingbetterhumans”. #BeLikeShane.
Friends received TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 at GOLUBSKI FUNERAL HOME, 5986 RIDGE RD., PARMA from 3-7 PM. Please observe all Covid-19 Protocols. MASKS ARE REQUIRED! Future Inurnment at Brooklyn Heights Cemetery.