Michael E. Burke
Burke, Michael E., 64, of Little Falls, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2020. Devoted and cherished father of Tyler Burke. Beloved fiancé of Kathy Kosmack. Mike will be greatly missed by Kathy's family. He is survived by many loving cousins who adored him.
Born in Paterson, Mike lived in Little Falls all of his life and devoted much of his life to the town of Little Falls. He was a member of Singac Fire Company #3 for 48 years where he was still an active member. He served as President of the Singac Fire Company #3 for 26 years. Mike was the President of the Little Falls Fire Department for 14 years. He was a member of the Little Falls Fire Department Relief Association as well as the North Jersey Firemen's Association and the New Jersey State Exempt Firemen's Association. Mike was Vice-President of Tri-Tec Design, Inc. in Little Falls.
He was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church in Little Falls.
Mike was a friend to all who knew him. He devoted himself to helping others and the town of Little Falls will forever be grateful for his service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Singac Volunteer Fire Company #3 at www.singacfire.com or 517 Main Street, Little Falls, NJ 07424.
As per state mandate, burial is private at this time.
Peggy and Don Bionde
4/14/2020 12:48:00 pm
Mike, a great guy who was so easy to be around and taken from us way to soon! Our love and sympathy to all who have been left to carry on without him. You are in our thoughts and prayers!
Donna & Joe Senatore
4/14/2020 01:53:55 pm
Mike was loved by anyone lucky enough to make his acquaintance. Out most heartfelt sympathy and prayers to you all doing this difficult time. May the constant love of caring friends soften your sadness, may cherished memories bring you moments of comfort and may lasting peace surround your grieving heart.
Lori and Nick Molinaro
4/14/2020 02:21:09 pm
Michal was not only a wonderful cousin, but a true friend. He was always there to lend a hand, offer support or tell a great story. The world lost a true hero. He will be deeply missed. Love you Michael❤️
Richard Dean, North Jersey Vol. Fire Assoc.
4/14/2020 02:25:13 pm
I am personally very sorry to learn of Mike's passing. He and I both began attending North Jersey Vol. Fire. Assoc. meetings in the 1970's. Of course him from Singac Co. 3 and myself from Butler. I always looked forward to seeing him a our meetings. Mike will definitely missed.
4/14/2020 04:19:19 pm
Singac won't be the same without you Mike.
4/14/2020 04:32:41 pm
If you were lucky enough to be Mike's friend, you were lucky enough. I was one of the lucky ones. You will be missed dear friend. Peace and love to Tyler and Kathy. The world will be a different place without you. You will be missed...until we meet again.
Larry and Lisa Burke
4/14/2020 05:14:14 pm
My cousin Mike was always so friendly and genuine as we were growing up together in Singac. We are grieved over his sudden passing and will greatly miss him. Our prayers to Kathy and Tyler.
Mike and Lisa Fierro
4/14/2020 06:40:58 pm
Our love and prayers for Mike, may he rest easy. May God Bless his family and Kathy in this most difficult time.
4/15/2020 05:40:10 am
Mike was my cousin. The last time I saw him was in March. The roads were slick with black ice, but that didn't keep Mike and his fiancé Kathy from coming to pay their respects at my Mother's Memorial Service.
Irene and Peter Yurkosky
4/15/2020 07:05:53 am
Our deepest condolences to Kathy, Tyler and the entire family.
4/15/2020 09:26:00 am
Rest In Peace Mike
richard M Stryker
4/15/2020 10:52:20 am
It is with a deep sorrow that I offer my condolences to Tyler,
4/16/2020 11:57:36 am
There aren’t enough adequate words to say about Burke. Tyler and Kathy my deepest and most heartfelt condolences go out to you. I loved serving you all at 381 and my heart is utterly broken at this incredible loss.
4/16/2020 12:47:44 pm
I pray for the Lord to comfort Tyler, Kathy, family, and friends. Mike was my first cousin and I loved him dearly. Truly a gentle giant and a wonderful soul. Rest In Peace Mike.
Harry and Maggie Seebode
4/16/2020 08:03:15 pm
A life well lived! Mike was dedicated as a friend, a firefighter and a father. Singac has lost a brother way to soon. Prayers and condolences to all of Mike’s loved ones.
Carolyn & Dave Coar
4/18/2020 08:15:51 am
Our deepest condolences to the Burke Family, Kathy and the entire Kosmak Family. You are in our thoughts and prayers💕
4/18/2020 03:17:28 pm
I am very fortunate to have known and worked with Mike in his capacity of a Principal of Tri-tec Design, and to be his friend. His work is a key reason for the success of my employer in electronics design. I enjoyed working with Mike. He was a hard worker but also a friendly, compassionate and honest person, who gave of himself tremendously. I can say that we were friends and lunch buddies. I will miss him terribly. My condolences to his family and those he know with the Little Falls fire department.
4/28/2020 05:56:59 pm
Mike was such a great guy ! Knowing Mike for over 25 years doing design work for the company I work for , he would always have something positive to say and would always talk about his son Tyler when I would visit the office. He is a friend I will really miss.
Lesley Cullen Mushalla
5/13/2020 09:21:57 am
It's still very difficult to accept that Michael is gone. He was one of the best people I have ever known. I met Michael in 6th grade, and through high school he was a friend, but we were not really close until I married Billy Cullen. It was then that I truly learned what a wonderful, caring, outgoing, smart, fun, dedicated, and good listener Michael was. I remember fondly skiing with him, sharing drinks at The Hall, and seeing him at functions and calls for the LFFD. My Billy thought of him as a best friend, and during my Billy's illness, Mike was always there to help. I will especially miss Michael's devilish smile and big laugh. My deepest condolences go out to Kathy, Tyler, and family.
11/17/2020 05:43:37 am
Mike was one of the‘Gac gang from childhood, as was his mom and dad with my parents. I cried when I learned of his passing but in the spirit of the Hall, raised a shot of Vodka in a toast for a life well lived doing what he loved. He will be missed but never forgotten by all he touched. I can still see his gap smile and hear his booming laugh.Farewell my friend.
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