Richard Burk 1962-2018

CORTLAND — Richard “the” Burk, 55, of Cortland, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 22, 1962, in Philadelphia, a son of Larry W. Burk Sr. and Margaret “Peg” Burk.

This long-time area chef and foodie was a graduate of Niles McKinley High School, Class of 1981.

Richard worked hard and played even harder. He loved the outdoors and fishing was his passion.

Richard has cooked his final meal and leaving behind to clean up the kitchen and take out the trash are his mother, Margaret of Cortland; and brothers, Larry W. Burk Jr. of Florida, Anthony Burk of Warren, Gary Burk of Cortland and Frank Burk of Niles; along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in his passing by his father, Larry, and his brother, Michael Burk.

Richard will not be buried, but char-roasted as requested, followed by a private family service.

He will be truly missed by family and friends.

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