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Scott Dickson Burke

June 4, 1953 — December 12, 2015

Scott Dickson Burke was born on June 4th, 1953 in Portland, Oregon. Raised in Seaside, he graduated from Seaside High School in 1971 and attended Clatsop Community College where he completed an Associate's degree in forestry. He bought his first home at the age of 17. Scott worked as a logger for most of his life, most recently as the owner of Burke Logging, a contract cutting company where he ran crews throughout western Oregon. Scott found love in his forties when he was introduced to Anne by the daughter of a close friend. They married in 2001. When he wasn't working, Scott could be found playing a round of golf at Astoria Golf & Country Club. At the top of his game, he was a near scratch golfer and placed in the Oregon Coast Invitational almost every year. An avid hunter, he explored Idaho, Arizona, and other western states with his close friends in a quest to find an even bigger elk than the one already on his living room wall. He visited Maui regularly with his wife, where he loved watching the sunset at the Cove and enjoying a Mai-tai. He became a grandpa in July of 2014 and again in January of 2015. He loved to play with his granddaughters and could hold them without making them cry. Scott loved hard work, a good prank, digging a limit of clams, and wagering a bet double or nothing. You knew he liked you if he gave you a nickname and you knew he really liked you if he gave you a hard time to go with it. Scott passed peacefully at his home on December 12, 2015. Scott is survived by his 'three babes': his wife, Anne, and her two daughters, Emily and Molly. He is also survived by his parents, Ab and Sue Burke of Seaside, Oregon as well as the families of his four siblings: Jody, Marlene, Steve, and Molly, and a community of great friends. Memorial contributions can be made in his name to Seaside Kids.
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