In Memoriam

Joshua Alan Burke

Oct 12, 2020

Joshua Alan Burke, 38, died peacefully surrounded by family on October 12, 2020 after courageously battling cancer for four years.

Josh was born on June 18, 1982 in Fairfield, CA to Chris and Tina Burke. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from California State University, Chico and had a successful career in Graphic Design at Lundberg Family Farms. Josh was happily married to Jen Burke who was his partner in life for more than 13 years at the time of his passing.

Josh was a devoted friend, husband, son, brother, and most of all, father. Josh adored his children, Elijah and Emily, and spent all of his extra time playing with them, reading to them and teaching them to draw and ride bikes.

Josh is survived by his wife, Jen Burke; children, Elijah and Emily; parents, Chris and Tina Burke (Szabo), sister, Jessica Martini (Burke); brother-in-law, Jordan Martini; nephew, Declan Martini; grandmother, Mary Szabo; parents-in-law, George and Debbie Donnell (Moore), and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to attend a rosary and memorial service on Thursday, October 29 at 6pm at Newton Bracewell, 680 Camellia Way, Chico, CA 95926. The service will also be live-streamed from the Newton Bracewell website.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Josh’s name to Enloe Hospice, 249 W. 6thAve., Chico, CA 95928. Donations can also be made online at