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Shirley Sikol Burke

January 23, 1927 - March 29, 2017

Service Date: April 6, 2017

Posted by:
Margie Chung

Posted on:
April 5, 2017

I will always remember Ms. Burke, my typing teacher, who seemed to be able to see through her students. I remember how she pulled me -- an insecure, disruptive teenager -- aside and said that one day I will grow up and become a beautiful, young lady and accomplish whatever I wanted. I think every child has one of these incredulous or inspiring moments from a teacher, and mine came from Ms. Burke. She was a teacher to be reckoned with and I suspect an early role-model for feminism. She exuded confidence, sense of self, and good humor. She will be missed.

Posted by:
Julie Wong

Posted on:
April 3, 2017

My condolences to Mrs. Burke's family. I'm sorry to learn Mrs. Burke's passing in the SF Chronicle. I had several P.E. classes under Mrs. Burke and she gave me confidence to try my best in sports. Mrs. Burke was one of my favorite teachers in Francisco Jr. High School. May Mrs. Burke rest in peace.

Posted by:
Antonette Machi

Posted on:
April 2, 2017

My thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs Burke's family. I had her for my PE teacher at Francisco Jr High. She was the best!!!!!