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Sharon A. Burke, we remember...

July 2, 1963 - February 26, 2011

Sharon A. Burke (nee Schwertfeger) of Califon, NJ passed away suddenly, at St. Clair's Dover General Hospital, on February 26, 2011, at the age of 47.  

Sharon Burke

Sharon is greatly loved and missed by many, especially by her son Kenneth and husband Jeff.

Sharon was born in Summit, NJ and lived in Gillette and New Providence beforeSharon Ken Burke moving to Califon 16 years ago. She was a graduate of New Providence HS and Robert Walsh Business School. Sharon also graduated with honors from The College of St. Elizabeth, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She was currently enrolled at Norwich University studying for her MBA.  Sharon was most recently employed with Clinsys Inc. in Bedminster , NJ , as a Clinical Data Manager.

Sharon was a member of the Sports Car Club of America for 25 years, where she served on the Board of Directors for the Northern NJ Region. She has been a nationally licensed technical inspector and holds a regional license in emergency services. She was named the North East SCCA Worker of the Year in 1996. She was also a champion auto-crosser where she won dozens of races with her 1984 Camaro, including 3 invitation only events.

She enjoyed volunteering at Tabby's Place, a cat shelter in Hunterdon County . Sharon helped with Habitat for Humanity projects, and then transferred those skills to help build the pavilion at Memorial Park in Lebanon Twp. She was past president of the Lebanon Twp. PTA and was a founding member of the Lebanon Twp. Educational Foundation. Sharon participated in many Avon Breast Cancer walks with her team of friends.