Thursday, July 8, 2010

Michael O'Sullivan BURROWS Roosevelt class 1973

Michael O'Sullivan Burrows burst into this world on June 21, 1954. He passed away peacefully on June 22, 2010 as a result of a cerebral hemorrhage he suffered on Thursday, June 17th. Michael spent his entire childhood in the Madison Park neighborhood of Seattle. He attended McGilvra Elementary, St. Michael's University School in Victoria BC and graduated from Roosevelt High School. Following high school, Michael served honorably in the United States Navy aboard the USS Ranger. After attending college, he worked in the family forest products business. Michael developed an impressive talent for tennis at an early age and was a lifelong member of The Seattle Tennis Club. During his later years, golf became his passion, consuming countless happy hours on the course with his many friends in pursuit of perfecting his handicap. He had an extraordinarily warm heart and robust sense of humor. He was a consummate entertainer, generous to a fault and a well-respected leader in the Pacific Northwest Hardwoods industry. Michael was an adoring husband, loving father, devoted brother and deeply loyal friend. He had an astonishing number of 'best friends'. All who have had the honor to know him will dearly miss him. He was preceded in death by his father Kenneth Burrows. He is survived by his loving wife Tove Burrows, son Petter Burrows, mother Joan Strand, brother Christopher Burrows (Leslie), sister Anne Reid (Michael), mother-in-law Kari Pors, sister-in law Kirsti James (Peter), sister-in-law Mari-Ann Murphy (Ben) and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. There will be a memorial service held at 4 o'clock on Monday, June 28th at St. Bridget's Church, located at 4900 N.E. 50th, Seattle. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests remembrances be made to a fund for educational purposes that has been established for Michael's son Petter. Donations may be made at any Wells Fargo Bank in the name of: Scholarship Fund for Petter Burrows.
Published in The Seattle Times from June 25 to June 27, 2010 June 28, 2010
May your hearts heal with the happy and loving memories of 'Mikey'...I will always remember his robust laughter and what a great host he was... You knew if you were in his presence in a work and or casual instance there would be laughing and FUN!
May you rest in peace Mikey!! Jimmy L. DuBois
~ Jimmy DuBois, Bisbee, Arizona |Contact Me June 26, 2010
Dear family, my sincere condolences for you loss.
May you draw close to the father of tender mercies and God of all comfort at this difficult time.

Janel June 25, 2010
We will always remember your big smile and warmth toward all. Please give my dad a huge Mikey hug for us.

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