Douglas Wayne Burck, 59, went to be with his Lord Sunday, May 14, 2017. Doug spent most of his life in the greater Albany, Oregon area. He graduated from West Albany High School in 1976 and spent a number of years as a stockbroker at Mid Valley Securities in Albany. He later received his degree in education graduating from Oregon State University in 1988. In 1986 he married Joy Sharpe, the “joy of his life.”
Doug taught for a lifetime. His students varied in age from kindergarten to those in their 80s. He taught GED classes through Linn-Benton Community College, elementary school in Taiwan at Morrison Academy, and at Albany Christian School.
Mentoring and tutoring one-on-one was something he really loved. He touched lives wherever he went.
In 2005 Doug and Joy moved to Prescott Valley, Arizona. While there he worked with developmentally disabled adults. Doug loved the sunshine of Arizona but missed the green of Oregon so they moved back Christmas Eve of 2010, this time to Ruch.
Doug leaves behind his wife of over 30 years, Joy; three adopted sons, James Hsiau, Sanyoto Lokito, and George Ambrose; brothers, Don and Ken Burck; and a host of friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Ruch Community Bible Church.