James Randall “Stoney” Burke, 61, of Idyllwild, died Sunday, March 5, 2006 at home.
He was born Jan. 29, 1945 in Memphis, Tenn., and moved to Idyllwild 35 years ago after serving in both the U.S. Navy and the National Guard.
After moving to Idyllwild, he worked as an equipment operator for Riverside County.
He had a lifelong passion for photography and both domestic and wild animals.
Memorial services were held at the American Legion Post 800 in Idyllwild on March 15.
Mr. Burke is survived by his brother, Gene Burke of Dunnellon, Fla.; his sister, Sonia Duran of Long Beach; and four nieces and four nephews.
The family requests that donations in memory of Mr. Burke be made to the Humane Society of the United States, 2100 L Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20037 or online at https://secure.hsus.org/01/kindredspirits?source=gabahw.