Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road
BURK, Pamela E.

BURK, Pamela E.

Pamela E. Burk (nee Chamer) age 65. Beloved wife of Michael A. 

Dearest mother of Betsy Drenski (David) and Bridget Smith (Steven). 

Loving grandmother of Samantha, Lillian, Addison and Eloise. 

Loving sister to Reyne Douglas (James), beloved Aunt and great Aunt. 

Dear daughter of the late Andrew and Ethel Chamer (nee Kosik).
Pam was a retired teacher of 15 years from 

St. Francis De Sales Elementary School. In her retirement, 

she enjoyed  her granddaughters and quilting for family and friends. 

She passed after a year long battle with cancer.

(betw. Snow & Ridge). 

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the memories of the good times you shared as a family bring some comfort during this sad time.

  2. Dear Mike,

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    (We miss you in Cambridge)…


  3. Dear Mike,
    My thoughts and my heart is with you those days! Nobody knows better what you are going through, my friend! Be strong! Be with your family!
    I am mentally with you….,,
    Best personal regards,

  4. Dear Mike and Family,

    Laura and I are so very sorry to hear about the passing of Pamela. We know that it hurts very much for you to lose your best friend and wife and our hearts, prayers and thoughts are going out to you and your family! We are with you and your family all the way, in spirit, since we physically cannot be there.
    Please accept our Heartfelt condolences.
    With the highest Regards
    Laura & Edmund Leopold

  5. Mike,
    May the love and support from family and friends comfort you during this difficult time. All my prayers to you and your family.

  6. Mike, May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. Prayers and blessings to you and your family.

    Randi and Barb Ernst

  7. Mike:

    So sorry to to hear of Pam’s passing. My whole family sends their condolences for your loss.

    Jerry, Gloria, Taylor and Kelsey Colaric

  8. Betsy and family,
    We are all very sorry on the loss of your Mom. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Vera Brewer

  9. Dear Bridget and Steve and girls, We are so sorry for you losing your mother so very young! I remember her beauty and warmth at your wedding. You will be sooo thankful for the wonderful memories you have and the stories to tell the girls to keep her memory alive. We are in California and won’t be able attend the wake or funeral mass but we will offer our Fri Mass here for her, your Dad and family. Love Molly and Tom

  10. Mike,

    I am truly sorry to hear about losing your wife and best friend Pam. I know that words can only comfort so much but know that we hold you and your family in our prayers.

    Mark Hutchinson

  11. Dear Mike,

    I am so very sorry for your loss! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Patty Strohmeier

  12. Dear Mike,Reyne,Betsy,Bridget,
    Words can not explain the sadness we feel since Pam passing from us.She was a dear friend for 35 years.she filled a hole that my own sisters never did. She gave me endless advice, laughter, hugs, and lectured me when needed. She was so proud to be a grandmother, mom, and wife. She was a roll model for all who knew her. Thank you for sharing her with us. God bless your family
    Love Cheryl

  13. Mike prayers to your whole family Pam was such a wonderful teacher and person may she Rest In Peace. The hull Family Carol,Dan,Brian,Jackie

  14. Dear Mike and family,

    We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Pam is at peace now and has left behind many memories.

    The first time we met her was when our daughter Cindy was in her 3rd grade class. I went on a few field trips
    with Pam and the one to the Cleveland Playhouse was a very memorable trip. Also, Mike you were the Big 6 Game Man at the various events held at St Francis. We played that game a lot!

    The last time we saw Pam with her daughters was at Parma Community General Hospital in 2010. I believe it was her Father who was in the same room with my Father-in-law, small world.

    I would take a gift of some kind to Cindy’s teacher at Xmas. Pam got a 1 pound box of chocolate chip cookies from Hilltop Bakery which has been out of business for many years now. Cindy went on to graduate from St Francis and I always made it a point to drop off a box of the chocolate chip cookies for Pam and of course who ever was Cindy’s current teacher she would get a gift too.

    I remember Pam telling me that she had ate most of the very first box by lunch time on the day she received them. I told her Hillside Bakery only made those cookies at Xmas time. So, she would have to wait another year for another box.

    She will be missed by many students and parents as they find out about her passing. She was a great teacher, warm person and friend. It was great to know our daughter was in such good hands.

    Carol and Bill Schartman, Parma, OH

  15. To the family of Pamela E. Burk. My family sends their deepest sympathy to you. . Our thoughts and prayers goes out to you. Psalm 90:12

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