Mrs. Dorothy Jean (Burke) Evans Timek, 77, an almost lifelong resident of Wilkes-Barre, passed peacefully into eternal life Thursday afternoon while in the care of Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing— formerly Little Flower Manor— where she resided the past three years.
Born June 1, 1943, in Washington, D.C., she was one of eight children to the late Eugene Aloysius and Dorothy Mary (Blaum) Burke. She was raised in Wilkes-Barre, where she graduated from the former Saint Nicholas High School.
Having a love of the arts, Dorothy taught ballroom dancing at the former Arthur Murray Studios prior to her first marriage. She was also involved with the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre for many years and served on the Board of Directors in the early 1980s. It was while acting in the company's production of "Witness for the Prosecution" that she met her first husband, Ted Evans; they married on December 30, 1967. Later in life and following Ted's passing, she met her second husband, William M. Timek of Pittston; they married February 17, 1996.
Dorothy was employed by Bartikowsky Jewelers in Wilkes-Barre for over two decades and loved interacting with customers during her tenure there. In the years immediately prior, she worked as a bookkeeper at Charles & Mary Music Company. She attended Central United Methodist Church with her family during her first marriage but was raised in the Catholic Church.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her first husband, Attorney Theodore A. Evans, in 1983, her second husband, Mr. William M. Timek, in 1999; a brother, Eugene A. Burke Jr., and a sister, Kathleen A. Burke.
Left behind to cherish Dorothy’s memory are daughter Heather Evans Morgan and her husband John of Walnut Creek, California, and son John B. "Jack" Evans and his wife Jeanine of Frederick, Maryland; grandchildren, Aidan Theodore Morgan and Eve Elizabeth Evans; sisters, Mary Pat Mager and Christine M. Patrick along with her husband Joseph, all of Wilkes-Barre; brothers, Charles J. Burke with his wife Geraldine of Hanover Township, James J. Burke of Mountain Top; Edward F. Burke of Connecticut; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Burke, Wilkes-Barre, Mrs. Marilyn Smith, Myerstown, Mrs. Bernadine Evans, Forty Fort, and Mrs. Rita Evans; numerous nieces and nephews, several stepchildren, cousins, in-laws and friends.
Due to the restrictions caused by the current health crisis, memorial funeral services for Mrs. Timek will be announced once it is deemed safe to once again gather from the John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc. of Wilkes-Barre.
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