Published in The Washington Post on Mar. 10, 2019
JOHN FRANCIS BURKE
Of Bethany Beach, DE passed away peacefully on
Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the age of 89 with his family
at his side.
Born June 3, 1929 he was a native Washingtonian who
graduated from Gonzaga High School (1947),
Georgetown Undergraduate, and Law School.
He served in the Army from 1952-1954 and practiced law for more than 40 years with
Bulman, Dunie, Burke, and Feld.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years Joanne Burke; his sister Mary Burke Brown; his
children Ann Connor, Joan Rubertone (Mark), John (Julie), Martin (Kathleen), Cecilia
D'Orazio (Richard); 14 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister Ann Burke.
A memorial Mass will take place on Saturday, March 16 at 2 p.m. at Holy Redeemer
Catholic Church in Kensington, MD.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Southern Poverty Law Center or
Delaware Hospice. www.melsonfuneralservices.com
Religious Service Information
Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
9705 Summit Ave
Kensington, MD 20895