• Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service
    Congers, NY
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
David P. Burke 1954 - 2013
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Thursday, June 06, 2013
Just heard about Dave passing today. Great guy! Very sad. I enjoyed working with him.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Dear Gloria, my thoughts and prayers are with you, Michael, Andrew and Victoria! I received an e-mail from Paula and only saw it this morning ... the video tribute is filled with beautiful pictures and wonderful memories! Wishing you strength during this difficult time ... hugs and kisses, Corinne
Monday, May 13, 2013
Gloria,
My heart goes out to you and the children. Dave is with the Lord and I hope that you can feel his spirit every day in your life. As Dave's cousin I am sorry to have not kept in touch with Dave and gotten to know the family. May you treasure every wonderful memory of Dave and find comfort in time.
Sincerely,
Steve Allen
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Prayers to your family.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Our twins are classmates at Albertus with Victoria and we just wanted to offer our sincere condolences to the Burke family. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

The Gerber Family
(Philip, Sunday, Addie and Andrew)
Friday, May 10, 2013
I meet Dave like so many through a sporting event and can see right off the bat how passionate and caring Dave was. I happened to have the pleasure of coaching Victoria in basketball for 5 years and the apple didn't fall far from the tree in her passion for sports. Whether we won or lost Dave always had a way of looking at the brighter side of things and even as a coach had a way to motivate me to keep my head up with the famous words "Ah coach we'll get them next time", well Dave you will be truly missed and I will keep my head up until we meet again. You have touched everyone you came in touch with and with that we have a piece of you which we all will carry with us each and everyday. GOD Bless you and your family, love the Denise Family
Friday, May 10, 2013
Dave (Fatty), I will always remember the good old days on 26 Ave, Vastola's basement, and Hampton Bays. It was great being your friend. Thanks for the memories and all the laughs.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
My family has known the Burke family for 25 years. We will miss his smile and sense of humor. He was always making our daughter laugh when she visited. They had fun being silly together. The house will not be the same with out Dave. We will miss him greatly. We are so sorry for your loss. We are always here for you.
Love Mary Peter and Clare
Thursday, May 09, 2013
My family has known the Burke family for 25 years. We will miss his smile and sense of humor. He was always making our daughter laugh when she visited. They had fun being silly together. The house will not be the same with out Dave. We will miss him greatly. We are so sorry for your loss. We are always here for you.
Love Mary Peter and Clare
Thursday, May 09, 2013
I miss him already. Dave and I became friends soon after our daughter's became close friends about five years ago. He treated my daughter like is own; vacation, trips to the beach, family events, countless meals, etc... We are forever grateful for your generosity. We both share that crazy/passionate love for sports, but it went to a higher level watching our daughter's play. We spent days with him and Gloria attending softball, basketball, swimming, etc.. It kept us very busy at the time, but I sure wish we still were doing it all over again. I know Dave was more emotional and barked at refs more than me. However, I did get ejected from a basketball game we were at, so I am one up on you Dave. I knew he was really into sports, when he would give me the forearm when I sat next to him. Too funny. He had a natural connection with children. My kids loved him and they will miss him dearly. I always was impressed how much energy he had. Although he was very ill recently, he NEVER let you know nor did he let it affect him. The last thing I did with Dave was, of course, a sporting event. We cheered on our family at a lacrosse game. Victoria was on one team and my niece, on the other. I still do not want to believe that we will not see him again. We will keep his spirit alive and never forget him. I am so saddened by this loss and will struggle to figure out why things like this happen.
Love to the Burke's, Tony Manzi
Thursday, May 09, 2013
The Raggo family extends their deepest sympathy to the Burke family. Dave was a mentor to me, but more than that, he was our friend.
Frank & Marjorie Raggo
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Dave, You carried us through as the STAR editor of many a French Open and US Open Tennis Events. We know you are resting in God's hands. We offer our prayers to your dear family and wish them all, God's blessings.
The USA Sports Family: Gordon, Russell, Steve, Dee, Rick, Gregg, Jeff, Tony, Steve, Artie B, Rodney, Joan, Dick and the entire team!
Thursday, May 09, 2013
I had the pleasure of working with you for almost 20 years. My best memories are the “High 5's” or great e-mail responses I would receive when approving your vacation time or successfully moving you to day shifts. Both requests on your part were to spend more time with the family you loved so much. I will miss you every day!
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Rest in peace to my cousin. Deepest sympathies to Gloria and the children. I see so much of the Burke family resemblance in David and his family. You are in my prayers.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Rest in Peace My Old Friend. You made coming to work a Joy Everyday. God Bless you and your beautiful family.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
To the Burke family, I want to extend my deepest sympathy to all of you. I was lucky enough to work with Dave for a very long time and I loved and respected him so much. He was like everyone's Godfather at the office. You all know very well that Dave would always put everyone else ahead of himself and always made himself available whenever we needed him. His middle name was "flexible". I learned so much from him and will always carry my memories of Dave with me to help fill the emptiness that his passing has left.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
You will be in our hearts and minds forever, Dave. Thank you for being part of our lives. Much love and prayers to The Burke Family.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
So very sorry to hear. Daily prayers for all of you. David, you are pain free now and meeting the Lema family. I hope you enjoy them. Love to Cliff, Lisa, Christopher and Elena. We are there in spirit, Liz. xoxoxo
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