Neither flying, life, people, nor warmth ever got old for Jack. I became a better person just from knowing him. I'll not forget his smile and twinkle of eye after he landed his 747 in PDX in freezing rain, and his sense of wonder describing his 707 leaving Saigon with so many refugees. Finally, his same delightful demeanor at Seattle's Christmas lunch after writing his book. This remarkable man led, and thoroughly enjoyed, a memorable life. God bless you, Jack, Bob Riddle Pan Am PDX Operations
Jack was the first to welcome us to Hurstwood as we were looking at the "Perry" house. We bought it and we lived next door to the best neighbors ever for the next 15 years. We will carry Jack and Scotty in our hearts forever. Rick and Sally Irvine
Jack Burke was such an awesome person. Jack and Scotty stood up for us when we got married in 1974 in Seattle (us being Rick and Lonnie) and then we all went to dinner at Franco's Hidden Harbor. We had many visits with Jack and Scotty for several years..
Fast forward: One afternoon, in January 2011, I had the opportunity to hear many aviation stories of an aviation era that younger folks can't even begin to relate to. Jack's book of experiences of all of his aviation encounters should be recorded in aviation history
So Jack, now you are with your beloved Scotty and all other aviation greats.
I love you Jack ! Lonnie Stevenson
Our concordances to the family on this sad loss of a really splendid fellow. I had the pleasure of meeting Jack on transfer into the Seattle Pan Am base in 1974 as he was the check airman that introduced me to the route structure and routine. Jack was a wonderful man to work with and a real professional.
There will be an empty chair at the holiday table this year, but it will be filled with loving memories.