James H. "Jim" Burke (1925 - 2013)

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IOWA CITY – James H. "Jim" Burke, 88, of Iowa City, formerly of New York City, died Sunday, Dec. 8.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Iowa City, where there will be visitation one hour prior to the services. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Cemetery in Hazelton. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Judith Young Saunders Scholarship fund through the University of Iowa Foundation. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.
Jim was born May 1, 1925, in Buchanan County, the son of Harry E. and Hilda K. (Hillman) Burke. Following graduation from high school in Independence, he attended the University of Iowa, but before graduating he entered the Army Air Corps during WWII. Following the war he returned to the University of Iowa where he received his degree. He also holds a master's degree in library science from Columbia University. He has spent most of his adult life living in New York City. Mr. Burke is a retired art dealer and former editor for Harcourt Brace Publishing Company. He returned to Iowa City in 2009.
He is survived by nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Kathryn Burke Young, and JoAnn Burke Capell and his niece Judith Young Saunders.
Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Jim's family and his services.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Dec. 9 to Dec. 28, 2013
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