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AGE: 84 • East Brunswick
Arthur Burke died Monday, April 25, 2011, at home. He was 84. Born in New York, NY, he was a resident of East Brunswick for over 50 years. Prior to retiring in 1986, he was a salesperson in primetime network sales for NBC, where he worked for 30 years. Mr. Burke was a communicant of St. Bartholomew RC Church, East Brunswick. He served as president of the East Brunswick Baseball Managers Association, and also president of the Sacred Heart Athletic Association in New Brunswick.
He was predeceased by his sister, Betty Ann Ward and his son, Gary Burke. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Florence Hurley Burke; a son, Kevin Burke and his wife Pamela of East Brunswick; a daughter-in-law, Joanne Burke; a brother, John Burke of Long Island, NY; 2 sisters, Marilyn Edge and Madelyn Graf, both of Charleston, SC; 5 grandchildren: Chris, Michael, David and Ryan Burke and Cara Pluhowski; and 2 great grandchildren, Layla and Dylan.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, 8:45 AM in the Brunswick Memorial Home, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, followed by a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bartholomew RC Church, East Brunswick. Cremation will be private. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, 2-4 & 6-8 PM. For directions, please visit www.brunswickmemorialhome.com Memorial contributions may be made to the
, 2600 US Hwy 1, North Brunswick, NJ 08902.
Published in Home News Tribune on Apr. 27, 2011