Theresa Petrus Burke Age 49, of San Francisco, CA passed away on November 20, 2012. She was a City and County of San Francisco employee for sixteen years, the last ten of which she served in the Power Enterprise Division of the SF Public Utilities Commission. Previously, she worked at the Department of Public Works (1997-2002) and the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce (1994-1996). Prior to moving to San Francisco she worked as an economist in Washington, D.C. and New York City.
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Theresa received her undergraduate degree from George Washington University in 1984, and her Masters Degree in Economics from George Mason University in 1991.
Theresa was the daughter of the late Rev. Mr. Jim Petrus and the late Matsu (Sachiko) Petrus and is survived by her brother Greg Petrus (Erika), and sister Cheryl Byrne (Bob).
Theresa was an avid patron of the arts and loved to travel. She pursued interests in music, French, textile arts and wine. She was an accomplished cook and craftsperson, sharing her creations with a wide circle of friends. More than anything, Theresa was a best friend to so many. In memory of Theresa, donations may be made to a
Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2013