Donald Paul Burke

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Donald Paul Burke, Lady Lake, Fla., died early Wednesday morning in the Promise Hospital at the Villages after an illness.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Michael and Catherine Cannon Burke. He was a graduate of the Scranton Technical High School, class of 1953. He served honorably in the United States Army.

Prior to retirement, he had worked at the Tobyhanna Army Depot before moving to Washington, D.C., and taking a job as an Inspector with the United States Department of Agriculture, a position he held until his retirement. In 1991 he moved to Lady Lake, Fla., where he was a member of St. Timothy's Roman Catholic Church and had also was a Past President of the Government Retirees of the Villages.

Donald was an avid line dancer and had many wonderful friends.

Surviving are brothers, Thomas R. Burke and his wife, Lois, of Hawthorne, N.J.; and Joseph M. Burke and his wife, Marlene, of Peckville; several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Rade.

Anyone attending the Mass is asked to go directly to the church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1605 Oram St., Scranton.

Friends may call Monday from 4-8 p.m. in the Vanston and James Funeral Home, 1401 Ash St., Scranton. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Scranton, 332 Wheeler Ave., Scranton, 18510 or by visiting

For directions or to send an online condolence, please visit Arrangements are under the care and direction of Robert C. Jones, Funeral Director.
Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 7, 2013
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