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Joseph BURKE

1935 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
BURKE, Joseph Mr. Joseph Thomas Burke, age 79 of Woodstock, GA passed away on July 17, 2014 after a short illness, surrounded by his family. Joe was born on June 6, 1935 to James and Elizabeth Burke of Plainfield, NJ. He was a graduate of St. Peter's High School in New Brunswick, NJ, and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving honorably with the Marine Embassy Guard in Moscow, Russia; Reykjavik, Iceland; and Copenhagen, Denmark. Joe went on to become a lifelong employee of Carpenter Technology Company, and retired in 1998 as their Director of International Marketing. Joe was an extraordinarily proud father, father-in-law, and grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife of 51years, Joan Burke; daughter, Susan (Daniel) Feruck of Roswell, GA; sons, John (Maribel) Burke of Roswell, GA and Thomas (Colleen) Burke of Finksberg, MD; sisters, Elizabeth Kochan of Moscow, Idaho and Carol Gilligan of Manlius, NY; grandchildren, Abigail Feruck, Madison Burke, Brianna Burke, Elizabeth Feruck, Christian Burke and Kyle Burke. Joe was preceded in death by his brother, James Burke of Manahawken, NJ; and his sister, Marie Nielsen of Spotswood, NJ. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, July 21, 2014 at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church in Roswell. The Burke family will receive friends from 4-7 PM on Sunday, July 20 at Northside Chapel Funeral Directors in Roswell. In lieu of flowers, donations may be offered to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, The Wounded Warrior Project, or The Marine Corps Heritage Museum.


Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 18, 2014
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