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William M. Burke III

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Burke, William M., III 69, of Montrose, CO, formerly of Moundsville, WV, passed away March 27, 2011. Bill joined the U.S. Air Force in 1959, and in 1963 he gained a bachelor's degree in astronautical engineering from UCLA. Bill then earned a J.D. degree from Harvard University. After working for NASA and MIT, from 1974 Bill devoted 36 years as a corporate attorney primarily in his beloved state of Colorado. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his younger brother in 2008. Surviving are his loving wife of 33 years, Dianne Hamilton Burke; three loving children, and his family. Burial took place on March 29 at Cedar Cemetery, Montrose.

Published in Denver Post on Apr. 3, 2011
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