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Thomas J. Burke

Sterling Heights - May 11, 2018, Age 92. The eldest son of Margaret and Thomas Burke, both immigrants from Ireland who traveled to Chicago for a better life. He was a World War II Navy Veteran, stationed in San Francisco, California, where he met and married his wife, Marilyn. He later spent 48 years working for the Norfolk Southern railroad in California and Michigan. His strong Christian belief system was at the core of who he was and he lived out the word of God in his daily life. His dedication and devotion was seen through his relationships with his wife of 63 years, his four children, and seven grandchildren. He is survived by his children; Tom (Patti), Gerry (Jan), Kevin (Marie), and Terry (Tim), and his grandchildren; Jack, Brennan, Katie, Ryan, Ellen, Sean, and Cara.

Family will receive friends Thursday 3 - 8 PM at A. J. Desmond & Sons, 2600 Crooks Rd (btwn Maple and Big Beaver), 248-362-2500, Rosary at 7 PM. Funeral Mass Friday 10:30 AM at Christ, Our Light! Catholic Church, 3077 Glouchester (West off Coolidge, 2 Blocks South of Big Beaver), Troy. Visitation at church begins at 10 AM. Memorial tributes to the Capuchins.

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Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press on May 14, 2018
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