Monday, December 16, 2013

Anthony 'Tony' D. Burke

Anthony “Tony” D. Burke, age 59, passed away on Monday, December 16, 2013, at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center.  Tony was born on Governors Island, New York, on November 17, 1954, son of the late William and Nancy  (Nee:  Fahey) Burke.

Coming to Racine in 1966 Tony graduated from St. Catherine’s High School “Class of 1973”  and from UW-Parkside with a Bachelor's Degree in Music.  On February 14, 1981, in Racine he was united in marriage to Mary F. Roberts.  Tony worked for Lincoln Lutheran and Prudential Insurance prior to his disability.  He marched with the  Racine Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps and the Racine Kilties All Age Drum and Bugle Corps.  He was a member of  NWTA (Northwest Territory Alliance – Revolutionary War Reenactments.)  An accomplished musician, Tony loved music and classical guitar.  He was an avid Packer fan.  Above all he was a loving husband, son, brother and uncle who will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his loving wife, Mary; his stepmother, Susan Seitz of Racine; sister, Katherine Burke of Milwaukee; mother-in-law, Mary T. Roberts of Winter Springs, FL; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Margaret, Susan and Robert; nieces, Taylor and Sarah; other relatives and many dear friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Tony Larsen officiating.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Saturday from 1 p.m. until time of service at 3 p.m.  Memorials to the Racine Kilties Drum and Bugle Corps have been suggested.

803 Main St., Racine     (262) 634-7888

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