Close up of Jim at the Australian Open.
James Gerdine Burke
  • 70 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 17, 1945
  • Place of birth:
    Columbia, South Carolina, United States
  • Date of passing: Aug 15, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example - Mark Twain

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, James Burke, 70, born on August 17, 1945 and passed away on August 15, 2016. We will remember him forever.

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Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by susan doar on 22nd September 2016

"Jimmy had a very special childhood living in India ,China, and Greece. I have fond memories of playing with him during his families visits to the States. He had a strong sense of family that made me feel more like a sister than a cousin. I will always treasure the times we spent together on my visits to the East coast."

This tribute was added by Harley Mazuk on 18th September 2016

"I met Jim in 1989 at work, and enjoyed his company at baseball games, at the Writer's Center, and for lunch at our French Restaurant on 10th St. I'm sad that his illness was so quick and so debilitating. Wish we could have got together one more time. Don't waste opportunities to be with old friends. Some day may be too late."

This tribute was added by harley mazuk on 18th September 2016

"Dear Jim,
Thank you for enlightened conversations with me across the divider between workstations.  You are a kind and gentle soul and that was
reflected in your conversations.  I thank you so much for thinking of
me and sending me those wonderful postcards from Paris.  I shall miss them and you.

This tribute was added by chukie wangdu on 15th September 2016

"Dear Jim

I walked over to our neighborhood Baptist Church to offer a prayer for you.  It was closed.  I then walked over to our neighborhood Catholic Church.  It was open and I was able to say a short prayer while the organ music filled the space.  It was very fulfilling.

So I came home and lit a candle and said a prayer for you at our Budddhist alter.  "Om Mani Padme Hum"

Chukie (Your sister Mei Mei's high school friend)"

This tribute was added by Amira Sedki on 1st September 2016

"So sad to have Uncle Jimmy leave us so quickly.  I always looked forward to seeing him and hearing about his travels.  I knew him in festive holiday spirits and always ready for a glass of Maritnelli's and a good conversation. Love and light to the family in this sad time.  

Eric Mosca"

This tribute was added by nizar sedki on 27th August 2016

"He was a kind and loving man.  He loved going to sporting events and he would always buy me a ticket to the games he went to.  I will miss him."

This tribute was added by Amira Sedki on 22nd August 2016

"Uncle Jimmy has been a fixture all my life. I have so many wonderful memories of him through the years that I will always treasure. He loved to discuss politics and play tennis and I was lucky to have participated in these beloved activities with him many times. He loved and was there for my mom, his sister Mei Mei "Meim", and for that I am grateful. I am comforted that he met both of my daughters, his grand nieces, before he left us. I will miss you Uncle Jimmy."

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Rosemary Burke


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