James T. Burke, 1932-2021

James T. Burke, 88, a resident of Leesburg, VA since 1970, died on May 29, 2021.

Known to many as Jim, he was born July 18, 1932, in Acushnet, MA to the late Joseph A. Burke and J. Elizabeth Trunnell.

He grew up in Washington, DC and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1950 and received his BA in Accounting from Benjamin Franklin University.

Preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Thelma A. Burke, Jim was a devoted husband and proud father to Sharon Lawson, Linda Burke, Michael Burke, and Jimmy Burke, and father-in-law to Rusty Lawson, Laurie Burke, and Cleopatra Burke. He was a doting grandfather to Kevin, Travis, Bryan, and Myka. His insatiable curiosity and interest in everyone he met made him a friend to all.

Cremation services were provided by Loudoun Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 158 Catoctin Circle, SE, Leesburg, VA. Interment of ashes will be private at a later date. Anyone wishing to honor Jim’s memory may make a donation to Loudoun Hunger Relief, 750 Miller Dr SE a1, Leesburg, VA 20175 or www.loudounhunger.org/donate-now

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