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BURKE, John Patrick "Jack"

BURKE, John Patrick "Jack"

BURKE - John Patrick "Jack"
85 years old, of Salisbury, NC and Buffalo, NY, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 20, 2019, in Alpharetta, GA. Jack attended Nichols School in Buffalo and continued his education at the University of Notre Dame and graduated from Brown University in 1955. He received his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1965 and earned his CPA in 1991. He proudly served as a Lieutenant JG in the United States Navy from 1955-1963. During his retirement, Jack shared his knowledge and experience with his community by serving as a Guardian Ad Litem for Rowan County, NC, providing tax preparation services to senior citizens, and counseling small businesses. He also held many volunteer positions in Buffalo, NY. Jack was an avid reader and a lifelong learner. He loved animals, always taking in strays and giving them a caring home. He was a local theater enthusiast and enjoyed skiing, sailing, photography, and traveling throughout the United States and abroad with his wife of 59 years, Jackie. He was also a longtime Buffalo Bills fan and booster. He is survived by his beloved wife, Jacqueline (ne;e Harris) Burke; children John Harris Burke (Tamara Davis), Catharine Emma Bagdonis (Anthony), Patricia Lorence (Kent), and Elizabeth Burke; and grandchildren Joshua Maxwell Burke, Eammon James Burke, Ava Marie Lorence, and Audrey Olivia Lorence. A Memorial Service will be held at Addington Place in Alpharetta, Georgia on Saturday, February 2nd from 3-4:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Jack's memory may make donations to an organization that he held close to his heart: Atlanta Humane Society Mansell Campus.

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