William G. Burke Jr.
Wednesday 31st of January 1934 - Friday 17th of June 2022
William "Bill" George Burke, Jr., age 88, died on June 17, 2022. Bill was born on January 31, 1934 in St. Louis, Missouri. He married Paula Diviney on August 30, 1958. Since 1976, Bill was a member of Newman Center Catholic Parish and sang in the church choir there for many years.
In his youth, Bill earned his Eagle Scout designation as a member of the Boy Scouts of America. Bill was a graduate of Saint Louis University before serving in the United States Air Force. His career as an electrical engineer spanned several companies including IBM and Lexmark before retirement in 1999. A beloved husband, father and community volunteer, Bill enjoyed raising his five boys and watching them become successful in academics and sports. He was involved in helping to form the Lexington Youth Soccer Association in its infancy, and also served on the Headley Green Neighborhood Association Board of Directors.
Preceded in death by his parents, William and Alice Burke, sister Mary Carol Burke and brothers Glennon Burke and Thomas Burke, Bill is survived by his sons William Burke III, Stephen (Rhonda) Burke, Kevin (Jacquie) Burke, Thomas (Laura) Burke , Christopher (Laura) Burke, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Milward Funeral Directors are assisting with Mr. Burke’s service arrangements. Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Wednesday, June 22nd at the Catholic Newman Center/Holy Spirit Parish located at 320 Rose Lane, Lexington. Mass will begin at 12:00 pm with Fr. Ronald Sagum presiding.
To share a remembrance of Mr. Burke or to offer condolences to his family, please sign the online guestbook below milwardfuneral.com.
The family extends special thanks for the care delivered by Lexington Country Place.
Rene Mallett Halessays
Dear Steve, Rhonda and family, My sincerest condolences. May happy family memories sustain you at this time. Sending blessings for peace and strength. Rene