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John “Jack” Burke

September 7, 2021

Corolla – John “Jack” Burke, 80, of Corolla, NC, passed away on September 7, 2021 in Nags Head, NC.  Born in Philadelphia, Jack raised his family in Voorhees, NJ where he was involved in local politics and various community organizations. In 2002, he retired to Corolla, NC, enjoying countless days on the golf course.  He also spent a great deal of his retirement traveling the globe and serving his community.

Son of the late, Hubert and Anna Burke, Jack was predeceased by five of his siblings: Harry Burke, Elaine O’Connell, AnnMarie Holmes, Joseph Burke and Claire Smith.

Jack is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara, née Mack; and six children: Patricia  Savina (Martin) of Mullica Hill, NJ, Joan Ealer (Joseph) of Bellmawr, NJ, Michael Burke (Nancy MacDonald) of Boston, MA, Eileen Heddy (Richard) of Allentown, NJ, John Burke (Michelle) of Chesapeake, VA and Marybeth Dring (James) of Wayne, NJ. He is also survived by two brothers, James and Hubert, and ten grandchildren: Alex and Sarah Savina, Ashley and Andrew Ealer, Colin, Evan and Taryn Heddy, Makenzie Ludwick, and Liam and Tegan Dring.  He also leaves behind many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

A service will be held Friday, September 10, 2021 at 1pm at Corolla Chapel. A funeral mass will be held in New Jersey at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Lower Currituck Food Pantry.

Expressions of sympathy and comfort are welcome via the on-line register at  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with local arrangements.