03/14/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Jay Burke
John McDonough Burke, Jr.
Newport News High School Class of 1955
Friends and Schoolmates,
There's still more sad news today. Jay Burke, Class of 1955, husband of Lolly Wynne Burke ('57) of Northern VA, and brother of Pat Burke ('57) and Gene Burke, and brother-in-law of Dick Wynne ('58) and Bill Wynne ('63) and Nancy Mitchell Wynne ('64) of MD, passed away in Vienna on Thursday, March 09, 2017, one month before his 80th birthday.
From the Daily Press - 03/14/17:
M. Burke, Jr.
NEWPORT NEWS - John McDonough Burke, Jr. (Jay) of Vienna, VA., passed
away on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Jay was born on April 11, 1937 in
Newport News, VA.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lolly Wynne Burke and his dog, Kemp. He leaves behind two brothers, Pat Burke and Dr. Gene Burke (Anne) and two brothers in law, Dick Wynne and Billy Wynne (Nancy) and three nephews and a great niece.
He graduated from Newport News High School in 1955, Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School in 1960 and the University of Michigan in 1963 with a degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.
Jay loved flying planes, fly fishing, white water canoeing, racing Formula Fords and riding horses - anything exciting!
After leaving the shipyard, Jay worked for Esso International, Exxon USA and Mobil Oil. He retired as Vice President of Mobil Oil Shipping and Transportation in 2000.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
If you wish to make a contribution in his memory the following were his wishes: Middleburg Humane Foundation, P.O. Box 1238, Middleburg, Va. 20118, The Seeing Eye, P.O. Box 375, Morristown, N.J. 07963. or your favorite animal rescue group.
Online condolences and fond memories of Jay may be offered to the family
at www.moneyandking.com. View and post condolences on
our online guestbook at
March 14, 2017
All of you have our deepest sympathy and love. We will always remember Jay for his hearty laugh and his love of fun and good times. We have fond memories of family events throughout the years. Cherish your many happy memories. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers during this time.
~ Kitty and Terry Heffington, Newport News, Virginia
Our deepest sympathies
are extended to Jay's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult
This information is also posted here:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always HaveBuckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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