10/23/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Anna Korzeb Burke
John Adams High School (NY) Class of 1938
Friends and Schoolmates,
There is more sad news again this Sunday. Anna Korzeb Burke, John Adams High School (NY) Class of 1938, passed away in Newport News on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the age of 96. She was the widow of beloved NNHS teacher, Mr. Arthur Burke.
From the Daily Press - 10/23/16:
|Anna Korzeb Burke|
NEWPORT NEWS - Anna K. Burke, 96, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016.
She was born in Brooklyn, New York June 21, 1920 to the late Rose and Ludwig Korzeb. She moved to Jamaica, Long Island, where she watched JFK Airport being built. She graduated from John Adams High School in 1938, and worked as a secretary. With her first paycheck, she bought her mother a washer, so she would not have to use a scrub board.
After the war started, she worked for the U.S. Government as a secretary and would greet the troops' ships coming into port. They would be told not to stand on the same side of the ship to prevent it from listing. She also volunteered with the Civilian Defense Patrol where she would turn off all the lights at the nearby highway in case of an attack.
She met her soon-to-be husband, Arthur L. Burke, Major U.S. Army, Ret. at a bowling league. They were married October 8, 1950.
Anna was a member of the Fort Eustis Regimental Memorial Chapel.
She enjoyed gardening, riding her bike, and most of all, spending time with her family. She and her husband were very proud about raising a family and Spark "The Wonder Dog". The world's greatest watch dog and founder and leader of the K-9 Corps, Sparky was also a graduate of K-9U and scored the winning touchdown against their chief rival, Barker College.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Burke; her siblings, Sophia, Louis, Stanley, Vera, Helen, Jean and Hattie.
Survivors include her sons, Kevin Burke, Stephen Burke and Brian Burke; her daughter, Arleen Lovering; her grandchildren, Sean, Kristina, Robert, Richard, Mark and William; her great granddaughter, Safya; her sister, Elanor Wolcott; and their pets, Jazz, Doc, Meringue and Katy the bird.
The family will receive friends from 4-6 pm, Friday, October 28, 2016 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel, followed by service at 6 pm.
Burial will take place in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may take the form of contributions to Fisher House, Yellow Ribbon, your local SPCA, or a charity of your choice. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at http://www.dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published in the Daily Press on October 23, 2016.
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Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Burke's family and friends at this difficult time.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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O Sacred Head Now Wounded
trans. by Paul Gerhardt and James W. Alexander
Music: Hans L. Hassler, 1564-1612; harm. by J.S. Bach, 1685-1750
1. O sacred Head, now wounded,
with grief and shame weighed down,
now scornfully surrounded
with thorns, thine only crown:
how pale thou art with anguish,
with sore abuse and scorn!
How does that visage languish
which once was bright as morn!
2. What thou, my Lord, has suffered
was all for sinners' gain;
mine, mine was the transgression,
but thine the deadly pain.
Lo, here I fall, my Savior!
'Tis I deserve thy place;
look on me with thy favor,
vouchsafe to me thy grace.
3. What language shall I borrow
to thank thee, dearest friend,
for this thy dying sorrow,
thy pity without end?
O make me thine forever;
and should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never
outlive my love for thee.
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"O Sacred Head" lyrics courtesy of http://www.hymnsite.com/lyrics/umh286.sht - 04/08/06
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