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John McDonough Burke, Jr.

Memorial for John McDonough Burke, Jr.

Born in Newport News, VA on Apr. 11, 1937
Departed on Mar. 9, 2017 and resided in Vienna, VA.

John McDonough Burke, Jr. (Jay) of Vienna, VA passed away on Thursday March 9, 2017. Jay was born on April 11, 937 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 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 his 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, NJ 07963, or your favorite animal group rescue. Online condolences and fond memories of Jay may be offered to the family at

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