James T. Burke - 92
10/10/1923 - 4/3/2015
formerly of Clinton, Iowa
James Burke age 92, formerly of Clinton Iowa, passed away Friday April 3, 2015 peacefully, surrounded by family, friends, and some very wonderful people at Genesis Health Care of Parkersburg WV. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery.
Jim was born in Clinton on October 10, 1923, the son of Phillip and Lenora (Leonard) Burke. After graduating from high school he served in K Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment, 1st Marine Division of the United States Marine Corps from 1942 thru 1946 in the Pacific theater. Jim fought on the islands of New Britton, Peleliu and Okinawa, then spent the rest of his term in China. Jim married Alice Bower on August 5, 1950 in Camanche. Alice passed away on April 18, 1974. He was employed at E.I. DuPont for 35 years. He was a member of the former Odeon Club and enjoyed bowling.
Jim is survived by his son, James Burke, Jr. his wife Mary Ann, of Washington WV; a step-daughter Donna Hansen of Las Vegas NV, and a grandson, Andy Burke of Clear Water, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife; a son, Michael; two brothers, Phillip and Leonard and a sister, Jane Domsalla. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton.View James T. Burke's Guestbook