The Transylvania Times -

Edward J. Burke


February 5, 2018

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Edward J. Burke

Edward J. Burke, 93, passed away Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018.

He was the son of the late Alva and Mary Legg Burke. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Dorothy Pattie, Lorraine Burke and Helen Maginn.

He served for more than 23 years in the United States Air Force in Strategic Air Command. He flew 17 combat missions over North Korea and was awarded air medals and several non-combat medals.

Survivors include his wife, Carole C. Burke; sons, Kenneth J. Burke, of Niceville, Fla., and Steven Burke, of Bellevue, Neb .; stepdaughter, Allison Grier, of Lawrenceville, Ga .; brother, Kenneth H. Burke, of Smyrna, Ga .; sister, Mary E. Foster; and five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in the chapel of Moody-Connolly Life Celebrations.

Military honors were conducted by the Transylvania County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson's Association of the Carolinas, Foundation, 2101 Sardis Road N. #102, Box 15, Charlotte, NC 28227, Attention: Donations or to Care Partners Hospice, 1228 Asheville Highway, Brevard, NC 28712.

Online condolences may be left at

Moody-Connolly Life Celebrations, 181 S. Caldwell St. in Brevard, cared for the family.


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