Obituaries Related to "Burke" from New York Times Archive
As Mary Burke Nicholas, the name by which she was known before 1994, Mrs. Washington held prominent government posts in New York throughout the 1970s and ’80s.
An adviser to politicians and businessmen, Mr. Burke became president of CBS News and was appointed chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors by President Bill Clinton.
Mr. Burke was the lead singer of the Five Stairsteps, a sibling rhythm-and-blues group that had its best-known hit in 1970.
Mrs. Burke amassed the most comprehensive collection of Japanese art in the West and has left her collection to museums.
Mr. Burke’s handling of Tylenol’s poisonings in the 1980s is regarded as a textbook example of how to handle a public relations crisis.
The 2014 Olympic favorite from Canada died from injuries sustained last week in a fall during a training run in a 22-foot halfpipe at Park City Mountain Resort in Utah.
Dr. Burke helped develop the first commercially-reproducible, synthetic human skin, saving the lives of innumerable severely burned people worldwide.
Mr. Burke helped engineer the acquisition of the American Broadcasting Company by Capital Cities, one of the boldest corporate takeovers of the 1980s.
Mr. Burke’s smooth, powerful articulation and mingling of sacred and profane themes helped define soul music in the early 1960s.
BURKE--Sarah Cooke Burke, wife of Gilman Burke, mother of Molly, Dana, and Nathaniel; grandmother of Rosa and Bruno Valan, James, Marina, and Raymond Burke; and step-grandmother of Cameron Saloka, died peacefully at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in the early evening of December 9, 2006. Her education led from Friends Seminary in New York City to the Oakdene School, England, to the Kent Place School in Summit, New Jersey. She graduated from Smith College in 1958, after a senior year at Wellesley ...
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