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Obituaries Related to "Burke" from New York Times Archive

Mary Burke Nicholas Washington Dies at 88; Led New York Police Review Board


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.

David W. Burke, Trusted Aide to Powerful Men, Dies at 78


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.

Clarence Burke Jr., Singer in the R&B Hit ‘O-o-h Child,’ Dies at 64


Mr. Burke was the lead singer of the Five Stairsteps, a sibling rhythm-and-blues group that had its best-known hit in 1970.

Mary Griggs Burke, Japanese Art Connoisseur, Dies at 96


Mrs. Burke amassed the most comprehensive collection of Japanese art in the West and has left her collection to museums.

James E. Burke, 87, Dies; Candid Ex-Chief of Johnson & Johnson


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.

Sarah Burke, Freestyle Skier, Dies From Injuries in Training


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. John F. Burke, Dies at 89; Created Synthetic Skin


Dr. Burke helped develop the first commercially-reproducible, synthetic human skin, saving the lives of innumerable severely burned people worldwide.

Daniel B. Burke, Leading Media Executive, Dies at 82


Mr. Burke helped engineer the acquisition of the American Broadcasting Company by Capital Cities, one of the boldest corporate takeovers of the 1980s.

Solomon Burke, Influential Soul Singer, Dies at 70


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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