Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA) - March 24, 1988
Deceased Name: Thomas F. Burke
Thomas F. Burke, 80, a retired labor investigator, died Monday at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. He lived in Upper Darby.
Mr. Burke worked as an investigator for the Wage and Hours Division of the U.S. Department of Labor for 40 years, retiring in 1977. He later served as a volunteer paralegal for senior citizens, working out of former U.S. Rep. Robert Edgar's office in Upper Darby.
He was a charter member of the American Federation of Government Employees and of the Alician Federal Credit Union, where he served as treasurer and a member of the board of directors. He was a lector at St. Alice's Church and served as president of its St. Vincent De Paul Society.
Survivors: his wife, Julie; sons, Thomas F. Jr. and Laurence J.; daughter, Kathleen, and nine grandchildren.
Services: viewing, 7 to 9 tonight, John P. Donohue Funeral Home, Walnut Street and Copley Road, Upper Darby. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. tomorrow, St. Alice's Church, Walnut Street and Copley Road.
Philadelphia Daily News (PA) - March 24, 1988
Deceased Name: LABOR INVESTIGATOR THOMAS BURKE
Thomas F. Burke, a retired federal investigator, died Monday. He was 80 and lived in Upper Darby, Delaware County.
Burke was an investigator for the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division. He worked for the government for 40 years before retiring in 1977. He also had worked as a volunteer paralegal for senior citizens.
Born in Philadelphia, Burke was a 1927 graduate of St. Joseph's Preparatory High School and had attended the University of Southern California.
He was a charter member of the American Federation of Government Employees and a founding member of the Alician Federal Credit Union, of which he was also a treasurer and member of the board of directors.
He was a lector at St. Alice's Roman Catholic Church in Upper Darby and past president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He also belonged to DELARC.
Survivors include his wife, the former Julia T. Fallon; a daughter, Kathleen N. Burke; two sons, Thomas F. Jr. and Laurence J.; and nine grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Alice's Church, Walnut Street and Copley Road, Upper Darby. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Baily Road and Wycombe Avenue, Yeadon, Delaware County.
Friends may call between 7 and 9 tonight at the John P. Donohue Funeral Home, Walnut Street and Copley Road, Upper Darby.
Mass cards are preferred, or contributions may be made to DELARC, 111 N. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne, Pa. 19050.
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