Paul S. Burke, Sr., age 85, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 along with his wife of 65 years, Jean G. Burke, age 83. Beloved mother and father of Gwen Styron (Larry), Paul Burke, Jr. (Tammy) and Randy Burke, Sr. (Helen). Loving grandparents of Scott Styron (Tara), Jennifer Plaisance (Jimmy), Stacey McCraney, Sammy Burke, Mitchell Burke (Nicole), Randy Burke, Jr., Angela Singletary (Rodney), and Jesse Burke (Jeri). Also survived by 10 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and Alton "Buzzy" Mills. Jean is survived by her sister, Golma Lee Redford and preceded in death by her parents, Glenn G. Clark, Sr. and Molly O'Quinn Clark, and her siblings, Glenn Clark, Huey Clark, Miriam Booth, Wilma Cox and O.W. Cox. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Leah Bourgeois Thorne and Paul Samuel Burke, and his brothers, Paul Thorne and Willie Thorne.
Paul and Jean were dedicated members of the American Legion Post 267 where Jean was currently the Ladies Auxiliary Chaplain and Paul was a current Home Board member and the Past Post Commander. Paul proudly served in the US Navy during World War II. Paul was retired from Amtrak after 47 years of service.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Funeral Service at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 11:00 am. Visitation will be on Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm and on Friday, September 13, 2013 from 9:00 am until service time. Interment will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery.