Frank Burke Obituary
 
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Frank Burke

January 9, 1940 - July 25, 2010
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Frank M. Burke, Jr., loving husband, father, and grandfather, died peacefully on July 24, 2010. Mr. Burke was born in Tyler, Texas on Jan. 9, 1940. He attended Texas Tech University, where he received a BBA (1960) and an MBA (1962), and Southern Methodist University, where he received a JD (1965). Mr. Burke served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1957 through 1963. His lifelong commitment to these institutions was recognized through numerous awards, including his designation as a Centennial Alumnus of Texas Tech University and the establishment of the The Frank M. Burke Chair in Taxation at Texas Tech University in...
Frank M. Burke, Jr., loving husband, father, and grandfather, died peacefully on July 24, 2010. Mr. Burke was born in Tyler, Texas on Jan. 9, 1940. He attended Texas Tech University, where he received a BBA (1960) and an MBA (1962), and Southern Methodist University, where he received a JD (1965). Mr. Burke served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1957 through 1963. His lifelong commitment to these institutions was recognized through numerous awards, including his designation as a Centennial Alumnus of Texas Tech University and the establishment of the The Frank M. Burke Chair in Taxation at Texas Tech University in 1982. From 1960 through 1984, Mr. Burke was associated with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG), an international firm of certified public accountants, where he served as a member of the Board of Directors and head of the international energy practice. Throughout his career, Mr. Burke was active in the federal income tax practice. He was involved in tax reform legislation, particularly in the oil and gas industry, and in the creation of the limited liability company concept. Since 1984, Mr. Burke had served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Managing General Partner of Burke, Mayborn Company, Ltd., a private investment company located in Dallas, Texas. In this capacity, Mr. Burke also provided strategic financial and real estate consulting to selected individuals and entities. Mr. Burke wrote over 100 articles published in financial, legal, and accounting journals; authored and co-authored several books on taxation, corporate governance and other business subjects; and made over 600 presentations to business and professional groups throughout the world. Mr. Burke served on the boards of directors of more than 25 public and private companies, including as a current director of Arch Coal, Inc. and Formation Metals, Inc. Mr. Burke was an active philanthropist, who involved himself in numerous educational, charitable and other nonprofit activities, including the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn Foundation, The University of Texas at Tyler Educational Foundation, Communities Foundation of Texas and the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. In recent years, Mr. Burke split his time between his East Texas farm (Pop's Pond), Colorado and his Dallas home. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, following the Texas Rangers and continued his active involvement in business and community endeavors. Mr. Burke is survived by his wife, Betsy, daughter, Caroline, sons Tyler and Todd, stepdaughters, Meg Bassett and Melissa Fordyce, and 14 grandchildren, Ty, David, Annie, John, Porter, Lissie, Shelby, Campbell, Charlie, Caroline, Ellie, Brynn, Abby and Sam. A family memorial service will be held. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice or to the Frank M. and Betsy P. Burke Fund at the Communities Foundation of Texas, 5500 Caruth Haven Lane, Dallas, Texas 75225.

"Dear Betsy and other family members, I join you in grieving over the loss of this amazing man. I came to know Frank in our relationship with the Mayborn..." Mitch Land (Denton, TX)

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