Thomas Fran­cis Burke

San Francisco Chronicle (Sunday) - - LIFE TRIBUTES -

Thomas Fran­cis Burke passed away on June 11, 2018 at home in his na­tive San Fran­cisco. Thom at­tended and grad­u­ated from St. Ce­cilia Gram­mar School, Sa­cred Heart High School and San Fran­cisco State Uni­ver­sity.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, Edna Gal­lagher Burke and Thomas Fran­cis Burke and by his brother, Ron Burke.

He is greatly loved and sur­vived by his sis­ter, JoAnn Burke, his nieces Ana Burke and Sta­cia Ibrahim and many Gal­lagher and Duterte cousins.

Thom worked for the City and County of San Fran­cisco be­fore tak­ing early re­tire­ment. He lived in Al­bu­querque, New Mex­ico for many years be­fore re­turn­ing to San Fran­cisco. He leaves friends in San Fran­cisco, New Mex­ico and around the world. He loved fam­ily and friends and good con­ver­sa­tion as well as books (es­pe­cially book sales), food, dogs and ba­bies. He was a folk art en­thu­si­ast and col­lec­tor.

Thom was a kind and gen­er­ous man, al­ways quick with a smile and com­pli­ment. His sense of hu­mor and fun spirit will be sorely missed.

A Me­mo­rial mass will be cel­e­brated at St. Ce­cilia Church, 2555 17th Ave., San Fran­cisco, in Our Lady’s Chapel on June 30, 2018 at 11am. Lun­cheon will fol­low.

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