Thursday, September 16, 2010

Marv Burke In Memoriam

We are saddened to announce that Marv Burke passed away on the Belle Isle Handball Courts during competition in the Belle Isle A-Z Doubles Tournament. Valiant efforts were made to save him by CPR by follow players Ken Dziuba, Larry Rueben, Kyle Casey, Stewart Shevin and Brian Callahan who worked so hard to save him during the time it took the EMS to arrive.

Bill Cantwell wrote the following.

Perhaps you have heard that Marv Burke passed away this past weekend. Marv was an avid supporter of Michigan Handball and will truly be missed. Here is the obituary and funeral arrangements:

Marvin Edward Burke, age 76. June 1, 1934 to September 11, 2010. An avid sailor, athlete, and barbershopper. He is survived by his loving fiancée Peggy Ann Grover; children, Juli Lynn (Duke Kunkler) Burke, the late Edward Paul Burke and Karyn Burke (Richard) Whitcomb; granddaughter Alexandria Phelps; sisters, Mary Ann (Sam) Adams and Nancy (Hank) Bruggeman; brother Ronald (Peggy) Burke; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by countless friends who enriched his life. Marvin is predeceased by his parents Mary Ellen and Edward Samuel Burke, his adoptive father John T. Janisse and his sister Martha.

Visitation will be held Thursday, September 16, from 3- 8 p.m., with a barbershop prayer service at 7 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 30205 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores.

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