Mr. Burke worked as a lab technician for various companies throughout the years, and finally retiring from Solvay. He was an avid train collector and enthusiast. He was a U. S. Army veteran.
Tony was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Mary B., nee Hogan, Burke, whom he married on May 10, 1969 at Holy Angels Catholic Church, East St. Louis, IL, and who died on July 5, 2016; and his parents, Jewell and Katherine, nee English, Burke.
Surviving are a son, Jared Burke of Elmira, NY;
a daughter, Anastasia (Brian) Ely of Edwardsville, IL;
three grandchildren, Katrina, Veronica and Shawn Ely;
two brothers, Larry (Hazel) Burke of Las Vegas, NV, and Jay “Benny” (Debbie) Burke of Watson, IL;
nieces and nephews;
great-nieces and great-nephews;
and a great-great niece.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, February 15, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 15, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Deacon Gerald Bach officiating. Private burial with military honors will be at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, IL.