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Media, PA 19063
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Obituary of Eleanor A. Burke
Eleanor A. Burke, 96, of Media, died November 11, 2023 at Lima Estates. Born in Wallingford, CT and raised in Philadelphia and Wilmington, DE, she resided in Springfield for 37 years before moving to Lima Estates 17 years ago. Mrs. Burke graduated from Pierre S. duPont High School in Wilmington, DE in 1944 and began work in the Trust Department of what eventually became Girard Bank. She also worked for State Farm Insurance in Springfield and Chadds Ford as an Administrative Services Manager, retiring in 1991 after 20 years of service.
Eleanor Burke was a dedicated member of the First Presbyterian Church of Springfield, serving as an ordained Deacon and a member of the Presbyterian Women’s group. For many years, Mrs. Burke was an active member of the Springfield Lioness Club serving as President 2005-2006 and being recognized as a Melvin Jones Fellow of Lions International. More than anything else, Eleanor loved her family and friends and took advantage of every opportunity to make cherished memories with them. Her laugh was unmistakable and infectious. She loved just being involved and was always ready to volunteer when something needed to be done. Eleanor Burke was the wife of the late Richard W. Burke to whom she was married for 53 years, the daughter of the late Walter G. and Alva B. Aurand and the sister of the late Thelma A. Brandenberger. She is survived by her son, Richard W. Burke, Jr. (Tracy), her grandchildren Alyssa L. Kressler (Brian) and Ryan W. Burke (Ellette) and by her great-grandson Sebastian.
Visitation: Tuesday, November 28th after 10:00AM at Lima Estates, 411 N. Middletown Rd. Media, PA 19063.
Memorial Service: Tuesday, November 28th at 11:00AM at Lima Estates, Tyler Theater.
Contributions: Our family is grateful for the entire staff of Lima Estates and especially the OakBridge Terrace team who welcomed and cared for Eleanor as if she was family from the day she arrived. We cannot thank you enough.
Lima Estates Samaritan Fund
411 N. Middletown Road
Media, PA 19063