Mr. Arthur Loyola Burke

b. 23 Nov 1916 - NY
d. 18 Feb 1994 - Newport News, VA - age 77

Bryant High School, NY - Class of 1935
University of Maryland, B. S.
College of William and Mary, M. Ed.
University of Virginia

Major, United States Army, 1942-1962

Government, History,
Spokesmen Club Sponsor

Father of Kevin, Stephen, Brian, and Arleen Rose Burke

1965 Anchor, p. 26
Friday, April 19, 1963
Issue of the Beacon
1964 Anchor, p. 30 Friday, October 4, 1963 Issue of the Beacon Friday, May 10, 1963 1964 Anchor, p. 30 1965 Anchor, p. 43
History Teacher Wins Toastmasters Contest LEFT TO RIGHT: Mr. Burke (sponsor); Carol Buckley ('65); Pat Edmondson ('66); Betty Blandford ('65); Agnes Blandford ('68); Norman Olshansky ('64); Henry Liverman ('68); Allan White ('65); Jean Slate ('68); and Carolyn Williams ('67) Mr. Burke Receives
Speech Trophy
  "These trophies, displayed
by the Spokesmen Club, were donated by the Transportation Toastmasters Club of the Transportation Club, Fort Eustis, Virginia, and were presented to the winners of the Oratorical Contest.

"Members of the Spokesmen Club must have an exploring mind, public-speaking ability, and a willingness to work hard...
Mr. Arthur Burke sponsors the group."

"Mr. Burke points
out an important president to his government student,
Wayne Vick ('65)."
Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/24/08
Thanks, Dave!
05/11/04 Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/14/08
Thanks, Dave!
Collection of Webmistress -05/25/11 05/11/04 05/11/04


Retired Maj. Arthur L. Burke, whose career spanned three decades as a teacher and principal, died Friday, Feb. 18. He was 77.

Burke was a teacher at Newport News High School from 1961 to 1966, the first principal at Tabb Intermediate School in the late 1960s and assistant principal in the early 1970s at York High School. Chairman of the Peninsula Adult Education Committee from 1979 to 1982, he was an adjunct faculty member at St. Leo's College from 1974 until his retirement in 1993.

He also retired in 1961 after 20 years with the Army, having earned the Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal for World War II, Army of Occupation Medal for World War II, National Defense Service Medal, Campaign of Service Victory Medal, Order of Military Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Armed Forces Reserve Campaign and Service Medal and the American Campaign Medal.

He was the former director of continuing education for York County, and in 1976 he received a certificate of appreciation from the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 63 for outstanding contribution to the auxiliary public education program in boating safety. Mr.
Burke helped provide classrooms and facilities for auxiliary programs.

He was named as a distinguished member of the Transportation Corps Regiment in 1993 and was a member of the Toastmasters Club, Fort Eustis. He served a number of years as an officer of the Newport News Electoral Board and was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross from the State of New York. He was a native of New York, a Peninsula resident for 35 years and a member of St. Theresa Chapel at the Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown.

Burke received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Maryland and a master's degree in education from the College of William and Mary. He held a certificate of advanced graduate study in educational administration.

An avid baseball and boxing fan, his son Kevin remembers his father as enjoying to read, ride his bicycle and go ballroom dancing with his wife.

He is survived by his wife, Anna K.
Burke; a daughter, Arleen B. Lovering of Columbus, Ohio; three sons, Kevin M. Burke of Newport News, Lt. Col. Stephen L . Burke of Sacramento, Calif., and Brian J. Burke of Portsmouth; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Umphlett Funeral Home. A funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later time in Arlington National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Published in the Daily Press on 2/20/94.

Nations of the World 

Sung by Yakko Warner ("Animaniacs")

United States, Canada,
Mexico, Panama,
Haiti, Jamaica, Peru;
Republic Dominican,
Cuba, Caribbean,
Greenland, El Salvador too.
Puerto Rico, Columbia,
Honduras, Guyana, and still;
Guatemala, Bolivia,
then Argentina,
and Ecuador, Chile, Brazil.
Costa Rica, Belize,
Nicaragua, Bermuda,
Bahamas, Tobago, San Juan;
Paraguay, Uruguay,
Suriname, and
French Guiana, Barbados, and Guam.
Norway, and Sweden,
and Iceland, and Finland,
and Germany now one piece;
Switzerland, Austria,
Italy, Turkey, and Greece.
Poland, Romania,
Scotland, Albania,
Ireland, Russia, Oman;
Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia,
Cyprus, Iraq, and Iran.
There's Syria, Lebanon,
Israel, Jordan,
both Yemens, Kuwait, and Bahrain,
the Netherlands, Luxembourg,
Belgium, and Portugal,
France, England, Denmark, and Spain.
India, Pakistan,
Burma, Afghanistan,
Thailand, Nepal, and Bhutan;
Kampuchea, Malaysia,
then Bangladesh, Asia,
and China, Korea, Japan.
Mongolia, Laos,
and Tibet, Indonesia,
the Philippine Islands, Taiwan;
Sri Lanka, New Guinea,
Sumatra, New Zealand,
then Borneo, and Vietnam.
Tunisia, Morocco,
Uganda, Angola,
Zimbabwe, Djibouti, Botswana;
Mozambique, Zambia,
Swaziland, Gambia,
Guinea, Algeria, Ghana.
Burundi, Lesotho,
and Malawi, Togo,
The Spanish Sahara is gone;
Niger, Nigeria,
Chad, and Liberia,
Egypt, Benin, and Gabon.
Tanzania, Somalia,
Kenya, and Mali,
Sierra Leone, and Algiers;
Dahomey, Namibia,
Senegal, Libya,
Cameroon, Congo, Zaire.
Ethiopia, Guinea_
Bissau, Madagascar,
Rwanda, Mahore[?], and Cayman;
Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi,
Qatar, Yugoslavia,
Crete, Mauritania,
then Transylvania,
Monaco, Liechtenstein,
Malta, and Palestine,
Fiji, Australia, Sudan!

"Nations of the World" lyrics courtesy of
at the suggestion of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL - 05/11/04
Thanks, Nathaniel!

"Mexican Hat Dance" midi (which is similar, but not quite the same tune) courtesy of
also at the suggestion of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL - 05/11/04
Thanks again, Nathaniel!

Image of Replogle World Globe courtesy of - 04/21/07

Second World Globe Image courtesy of - 04/21/07

Animated Army Flag courtesy of - 01/21/04

Obituary added on 04/19/08

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