Tom Burke Death, Obituary – It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Father Tom Burke ’69. Father Tom was a cherished member of our community, leaving behind a legacy of service and dedication that touched the lives of many. His impact extended across different roles, from being a faculty member to serving as the Rector of DeMatha Catholic High School.
During his time at DeMatha, Father Tom’s influence was felt both inside and outside the classroom. His commitment to education and spirituality left a lasting impression on students, colleagues, and all who had the privilege of knowing him. He embodied the values of compassion, guidance, and faith, shaping not only the academic experience but also the spiritual growth of the school community.
Following his tenure at DeMatha, Father Tom continued his journey of educating and guiding others, taking on the role of teaching systematic theology at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore. His wisdom and insights enriched the spiritual development of future clergy members, leaving a profound impact on the future leaders of faith.
Father Tom’s dedication to his vocation, his students, and his community defined his life’s work. His legacy will forever be intertwined with the values he instilled and the lives he touched. As we mourn his passing, we also celebrate the positive influence he had on countless individuals and the lasting contributions he made to education and spirituality.
Our hearts go out to his family, friends, colleagues, and all who were touched by his presence. Let us remember Father Tom Burke ’69 with gratitude and honor, carrying forward his teachings, values, and the example he set for us all. His memory will continue to guide and inspire us as we strive to uphold the principles he held dear.