Kevin Patrick Burke passed away 8 August 2011, 0300. Kevin was a highly respected and experienced master mariner. Kevin was also an avid collector of ship models and maritime books and collectibles. He was involved with the founding of the Society of Miniature Ship Collectors in 2008. Shortly after his last tour of duty in the MAERSK CALIFORNIA ending in March 2011 he became ill . By mid-April he was forced to withdraw from a long anticipated trip to the Kassel collectors meeting and beyond with a group of SMSC members because of he was unexpectedly diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer.
“The wake is going to be at the Eliott Woodworth and Rogers Funeral Home, 35 Green St, Newburyport, MA. 01950. http://www.paulcrogersandsons.com/ Information on the dates and times will be on their website. Please pass this information along to anyone you think might like to know. Deana Burke” Further information will also appear shortly in the obituary section at http://www.newburyportnews.com
A recent article by Kevin http://www.newburyportnews.com/opinion/x1358978050/Inclusion-of-Merchant-Marine-meaningful
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