Estelle's Story

YONKERS, NEW YORK - David's beloved mother, Estelle (Newman) Burke, 99, passed away February 7. She was born in New York City to Max and Anna Newman.

She married the love of her life, Dr. Sidney B. Burke, on November 23, 1942, just before he went to serve overseas as a U.S. Army physician. After the war, the Burkes raised their three sons in Yonkers, New York. Estelle is survived by her sister-in-law, Anita Newman, her sister Anne Steinberg and husband David; Estelle's sons, Allan and wife Linda of Hinsdale, IL, Robert and wife Gail of Simsbury, CT, and David and wife Katia of Holden, ME; her six grandchildren: Sidney Burke and wife Kristen, Daniel Burke and wife Marjorie, Shayna Burke, Gordon Burke and wife Shuli, Suzi Burke, and Kelsey Burke; her three great- grandchildren: Henry, Elizabeth, and Hannah Burke, and many nieces and nephews. Estelle was predeceased by her beloved husband of 34 years; her brother Victor Newman and sisters Gloria (Newman) Schoenberg, and Irene Newman. She will be buried at Hungarian Union Field Cemetery, 8299 Cypress Avenue & Cypress Hills Street, Glendale, NY 11385 February 11, 2015. In lieu of flowers please make donations to: K9s for Warriors (
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