|Birth: ||Nov. 8, 1916|
|Death: ||Jun. 30, 2010|
ROBBINSTON - Leroy B. Burke, 93, passed away June 30, 2010, at Calais Regional Hospital after a long illness. He was born in Robbinston, Nov. 8, 1916, son of the late Fred and Flora (Ashby) Burke. He received his early education at one-room Robbinston Ridge School.
Leroy was a World War II veteran. After being inducted into the Army in November 1940, he was assigned to Company B 103rd Infantry Regiment 43rd Division. After training on several Army bases in the states, he was assigned to the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign in New Guinea, Solomon, Guadalcanal, Luzon and the Philippine Islands. He was discharged in August 1945 in poor health. Leroy was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Marksman Rifle Badge, American Defense Service Medal and Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star.
Leroy was a substitute rural mail carrier.
He will be sadly missed by his brother Percy Burke; a nephew Alan Burke and his wife, Harriet, of Skowhegan; a niece, Mary Golding Baetz and her husband, Don, of Ohio; cousins and friends.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his sisters, Emma Golding, Laura Kendall, and Marion Burke.
Burial will take place in the family lot at the Robbinston Ridge Cemetery, Robbinston. (Morning Sentinel 7/2/2010)
Fred Leroy Burke (1875 - 1966)
Flora E. Ashby Burke (1878 - 1951)
Marion Grace Burke (1904 - 1982)*
Percy A Burke (1911 - 2010)*
Leroy B Burke (1916 - 2010)
Robbinston Ridge Cemetery
Created by: Bev Winship
Record added: Jul 02, 2010
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