In Memoriam - Sean C. Burke
Friday, September 9, 2016
Posted by: Cathy Corrigan
Sean C. Burke, 48, of Wyndmoor, a partner in Burke Brothers Landscape Design/Build, died Jan. 25 from complications of heart disease at Abington Memorial Hospital.
In addition to his partnership at the Wyndmoor firm, Mr. Burke ran Nightfall Landscape Lighting and was a partner at the Pennsylvania Turf Company.
Burke Brothers have been members of PLNA since 2012. He and his company have been major exhibitors at the Philadelphia Flower Show for nearly 20 years and have twice won Best in Show. Over the years, Burke Brothers has also won almost every award that the show presents.
Mr. Burke grew up in Glenside and was the youngest of five children. He began Burke Brothers with his brother Kevin shortly after graduating from Cheltenham High School in 1986. His love for horticulture propelled the business from its beginnings in general maintenance to the design and installation of some of the most creative projects in the Philadelphia area.
“Sean was great at working on things with his hands,” said his brother Kevin. He was a natural mechanic at heart,” Mr. Burke’s hobbies included restoring muscle cars and building hot rods. He also enjoyed his vacation home in Delray, Fla., and the group of friends there that he referred to as his “Delray Family.”
In addition to his brother Kevin, Mr. Burke is survived by sisters, Dawn Burke Sena and April Burke; and his parents, Robert and Sandra Burke. A brother Robert died in 1983.
A funeral Mass was held Jan. 30 at St. Luke’s Church in Glenside. Memorial donations in memory of Sean Burke may be made to Sara’s Smiles Foundation at 1349 Lindsay Lane, Meadowbrook, PA 19046.
Our condolences go out to Sean's family, staff and friends.